(North Vancouver) In celebration of a fantastic season on the Grouse Grind®, the 27th-annual Grouse Grind® Mountain Run presented by VPG Realty Inc. will hit the trail on Saturday, September 16th.
This Vancouver classic welcomes participants of all ages and abilities to take on the iconic trail, known as Mother Nature’s Stairmaster, in an effort to set a new record, beat their own best Grind time, or simply complete their first hike to the Peak of Vancouver.
After completing their hike up the Grouse Grind, participants are encouraged to join in the fun at the post-race celebration in the Mountaintop Plaza. Festivities will include award presentations, a recovery zone, BBQ, music and interactive sponsor activations.
This year’s event features a cash purse for both male and female top finishers.
- 1st place: $1500
- 2nd place: $750
- 3rd place: $250
New for 2017, a course record incentive has generously been provided by the event’s title sponsor, VPG Realty Inc. An additional $2,500 will be awarded to the top male and female finishers should they break the current course records (Male: 25:01 Female 30:52).
Most importantly, the event encourages participants to raise funds in support of BC Children’s Hospital. In addition, Grouse Mountain will donate a portion of each registration from the Grouse Grind Mountain Run to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:45 am – 9:55 am: Race warm up
10:00 am: Event begins
10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Finish line celebration in the Mountaintop Plaza
~11:30 am: Awards ceremony begins
Length: 3.0 kilometres (1.86 miles)
Elevation gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres (900 feet) above sea level
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total stairs: 2,830
Fastest-ever official time: 25:01
Average time: The Grouse Grind Mountain Run presented by VPG Realty Inc. takes approximately one hour to complete, with 1.5 hours recommended for novice hikers
Participants: Hikers range in age from children to seniors with an equal male/female split
About Grouse Mountain:
Grouse Mountain is the number one visitor attraction in the Lower Mainland, with 1.3 million annual visitors. Known as the Peak of Vancouver, we offer unparalleled panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains along with a wide range of year-round outdoor and educational activities, dining and more. For more information, please visit grousemountain.com.