Race Info

NO RACE 2022 - Was previously in
Stanley Park, Second Beach Vancouver, BC Canada


Course Map

10 km around the seawall, 10 am start.

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Race Results

Links to results on race day, and previous years, of course!



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49th James Cunningham Seawall Race

james cunningham sewall race logoThe James Cunningham Seawall Race is the oldest consistently run race in the City of Vancouver. Runners start at Second Beach in Stanley Park, join up with the Seawall and make their way counter-clockwise around the park as they have done since 1971, with the race finishing back at Second Beach.

Race History

Lions Gate Road Runners started this race in 1971, the year the last stone was laid on the seawall, in honour of James Cunningham, a Scottish stonemason who made construction of the Seawall his life’s passion.

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We keep links from photographers from previous years as long as we can. Find your photo from years past – and check out some of the great costumes too!

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Volunteers welcome!

A beautiful fall morning is in store for our volunteers each year. And a great t-shirt and snacks! Be part of a 49-year Vancouver running tradition!

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Register for the James Cunningham Seawall Race!

See the 2019 Finisher’s Medal

See the 2019 Finisher’s Medal

This year’s medal depicts Harry Jerome, a Canadian track and field runner who represented Canada at many international matches, including the 1964 Summer Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the 100 m race. He tragically passed away in 1982 at the age of 42. He is...

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