Better late than never! I had plans for writing this post last week, but being away on vacation had me tied up relaxing and enjoying special moments with family… So now here I am finally writing my race review over a week later, not to worry I jotted down some notes to help me remember. The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, my 4th half marathon but the first for my boyfriend, which of course made it a special run.
The BlueShore Finaical Longest Day Road Race was a great race! I complete the 10km distance Friday June 19, 2015. It was my second time participating in this event so I had a good idea of what to expect.
The event communication was excellent, and the registration was a reasonable $33. This didn’t include a shirt, however it did include a great after party with an amazing spread.
This is a smaller race, there are considerably less participants than a race like the SunRun. I think some people find it hard to fight the traffic and make it to UBC on a Friday night. Despite the smaller numbers the atmosphere was awesome, the weather amazing, and the variety of food afterward gets two thumbs up!
Having done both the Color Me Rad 2014 at the Cloverdale Rodeo grounds, and the Color Me Rad 2015 in Holland Park Surrey, it feels natural to compare the two events. Both had strengths and weaknesses, I will compare a few areas and pick a winner for each.
If you too participated in either of these events I would love to hear your comments.