Vancouver Eastside 10k

Date – Saturday, September 13

Distance – 10k

Time – 55.13

Place in Division – 52/87

Place in Gender – 455/694

Start/Finish Location – Cambie & Georgia at Stadium Skytrain Station


  • It was the first time running this race and first time running with a partner: Ms. Marianne Demchuk, long-term loyal friend.
  • Beautiful weather, lots of food at the finish, good value, great course right through cracktown and Gastown.
  • Bonus – no strollers, no dogs, no amateurs, and few kids.

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  • The joke is: it’s an obstacle course and we’d be leaping over shopping carts, dodging dirty needles, and avoiding homeless (the very people this race intends to support).
  • We did see two hookers around Powell & Hawks. One of them was still there, under the bridge, on the route back fiddling with her make up compact.
  • We saw several sketchy homeless like individuals.
  • We witnessed a domestic between a drugged out dude and his girl: “Curtis you owe me an apology, you expletive!” “Expletive off you stupid expletive!” This was at 9am on a Sunday.
  • We ran past the Oppenheimer Park tent encampment where some emerged from their dirty hovels to cheer, rant about their occupy movement and ask to like them on Facebook.


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