The 2012 Vancouver Sun Run takes place this Sunday April 15th. And although I’ve been working on my fitness lately, I still won’t be taking part in the run. However, there will be thousands of people as event organizers expect close to 60,000 participants. The Sun Run is billed as the largest road race in Canada and second largest in North America.
If you plan on driving around downtown you may want to check out the following road closures.
From the Vancouver Sun:
The following streets will be closed during the specified times:
Georgia Street: Seymour to Bute, 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Bute to the Causeway (including all streets crossing Georgia), 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Lions Gate Bridge, access from Pender Street only, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
All streets within the area bounded by Dunsmuir/Melville to Robson, Seymour to Bute 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Denman: Georgia to Robson, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Robson: west of Denman to Stanley Park, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Beach Avenue: Stanley Park to Hornby, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Stanley Park: Stanley Park Drive at North Lagoon Drive, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Ryan Road at Park Lane/South Lagoon Drive, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Pacific Boulevard: Nelson to Abbott. 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Abbott to Quebec 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Expo Boulevard closed from Quebec to Terry Fox Way, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Bridge closures: Burrard Bridge, all northbound traffic closed 8:30 a.m. to noon; Cambie Bridge, closed to all northbound traffic 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outside downtown: West 2nd Avenue, Burrard to Fir, 8:30 a.m. to noon; Fir Street, West 2nd Ave. to West 4th Ave. 8:30 a.m. to noon; West 4th Avenue/West 6th Avenue, Pine to Cambie. 8:30 a.m. to noon; Quebec, Keefer and Abbott streets, closed to all traffic 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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