Welcome to the North Shore Credit Union SPIRIT of the shore half marathon, the premier running event on the beautiful north shore.
Come feel the SPIRIT of the shore. Run the scenic route through West and North Vancouver where views of English Bay, the Lions Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour, and downtown Vancouver’s skyline await you. Our host venue, Park Royal, provides a special place to start and finish your experience; with cafes, bistros, and shops and their adoring spectators.
A premier running experience, with a limited number of participants, means your run on the north shore will be nothing short of amazing.
A scenic and (mostly flat) route in both West and North Vancouver with views of English Bay, the Lions Gate Bridge, Coal Harbour and much more awaits you. Below is the proposed route which is in the process of final approvals, no significant changes are expected at this time.
Departing from the North Shore Credit Union in The Village at Park Royal; the course makes a loop around Park Royal South before heading west on Marine Drive to 11th Street. Turn right and follow a short steep section up to Keith Road, and turn right again, taking Keith Road to Taylor Way. Turn right on Taylor Way and then head east on Clyde and over the Capilano River. Loop under Marine drive and follow the trail off Lions Gate Bridge down to the Spirit Trail into North Vancouver. Continue East on the Spirit Trail, crossing Welch Street at McKay, and continue, making a loop using Harbourside. Proceed west on the Spirit Trail back the way you have come towards the Lions Gate Bridge. Cross Bridge Street and the Capilano River, and remaining on the Spirit Trail into Ambleside Park. Follow the Ambleside seawall to the west end of the park, and continue west on Argyle, then onto the Dundarave section of the West Vancouver seawall. At 25th Street, turn right, and right again on Bellevue and right again on 24th. At the West Vancouver seawall, turn left and continue eastbound until the seawall ends at Argyle. Continue east on Argyle and cross over the driveway to Ambleside Park. Head eastbound on the Spirit trail, making a left when it reaches the Capilano River. Continue back towards Park Royal South on the Spirit Trail, turning left (west) when you reach the Park Royal South perimeter road. Make a loop around the perimeter of the parking lot south of The Village. The route’s final few hundred meters follow Main Street through The Village, back to where you started next to the North Shore Credit Union branch.
Plan to join us at the Village Taphouse to celebrate your day at our athlete celebration. Located on Main Street (under the lighthouse) in The Village at Park Royal, the Village Taphouse opens it’s doors at 10am for Sunday Brunch – a great way to refuel after your run and enjoy some time with family and friends (Children are welcome).
Our door prizes and age category awards will be handed out starting at 11am sharp and you have to be there to win!
Age Category Awards will be handed out to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups:
Under 20 Female and Male
20-29 Female and Male
30-39 Female and Male
40-49 Female and Male
50-59 Female and Male
60-69 Female and Male
70+ Female and Male
Our Athlete Celebration is also your chance to “Meet the Editor”. Canadian Running Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Michael Doyle, will be in attendance at the awards.