Sea Cavalcade Mile

14th Annual — 10:55am Saturday, July 23, 2016
mile racers 2012

Photo by Justin Samson, Coast Reporter

1 Mile Road Race on parade route—Start near Sluggers Family Gym, finish at North Road

  • Fast, net downhill course with no turns
  • Family-friendly entry fees
  • $100 each for top male & female + $50 time bonus
  • Age group awards and draw prizes
  • Grand Draw Prize: gift certificate for a pair of shoes from Coast Podiatry!
  • Just 40 minutes by ferry from West Vancouver

News | Registration/Fees | Race Details | Directions/Map | Results & Photos | Contact


Record Field! 2015 Results Posted

Congrats to everyone who raced in 2015, in a record turn-out of 123 finishers (133 registered)! Top 3 men and women were Paul Krochak (4:40), Philip Finlayson (5:04), Noah Woodin (5:16); and Grace Milley (5:55), Elle Bush (5:57), Sophie Fingarson (6:13). Full Results HERE.

Grand Draw Prize: free pair of shoes!

Coast Podiatry

Thanks to generous sponsorship by Dr. Adam Zanbilowicz / Coast Podiatry (5661 Wharf Ave, Sechelt), one of our runners will walk away with a gift voucher for a pair of shoes — running, dress, casual, sandals, boots — up to $160 value!

NEW!! Surf & Turf Mile Challenge

Smitty's Oyster House

Compete in both the Sea Cav Mile AND the Keats to Armours Mile Swim and you'll automatically be entered in the Surf & Turf Mile Challenge! Those with the lowest combined times will be the winners: 1st Open Male & Female and 1st Youth (17&Under). Each will win a $100 gift certificate from Smitty's Oyster House!

And the 2015 winners are: Trevor Olson, Linnea Uunila, and Grace Milley!


Registration & Fees

How to Register

family running fun
  • Register Online until 7:00pm Friday, July 22 — the easiest way to register, instant confirmation!
  • Race Day Registration is on the lawn in front of Sluggers Family Gym, 1161 S.C. Hwy, 9:40-10:40am. ARRIVE EARLY. Cheque or cash accepted. If raining, we may be inside the gym!
  • Registration CLOSES at 10:40am sharp! If you get to the front of the line after closing time, you MIGHT be able to get a bib number, but you will have to PAY DOUBLE, and you will not be eligible for age group awards.
  • This is a foot race only. No dogs, other animals or wheeled items allowed in the event, with the exception of running strollers/baby joggers (must start at the back). Do not register babies or children who will be riding in a running stroller. Only those moving on their own two feet will be assigned bib numbers and included in results.
  • Bib Pickup is also in front of or in Sluggers Family Gym, from 9:40 to 10:40am. Don't leave it until the last minute!
  • Confirm your online registration here
  • 2016 Entry Fees:
    Age 17 & Under: $5 by July 22, 2016; $10 day of race*
    Age 18+: $10 by July 22, 2016; $15 day of race*
    BC Athletics 'competitive' members deduct $3
    Families: $25 by July 22, 2016 and $30 day of race*, for up to 2 parents/legal guardians and up to 5 of their age 17&U children all from the same household/address, entering together
    *Race day after 10:40am: double fees if allowed to enter, not eligible for age group awards


Race Details

Course & Timing

fast course
Photo by Justin Samson,
Coast Reporter
  • Start line is just east of Hough Road on the highway. (Highway will be closed here right before the start) See map in Directions section.
  • Start time: 10:55am SHARP. Note: the parade starts 11:00am at Park Road, approximately the halfway point, so most spectators will be in the second half of the course.
  • Course features: no turns, net downhill. Other than one gentle incline between 300m and 400m, the rest is gradual downhill or flat. Last 100m are downhill for a blazing finish!
  • Sanctioned by BC Road Running, a Division of BC Athletics
  • Accurately measured with a Jones Counter. Every 400m clearly marked.
  • Timed with hand-held professional printer-stopwatch; display clock at finish line. We're doing the results manually by recording your bib # as you cross the line, with digital images backup. Please note:
    • Wear your bib on your CHEST where it is clearly visible.
    • STAY IN THE CHUTE IN ORDER OF FINISH after crossing the line, until your bib # has been recorded by our volunteers. Keep walking through the chute.
    • Do NOT cross the finish line more than once.

