Lions Gate Road Runners (LGRR), the first club in Vancouver to be dedicated to the promotion of long-distance running, was started in 1971 and has been an integral part of the Vancouver running community ever since. Our club established many major local runs, including the Vancouver Marathon, Haney to Harrison Relay, James Cunningham Seawall Race and many other races over the years.
We currently manage three annual races which are open to all runners. From time to time, we also organize club runs for Lions Gate Road Running members. These are relaxed, social weekend runs of various distances and at different locations including Burnaby Lake, Buntzen Lake and the seawall. The run often ends with brunch or a cup of coffee at a nearby restaurant. Club members also meet for a regular Thursday evening workout at the Point Grey School all-weather track.
Lions Gate Road Runners currently consists of about 40 members, about 70% men and 30% women. We have runners of all abilities, from young and adult beginners to elite level seniors and masters runners who are among the top-ranked in Canada. We always welcome runners of all abilities and ages into our club. Currently, we have members aged from under 19 to over 70.
Benefits of membership include support and companionship of like-minded athletes; participation in club runs and social events; opportunity to compete with club teams at both local and out-of-town events; Lions Gate Road Runners racing singlet; and subsidized entry to selected races.
Individual club membership is $30 per year (plus the appropriate BC Athletics membership fee). Family membership is $45. Sign up on-line.