Run Day Schedule

8:30-9:45am Packet Pick-Up
8:30-9:45am Baggage Check Open
10:00am Modo Spring Run-Off 8k Starts
10:30am Post-Race Concert starts, featuring Dominique Fricot and REGAL
11:15am Awards Ceremony

Subject to change before Event Day

Want the quick FAQs? Check them out here.

Run Details


Runners' Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Running Room

Bib Number look-up

Saturday, March 19 from 10am until 4pm at Running Room, 679 Denman St
Walk up 8k registration $60 (tax included)

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

Run Day Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be available on Sunday morning from 8:30am to 9:45am at the Stanley Park Pavilion.

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.

Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System

Vancouver Modo Spring Run-Off 8k 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

This year, the run will start and finish near the Stanley Park Pavilion, which is just off Pipeline Road in Stanley Park.

This is right next to the Stanley Park Bus Loop, serviced regularly by the #19, starting at 6:30am on Race Day. To plan your trip, click here.

Thinking of riding your bike? The friendly folks at The Bicycle Valet will be waiting to securely park your ride for FREE while you enjoy the event!

If you choose to drive to the event, we recommend parking in the Rose Garden Lots off of Pipeline Road, indicated in yellow on the map here. There is additional parking down the side of Pipeline Road plus some parking in front of the Train Yard.

A reminder that ALL parking in Stanley Park is $2.25/hour or $6 a day. Save time in line by using the Pay-by-phone app, location number 3696.

NEW — the first 10 Modo vehicles to arrive receive free VIP parking spots! Join today to get a $50 credit!

Click map image to enlarge or PDFdownload printer-friendly parking map (325 KB).

For a map of Stanley Park, please see Tourism Vancouver.

Baggage Check ($2 per bag)

Please check your bag from 8:30am onwards. You are strongly urged to check your bag early and leave yourself time to move to the starting line.

There will be a $2 fee for baggage check, with proceeds going to charity.


Start Corrals

There will be starting corrals marked on your bib and signage at the starting line. 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 40m, YELLOW 40m to 47m, BLUE 47m to 55m, GREEN 55m +.

8k Course Description & Map

Event Location — Stanley Park Pavilion
Click map image to enlarge or PDFdownload printer-friendly course map (270 KB)

Start at 10:00am. Starting just south of the Stanley Park Pavilion, runners will head south and turn left at the Lord Stanley Statue. Taking the path east, runners will pass through Painters' Circle, continuing north past the Japanese Canadian War Memorial and down the hill to Lumbermen's Arch. Once at the Seawall, runners will travel counter-clockwise along the Seawall to Second Beach. Here, runners pass behind the concession stand and across Ceperley Field, passing through the tunnel towards Lost Lagoon. Runners will follow the pedestrian route on the south side of the Lagoon, cross under Georgia Street, then turn right in Devonian Park. They will follow the pathway counter-clockwise around Devonian to get onto the pedestrian bridge back towards the Lord Stanley Statue and back to the Finish Line.

The 8k course is marked every kilometre, only in kilometres.

NEW! — check out our photo tour of the course!

Course Restrictions

We regret NO baby joggers, strollers or pets are permitted in the event. Slower runners and walkers are asked to start at the back of the event.

on course

Aid Stations

Two water stations are located on route. Refer to course map for locations. 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. The route passes public facilities at Second Beach.


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 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 8k is located outside the Stanley Park Pavilion, just off Pipeline Road.
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.

Special Run rates for the 2016 Modo Spring Run-Off 8k of just $115.

Reserve Online

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.

Callers must mention the group block name "Spring Runoff 8k" to ensure they receive the special rate and are included in the guest suite block.

Booking Deadline: March 1, 2016

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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 at the main stage at 11:15am.

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, the Stanley Park Pavilion is just steps from the Finish Line.

Finisher's Medal

iTab - every second counts iTab sample

Customize your Modo Spring Run Off 8k 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.


Marathon Photos

Finisher photos supplied by Marathon Photos are available now.

Road Closures

There are no road closures associated with this event. Parking is limited within Stanley Park; expect delays and plan ahead. The run route is a seawall route — respect the public use of the park and seawall, as we share the park with everyone.

Environmental Responsibility

Vancouver Modo Spring Run-Off 8k follows guidelines provided by the Council for Responsible Sport. Highlights of our initiatives in 2016 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