James Cunningham Seawall Race
James Cunningham Seawall Race Info

The Cunningham Seawall race is the oldest consistently run race in the city of Vancouver. Runners will start at Second Beach in Stanley Park Seawall and make their way clockwise around the park​ as they have done for 4​6​ previous years, with the race finishing back at Second Beach. The event is named in honour of James Cunningham, a master stonemason who directed work on the Seawall project for 32 years. While he did not live to see its completion in 1971, Lions Gate Road Runners named their iconic race to recognize his life’s work. The Vancouver Running Festival​ is proud to partner and collaborate with this local club, and have runners continue to experience and contribute to the ongoing legacy of this race.

Register for the James Cunningham Seawall Race!
October 21st, 2017

Every registration comes with a Shirt and Finisher's Medal.


8501 Stanley Park Dr
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Start & Finish at Second Beach Concession Stand.

Registration Pricing
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March 30 – April 12:  $30

April 13 – June 30:  $45

July 1 – July 31:  $50

August 1 – September 30:  $55

October 1 – October 19:  $60

October 21 (Race Day): $65 (cash or credit)

Race Kit Info

You can pick up your race kits at…

Denman Running Room

679 Denman St #103, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2L4

On the following dates…

Thursday Oct 19th: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday Oct 20th: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Or you can pick your race kit up on race day (Oct 21st) at…

Second Beach Concession Stand: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


25% VIP Discount for all race participants at Running Room during race kit pick up.


If I can’t make the run can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, registrations are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your registration to someone else for a $25 administration fee.

When is pack pick up?

You can pick up your race kit at the Running Room on Denman St. Thursday October 18th & Friday October 19th between 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Can I pick up my race kit on the morning of the race?

Yes, between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the registration booth.

How much does it cost?

March 30 – April 12:  $30
April 13 – June 30:  $45
July 1 – July 31:  $50
August 1 – September 30:  $55
October 1 – October 19:  $60

What are the deadlines for registration?

Online registrations will need to be submitted by Wednesday October 18th 12pm. If you missed that time, no worries, you can still register in-person either during the pack-pick-up time (see above) or on race day (8:00 am – 9:00 am at the registration booth). 

How long is the course?

9.6 km or 5.98 mi.

Can you walk the race?

You will have 2 hours to complete the course, whether you walk run or skip, it’s up to you. 

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the course, with the exception of seeing-eye-dogs for the visually impaired. 

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are allowed for the race, however due to safety concerns, people with strollers will start in the last corral.

What surface is the route on?


Will the race be canceled due to weather?

No, the race will take place, rain or shine.

What are the age categories for the run?

The categories are as follows: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Does everyone get a medal?

Yes, everyone registered will receive a medal.

And as for awards?

The top three overall male and female finishers.

The top masters 40+ male and female.

The top three male and female finishers from each age group.

Parking Information

Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with the Lions Gate Road Runners club to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, dressed in costume or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.

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