2016 Race Day Photos

Race day photos are now posted here.

A little “Luck of the Irish” led to Perfect Running Conditions at the 2016 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k

The forecast of impending wet weather for the 11th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k, didn’t dampen the spirits of runners as nearly 2,000 runners all dressed in green lined up on Pipeline Road for the 5k run in Stanley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016. With a little “Luck of the Irish” the sun came out for perfect running conditions, maybe even a little too perfect, as Luc Bruchet and Rachel Cliff went on to break the course records en route to victory  of the 2016 BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K ! With their overall wins, course record bonuses, mile bonuses and B.C. championship titles, Luc Bruchet and Rachel Cliff each took home $900. Click here to read the full report in Canadian Running Magazine.

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 our “Infamous” Granville Island Brewing after party but also raising funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association. For many, this was also their first 5k race!

Congratulations and cheers to everyone who took part in the 11th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k! Don’t forget to download your finisher certificate from your results page! finisher_cert_lg

A special Thank You to all the volunteers and sponsors for making the day a huge success! We cannot thank you enough.

congrats runners



Race Day Details

Start Time: 9:30 AM SHARP
Where: The Stanley Park Pavilion off Pipeline Road in Stanley Park. START LOCATION on pipeline road, finish at the pavilion.

As parking is limited in the park, we encourage you to take public transportation, carpool or park outside the park with a short walk in.
Click here for additional info.

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.  Take a tag, write your race # on it and tie it to your bag. Make a donation and give your bag to one of the volunteers. You can also donate on-line to the charity.

After the race head to the URBAN FARE VICTORY ZONE and celebrate with home cooked Irish stew GRANVILLE ISLAND BREWING BEER and other goodies!

Don’t forget to dress-up, put on your beer goggles, bring lots of loot and join us for our #Infamous GRANVILLE ISLAND BREWING After Party at the Stanley Park Pavilion). Beer tickets will be on sale before the race. There will be prizes for the best costume.

Click here for a map of the course by RunGo.


Media Release

Olympic Hopefuls to Contest the BC 5K Championship on Saturday

(Vancouver, BC – March 8, 2016) Saturday morning will see sub-4 minute milers, national champions, and international marathoners in head-to-head competition around Vancouver’s Stanley Park at the BMO St Patrick’s Day 5K. The 5K distance is always an intriguing race, pitting middle-distance against endurance specialists, and the third event in the BC Super Series brings them together for the BC Championship.

2016 St Patricks Day 5K Media Release

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