Run Day Schedule

7:00–8:00am Baggage Check & Packet Pickup are Open
8:30am Eastside 10k Starts
9:45am Awards Ceremony

Subject to change before Event Day

Run day schedule


Runners' Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Pick up your race number, timing tag and T-shirt at:

IMPORTANT! Please bring a printout of your registration email confirmation OR a piece of photo ID to packet pickup.

Run Day Packet Pickup (NO Race Day new entries)

Picking Up For a Friend

If you have someone picking up your packet for you they will require a copy of your email confirmation and a one-liner that states this person has permission to pick up your kit for you.

If you no longer have a copy of your email confirmation, make sure your name is listed on the confirmation list and then the only thing the person will require is the one-liner that states that you give them permission to pick up your kit for you.


In May 2013 we moved to individual packet pickup policy, following the examples of the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York Marathon.

You will be allowed to pick up your own bib and a maximum of 3 other bibs. To do this you must have:

This policy was highlighted in the BULK/GROUP registration form, was an agreed check box on the form, and was in the confirmation email you received at the time of registration.

Why we do this?

We strongly suggest that all participants take responsibility for picking up their own individual packets.

Not only will this reduce your stress, but it will help ensure there are no errors in your registration data, that you have the correct shirt / bib number, and are all set for race day! Visit us at the Packet Pick Up and help support our sponsors that are helping to make the event day possible.

Any bibs not picked up at the expo will be transferred to the start line on race day.

Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System

Vancouver Eastside 10k will use the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system. This means you only have to pick up your BIB at packet-pick-up/registration; this timing chip is embedded in your bib number. On race day, you should wear your bib #/BIBTAG on the front of your shirt or jacket. For optimum performance DO NOT bend, fold or mutilate your bibtag! And remember, now it's "NO BIB = NO TIME!"

BibTag Instructions — READ CAREFULLY

Your timing chip or "bibTag" is placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn for your race time to be accurately captured.

Souvenir Shirt

All participants receive a technical souvenir shirt with their registration. Details and sizing charts can be found here.

Getting to the Start & Parking

PDFPrintable Start/Finish Map (300 KB)

The run will start and finish on Dunsmuir Street, near the Stadium / Chinatown Skytrain Station.

The best way to get to the Start Area is to take public transit. To plan your trip, click here.

The second best way to get there is to bike, as BEST will be providing a complimentary and secure Bike Valet right beside the Start/Finish Line.

If you choose to drive to the event, we recommend parking in the EasyPark lot at Georgia and Cambie. As Cambie will be closed for the morning, it is best to access the lot off of Georgia Street.

A reminder that road closures will be in effect for the event, so please leave extra travel time. Recommended routes into Downtown are Hastings Street, Georgia Street, and Cambie Street Bridge.

Baggage Check ($2 per bag)

You are strongly urged to check your bag early and leave yourself time to move to the starting line. The Baggage Check tent will be located on Cambie Street at Dunsmuir, just behind the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

There will be a $2 fee for baggage check, with proceeds going to our highest fundraising Partner Charity.


Start Corrals

There will be starting corrals marked on your bib and signage at the starting line (see map in previous section). Corrals are self seeding and you should line yourself up according to your finish time. If you feel that you need to change your corral, don't worry, just line up closer to the start line. You do NOT need to have your corral changed in your timing or on your bib, the corrals are self-seeding and self-policed. Age category awards are based on Chip Time (from when you start to when you finish), but Overall awards are based on Gun Time (from the start of all runners, to when you finish) as per IAAF rules.

Corrals will be marked as ELITE (Bibs 1-50), RED sub 50m, YELLOW 50m to 58m, BLUE 58m to 66m, GREEN 66m +.

10k Course Description & Map

Start Location — Dunsmuir Viaduct at Beatty St
PDFPrintable Course Map (750 KB)

From Start Area, runners head east along the Viaduct, continuing along Prior St until Campbell Ave. Runners take Campbell Ave north to Union St, Union east to Raymur Ave, then Raymur north to Cordova St. Following Cordova west, runners take Hawks Ave to Alexander St and follow Alexander, continuing along Water St. A left turn onto Cordova St takes runners back east towards Carrall St, where they head north to Powell St before taking Powell east to Heatley. Heading north on Heatley, runners then return to the finish via Alexander, Hawks, Cordova, Raymur, Prior, and the Dunsmuir Viaduct.

