Happy First Day of Spring Everyone! Here is a recap from last weekend’s BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k.
VANCOUVER, BC (March 14, 2015) - The 10th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K was a great success! Thank you to all the runners, volunteers and sponsors who made it happen! Despite the torrential rain that pummeled Vancouver in the early morning, a little “Luck of the Irish” and the skies cleared up shortly before the race started!
Once again, there were fast times at the 2015 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k! The overall winners were Vancouver’s Kelly Wiebe (14:27) and Rachel Cliff (16:15). Cliff also broke her course record from 2014 to take home the Saucony course record cash bonus. The top-three overall, who received cash prizing from BMO Bank of Montreal, were rounded out by Luc Bruchet (14:35) and the 2014 winner and course record holder Geoff Martinson (14:39), Dayna Pidhoresky (16:37) finished the race in second place for the women, while Erin Burrett (16:58) of Nanaimo was third.
|Kelly Wiebe (14:27) – Male Winner
2015 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k
|Rachel Cliff (16:15) – Female Winner
2015 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k
Click here for full race results from Startline timing and don’t forget to claim your finishers certificate by clicking on the orange certificate icon beside your name.
Come for the Race…Stay for the Party…
It wasn’t all about fast times as the bulk of the race consisted of hundreds of runners and walkers dressed in green with some great costumes. All there to not only take part in the Granville Island Brewing #GIB After Party but also raising funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). Thank you to everyone who the went the extra step to raise additional funds for the CDA! If you would like to make a donation, you can still donate online.
Also, thank you to the Stanley Park Ecological Society for holding the bag check.
Thanks to Chef Ryan and the rest of the Urban Fare team for providing Irish stew in the Urban Fare Victory Zone along with KIND bars, coconut water, Terra Breads, cupcakes from the original CUPCAKES on Denman, chips from OLD DUTCH, STARBUCKS coffee and other treats.
With the now famous After Party stretching into the late afternoon, the 2015 St Patrick’s Day 5k could be consider no less than a complete success!
A thank you to all our sponsors and a BIG thank you to all the amazing volunteers, without them, the race would not be possible.
Check out the 2015 Photo Galleries
|Photo Gallery by Sandra Leung||Photo Gallery by William Jans||Mile Photos by Denise Relke||Finishing Photos by Denise Relke||Award Photos by Denise Relke|
Good luck to everyone running the #Modo8k tomorrow, race #3 in the Lower Mainland Road Race Series. Looks like it will be perfect running conditions.
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