Heads up Vancouverites! The annual Vancouver Sun Run will be creating diversions and road closures this Sunday, but TransLink is putting on extra services to help you out.
The annual Sun Run, which is the third largest timed 10K in North America, will take place this Sunday at 9 am.
Tens of thousands are expected to run in this year’s event–43,372 people took part last year– and late registrations are still rolling in.
Whether you’re running or not, note that roads will be closed and diversions will start at 5 am.
For transit users, the bus services that run on Granville Street will be diverted onto Seymour and Richards.
As well, the SkyTrain will be running more frequently than the usual Sunday service.
The SeaBus service will also run every 15 mins until 6.30 pm, with the first service being the 7 am start, while West Vancouver will also get additional bus services.
On their website, TransLink say that more than 25 bus services will be affected, with more diversions happening along other routes.
SkyTrain: All lines will run more frequently than usual Sunday service, before and after the race. Customers can avoid line-ups after the Sun Run by pre-purchasing return fare.
Bus: Services that run on Granville will be diverted onto Seymour and Richards. West Vancouver will have extra morning service from 25th and Marine, and extra buses after the run.
Seabus: Early sail from Lonsdale at 7 am and will run more frequently, every 15 minutes until 6.30 pm
West Coast Express: Special service. Leaves Mission at 7 am and arrives in Vancouver at 8.15 am. Returns after the race, leaving Vancouver at 2.30 pm and arriving at Mission at 3.45 pm
Downtown Vancouver Area – Georgia St
Cambie St at W Broadway
Quebec, Abbott and Carrall Streets