BEACH to BRIDGE to BEACH to BRIDGE to BEACH
A 40+ year fall tradition. Three stretches of seawall, 2 bridges, 3 beaches, and Vancouver's stunning waterfront await you on the Coho Run.
The Coho Run has been reputed to be the most scenic race within BC’s Lower Mainland. It starts in Sen̓áḵw – a village site of the Indigenous Squamish people, located near what is now known as the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver and ends at Swáywi (Ambleside Park).
The 14k Run starts at Kitsilano Beach, taking you along the Kits seawall, past the Maritime Museum and the Pacific Space Centre around to the historic Burrard Street Bridge. The gentle slope up to the bridge deck is the first of three hills. After crossing the bridge, the run takes you down to False Creek and the seawall. Continuing west to English Bay, the first of 2 aid stations before proceeding into Stanley Park, reaching the halfway point at Second Beach.
From Third Beach the route encounters a short but tough ascent up the Merilees Trail to Prospect Point where the 2nd aid station and volunteers are waiting. A gentle slope up over the Lions Gate Bridge.
From the Center of the bridge, you will be greeted with a breathtaking view of the North Shore Mountains as you head downhill to cross the mouth of the Capilano River and finally, into Ambleside Park and the Coho Festival where you will find the finish line.
14K COURSE MAP
AID STATIONS & MARSHALS
There are 2 Aid stations located on the course. The first one is located at the Innukshuk between Sunset Beach and English Bay Beach, roughly 5km. The second one is at Prospect Point in Stanley Park which is near the 10km mark. Both Aid stations will have volunteers with water as well as a first aid attendant.
Marshals will be present at key intersections/ turns on the course. A lead escort cyclist will be out in front of the lead runners. The the tail of the event will have cyclists, some walkers and a support vehicle to sweep the course.