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Run for the Shore 100K/50K/15K
There is an exciting virtual opportunity for you to join us for a fun and challenging race on the North Shore Mountains in support of the North Shore Women’s Centre!
Spanning over ten days, our routes will be filled with technical climbs, secret viewpoints, and take you through some of North Vancouver’s most diverse trails. All distances are designed to take you on an adventure and include as much of the North Shore scenery as possible! Whether you are running locally, or trying the distance near your home virtually, you can be sure your run will be filled with beauty and challenge!
Located in North Vancouver, BC, the North Shore Women’s Centre (NSWC) has lobbied since 1973 around such issues as accessible and affordable childcare and housing, pensions and seniors’ benefits, and pay equity. Additionally, the NSWC has worked towards creating a safe place for women through their violence prevention and support resources, including SAGE House – an off-site resource for women fleeing violence in relationships. Among their many programs, women have access to health and wellness programs, support groups, family law clinics, and basic computer skill training. For the younger generation, there is the annual Girls Empowerment Camp and Flip the Script – the only program proven to reduce the risk of sexual assault for young women in Canada. The NSWC welcomes women and gender diverse individuals, including those who identify as trans, Two-Spirit, and/or non-binary.
We are proud to provide support to the North Shore Women’s Centre and all of their initiatives towards supporting the community.
This is a virtual race in partnership with RunGo, and Run Like a Girl. If you live locally you can head out on the virtual routes that have been created. Don’t live in the Lower Mainland? No problem – you can follow the same routes as a virtual racer. RunGo App provides turn-by-turn instructions and descriptions of the beautiful and challenging routes.
All racers receive a handmade finisher’s medal, a race buff, racers bib, and some amazing deals with our race sponsors!
Once registered, your race package is mailed to you, and will arrive before September 3, 2021. This gives you the opportunity to help us raise money and awareness, run where you live (maybe create a group run with friends?!), and we can all run together around the world in the same week!
$35.00 per racer (plus applicable shipping)
You can also sign up your fur pup to run with you!
You can register your dog for this event and they will also receive a finishers dog tag! It will be sent in the mail with your race package!
We ask that you run on trails or in parks that allow dogs and we also ask that you respect all park rules for dogs on leash.
Doggy race entries are $5
Important: Registration for our Virtual Runners closes August 20, 2021 so that we have time to mail your package to you before race day.
Local package pick-up is also available at the following locations:
- Capra Squamish – All racers will receive 10% their purchases at Capra when picking up their packages.
- Salomon West Vancouver
- Distance Runwear North Vancouver / Vancouver
- Garrison Running Co. Chilliwack
For local runners, all distances will have the option to start and end at Ambleside Beach. With lots of local shops and restaurants nearby, this is the perfect daytime venue for your friends and family to wait to see you crush your goals! Once complete, be sure to dip your toes on the waters edge – this is of course a Run for the Shore!
We have four distance options – 15KM, 50KM, 100KM and 165km (Triple) each offering a different perspective of the North Shore. All distances can be completed locally, or virtually, between September 3-13, 2021, which means that you can complete the distance of your choice over multiple attempts!
Our 15K is perfect for beginner runners that are looking for a challenge! Starting at the beach, you will make your way up to Cleveland Dam, weaving along the river trail, past steep canyon cliffs, our local fish hatchery, and through dense rain forest. At the top of the climb, you can expect to have a great view of Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake – a perfect selfie spot!
Click HERE for the 15KM Route
Our 50K is a “choose your own adventure” style race with more than 2,000M of elevation. Our official route starts the same as the 15K, but takes you deeper into the North Shore Mountains. Be ready for some seriously technical trail as you make your way down the infamous Baden-Powell trail into Lynn Valley Headwaters. Once there, you will head up river to the gorgeous Norvan Falls. After cooling off in the waterfalls spray, you make your way back to Ambleside – a not so easy feat! For those that are more interested in a point-to-point style race, you can test yourself by following portions of the 100K route from Ambleside to Deep Cove, or vice-versa, both of which include some serious vert!
Click HERE for the 50KM Route.
Our 100K is built with as much beauty as possible! Run shore-to-shore along sections of the Baden-Powell, gaze upon the beautifully hidden Norvan Falls, and delight yourself with all the secret viewpoints along the way, including Lynn Canyon and Quarry Rock! I hope you’re not scared of the dark – our route takes you through one of North Vancouver’s mountainside cemeteries! Our 100KM route boasts more than 5,000M of elevation, and is by far the most scenic of the races.
Click HERE for the 100KM Route.
Feeling adventurous? Sign up to run all three race distances! 15KM + 50KM + 100KM = 165KM! All Triple Racers will receive a special custom T-Shirt in addition to their regular race package!
Turn-by-turn instructions and race routes are hosted by RunGo. Click HERE for instructions on how to use the RunGo App.
*** All routes have been updated to avoid the landslide on the Cap Pacific Trail ***
Virtual racers information
This is a tracked virtual race.
Signing up to run virtually means that you are helping us raise money and make a difference no matter where in the world you live. You have between September 3-13, 2021 to complete your chosen race distance. You will head outside with your running shoes on, hearts open, and smiles shinin’, equipped with a race bib number and a heart full of determination.
When you are finished your run you will have earned your finishers medal that will have been sent to you in the mail. Your race package, which includes your bib number and medal will be sent to you in the mail, or available for pick-up before September 3, 2021.
You will also have the opportunity to track your run and log your time with our timekeeping service (a link is emailed to you close to race day).
We highly encourage you to send us photos of your run so we can share the running love all around the world.
Join our photo contest for a chance to win one of eight giveaways! We will have draw prizes and also a photo contest for the following:
1. Funniest selfie
2. Best wildlife photo spotted on the run
3. Best twinning photo
4. Best race costume photo
Be sure to tag @runlikeagirl_ca and @savedbythetrail using any of the below hashtags to enter!
#RFTS15K | #RFTS50K | #RFTS100K | #RFTS165K
As we head out for our virtual runs we strongly encourage you to head out onto a trail you know and or a trail and or area you have researched and are fully prepared to be in.
– Trail running/outdoor safety is very important; we encourage you to know your route,
and expected duration, before you go and share it with a trail buddy.
– Please ensure that you have packed more than enough nutrition and hydration, and
that you are prepared for any potential weather and wildlife.
– We highly encourage you to throw out a WAY TO GO, GOOD JOB to other runners, or
people you see along the way!
– If you wish to listen to music while running please take steps to be mindful of others
around you for your and others safety.
2021 Results: TBD