Training runs

Offi­cial 2014 train­ing program

Below is this year’s sched­ule for the train­ing run program. Official group runs are held on Sun­days.

  • Sunday train­ing runs will be coor­di­nated by Glenn Pacé and Patri­cia Jensen.
  • There will likely be run­ners in a vari­ety of pace groups on each run.
  • All runs are sub­ject to change due to unforseen cir­cum­stances. eg. snow con­di­tions, 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.
Good luck in training.



DateRun TimeRouteMeet­ing PlaceMeet­ing Time
May 42–3 hrsGrouse to Moun­tain High­way returnGrouse Mtn.8:00 am
May 113–4 hrsGrouse to Lynn Canyon return Grouse Mtn.8:00 am
May 183–4 hrsGrouse to Mtn. Hwy up to GrouseGrouse Mtn.8:00 am
May 253–4 hrsCleve­land Dam to Cypress and returnCleve­land Dam7:30 am
June 13–4 hrsCleve­land Dam to Panorama ParkPanorama Park park­ing lot in Deep Cove7:30 am
June 84–6 hrsDeep Cove to St George’s Bench and returnPanorama Park park­ing lot in Deep Cove7:30 am
June 154–6 hrsCypress Cross Coun­try ticket booth to Holly­burn Ranger Hut and Deep CovePanorama Park park­ing lot in Deep Cove7:30 am
June 214–5 hrsTrail Work Day on BP trail east of Hyan­nis DriveHyan­nis Drive8:45 am
June 224–7 hrsFirst ¾’s
(Nelson Canyon Park to Lynn Canyon)
Lynn Canyon7:30 am
June 293–4 hrsFirst half (start to Cleve­land Dam)Cleve­land Dam7:30 am
July 62–3 hsLast ¼
(Lynn Canyon to Deep Cove)
Panorama Park park­ing lot in Deep Cove7:30 am
July 124:39–10 hrsRace day — Horse­shoe Bay (Nelson Canyon Park) to Deep CoveNelson Canyon Park6:00 am

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 Fish Hatchery.
  • Deep Cove – Panorama Park park­ing lot, Deep Cove. Dri­ving direc­tions to Panorama Park are at the bottom of the Drop Bag and Bus Trans­porta­tion page.
  • Grouse Mtn. – Top of Nancy Green Way in North Van­cou­ver. Meet in the lower unpaved Grouse Mtn. Park­ing lot to avoid paying for parking.
  • Lynn Canyon – Lynn Canyon Sus­pen­sion Bridge park­ing lot – off Lynn Canyon Rd., North Van­cou­ver. Look for the signs on the right.
  • Nelson Canyon Park – Go here for direc­tions to Nelson Canyon Park trail­head (race start line).



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