(North Vancouver) Sunshine and blue skies greeted racers this morning as they set out for the annual Seek the Peak
, with its awe-inspiring 1,250 metre climb from West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park to the Peak of Vancouver. Now in its 15th year, the event saw over 700 participants take on the 13-kilometre course alone or as part of a relay team, with every step upwards raising valuable funds for the BC Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving work in the fight against breast cancer.
This year’s Seek the Peak title goes to Damien Humbert
with a time of 1:23:56 and topping the women’s category is Nanna Leegaard Kruse
with a time of 1:42:57. Taking top honours in the relay category is Team Gagno
who clocked in at 1:42:59. For a complete list of official race times, please click here.
“We are so thankful to all the participants, fundraisers and volunteers who took part in making this year’s Seek the Peak another great success,” said Mallory Fitzgerald, Grouse Mountain’s Events Manager. “Your dedication and commitment are making a valuable impact in the community by supporting the lifesaving work of the BC Cancer Foundation.”
Since 2004, this unique event has raised over $450,000 in support of cancer research in British Columbia.
“The BC Cancer Foundation is incredibly grateful for the participants and Grouse Mountain in their support of this wonderful event,” said Jan New, Associate Vice President, Development at the BC Cancer Foundation. “The funds raised will benefit patients and families in B.C. and beyond, making a meaningful impact today and for generations to come.”
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.