8k Learn to Run — Simple Training Program
Not ready to go 8k? Follow along with this simple eight week program to get you ready for the Spring Run-Off Vancouver 8k on Sunday, March 24! No more excuses — get out the door and get ready to run! Learn to Run Program
Current Results and Photos
Finisher photos supplied by Marathon Photos are now available. www.marathon-photos.com.
Photos of you can be ordered through Marathon Photos. Just enter your bib #.
Past Results and Photos
- Searchable Results
- Overall 8k
- Award Winners
- Age Groups
- Race Report
- Photo Gallery 1 – The Race
- Photo Gallery 2 – At the Finish
- Photo Gallery 3 – Children's Run
- Photo Gallery 4 – Celebration
These galleries represent highlights of the run taken by our staff photographers.
You can order CRS Race Highlights photos: Please make note of the ID of each CRS photo you wish to order (ID is located below each photo), then use the CRS Race Highlights — Photo Order Form. The high resolution digital photos will be sent to you via email.
- Overall 8k
- Age Groups
- 2011 Race Report
- 2011 Photo Gallery 1 - Start and on the course
- 2011 Photo Gallery 2 - at the Finish
- 2011 Photo Gallery 3 - Children's Run
- 2007 8k Elite Race Overall
- 2007 8k Mass Race Overall
- 2007 8k Mass Race Age Category Awards
- 2007 8k Team Results
Prizing and Awards 2013
Don't just win your prize, claim it! Participants have 30 days to claim any prizes. Please send an email to with your mailing address, age category and place you came in and your prize will be mailed out to you.
|Open Men & Women||$500||$300||$200||$100|
|Masters (40+) Men & Women Overall||$150||$100||$50||-|
|Age Group Prizing – Men & Women
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39
|Masters Age Group Prizing – Men & Women
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Note: Winners of the Overall Open and Overall Masters divisions are not eligible for the age category prizing.
CRS Awards Policy
Results will be reviewed for one week following the event. During this seven days athletes are able to lodge a formal, written protest to the race director for review. After the week, results will be finalized and prizing cheques issued. Prize cheques will no longer be distributed on event day; letters of congratulations will be issued day of race.
Appeals of Race Results
Full results for each race will be posted on our website shortly after the last runner crosses the Finish line. Participants will have until 12 noon local time on the Monday following each race to appeal any result. This must be done in writing to .
Final, official results will then be posted by 5pm local time on the Wednesday following [2 days later]. At that time, all results will be Official and FINAL.
Appeals of Series Standings
Updated Canada Running Series points Standings will then be posted on the Thursday following the race and announcement of Final Results, by noon. Individuals will then have 7 days to appeal any Points Standings, in writing, to , after which time Points Standings will become Official and FINAL.
Important Note About Results
The Spring Run-Off 8k is certified by BC Athletics. The course has been measured by two certified measurers, using Jones counters.
The course is measured along the shortest possible distance between the start line and the finish line. This entails taking the shortest possible line on all curves, roads and tangents. It is difficult for any runner, including the leader, to meet every tangent in the course.
A GPS device measures distance wherever you go during the race. If you go to the side of the road to a water station, the GPS records this extra distance. If you zig-zag around other runners in the first few kilometres, the GPS measures the extra distance. Wherever you do not run the short line tangent in the road, the additional distance you cover is measured by the GPS. Everytime a GPS takes a reading of your placement, it is only accurate to a 7m distance in Canada. Imagine a 14m diameter circle around you at Point A. When you reach Point B and it reads you again a difference of 14m can occur. If a GPS takes a measure every 100m, that is a 140m difference per kilometre. You would also need to start/stop your GPS exactly on the start and finish lines.
A GPS device, worn in a race, will always record a distance different than an accurately measured course.
Gun Time is the Official Time
Overall awards are based on GUN TIME — the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, BC Athletics, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards.
Excerpt from the IAAF Road Race Handbook — pg 196 Rule 240
Note: For road races and road walking events, the official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time. The order in which athletes reach the finish line will be considered as the official finish position. 196 RULE 240
Because we have start corrals, 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.
If there is an error with your name or age group, or your result is missing, please email .
Masters Age category for the Canada Running Series is defined as an athlete who is 40+ years on or before the date of the event.