Awards & Post-Race

  • Refreshments at the finish line: watermelon, water, and homemade baked goods!
  • Watch the parade, then head down for the awards ceremony at 12:15pm on Gower Point Road, Gibsons Landing, main stage (Family Day location)
  • Medals to top male and female finishers in each age category (# depending on depth)
  • $100 each to first overall male and female finishers
  • TIME BONUS: $50 bonus for first male to break 4:00, first female to break 4:30.
  • Age categories: 9 & U, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Coast Podiatry
  • Draw Prizes — you have to be at the ceremony to win! Grand draw prize: gift voucher for a pair of shoes, up to $160 value!

Sea Cavalcade Parade follows immediately after race, plus a full weekend of fabulous festivities (see Events Schedule).

Any net proceeds will be donated to the Sea Cavalcade to help put on this fabulous weekend festival.


Directions & Map

Map of mile route and directions from ferry

Take the Langdale ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver — see for schedule and fares. Fare is round-trip. Interac available at self-serve passenger ticket booth and on board. Cash and credit card only at vehicle booths.

The ferry ride is very scenic with views of Gambier Island and the coastal mountains. The ship is a large "C class" vessel with a full service cafeteria, gift shop, snack bar and room for about 1500 passengers and crew, and more than 360 vehicles.

Driving directions (see map). Coming from Langdale/ferry: up the big hill, left on Stewart, right on North Road (main traffic route). From North Road, turn right onto Reed Rd, Reed to Henry, left on Henry, left onto the highway, right at Veterans and immediately left onto frontage road parallel to highway. Park along frontage road. Registration table will be straight ahead about 150m. Public transit also goes from the ferry.

From Sechelt etc.: as you are coming into Gibsons, turn right onto Veterans Road (just past Henry Rd on your left) and immediately turn left onto the frontage road that parallels the highway; park there. Registration table will be straight ahead about 150m.


Results & Photos


Contact Information

For more information, contact Teresa or Larry Nightingale:
Tel. 604-885-8849 (local) or Toll-free 1-877-493-5163 (9am to 9pm Pacific Time)

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In the Media (2008)

One Mile Runner Tours 20 North American Cities to Inspire Older Runners to Run Faster

Sea Cavalcade Mile included as the only Canadian race in tour

Dave O'Meara

July 27: Read David's Sea Cavalcade blog entry: "The Beauty of British Columbia Doesn't Disappoint"

David O'Meara, creator of, is traveling throughout the United States and Canada this summer to accomplish a feat he calls 20/20/20<5@45. That's completing 20 one mile races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different North American cities, in less than 5 minutes each — at 45 years old. With races as far reaching as Florida, British Columbia, New York, Alaska, and Hawaii, O'Meara's mission is to inspire older athletes to run faster.

O'Meara is using Web 2.0 technology while he travels to journal, blog, and podcast about his experiences, insights and newfound friends. He welcomes visitors to pose questions to him or his personal team of experts. Addressing the topics that affect every aspiring athlete over thirty, this team of experts will help older runners understand the importance of proper biomechanics, training, nutrition, and recovery.

O'Meara, an inspirational speaker and coach, was ranked 9th in the US in 2007 for the one mile 40-44 age group with a time of 4:37 (13mph) and a personal best in 2006 at 4:24. O'Meara is sharing his training methods, performance techniques and improvement processes with running clubs and local organizations in each of the cities he visits. His inaugural race was May 10th in Tarpon Springs, FL.

The only Canadian race currently scheduled on his tour is the 6th annual Sea Cavalcade Mile on Saturday, July 26th in Gibsons, BC, hosted by Sunshine Coast Athletics, and part of the 3-day Sea Cavalcade Festival. All local runners, especially 40+ masters members, are invited to join O'Meara as he goes for his 13th sub-5:00 mile in 13 weeks.

For a complete list of O'Meara's open practices, races and speaking engagements, please visit

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