Inaugural Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Beach Park a big success!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, B.C.

September 16, 2015 – On Sunday September 13, 2015, the 1st annual Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by ASICS was held on the championship course at Jericho Beach Park.  The ocean, mountains and the city of Vancouver provided a stunning backdrop to some great competition as we celebrated the start of the competitive cross-country and trail running season in British Columbia. The Vancouver Spirit Run is the 1st event of the year, that allows runners to score points for the B.C. Athletics […]

By |September 16th, 2015|News, The Runners Blog, Uncategorized, Vancouver Spirit Run|0 Comments

Vancouver Spirit Run & Coast Hotels Renew Partnership for 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015 – Vancouver, BC.

August 12, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by ASICS, set for September 13, 2015 at Jericho Beach Park, is very pleased to announce that we have partnered with Coast Hotels in Vancouver. Fantastic rates have been made available for booking by individuals or groups at either of these two great properties:

The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Downtown Vancouver – Rooms starting at $189.00 – Book Now!

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, in Vancouver’s West End – Rooms […]

By |August 12th, 2015|News, The Runners Blog, Vancouver Spirit Run|0 Comments

Vancouver Spirit Run & SierraSil Announce Close To $3,000.00 In Prize Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2015 – Vancouver, BC.

August 6, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by ASICS, is set for September 13th at Jericho Beach Park, is extremely pleased to announce that SierraSil Health Inc. will once again be offering up close to $3,000 in prize money. This will be the largest purse offered for any of the races in the Lower Mainland Cross-Country Series. SierraSil will be awarding prize money to both the “Open” and “Masters” category (40+) race in the following increments for both […]

By |August 6th, 2015|News, The Runners Blog, Vancouver Spirit Run|0 Comments

Vancouver Spirit Run Announces 2015 Frank Reynolds Bursary Winners

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

3 Recipients to Each Receive $500

July 30, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by ASICS, is pleased to announce the recipients of The Frank Reynolds Bursary – Nickolas Colyn (Langley, BC), Chelsea Ribeiro (Surrey, BC) and Addy Townsend (Coquitlam, BC).

This award is administered by the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Spirit Run and financed from the proceeds of the Vancouver Spirit Run and support from our sponsors. Eligible applicants must be residents of British Columbia and be matriculating students progressing to post-secondary study.  The bursaries are […]

By |July 30th, 2015|News, The Runners Blog, Uncategorized, Vancouver Spirit Run|0 Comments

Founding Partner ASICS is new Presenting Sponsor For The Vancouver Spirit Run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2015 – VANCOUVER, CANADA

July 10, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The Callaghan Valley Sport & Cultural Society, the organising group for The Vancouver Spirit Run, is very pleased to announce that the world’s top running brand ASICS has expanded their relationship with the event to become its new presenting sponsor.

The Vancouver Spirit Run, scheduled for Sunday September 13, 2015, is part of the Vancouver Sun Run Series and the BC Athletics Lower Mainland Series, and is a Cross Country and Trail running event featuring something […]

By |July 10th, 2015|News, The Runners Blog, Vancouver Spirit Run|0 Comments

Corporate Profile: Crossfit Whistler

By Lesley Chang

Located on Creekside, next to the liquor store, they have an entire team here that participated in both the 5 and 10k race. In fact, one of their team members, Adam Reidy came in first in the 5k trail run. The team’s currently gearing up for the 4x2k relay.

Crossfit Whistler’s focus is on high intensity fitness training which includes everything from running to gymnastics.

h intensity fitness training which includes everything from running to gymnastics.

By |September 26th, 2010|News, The Runners Blog|0 Comments

Whistler Spirit Run Truly is For All Ages

By Lesley Chang

We’ve got a couple mommy runners out here with their babies! Moms Jenny Kyle (left) and Grace Tansley (right) are starting their kids Jackson and Fionn early in their running careers. They’ve already participated in the Family Fun run event earlier this afternoon!

There are plenty of other family events and even some competitive sport events still happening today and tomorrow up at the Whistler Olympic Park. Follow us at @WhistlerSpirit on Twitter for up to the minute news […]

By |September 25th, 2010|News, The Runners Blog|0 Comments

The Brougham Family

By Lesley Chang

Katie Brougham (in pink) came in third for the grades 7 and 8 1k race, but she was the first grade 7 girl to cross the finish line. At only 11 years old, she loves running and runs for her school. She’s also quite an athlete, active in cross country skiing but her passion is running for her school back in Bowen Island.

Mom Lisa says “The Whistler Spirit Run is a great way for families to get together and […]

By |September 25th, 2010|News, The Runners Blog|0 Comments

Trinity Western Spartans Light Up the Trail

By Lesley Chang

Led by coach Sue Northey, Trinity Western’s newly formed running team has already begun to shine. This is a new group and it’s also their first time competing together as a team 21 strong at the Whistler Spirit Run, and Coach Northey couldn’t be happier with the results.

“I’m very proud of our new team and we’re looking forward to developing our core group as our runners progress and develop,” she said of her team. “With a wide range of […]

By |September 25th, 2010|News, The Runners Blog|0 Comments

Promoting the Love of Running

BY STEVE MATTINA, SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Cross-country running is what I consider running in its raw form. The introduction to it is usually at a young age through our participation in school events. What’s unique is that the appeal is not on personal placement but more so on participation, or rather a team feel, since most times the weight rides more on the fifth or sixth placing runner rather than the top few because it’s a combined score that determines the winning team.

I was lucky in my school years because […]

By |August 30th, 2010|The Runners Blog|0 Comments