50th Annual James Cunningham Seawall Race (10K)
We were proud to support the participation in the historic James Cunningham Seawall Race as a Congress Satellite event. Runners started at Second Beach in Stanley Park, joined up with the Seawall and made their way counter-clockwise around the park as they have done since 1971, with the race finishing back at Second Beach.
When: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10 am
Where: Stanley Park, Second Beach Vancouver, BC Canada
More information: www.seawallrace.com
Founded by Lions Gate Road Runners in 1971, the James Cunningham Seawall 10K celebrated its 50th annual running on Sunday, November 1, 2020. The popular 10K run is named after James Cunningham, the Scottish born stonemason who spent 35 years of his life constructing the famous Seawall around Stanley Park. James Cunningham died in 1963 before the seawall was completed. His ashes are interred behind a stone plaque near Siwash Rock on the seawall, that honours the man and his contribution to Vancouver. The 10k run is the oldest running race in Vancouver and one of the oldest races in Canada.
All runners received a custom finishers’ medal celebrating the 50th year of the event.
Stanley Park and its famous Seawall is the #1 tourist attraction in Vancouver and is popular among walkers, runners, and cyclists alike. If you have time you can also enjoy the fall colours and explore the many trails and attractions in Stanley Park that was recently named the #1 urban park in the world, according to Trip Advisor’s first ever Travellers’ Choice Awards.