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St. Patrick's Day Run 2018

by Blog Updates |

5K Runners Under Cherry Tree Blossoms

In 2018 the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run happens on Saturday, March 17th. The race starts at 9:30 am on Pipeline Road not far from the Stanley Park Pavilion where the run’s post-race after party later takes place.

Run Route & Location

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run starts and finishes near the Stanley Park Pavilion which itself is located at 610 Pipeline Road not far from the location of the Stanley Park miniature railway (which is closed for the season).

The run starts on Pipeline Road and heads south before turning west along Stanley Park Drive. The route then goes along the road parallel to the Stanley Park seawall to Brockton Point, then along the park’s northern shore back to Pipeline Road, and then south to the finish line and where everything started.

The post-race after party takes place outdoors at the Stanley Park Pavilion and includes DJ music as well as both food and beer for sale.

St. Patrick's Post-Run Party After Party at the St. Patrick’s Day 5 K Run

What to Expect

Hundreds of runners take part in the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run each year. Most participants wear at least a bit of green, the majority wear a lot of green and many go all out and dress in full St. Patrick’s Day costumes.

Prizes are awarded to the fastest female and male runners as well as to those in the best costumes.

At the race after party expect to see several hundred tired but happy folk drinking green beer with their friends in the park outside the Stanley Park Pavilion.

Even if you aren’t running yourself or there to cheer on someone that is, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run can be a fun race to watch, plus Stanley Park is a wonderful place to be.

St. Patrick's 5K Mascots

St. Patrick’s Race Fees

Fees for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run range from close to $30 up to about $40 depending on when you register. Proceeds from the event support Diabetes Canada, however, and entry fees are waived for runners raising $100 or more in pledges. Participation T-shirts cost extra.

Other Information

To register and for further information on the event, see the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run website.

For a list of other things to do on or around St. Patrick’s Day, click St. Patrick’s Events or Vancouver CelticFest.

For a list of other running events in the Lower Mainland, click Vancouver Running Races.


Source: Vancouver's Best Places