The 10k course is marked every kilometre, only in kilometres.

Course Restrictions

The City of Vancouver has a 2 hour time limit on the road closures for the Eastside 10k. The course will reopen to traffic based on a rolling schedule, based on a 2 hour finishing time or 12 minute pace per kilometre. Please do not enter the 10k if you are unable to meet the time restriction. Slower runners and walkers are asked to start at the back of the event.

Entrants in the 10k should be able to maintain a 12 minute per kilometre (19m12s per mile) pace for the duration of the distance. If you decide to continue the event past the time limit, you do so as an informed pedestrian, following all rules of the road and not as a part of the event. No road closure will be in place, nor may any aid still be available after the time deadline has passed. Aid stations along the route will close according to this pace and their location on the course (i.e. Aid at 5km point will close 1 hour from the start of the race). The finish line of the event will officially remain open for 2 hours.

Under no circumstance may participants be on the course before the official start time. Beginning before the official start will result in disqualification. Any person on the course prior to the official start is not considered as part of the event.

No wheels, other than registered racing chair athletes, are permitted on the 10k course, due to safety and insurance reasons. No coaches, hand cycles, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers, strollers or dogs are allowed on the 10k course, and may be removed from the event at any time and may be held liable for any incidents resulting. The course is limited to registered participants only. Each participant is required to wear the identifying bib number on their front. Disqualification may result from non-compliance with any of the above terms.

Aid Stations

Four water stations are located on route at the 3km, 4.5km, 5.5km, and 7km marks. Water and Gatorade will be available at each station; plus areas at the Start and Finish lines.


Port-o-lets will be located at the Start and Finish Areas and on course near the Aid Stations.


Trained medical personnel will be located at the Start/Finish Area. In addition to this stationary team, other medical personnel will be roving the course by vehicle and bicycle.

If you require medical assistance along the course, please head to the closest Aid Station and the medical team will be called to assist you there.

In the event that you need to drop out of the event, we again request that you inform the medical team or the closest Aid Station so that they may pass this information on to the Finish Line.

Finish Line

The Finish Line for the 10k is located on Dunsmuir Street at Beatty Street.
Google Map of Area

All runners are reminded to keep moving through the Finish Chute, heading towards the Party and Refreshment Area.

Run Hotel HQ

We're proud to be working with Delta Vancouver Suites, as our Official Run Headquarters.

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Our all-suite hotel in downtown Vancouver puts you at the heart of the city's plentiful entertainment, business and transportation offerings. The property lies a block from the Canada Line rail system and within walking distance of art galleries, theatres, Stanley Park, Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium. Perfect for business travellers, our hotel is also minutes from the Vancouver Convention Centre, the city's central business district and government offices. Enjoy shopping the Granville Street mall and Robson Street or take in the vibrant dining scene and nightlife of Gastown and Yaletown.

Runners can also make reservations by contacting in-house Reservations directly at either 604-689-8188 or 1-888-663-8811 or by e-mail or by calling our Global Reservations Office at 1-800-268-1133.

Booking Deadline: August 2

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Finish Area Entertainment

An announcer will call out runners coming across the Finish Line. Music and entertainment be on site in the Party Area, providing entertainment to participants and spectators. Awards will be presented after the run.

Finish Area Refreshments

Water, Gatorade, and a variety of snacks will be available to participants in the Party Area. For those interested in a post-run meal or beverage, several restaurants are located just steps from the Finish Line.

2016 Finisher's "Dog Tag" Medal

Featuring the iconic "W" of the Woodward's Building, located on Cordova Street. The original building was constructed in 1903, and this replica of the original neon sign is still a distinctive landmark on the Eastside's skyline. Click image to enlarge.

Customize your Vancouver Eastside 10k medal with your very own name and finishing time! Pre-order your engraved iTab online on our registration page or here if you've already registered. On completion of the Race, you will receive your iTaB by mail, which fits neatly into a recess on your Medal.


Details on Awards can be found here.


Photos will be posted as quickly as possible after the event. Details and galleries can be found here.

Road Closures

PDFSee community notice (1.6 MB)

Environmental Responsibility

Vancouver Eastside 10k follows guidelines provided by the Council for Responsible Sport. Some goals in 2015 are:

Help us Run Green by following these tips:

Race Etiquette

General Etiquette

Race Etiquette

Aid Station Etiquette

Finish Line Etiquette

BC Athletics — PDFRoad Race Etiquette Guidelines