Every Day I’m Waffling 26k

The final quarter of the Vancouver Marathon is pancake-flat but a bad race-day pacing strategy can leave you waffling to the finish line.

Every Day I'm Waffling 26k map
Every Day I’m Waffling is a 26k route that includes the final 17 kilometres of the BMO Vancouver Marathon course. Starting and finishing at the Cambie Running Room, the Waffling route hops onto the marathon course at Alma, covers the Kits stretch of the course to Burrard Bridge. From the bridge the route cruises down Pacific and Beach and then drops down the Inukshuk plunge to the path at English Bay Beach. At this point marathoners begin the final quarter of the course. On paper, this final turn around the Stanley Park Seawall is pancake-flat, but bad pacing strategy earlier in the race can make it feel more like a waffle. Covered in syrup. And whipped cream.

Turn-by-Turn Directions
WEST on 7th Ave — RIGHT on MacDonald St — LEFT on 4th Ave — RIGHT on Alma St — RIGHT on Point Grey Rd > Cornwall Ave — LEFT on Arbutus St and follow road around Kits Point (Arbutus > McNicoll > Maple > Ogden > Chestnut) — LEFT on Cornwall — LEFT onto Burrard Bridge — LEFT onto Pacific Ave > Beach Ave — LEFT on the short downhill path to the English Bay Inukshuk — RIGHT on the beach path past English Bay Beach — follow the path all the way around the Stanley Park Seawall and exit Stanley Park at Devonian Harbour Park — RIGHT on Denman — stop for waffles at the Running Room at Denman and Georgia — continue WEST on Georgia St — fork LEFT on Pender St — RIGHT on Thurlow — LEFT on Haro St > Smithe St — stay on NORTH side of Smithe and take the path to the spiral ramp onto the east deck of the Cambie Bridge and back to 7th Ave

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