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 Modo Spring Run-Off Vancouver 8K on Sunday, March 20! No more excuses — get out the door and get ready to run!

The eight week program assumes you are currently comfortable running for about 20 minutes. If you are just starting, try our ten week Learn to Run Program instead.

Looking for places to run? Check out our route maps from locations around Vancouver!

Current Results and Photos

2016 Results

2016 Photos

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Past Results and Photos

Important note about results: Gun Time vs Chip Time, GPS measurement











Prizing and Awards 2016

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.

8k Awards 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Canadian Men & Women $600 $300 $200 $150 $100
BC Men & Women $400 $300 $200 $150 $100
Masters (40+) Men & Women $150 $100 $50 - -
Age Group Prizing – Men & Women
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
CRS Medal CRS Medal CRS Medal - -

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

Course Measurement

The Modo 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.

GPS Devices

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 fill out the form HERE.

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.