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General InfoWhen is the 2015 lululemon SeaWheeze half marathon?
This year’s SeaWheeze is on Saturday August 15th 2015.
No refunds, transfers or deferrals are available for this event.
We have created this event policy for SeaWheeze based on operational necessities (inventory levels, product shipment, registration data, etc) as well as protecting our runners from liability implications and keeping them safe.
We will be hosting a pre-race package pickup on Friday August 14th from 7am–8pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre (it’s really more adventure than expo). A little music, a splash of pampering and the SeaWheeze showcase store make this a party you won’t want to miss (hello SeaWheeze exclusive gear!)
- one INCREDIBLE weekend
- a pair of exclusive SeaWheeze run shorts (good news – ladies don’t get to have all the fun this year. Gents, you’ll be able to pick between two styles this year too!)
- a SeaWheeze app to help you build your training program (and your playlist)
- access to our official yogi and run trainers
- a fully supported race route complete with aid, water and fueling stations
- post-race runners brunch
- ticket to the biggest party of the Summer – the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival
- yoga, yoga and more yoga
No. We support many charitable initiatives in our local and global communities each year through our metta movement program. For more information, visit the the metta movement online.
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We will have a link to all results on our website. They will also be available immediately after you cross the finish line. Don’t see your race results? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: you will see two times on the result page—the gun time and your personal chip time. Your chip time is the one you want!
$128 CAD, including all applicable taxes and processing fees.
Yes, most of them are.
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August in Vancouver is unbeatable (at least that’s our opinion). The average temperature is 17˚C (That’s 63˚F for our American friends). It will be chilly in the early morning so you may want to layer up.
Parking in Vancouver is quite expensive and it’s also at a bit of a premium—we definitely recommend walking. We will have a bike valet so cycling is another great option but there are pay parking lots surrounding and underneath the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Complete road closure and traffic impact information is available here.
We will have a link to all results on our website. They will also be available immediately after you cross the finish line.
Note: you will see two times on the result page—the gun time and your personal chip time. Your chip time is the one you want!
We are excited to welcome 10,016 runners for SeaWheeze 2015. Why the 16? To celebrate 16 years of lululemon.
Heck yes! The more the merrier. Click here to purchase additional SSF tickets.
We do not offer priority or waitlisting for our SeaWheeze races. We provide an equal opportunity for people to register each year.
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August 15th, 2015
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Expect hot JJ Bean coffee at each of the cheer stations. Lumberman’s Arch will also have freshly squeezed juices and fruit care of SPUD.
Both shuttles (to the lululemon office as well as Stanley Park) will begin looping to the cheer stations at 6:50am. There will be shuttles leaving every 10 minutes from the pick up and drop off location on West Hastings at Burrard. Spectators will have the option of looping straight to the lululemon Support Centre (our head office) or looping around to two cheer stations in Stanley Park.
Shuttles from the Start/Finish area will be leaving every 10 minutes starting at 6:50am. The shuttles will run to lululemon head office until 9:00am and into Stanley Park until 11:30am.
Shuttles will be running every 10 minutes from the designated pick up and drop off spots. If you miss one, make sure to catch the next.
Expected time to finish: under 1hr50
Hop on the first shuttle (6:50am) heading East to cheer on your runner as they pass by the lululemon head office. Bonus: you’ll get to see your runner twice as they zoom by the 8.5km and 10km markers in the run! Return on a shuttle and head straight for the finish line!
Expected time to finish: more than 2hrs 30
Once you’ve watched your runner cross the start, hop on a shuttle headed towards the lululemon head office. Here you will be able to cheer your runner as the cross the 8km course marker. To ensure that you have some extra time, head straight for the shuttles after you see your runner (before they turn around and come back) and stay on as it comes back through downtown and heads over towards Stanley Park. Depending on your timing, you may be able to see your runner at 2nd beach before heading off to Lumberman’s arch. Once your runner has passed the 18.5k mark at Lumberman’s arch, hurry to the shuttles and head to finish to help cheer them in!
Package PickupWhere and when do I pick up my race package?
You can pick up your race package at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Come anytime between 7am–8pm on Friday, August 14th (it’s going to be a party)
All you’ll need is photo ID.
No! Just bring a piece of photo ID and come and join the party.
Yes. You can authorize someone else to pick-up your package on your behalf. You will need to fill out an authorization letter and provide this signed letter to the person picking up your package. You will also need to possess the registered runner’s government issued photo ID and the authorized person’s government issued photo ID. No photocopies or scan will be accepted.
