Calling all Stanley Park runners

Stanley Park. Photo by Don Enright.

Stanley Park. Photo by Don Enright.

If you are looking for a great opportunity to get (or keep) fit in 2013, come running with us on May 5!

SPES is a Community Charity Partner of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, and we will be out there on race-day handing out refreshments as the runners make their way through Stanley Park to the finishing line at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Runners registering for a race, can support SPES’s conservation and education work by making a donation.

Ranked a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes for its stunning beauty and scenic route, the BMO Vancouver Marathon leads runners on a 42.1 kilometre journey through parks, neighbourhoods and bustling city streets. The final stretch is breathtaking as it goes through Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.

Some of us here at SPES’ office in the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion will run the marathon and half marathon, and we’ll post information about training runs in Stanley Park  in the new year in case you want to explore some new trails with us.

The friendly folks at the BMO Vancouver Marathon asks us to let you know that the early bird entry fee ends on December 31, so hurry up if you want to save some money. Tax receipts are issued for donations to SPES.

So, are you up for a healthy challenge in 2013? You should join us on May 5.

You can read more about the BMO Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon here.