RACE WEEKEND 2017-11-27T16:18:45+00:00


Thursday, March 15
Package Pickup – Denman Running Room

Friday, March 16
Package Pickup – Denman Running Room

Saturday, March 17
9:30 am
5k start – Pipeline Road

10:45 am


Where: Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am


Where: Denman Running Room, 679 Denman Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, March 15  – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, March 16  – 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
You can arrange to pick up for other participants with their confirmation details.
Team Captains: We encourage team captains to pick up packages for your whole team and you must sign for your whole team. Team members can pick up individually, please coordinate with your team captain.
Race day package pick-up: 8:00 am to 9:00 am **Only for those coming from out of town between 8:00 am and 9:00 am inside the Stanley Park Pavilion.


Race day parking in the park is limited.  Please try to take public transportation where possible. It is a short walk from Denman and Georgia to the race start.  If you do need to drive, please try to carpool and try to park outside the park. Access to the parking off pipeline road will close at 8:30.

Click here for walking map
Click here for parking map

Walking directions and time from Denman Running Room to race start


A team from the Stanley Park Ecological Society will be holding a bag check by donation.

Check you bag, donate and you also have a chance to win a prize!

NEW LOCATION: Bag check will be help upstairs, above the Stanley Park Pavilion. Access the bag check via the stairs just past the finish line.

Bag check closes at 9:15 so have your bags inside and then leave to the start line.


Race Weekend Hotels

Make sure your weekend is perfect by staying at one of our favorite race friendly hotels! They are close to the event in the heart of Vancouver and other great amenities for runners.

Our Partner Hotels

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Deluxe Harbour View Room $149.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Premium Harbour View Room $169.00 Single/Double Occupancy

A $30 charge will apply for each additional person in the room. Group rates will be offered for pre-group dates and post-group dates, subject to availability. Group rates are not applicable to suites unless listed above. All guest room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable taxes and fees: 5% GST, 8% PST, 3% MRDT and 1.5% DMF (inclusive of taxes). These taxes and fees are subject to change without notice


Cut-off date for Reservations is: March 10, 2017.

Rate is subject to availability, Hotel reserves the right to increase the rate, or reduce the block, based on business volume prior to cut off day.

Reservations for the group are to be made by: Individual Call-In

Reservations can be made by requesting ‘Running Room Canada Inc. March Room Block ‘rate.

Hotel Direct: 604- 682-3377 Toll Free: 1-800-WESTIN-1 Reservations Fax: 604-691-6980

Reservations E-mail: bayshore.reservations@westin.com Custom Web Link: StarGroups (see below)


Book your St. Patrick’s Day 5k Weekend away in Vancouver for only $99!
March race rate is $99 Book Now!

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands Hotel is located at 1755 Davie Street, in the residential heart of Vancouver’s West End. The beach at English Bay is only a minute’s walk from our front door! And the west-side entrance to the world-famous Stanley Park with its rose and rhododendron gardens, aquarium with seals, dolphins and beluga whales, swimming beaches and miles of scenic walking trails, is a mere three blocks away. The Robson Street shopping district is six blocks north of Davie Street, and we are on several bus routes providing quick and convenient transport to all of the top downtown attractions. In addition to our own restaurant and lounges, there are over 200 restaurants within a one-mile radius of the Sands.

Please call 1-800-661-7887 or email Sands@bwsands.com

Getting to the Race

Location: Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada

Reward yourself with fast, convenient, and affordable flights during race weekend! Subject to availability, participants in the 2017 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K will receive a 20% discount on our regular (goFlex) fares for confirmed travel between on scheduled service flights to/from Vancouver (Coal Harbour) between March 17th and March 19th 2017. Please note that all rates are subject to tax and fees. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. In order to receive this special discounted rate, participants enter coupon code StPat17 when booking online or by contacting our Reservations Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212. Also be advised that participants will need to provide proof of race registration upon check-in. All schedules and location information can be accessed through our website at www.harbourair.com. Let’s fly!

Public Transit

Bus – Take the bus to the STANLEY PARK LOOP BAY 1 (Rose Gardens)

Useful Links

Tourism Vancouver


Come for the Race…Stay for the Party…

After the race stay for Our Famous GIB After Party: Green beer, good food, DJ and lots of FUN. The bar will be open so don’t forget to bring your loot.