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General InformationWhen is the 2013 lululemon SeaWheeze half marathon?
This year’s Seawheeze is on Saturday August 10th, 2013.
We will be hosting a pre-race package pickup on Friday August 9th from 8am–9pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre (it’s really more beach party 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!)
You can pick up your race package at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Come anytime between 8am–9pm on Friday, August 9th (it is 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.
- one INCREDIBLE weekend
- a pair of SeaWheeze Special Edition run shorts (ladies, you’ll be able to pick between 2 styles this year)
- 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
- an outdoor oceanside concert and after party
- yoga, yoga and more yoga
No. As a company, lululemon supports a variety of charitable initiatives within our global and local community. Although there is no specific charity for SeaWheeze many charities benefit from lululemon’s charitable giving program. For more information visit the lululemon giving page.
No. The SeaWheeze weekend is one half-marathon the other half party! We are focusing our energy on 21.1km of amazing, 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 as of event day 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.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 1-877-263-9300 ext. 2.
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 10,014 runners for SeaWheeze 2013. Why the 14? To celebrate 14 years of lululemon.
RegistrationHow can I register?
The SeaWheeze Class of 2013 is full, but we hope to see you in 2014!
Change doesn’t have to be hard! You can email email@example.com for any changes that you need to make to your registration.
No need, your finishing time helps us to organize the best start experience but it is not integral to your registration as you will self-seed on the day of. Meaning if you are going to be way faster you can start right at the front
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.
No refunds, transfers or deferrals are available for this event.
$128 CAD, including all applicable taxes and processing fees.
For registration specific issues please call: 1-888-988-2453 and we can help you sort it out.
SeaWheeze Product & Showcase StoreIs there a piece of clothing that comes with the $128.00 CAD registration fee?
YES! If you register before May 1st we will be sending you a pair of SeaWheeze Special Edition run shorts. They will hit your doorstep sometime in late May/ early June (you are going to need them for training). Ladies, this year you will be able to select between two different styles (decisions, decisions). Please note that these running shorts are available on a first come first served basis. Your size and style cannot be guaranteed.
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!
If your preferred short size is not showing up as an option during registration, that size is no longer available; please make an alternate selection. Note: we cannot facilitate short size changes after registration, so make sure you love it!
We will be offering an exchange (based on available inventory) on event weekend. Tags must be on and shorts must be unworn.
No. Your runner shorts are exclusive to runners and so are not available in our stores. We are offering an exchange at package pick up on Friday Aug. 9 from 8am-9pm.Your size and or preferred style cannot be guaranteed.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 solutions desks at package pick up (Vancouver Convention Centre) on Friday Aug. 9 from 8am-9pm.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.
Please contact our SeaWheeze support team at email@example.com or call 1-877-263-9300.
Please follow up with our friends at FedEx using your unique tracking number that we sent you when your shorts were shipped. They are the experts and will be able to support you in finding your shorts!
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! We designed an entire line of run product inspired by SeaWheeze 2013. This product will not be sold in lululemon stores or online in North America so make sure you check out the SeaWheeze Showcase store.
We’re not sure. We anticipate it being open from 8am–9pm on Friday, August 9th and the majority of race day on August 10th. Stay tuned for updated hours.
We’re not sure. We are still working out all the details. What we can tell you is we are focused on providing our runners the best store experience ever. Stay tuned.
SeaWheeze WeekendIs there a post-race party?
Yes there is! We will be hosting post-race yoga and a concert that will blow your mind! We will have more juicy details to share sometime in May.
Yes! This year you will be able to bring a +1. There may be an additional cost to facilitate your +1. We will have more details for you in May.
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.
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. Make sure to remind the person picking up your package they will need to show their photo ID.
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.
Oh baby—your crew is going to want to get in on the parties happening in our designated cheer zones. Expect hilarity to ensue. We will be releasing a detailed list of spots sometime in May.
There will be a gear check at the start/finish line.
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.
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.
RouteWhere can I find a route map?
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.
Complete road closure and traffic impact information will be available by July 15th, 2013.
Yes to both! We are committed to your hydration and on-course nutrition needs so will have plenty of aid stations and water stations along the route. Exact locations will be released prior to the event.
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 will be released closer to the big day.
Of course! We will have bathrooms located with every aid station along the course. Exact location will be released prior to the event.
TrainingWhat is lululemon providing us as a training program?
Introducing the 10-week TackleBox training plan! This training plan will give you everything you need to run the best 21.1k of your life and is designed to support both new and experienced runners. Both our official trainers and yogis have you covered.
The TackleBox plan is also included in our iPhone app: your personal pocket-size trainer.
Download the training programs here.
