Vancouver Sun Run hits the road for 33rd time with 40,000 runners

Vancouver Sun Run hits the road for 33rd time with 40,000 runners

For the 33rd time, thousands of runners are coursing through downtown Vancouver to participate in annual Vancouver Sun Run.

Race organizers say that nearly 40,000 people registered for the Sunday's race. The rain held off through the morning a runners queued at the start line.

The event began at Georgia and Thurlow Streets at 9 a.m. PT. It loops through Stanley Park, runs along Beach Avenue, crosses the Burrard Street Bridge and comes back along 6th Avenue.

Runners wrap up by crossing the Cambie Street bridge and heading for the finish line outside BC Place.

The Salvation Army was at the start area, collecting clothing donations from runners who want to shed extra layers as they go.

There are significant road closures in effect for the race, with many in place from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT:

DOWNTOWN CORE

Seymour to Bute (5:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Bute to the Stanley Park Causeway (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Lions Gate Bridge – access from Pender only (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Howe to Burrard–  from Dunsmuir to Robson (5:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Denman – Georgia to Robson (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Robson – west of Denman to Stanley Park (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

STANLEY PARK

Beach, Stanley Park to Hornby St (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Stanley Park Dr. at North Lagoon Dr. (6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr. (6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

PACIFIC STREET

Burrard to Hornby – closed eastbound (6:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.)

CITY BRIDGES

Burrard Bridge – closed to all traffic (8:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Cambie Bridge – closed northbound (7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

KITSILANO

West 2nd Avenue – Burrard Street to Fir Street (8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Fir Street – West 2nd Avenue to West 4th Avenue (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue - Pine Street to Cambie Street (8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

CAMBIE STREET AT W. BROADWAY

Closed to all northbound traffic (7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

PACIFIC BOULEVARD

East bound exit ramp from Cambie Bridge (5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Nelson Street to Abbott Street (5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Abbott Street to Quebec Street (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

QUEBEC AND CARRALL STREET

Near Expo Blvd. and Pacific Blvd. – closed to all traffic (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) 

EXPO BLVD​.

Quebec Street to Terry Fox Way – closed to all traffic (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) 

NELSON STREET

Expo Blvd. to Pacific Blvd. (7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)