Training runs

Official 2016 training program

The 2016 training run program is shown below. Official group runs are held on Sundays.

  • Sunday training runs will be coordinated by Glenn Pacé and Patricia Jensen and occasionally by other race committee members.
  • There will likely be runners in a variety of pace groups on each run.
  • All runs are subject to change due to unforseen circumstances such as a high snowpack, construction, special events, etc.
  • Please check the website or our Facebook group page on the morning of the run for last minute updates.
  • Use the Feedback Form to send questions to the Training Run Coordinators.

Schedule

Date

Run time (hours)

Route name

Meeting place

Meeting time

Distance (km)

Elevation gain (meters)

Info

 

May 01

2-3

Grouse to Moun­tain High­way return

Grouse Mountain

8:00 am

13

950

Map

Route profile

May 08

3-4

Grouse to Lynn Canyon return

Grouse Mountain

8:00 am

20.5

1250

Map

Route profile

May 15

3-4

Grouse to Mtn. Hwy up to Grouse

Grouse Mountain

8:00 am

21

1350

Map

Route profile

May 22

3-4

Cleve­land Dam to Cypress and return

Cleveland Dam

7:30 am

23.5

1300

Map

Route profile

May 29

3-4

Cleveland Dam to Panorama Park

Panorama Park parking lot in Deep Cove

7:30 am

23.5

1300

Map

Route profile

Jun 05

4-6

First half, plus (start to Grouse Mtn. parking, then return to Cleveland Dam)

Cleveland Dam

7:30 am

25.5

1600

Map

Route profile

Jun 11

4-5

Trail Work Day on BP

Hyannis Drive

8:45 am

Jun 12

4-6

Cypress Cross Country ticket booth to Hollyburn Ranger Station and Deep Cove

Panorama Park parking lot in Deep Cove

7:30 am

32

1400

Map

Route profile

Jun 19

4-7

First three-quarters (Nelson Canyon Park to Lynn Canyon)

Lynn Canyon Park (gravel lot to left of the park's gate)

7:30 am

34

2150

Map

Route profile

Jun 26

3-4

First half (start to Cleveland Dam)

Cleveland Dam

7:30 am

22

1450

Map

Route profile

Jul 03

2-3

Last quarter (Lynn Canyon to Deep Cove)

Panorama Park parking lot in Deep Cove

7:30 am

12

600

Map

Route profile

Jul 09

4:39-10

Race day - Horse­shoe Bay (Nelson Canyon Park) to Deep Cove

Nelson Canyon Park

6:00 am

48

2450

Course info

What to bring

  • 2 water bottles minimum! Fanny packs or hand held bottles are the usual.
  • Food-energy bars, energy gels, bagels, candy, etc.
  • Optimistic attitude, trail fit bodies and a sense of direction.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Money for cab or treat (for the training coordinators).

Meeting places

  • Cleveland Dam – On the left going up Nancy Green Way, just past the Cleveland Dam Fish Hatchery.
  • Deep Cove – Panorama Park parking lot, Deep Cove. Driving directions to the park are at the bottom of the Drop Bag and Bus Transportation pagePlease note the parking resrictions in the Panorama Park area.
  • Grouse Mtn. – Top of Nancy Green Way in North Vancouver. Meet in the lower Grouse Mtn. parking lot.
  • Lynn Canyon Park – Lynn Canyon Park’s gravel parking lot to left of the park’s gate. Park is off Lynn Canyon Road in North Vancouver. Look for the signs on the right.
  • Nelson Canyon Park – Go here for directions to Nelson Canyon Park trailhead (race start line).

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Unofficial Training Runs

Starting in April, a series of unofficial training runs will be held on Wednesday nights. Information about these runs can be viewed here.

Training Run Reports