About the Coho Run
This is without a doubt the most scenic race within BC’s Lower Mainland. Join us on this one of a kind ‘beach to bridge to beach to bridge to beach’ run.
This incredible point to point 14 km journey starts from Kitsilano Beach, takes you past the Maritime Museum and the Pacific Space Centre along the seawall, then over the Burrard Street Bridge along the English Bay seawall to Second Beach in Stanley Park, and finally, over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and into Ambleside Beach Park to the birthplace of the North Shore Coho salmon.
The 14K distance provides a great challenge for the 10K runner and a fabulous training run for the ½ marathon trainer. Please note the Coho Run is capped at 700 participants, so be sure to grab your spot early.
At the finish line you will enter into the Coho Festival site where you will have the opportunity to participate in this annual festival celebrating the return of the Coho Salmon to the North Shore. Festival activities include environmental displays, visual arts exhibitions, entertainment by local and visiting performers, and of course the famous Salmon Barbeque.
All net proceeds of this event help to support salmon enhancement projects including stream stewardship.
Run Package Pick Up
Package Pick up will take place at The North Face Store on 2136 West 4th Ave in Vancouver during the following times:
Friday September 6, 2019 10am to 8pm
Saturday September 7, 2019 10am to 6pm
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Do you live out of town and need to have your race package brought to the start line for pick up on run morning? If so, please click here
Start Time and Location
The Coho Run start line is located between the pool and concession at Kits Beach, off Cornwall Drive in Vancouver. Start time is 9am, however walkers can choose to leave for an early start of 8am, but are not guaranteed to have marshals or traffic control in place at intersections. Early start walkers will be provided with course directions to carry with them.
Partners of the Coho Run
Each registered runner will receive an official Coho Run shirt. Race shirt sizes are only guaranteed if registered by July 1st.
A courtesy transfer of personal items will be available. Gear can be dropped off at the start line, and will be available for pick up at the finish line following your run.
Please note: The Coho Society is not responsible for lost or misplaced items.
There is no parking available at Ambleside Beach Park. On street parking is available in the vicinity.
A free breakfast will be waiting for you at the finish line at the Coho Festival grounds at Ambleside Beach Park.
Prizing and Awards
Awards will be presented at approximately 11:00am, and will be presented to each age category in 10 year spans.
In addition to awards there will be door prizes available for all participants to win!
A shuttle bus will be provided from Ambleside in West Vancouver to the Start Line at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver. The bus will depart at 7:45am sharp from the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street. After the run, a shuttle bus will also be available from the same location at 12 noon for a return trip back to the start line. You may purchase your ticket for the shuttle at the time of registration or at the shuttle as you board the bus. The fee is $5.00.