Don’t sweat it (you’ll be doing enough of that on race day). Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out.
RunIs there a full marathon I can participate in?
No. The SeaWheeze weekend is one half-marathon, the other half party! We are focusing our energy on 21.1 amazing kilometres, all the yoga we can get our hands on, an incredible concert and a big party.
No. We encourage and welcome runners of all level to come and get sweaty with us.
No. However, a special gift will be handed out to all participants.
You must be a minimum of 13 years old or older to participate in the SeaWheeze. If you are under the age of 18 you will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver on your behalf at package pickup.
Oh baby—your crew is going to want to get in on the parties happening in our designated cheer zones. Expect hilarity to ensue. Check here for more information.
There will be a gear check inside the West building of the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Yes, however, to ensure everyone’s safety and maximum enjoyment of Vancouver’s setting and the course route, we encourage you to run sans headphones. We promise you won’t want to miss anything that’s happening, anyways…keep those ears open!
Yes, you can certainly run with your GPS device—although getting lost will be hard with all the sweaty people smiling around you.
Yes—just be aware that the course closes four hours after the start of the race, and the finish line will be inactive by 11:30am.
No. Due to safety issues and a narrow course in some sections, jogging strollers are not permitted.
Chip timing—the electronic kind.
The “Route” page has a route map that is still subject to change but will give you a good idea of your amazing Vancouver tour. Check it out here.
Yes to both! We are committed to your hydration and on-course nutrition needs. Water and aid stations will be situated approximately every 3 kms on the route.
We’ve got you covered. At each Aid Station you will find water from Whistler Water and Vega Hydrator (as an electrolyte option) for hydration. For fuel, you’ll find Vega gels and fresh fruit from our friends at SPUD.
There will be designated spots around the finish celebration site for you to high five, hug and chest bump your friends and family. A detailed start/finish map can be found here.
Of course! We will have bathrooms located with every aid station along the course.
ShortsIs there a piece of clothing that comes with the $128.00 CAD registration fee?
No. Your runner shorts are exclusive to 2015 SeaWheeze runners, and as such they aren’t available in our stores.
We will be offering a shorts exchange (based on available inventory) on event weekend. Unwashed/unworn shorts with the tags still in place can be brought to the Shorts Exchange at package pick up (Vancouver Convention Center) on Friday August 14th from 7am-8pm. Keep in mind that your size and or preferred style cannot be guaranteed.
Our goal is to have all shorts to runners by May 19th to start your training. However, there is a small possibility that you may not receive your shorts until May 31st. Please note we are doing our best to get them to you as fast as we possibly can.
Both women and men will have the choice between two styles this year. Check out the info on them here.
No, we produced the appropriate number of shorts based on our anticipated gender split in registration. To ensure all runners receive a pair, you must select your own gender. Trust us, you’ll love em!
Please reach out to us at email@example.com, we will confirm which shorts you registered for, and then work with you to find a solution.
Yes. Unworn shorts with the tags still in place can be brought to the Shorts Exchange at package pick up (Vancouver Convention Center) on Friday August 14th from 7am-8pm. Your size and or preferred style cannot be guaranteed.
Please refer to your tracking number in the email we sent you when your shorts shipped and attempt to track your package directly with FedEx. If this doesn’t work, please contact our SeaWheeze support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 1.877.263.9300.
Please contact our SeaWheeze support team at email@example.com or call 1.877.263.9300.
We will be offering an exchange (based on available inventory) on event weekend. Tags must be on and shorts must be unworn.
If you chose to “Pick Up” your shorts during the online shorts selection process, you can come pick them up from our Shorts Exchange on Friday August 14th from 7am and 8pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In order to redeem your shorts, you are required to show one piece of government issued photo ID.
Yes. You can authorize someone else to pick-up your shorts on your behalf. You will need to fill out an authorization letter and provide this signed letter to the person picking up your runner shorts. You will also need to possess the registered runner’s government issued photo ID and the authorized person’s government issued photo ID. No photocopies or scan will be accepted.
Please visit the Shorts Exchange at the event on Friday August 14th from 7am and 8pm to retrieve your shorts. In order to redeem your shorts, you are required to show one piece of government issued photo ID. You size and/or preferred style cannot be guaranteed and selection will be based on available inventory.
Showcase StoreWhere is the SeaWheeze store?
The SeaWheeze showcase store will be located inside the West Building at the Vancouver Convention Center.
