Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vancouver Marathon

Vancouver loves to run. And running in Vancouver is a beautiful thing. It's like spring. It gets your juices flowing.

First up is The Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 15. It is the run for absolutely anyone at any level of fitness. Last year, it attracted over 49,000 happy runners, walkers and strollers. Vancouver's cherry blossoms will be in full bloom and along with the endorphins, sure to put a smile on every face!

Next is the Vancouver Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, May 6.  Last year was it's 40th anniversary run. It is your chance to test your mettle against the world's running elite. Many out of towners are already in training for this one and the runs attract many thousands of foreign visitors. Quite an experience - book early!

Last of the really big runs is Scotiabank's Half-Marathon and 5K Run on Sunday, June 24. This popular run benefits some fine local charities and attracts the best of the amateur running community.

All three runs are laid out along some of the world's most scenic shorelines. Vancouver's fresh spring air is just one more reason to breathe deep.

Stay with us in our downtown West End location and you will be within easy walking distance of all three runs' Start and Finish lines. If you miss out on our jacuzzi-equipped Shangri-La Suite, be sure to let us know if we can help to arrange an after-run professional massage. No kidding!


  1. Looks beautiful and full of fitness! :3

    Josh x

  2. Holy cow! This looks great! I think that total fitness is pretty vital when it comes to life in general...if not one of THE most important parts of living a long life! I have a kind of random question. Where did you get the name for your blog? I'm curious, because I just stayed at a key west bed and breakfast, and it inspired me to really get into the "bed and breakfast" world if you will, which is how I found your blog..

  3. Hi Shelly,

    Glad you enjoyed the post. It’s a beautiful spring day here. The cherry blossoms are all over Vancouver right now and the runners are warming up for the season.

    I have lived “life in a bed and breakfast“ for twenty-two years now… so I came by my blog’s title quite naturally. Looks like your Key West B & B was fun. The best thing about choosing a bed and breakfast when you travel is that you make your accommodation part of the memories.

    I hope that future B & Bs will continue to inspire you!

    All the best,
    977 Broughton St.
    Vancouver, BC.

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  6. Wow, 49,000 athletes filling the street, that is amazing. I am helping my girlfriend train for a 10k currently, I couldn't even imagine the training that one does to prepare for a full marathon; my hat's off to them.


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