How do I get to the start line?
There are many different ways in which you can get to Second Beach Park from downtown, either by public transit, bike, car, walking…you name it. Listed below are some of our recommendations.
Pay parking is available alongside the north and south side part of the park on Stanley Park Drive. This is the closest you’re going to get to the event and would be very convenient. Should spaces alongside the park fill up, there is additional parking space just on the south side of the park at Ceperley Park. This is also paid parking which is enforced by the city.
NOTE: Parking on Stanley Park Drive to the immediate side of the park will be unavailable. This space has been reserved for the food trucks that will service Picnic in the Park, which follows on from Pride Run.
The bike trail which enters into Stanley Park actually crosses the start and finish line. Arrive on bike and there’s no way you could possibly miss us. When you arrive, leave your bike with our volunteers at the bike valet and bag check station. Bag and bike check are by donation and will be available throughout the entire day.
Have a membership with Mobi? There’s a station to drop off your rental at the park. However we would like to caution you that there’s not a lot of spots available, and this could fill up quickly.
If coming from out of town and you need public transit, then hop on to bus number 19 (Metrotown/Stanley Park). There is a bus stop located on the other side of Lost Lagoon lake just before the bus enters the park via Pipeline Road. Might be best to ask the driver when you board. From this bus stop, you’re looking at about a 5 minute walk along the side of the lake.
For more details, visit http://www.transitdb.ca/route/019/
From the iconic installation of the laughing statues at the corners of Davie Street and Denman Street, the walk is about 13 minutes. Simply get yourself on to the walking trail by the beach and start heading North(‘ish). Follow that and you won’t miss us.
If any of these methods don’t work for you, try using Google Maps to see if there are any other viable methods for you. Failing that, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll if there’s anything else we can suggest.