One of Vancouver’s favourite half marathons is changing things up this year.
Lululemon’s SeaWheeze half marathon, the summertime race that takes participants around Vancouver’s scenic seawall, Gastown, and Kitsilano neighbourhood as part of a 21 kilometre stretch, has had some big changes made to registration for the 2018 run.
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To make things a little more fair for everyone, participants for the race will be chosen in a non-guaranteed entry draw, meaning that you’ll have your shot at signing up – even if you do so an entire hour after registration opens.
This change comes after it became clear to organizers that the mad dash to sign up as a participant was a sprint in and of itself, as the SeaWheeze Half Marathon Facebook page states that they’ve “ditched the race before the run.”
Entry into the draw is free, and you’ll only have to pay the $173 registration fee after you’ve been selected – though there is no obligation to register once you are chosen.
Only 9,500 names will be chosen to participate in the 2018 SeaWheeze Half Marathon, and anyone over the age of 12 can enter, but they’ll only have one day to do it.
The entry period will run from 10 am on January 25 to 10 am on January 26, and will be immediately followed by the drawing that same day.
Accepted runners will receive an email notification, and will have until midnight of the following day to accept the offer.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Basically, think of it less as a race, and more of a lottery… to get to be part of the race.
When: Thursday, January 25 to Friday January 26
Time: 10 am on Thursday to 10 am on Friday
How: Go to register.seawheeze.com, complete the form, accept the terms and conditions, and click submit.
Limit one entry per person and per email address. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries may result in disqualification.