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Gunner Shaw Memorial XC Race

“Gunner” Shaw was a well-known and respected BC runner who passed away in 1984 at the age of 39 as a result of a car accident. He is remembered and honoured by our XC race and by its counterpart race in Victoria, organized by the Prairie Inn Harriers club.

The Puddle from Hell

The Gunner Shaw Memorial XC race is known for its challenging, traditional-style cross-country course and for its post-race prizes, food and company.

This XC race is the FINAL run in the BC Athletics Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

Our race is scheduled for:

11:00am | December 2, 2023

Jericho Park (near the Jericho Sailing Centre), 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver BC. Drive west along 4th Avenue for about 1 Km past Alma Street and take the right fork at the Youth Hostel.

The start and finish are in front of the Jericho Sailing Centre.

*NEW pay parking all year at Jericho Sailing Centre parking lot*

Click here for a location map.


A classic cross-country course which includes sections of grass, trail, hills and sandy beach. Depending on weather conditions you can expect varying amounts of mud and water (but always some!). Shoes with good mud traction are recommended. Spikes are optional.

Gunner Shaw 10k Run

Early Registration: Until Nov 16
Standard Registration: Nov 17-30
Late Registration: Dec 1 – race day (Dec 2)
$35 Adult | $28 Youth | $30 Seniors
$40 Adult | $33 Youth | $35 Seniors
$50 Adult | $43 Youth | $45 Seniors

Silver Fox 5k Run

Early Registration: Until Nov 16
Standard Registration: Nov 17-30
Late Registration: Dec 1 – race day (Dec 2)
$35 Adult | $28 Youth | $30 Seniors
$40 Adult | $33 Youth | $35 Seniors
$50 Adult | $43 Youth | $45 Seniors

Note: A late registration fee of $10 (shown above) will apply to all registrations after online registration closes (Late registration December 1 and 2) which includes registering at package pickup. Day of Race Registration will be in the Jericho Sailing Centre. Registration closes at 10:30am on Race Day.

Package Pickup:
Friday December 1st – 4:00 to 6:45 pm, Run Inn Vancouver, 2331 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Saturday December 2nd – 9:30 to 10:30am, inside Jericho Sailing Centre

A combination of medals, ribbons and small gifts will be awarded to the top three runners in the Senior 10km (5yr divisions) and Junior 5km (2yr divisions).

Special recognition will be given to the winners of the Gunner Shaw Trophies (male, female over 35), and the “Silver Fox” Junior Challenge

The “Silver Fox” trophy is awarded in memory of former Lions Gate Road Runner stalwart Jim Conway, who was affectionately known as “The Silver Fox”.

Jim loved cross-country running and was no mean competitor himself.

This race is sanctioned by

Special thanks to:
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
St John Ambulance
Our hard-working volunteers

Our thanks to our community and corporate partners whose sponsorship contributes to the success of this event.

For any questions contact:
Mark Williams | Race Director – Lions Gate Road Runners by email.

2023 10k Results2023 5k Results

2022 10k Results2022 5k Results2022 Photos (Juan Mejia)Photos (Frank Stebner)

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2019 10k Results2019 5k Results

2018 10K Results – 2018 5K Results

2017 10K Results – 2017 5K Results

2016 10K Results – 2016 5K Results

2015 10K Results – 2015 5K Results

2014 Results – 2014 Photos (Frank Stebner) – 2014 Photos

2013 Results  –  2013 Race Photos

2012 Results  – 2012 Team Results – 2012 Race Photos 1   – 2012 Race Photos 2  

2010 Race Photos 1 – 2010 Race Photos 2

2009 Race Photos 1 – 2009 Race Photos 2