Sea Cavalcade Mile
Photo by Duane Burnett
11th Annual Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Mile
11:00am Saturday, July 27, 2013—Gibsons BC
Just 40 minutes by ferry from West Vancouver
1 Mile Road Race on parade route—Start near Cross-Trainers Gym, finish at North Road
- Fast, net downhill course with no turns
- $100 each for top male & female + $50 time bonus
- Great age group prizes and draw prizes
2013 registration is open — pre-register and save $! New this year, race t-shirts available for just $15.
- Register Online here — the easiest way to register, instant confirmation! Closes 6:00pm Friday July 26.
- Confirm your online registration here
- Late Registration is on the lawn in front of Cross-Trainers Gym, 9:45-10:40am on race day. Registration CLOSES at 10:45am sharp! No exceptions!
- Click here for 2013 entry form — print and fill out before you arrive. Cheque payable to Sunshine Coast Athletics.
Sunshine Coast Athletics — Sea Cavalcade Mile
c/o 7838 Redrooffs Road, Halfmoon Bay, BC V0N 1Y1
- Bib Pickup is also in front of Cross-Trainers Gym, from 9:45 to 10:50am. Don't leave it until the last minute!
- 2013 Entry Fees:
Age 17 & Under: $5 by July 26, 2013; $10 day of race
Age 18+: $10 by July 26, 2013; $15 day of race
Families: $30 flat rate for parents/legal guardians and their age 17&U children all from the same household/address, entering together
BC Athletics 'competitive' members deduct $3.
NEW Souvenir T-shirt add $15 (cotton/poly blend, unisex, youth and adult sizes) — order by June 30 to guarantee size
Course & Timing
- Start line is just east of Hough Road on the highway. (Highway will be closed here from 10:50am) See map.
- Start time: 11:00am SHARP*. Parade starts immediately afterwards, so you have to run faster than a marching band! Note: the parade starts at Park Road, approximately the halfway point, so the 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 the old-fashioned way with bib tear-offs! Please note:
- Wear your bib on your CHEST where it is clearly visible
- DO NOT PIN the bottom removable strip (don't remove it until the finish line)
- STAY IN ORDER OF FINISH after crossing the line, until a volunteer takes your bib strip at the end of the chute
*NOTE: At 10:45am the Fraser Blues Aerial Demonstration Team will fly past above the highway, so look up when you hear those engines roaring! (See the full air show at 12:30pm on Sunday, over Gibsons Harbour.)
Awards & Post-race
- Refreshments at the finish line: watermelon; Gatorade; water; and homemade cookies!
- Watch the parade, then head down for the awards ceremony at 12:30pm on Gower Point Road, Gibsons Landing, main stage (Family Day location) — new location this year, details TBA
- Medals to first male and female finishers in each age category; to Top 3 in the 15 and under age groups.
- $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, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- Great Draw Prizes — you have to be at the awards ceremony to win!
Sea Cavalcade Parade follows immediately after race, plus a full weekend of fabulous festivities (see Events Schedule). Including: Saturday — Family Day, Street Dance, Salmon BBQ, Fireworks; Sunday — Pancake Breakfast, Keats Island Swim, Talent Show & Karaoke, Logger Sports Show, Fraser Blues Air Show, Kids' Fishing Derby, Party in the Park.
Any proceeds will be donated to the Sea Cavalcade to help put on this fabulous weekend festival.
Take the Langdale ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver — see www.bcferries.com 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. Capacity 362 vehicles, 1500 passengers and crew.
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.
Alternative parking location: at the IGA Park Plaza, corner of Payne/Pratt and Gibsons Way. 400m from the start and 1200m from the finish.
- 2012 Results & Photos
- 2011 Results & Photos
- 2010 Results & Photos
- 2009 Results & Photos
- 2008 Results & Photos
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- 2005 Results & Photos
- 2004 Results & Photos
- 2003 Results
For more information or to volunteer, contact Teresa or Larry Nightingale:
Tel. 604-885-8849 (local) or Toll-free 1-877-493-5163 (9am to 9pm Pacific Time)
In the Media (2008)
Sea Cavalcade Mile included as the only Canadian race in tour
David O'Meara, creator of www.OneMileRunner.com, 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 www.OneMileRunner.com.