We’re so excited about this Special Edition gear for men & women! We designed an entire line of run product inspired by SeaWheeze 2014. This product will not be sold in lululemon stores or online in North America so make sure you check out the SeaWheeze Showcase store.
As part of our commitment to sharing SeaWheeze Festivities with our community, the SeaWheeze showcase store is open to both runners and the public.
The store will be open from 7am–8pm on Friday, August 14th and will be closed on August 15th. We know that our special edition SeaWheeze gear moves as quickly as our runners do so be sure to arrive early!
We definitely recommend walking or cycling down to check it out. We will have a bike valet and if you choose to drive there are pay parking lots surrounding and underneath the Vancouver Convention Center.
TransLink provides city transit seven days a week via buses through its rapid transit system, SkyTrain and the new Canada line – The VCC is a short walk from Waterfront station.
Doors will open at 7am sharp to the VCC. There will be a place to line up outside the VCC off the Burrard entrance. We recommend you come early for the best selection!
Yes, all Seawheeze Showcase store purchases are final sale (no returns or exchanges).
Yes, there is a 15 total item limit per guest and all items are final sale. No more than 5 pieces of one unique item can be purchased.
We’ll be accepting debit, credit cards and giftcards – Please remember to contact your bank if you are from out of town so that your cards will work
* CASH will not be accepted at the Seawheeze Store*
Yes, we do accept gift cards at the store.
We’re so excited about this Special Edition gear for men & women! We designed an entire line of run product inspired by SeaWheeze 2015. This product will not be sold in lululemon stores or online so make sure you check out the SeaWheeze Showcase store.
All our Special Edition SeaWheeze styles will be available when the store opens and we know they’ll go fast! Be sure to come down early for the best selection.
There will be separate individual change rooms for women and men and a communal change room for women only. Best to wear easy slip-off clothes if you’re planning to try things on for size.
Our size range is 2-12 for women and S-XXL for men. It’s best to know your size ahead of time for a seamless experience.
We have staffed the floor with educator ninjas, and we’re committed to getting you through the checkout as quickly as possible.
No, but we strongly recommend leaving coats and bags in your car or at home. A good set of shoes - THINK RUNNERS! and a wallet is all you will need.
Our Seawheeze store is quite an experience; past guest feedback has been that they would’ve preferred to leave their strollers at home, but you are of course welcome to bring your stroller should you need it.
Yes! While complimentary hemming will not be offered at the sale itself, please feel free to visit any of your local stores to receive complimentary hemming.
As always, we stand behind the quality of our gear. If you have an issue with any of your gear bring it into your local store so that they can take a look at it!
TrainingWhat is lululemon providing us as a training program?
We are providing you with much more than just a training program. We will be providing you with a detailed 14-week training plan that will give you everything you need to run the best 21.1k of your life. The program is designed to support both new and experienced runners. Both our official trainers and yogis have you covered. Training starts on May 19th and our updated SeaWheeze App will be ready on May 15th. This year we will have iPhone and Android versions, so come back here to download, get sweaty and get ready!
Certain local lululemon stores will be hosting run clubs to gear up for this event (please note that these run clubs will be established based on supporting registration numbers).
No. While engineered for participants of the SeaWheeze, anyone can follow along and utilize the program.
The official SeaWheeze training program will start in May.
In May we’re launching a 14-week training plan developed by one of our ambassadors, our official SeaWheeze run trainer. Our app re-launch will happen in May so you’ll be ready to rip, fully supported with a training program, an app, and your SeaWheeze shorts.
Ideally you should be able to run for 45 minutes prior to starting this program. Walk/running is fine – follow the distances and times we recommend and walk/run at whatever intervals you are comfortable with.
The SeaWheeze training plan is 14 weeks, starting in May, and taking you through to the SeaWheeze on August 15th.
Fartlek is Swedish for speed play (don’t worry, no alan key required). Fartlek 3-2-1 training helps build variable intensity into your training. Run 3 minutes at a level 6 effort (out of 10), 2 minutes at a level 7, 1 minute at a level 8 and then repeat.
Download the app, grab a friend and get running! We’ve built the program so that you can do it from anywhere, on your own or with friends. If you’re not sure if you’re local lululemon has a run club, check our store finder feature.
The program is designed to have you getting sweaty 6 days a week, at different levels of intensity. We’ve built in lots of yoga and cross-training, so you can mix up your workouts and take it easy for a day if you need to.
Absolutely – running on treadmills is A-OK if that’s your jive.
