Over 3000 runners will take to the Eastside streets in the Annual Under Armour Eastside 10k through the heart of Vancouver.

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A sold-out field of more than 3000 runners will take to the streets in the Under Armour Eastside 10k on Saturday, September 15, featuring some of Canada’s top distance runners, including returning champs, Geoff Martinson and Natasha Wodak.

Geoff Martinson will try to defend his title competing against Mile 2 Marathon coaches, Rob Watson and former winner Dylan Wykes.  Other notables include Tristan Woodfine, who currently holds 2nd place in the Canada Running Series points standings, 2018 Olympian Luc Bruchet and current Canadian Marathon champion, Trevor Hofbauer.  On the women’s side, Dayna Pidhoresky will return to challenge Wodak as well as 2016 winner Leslie Sexton.

For a complete list of this year’s elite field, please visit www.canadarunningseries.com/2018/09/ua-eastside-10k-2018-elite-field-announced/

To add to the excitement, runners will try to “kill the hill” in an all out 700 metre sprint starting on Dundas and ending at the top of Pandora Park for a chance at some amazing prizes from Under Armour.

Now in its sixth year, the race features a route through the downtown eastside that starts and finishes at the Woodward’s Building. The course works its way East towards Nanaimo St. before returning to the Woodward’s Building via Powell St. The event is proud to be working with three Eastside charities this year; the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, PHS Community Services Society, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

WHAT:               Under Armour Eastside 10k

WHERE:            140 West Cordova @ Abbott, Vancouver Eastside

WHEN:              Saturday, September 15, 2018

                        UA Eastside 10k Start – 8:30a.m.

Media inquiries will be based out of The Charles Bar (136 W Cordova), steps from the events start/finish line. Please check-in with either Carolyn Abbass (416-413-5190) or Randy Clegg (604-209-0611).

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

8:30a.m.            10km Starting Line (140 W Cordova)

8:35a.m.            Gastown

8:55a.m.            Elite Men’s Winner

9:00a.m.            Elite Women’s Winner

9:45a.m.            Awards Ceremony at The Charles Bar (136 W Cordova)

Cheer on participants of all levels, this Saturday, September 15, as they run through the heart of Vancouver in the Under Armour Eastside 10k. More information on the event can be found at www.eastside10k.com