Wheelchair start, 2017 Vancouver Sun Run. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

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Over 41,000 people registered to walk, run and wheel the 33rd edition of the Vancouver Sun Run Sunday, April 23. It was another successful event that saw top national talent, as well as some international athletes, take in the event.

First time Vancouver Sun Runner, Joseph Gray of Colorado Springs, COL won in the time of 29:38, while Karolina Jarzynska-Nadolska from Poland, won the women’s race with a time of 32:39.  Gray was able to fend off veteran runners, Geoff Martinson of Vancouver and Daniel Kipkoech of Kenya with times of 29:46 and 29:54 respectively.

In the Women’s overall division, Kinsey Gomez finished second but captured the top Canadian spot with a time of 33:20, and local favourite, Rachel Cliff finished third with a time of 33:35.

Women’s Start. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

The prize purse of $25,000 is allocated as follows:

Top three Overall Male and Female – $3,000, $1,500 and $750.

Top five Canadian Male and Female – $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500, and $250.

Top three Male and Female Overall Masters – $750, $500 and $250.

Overall 2017 Winners
Athlete Time Prize
Joseph Gray  Colorado Springs, USA 29:38 $3,000
Geoff Martinson  Vancouver, BC 29:46 $1,500
Daniel Kipkoech  Lethbridge, AB 29:56 $750
Karolina Jarzynska Poland 32:39 $3,000
Kinsey Gomez Moscow, ID 33:20 $1,500
Rachel Cliff Vancouver, BC 33:35 $750
Top Canadians
Geoff  Martinson Vancouver, BC 29:39 $2,500
Tristan Woodfine Guelph, ON 29:59 $1,500
Kevin Coffey Vancouver, BC 30:21 $1,000
Kinsey Gomez Moscow, ID 33:20 $2,500
Rachel Cliff Vancouver, BC 33:35 $1,500
Emily Setlack Cold Lake, AB 33:44 $1,000
Masters 40+
Jeremy Deere Calgary, AB 31:47 $750
David Morrissey Vancouver 32:53 $500
Oliver Utting Burnaby 33:09 $250
Catherine Watkins Vancouver, BC 35:43 $750
Jillian Fong Vancouver, BC 36:47 $500
Melanie Kassel Chilliwack, BC 38:35 $250
James Hustvedt N. Vancouver, BC 44:13
Tristan Smith Lake Country, BC 24:03
Sedrick Skabar Port Coquitlam, BC 29:47
Nathan Dewitt Surrey, BC 32:58
Balraj Zimich Richmond, BC 40:10
Men’s and mass start. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

About the Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10K road race and the 3rd largest timed 10K in North America.  The Vancouver Sun Run is open to international elite competitors, recreational runners, joggers and walkers, wheelchair competitors, teams, schools and children.

Next year’s Vancouver Sun Run Presented by Ford will be taking place on Sunday, April 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Vancouver.  The 2.5K Shaw Mini Sun Run starts at 8 a.m. For more information, visit vancouversunrun.com or call 604-689-9441.  Also follow the Vancouver Sun Run on Twitter at @VancouverSunRun, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VancouverSunRun and follow on us on Instagram at instagram.com/vancouversunrun.

About Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited

Ford of Canada’s operations include a national headquarters, three regional offices, three vehicle assembly and engine manufacturing plants, and two parts distribution centres. Ford employs more than 7,000 people in Canada, while an additional 18,000 people are employed in the more than 400 Ford and Ford-Lincoln dealerships across the country. For more information, please visit www.ford.ca.

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