RUN­NING

Canadian Running - - ON THE RUN IN… -

Where to run

For a longer run, start in FALSE CREEK and take the CEN­TRAL VAL­LEY GREEN­WAY bike path east along GREAT NORTH­ERN WAY. You will pass by the East Van Cross, that has been ap­pro­pri­ated in many ways over the years. It is a must to visit. The pub­lic art, by Ken Lum, sig­ni­fies the rich and chang­ing cul­ture of East Van. Con­tinue east, and take a quick de­tour around TROUT LAKE be­fore head­ing back out on the Cen­tral Val­ley Green­way.

Take a cruise along NEW BRIGHTON PARK which was orig­i­nally called Hast­ings Town­site, be­fore in­cor­po­rat­ing into Van­cou­ver in 1910. Con­tinue east along the bike path where you will find the TRANS-CANADA TRAIL, which leads you to a se­cret tree house. On your way back west, cut through the PA­CIFIC NA­TIONAL EX­HIBIT GROUNDS to pass by SANC­TU­ARY POND e, and look for some ur­ban fish­er­men. Con­tinue west along TRIN­ITY STREET es­pe­cially over the win­ter hol­i­days, as each house con­trib­utes to trans­form­ing the street into a breath­tak­ing light fes­ti­val.

Who to Run with

Look­ing to meet up with a run­ning crew? Get to­gether with EAST VAN RUN CREW for their Mon­day Nighter for a so­cial 6– 8k run fol­lowed by de­li­cious beers. Or link up with FRASER STREET RUN CLUB’S Feel Good Fri­day’s to cap the week off with a 5k or 10k routes. Fol­low @fraser­streetrun­club and @east­van­run­crew on In­sta­gram for de­tails.

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