“VUM Festival Weekend” is a weekend packed full of running, biking, and beer in downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park. Throughout the weekend runners, walkers, bikers, and spectators of all ages can participate in a variety of events that include but are not limited to a marathon and a half marathon!
Super organized, with the participant’s needs at the forefront. Great energy, nice course through some lovely parts of historic Vancouver. Great shirts, great medals (which seem to get bigger every year, I think they’re the size of a teacup saucer now,) excellent course support with water, electrolyte drink (bring your own gels) and cheerful folks at every stop. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, so get there early. Brewfest is nice and wasn’t super crowded. Can usually get a deal on next year’s race if you sign up after the run. Great value for what you get — other races could learn from these guys for sure.