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Steve Mattina is the race director of the St. Patrick’s Day 5K that takes place in Vancouver, BC in Stanley Park.

It is one of the few races that put more resources into attracting fast open and fast age-group runners than they do the masses – but the race grows each year.

Not noted here, is that the race route has altered a little and avoids a particular hill and is generally flatter.

There is a first-mile award, the first male and first female to hit the mile and also finish the race win prize money.