The training includes running (duh), yoga, and cross-training (anything from cycling, to swimming, to strength training). This training program is meant to build endurance so you can go the distance on SeaWheeze weekend.
VolunteerDo you need event volunteers? Where can I register?
We sure do! Head over here to check out available positions and to sign up!
Yes. You you are able to select your shift time and position. Pop over here to take a peek at all the available options!
Absolutely! You are officially our favourite type of go-getting participant. There are plenty of volunteer shifts available. Check out the available positions here.
Yes! Volunteers will receive a SeaWheeze shirt as a thank you for making this event come to life.
Sunset FestivalAre tickets to the Sunset Festival refundable?
No, but please feel free to spread the love. We’re sure one of your friends will enjoy spending time with us!
The ultimate gift. As a runner your wristband is not transferable, however tickets to the Sunset Festival can be shared with friends and family.
Of course! The SeaWheeze Sunset Festival is the post-race celebration for you and your fellow SeaWheezers. Yoga. Party. Food. Drink. Need we say more? Okay, we will: imagine the best lawn party of the summer, with thousands of friends gathering for an all-time high from marathon endorphins, live music and outdoor yoga. In short, it’s going to be awesome. If you’re a registered SeaWheeze runner, keep your wristband on! It’s your hot ticket to the after party.
As a runner, you receive complimentary access to the Sunset Festival. A limited number of tickets have been released. Get yours now.
gates open – 4.30pm
yoga at – 6.00pm
live concert – 7.00pm
Trust us, you’re going to want to get there early to drop your mat and get the best view possible.*Times subject to change
We’re so excited to have Capital Cities as our headliner, check out their latest single. We also have The Colourist opening the show!
We have our favorite Surfer, Yogi, Blissoligist Eoin Finn teaching one of his World-renowned transformative classes. Check out www.blissology.com for more.
Yes, children younger than 2 can attend for free; children over 2 will need a ticket.
Yes! All of SeaWheeze is B.Y.O.M., including the Sunset Festival (and we’ll have yoga-mat check available)
Service dogs, yes. All other canine friends, no.
The SeaWheeze Sunset Festival ends at 10:30 pm.
Bring your poncho, because we’re partying rain or shine! (in Vancouver we don’t let a little thing called rain get in the way of a good time)
We recommend walking or cycling. We’ll have a by-donation bike valet at the festival venue, and walking groups will leave from the Vancouver Convention Centre starting at 4pm. There is no parking on-site.
The shuttles will be looping continuously between the Vancouver Convention Centre (on Canada Place) and the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival from 3:45pm until 11:30pm. They are free, you just need to show your wristband or ticket to the Sunset Festival.
Sorry, the buses do not have room to accommodate strollers.
Sorry, no pit stops. The shuttle will run directly between the Vancouver Convention Centre and Stanley Park (don’t worry, there’s snacks at the festival).
your yoga mat (it doubles as an excellent concert seat)
warm layers – it cools off when the sun goes down
water (you can refill your bottle at the festival)
cash – we’ll have ATM’s on site, but do you really want to wait in that line?
2 forms of ID for the licensed beer & wine patio if that’s your jam
credit card – no cash? don’t want to hit up the ATM line? pay with plastic
food or booze – we’ve got it all on-site and will be doing bag cheks at the gate
lawn or camping chairs – leave ‘em at home and sit on your yoga mat
there’s no auto parking at the festival, but we’ll have a by-donation bike valet! (and with a guest list of 15,000 do you really want to drive?)
Nope! Volunteer wristbands are tickets to SeaWheeze Sunset Festival (tell your friend to keep the wristband on!)
Yes! There is a licensed patio area on site where you can purchase beer and wine. Bring 2 pieces of ID for access to the bevvie patio.
We’ll have food for sale at the festival. Standing in line at the ATM is nobody’s best life, so bring some cash. Don’t bring anything to eat or drink with you.
Yes – there will be a free mat check on-site (but wouldn’t you rather sit on it during the concert?)
$25, including all taxes and fees. The ticket includes access to an epic outdoor yoga class, the live concert, shuttles, on-site food* and beverages* and a licensed beer and wine patio* (*for purchase)
Runners receive complimentary entry to the party.
Yes. A limited number of tickets will go on sale closer to race date.
The name you put under the billing address will appear beside your additional Sunset Festival tickets. Don’t worry, these tickets can still be used for any friend or family member you choose to give them to.
We’ll be sending only ONE PDF for your runner registration and Sunset Festival tickets. Open the registration PDF and scroll down – you’ll see your tickets there.