Getting to and from the Sun Run, April 21, 2013

Getting to and from the Sun Run, April 21, 2013

Time to lace up your shoes Metro Vancouver!
Get your shoes laced up Metro Vancouver!

It’s that time again for another Sun Run. I participated a couple of years ago, and it’s a lot of fun!

We’re extending transit services on Sunday to accommodate the increase in ridership before and after the race. A complete list of all the changes can be found here. Here’s the imporatant info:

SeaBus will start operations one hour earlier than normal, with the first sailing leaving Lonsdale Quay at 7 a.m. and sailings every 15-minutes until 3 p.m.

SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines will start service half an hour earlier. The first train will leave King George Station at 6:38 a.m. and Lougheed Station at 6:45 a.m. SkyTrain will also operate “rush hour” level service prior to the start of the race  and also in the afternoon until the crowds clear. It will then resume its regular Sunday service.

Canada Line will begin at the regular time of 5:05 a.m. and will provide additional service for crowds headed downtown prior to the start of the race. It will then resume its regular Sunday service.

West Coast Express will operate a special Sun Run Train. It will depart Mission City Station at 7 a.m. for the trip into downtown Vancouver and will leave Waterfront Station at 1 p.m. for the return trip. Information on fares for West Coast Express can be found at under “Fares and Passes.”

Coast Mountain Bus will provide its regular Sunday service, but with a number of detours in effect, diverting away from the Sun Run race route in the West End, Burrard Bridge and 2nd Avenue in Kitsilano. Buses that normally use Georgia will travel along Pender Street between Cardero and Richards streets.

West Vancouver Blue Bus will also provide its regular Sunday service, with additional service in the morning from 25th and Marine and have extra buses available after the run.

For cyclists, TravelSmart is again sponsoring BEST’s Bicycle Valet which offers secure temporary bike storage for up to 150 bikes, free of charge, at Gate F on the second level of BC Place. Cyclists are reminded that due to crowding and safety concerns, they may not be able to take their bikes on SkyTrain until the crowds have cleared.

Remember, Sunday fares (adult price $2.75 and concession $1.75 for all zones) will be in effect on race day. Good luck to everyone who participates on Sunday!