The Whattup? 10k is named for Sir Charles Tupper, Canada’s sixth and, with a term of just 69 days, our shortest-serving prime minister. The ten-kilometre loop passes both Charles Tupper’s namesake school at St. George Street and King Edward Avenue and Tupper Street, which was not named for the former prime minister but for former Vancouver resident and land owner, Mary Tupper.
Heading south from Distance Runwear at Main and 32nd Avenue the route takes in Oakridge, BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals and Douglas Park en route to St. George Street and past Tupper Secondary and its adorable undersized gravel track before turning west at Mountain View Cemetery and back to the store. So nobody thinks I’ve switched sides, the route also passes Eric Hamber Secondary. Go Griffins!