Meet people from all over the world. (about: 2010)|
S. B. from Seattle, Washington (4/25/10)
50+ previous marathons
| 3 Vancouver Discovery Walk Marathonss
I just finished doing this event for my third straight year. I had always thought this event would be silly - serious runners do not enter walking marathons, right? Of course not - that is why there are only four comments here from over the years. But four years ago, I read about a local runner who had run over 400 regular marathons, who was doing this while recovering from a running injury. I meet people from all over the world there and many others from the NW. Everyone is happy, and I socialize with people while running the course at a very relaxing pace (run and walk). The event usually draws over 1,200 people. It costs 5 or 10 dollars, depending on when you register. Only negative thing is that while they provide other events the next day, they have decided not to provide an additional marathon on their last day. Although, I think I could do their half marathon course twice and still finish before they close their course down. I will definitely be back for my fourth year next year. I will suggest that they provide the marathon option, like I know they did a few years ago on their last day.