Certain local lululemon stores will be hosting run clubs to gear up for this event. Check out our store finder, to find your local lululemon. The stores also post great tips on their Facebook pages, so search there to find your store.
Print off the TackleBox training program or 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.
No. While engineered for participants of the SeaWheeze, anyone can follow along and utilize the training program and the app.
The official 10-week TackleBox training program starts on Monday June 3rd! (The Get Sweaty, Get Ready training started March 18th and is available to download here.)
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 TackleBox training plan is 10 weeks, starting on June 3rd, and taking you through to the SeaWheeze on August 10th.
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.
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.
Absolutely – running on treadmills is A-ok if that’s your jive.
The Get Sweaty Get Ready programs were built to get your body ready to start this 10-week training program. You’ve built an amazing base, now it’s time to push yourself with this program, so that you cross the finish line on August 10th smiling.
The Strength Circuit will be available in early April, as a downloadable PDF, found here. We promise to get it to you with plenty of time to spare before your first workout.
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.
Most of your runs should be at an easy, conversational pace. Save your hardcore training energy for the last 10 weeks of training. Trust us, things are going to get real real!
how does this feel
when do i use this level?
too easy to be a workout
walking the seawall
can comfortably carry on conversation
easy runs, long runs, warm-up and cool-downs
hard effort, conversation difficult
Intervals, fartleks, hill intervals
tough stuff, you may question why you signed up for this
toward peak of hill intervals or at end of fartleks
Warming up and cooling down are important. Seriously! If you want to minimize injury and continue running through SeaWheeze and beyond warming up and cooling down properly is the right choice. Maintain an intensity level of 3 or 4 to properly ramp up or cool down.
Our official SeaWheeze trainer Blue has put together this dynamic warmup video to help you start all your runs on the right foot.
Find a hill with a decent incline (approximately 3 to 5 degree incline). You will also want to make sure the hill is about 50 meters long. Run up the hill at an 80 to 85% effort level until you reach the summit. Turn around at the top and jog back down at an easy, relaxed pace. Repeat for the duration of your workout. Intensity level on this should be an 8 out of 10 while you are running uphill – you got this!
If you live somewhere flat (hello Saskatchewan) or need an indoor option, a 5 degree incline on a treadmill will get your heart racing and an incline of to 2 or 3 degrees to recover.
The App is one part pocket sized personal trainer, one part DJ and one part Vancouver city guide. 10 week beginner and intermediate training programs include cross training, yoga and running options designed to help you reach your running goals. The app lets you track your training, share your progress and listen to incredible music to keep you motivated. You can also access live race results and weekend event details – just think of the app as your SeaWheeze concierge.
Download it in the App Store.
Is the App available for my phone?
The SeaWheeze app is currently available only for iOS devices.
We’re working on this glitch, but we recommend downloading the free 8 tracks app to listen to our playlists. The beats will never stop and will get you through your toughest runs!
Stay glued to our facebook page for live chats with our official trainers and feel free to post your questions on facebook as well. What will help you, will probably help many. In addition, check in with your local store, they are always stoked to support!
VolunteerDo you need event volunteers? Where can I register?
We sure do! Volunteer registration opens on Wednesday May 15th at 12pm PST on our volunteer page. Please note: the minimum age for volunteers is 13 years old.
Yes. There will be an opportunity to select your shift time and position. Sign up on Wednesday May 15th on our volunteer page.
Absolutely! You are officially our favourite type of go-getting participant. There are plenty of volunteer shifts available for Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th. Sign up on Wednesday May 15th on our volunteer page.
Yes! Volunteers will receive a SeaWheeze shirt as a thank you for making this event come to life. Volunteers will also have the chance to shop at the SeaWheeze showcase store on Friday Aug 9 from 8am to 9pm or Saturday Aug 10 from 8am to 1pm.
Yes. During the registration process simply select as many shifts as your schedule will accommodate. Please make sure the shifts you select are not at conflicting times.
Yes. We will be hosting a volunteer training session complete with yoga, vision and goals, and snacks on Wednesday 7th August from 6pm-8pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre- West Building. If you can’t attend this session, fear not! We will be sharing the training materials online and via email.
Note: some volunteer roles will require special pre-event training. If you have one of these roles, your Volunteer Manager will connect with you prior to the event to organize this extra special training. Lucky you!
Yes. We want to keep your energy up! We will provide water, fruit and snacks during your shift. If you have any special needs or preferences we suggest you pack some of your own snacks as well.
We’ve got you covered! As a thank you for making this event come to life, you will be receiving an official SeaWheeze volunteer shirt when you sign in at your first shift. We ask that you wear this shirt with pride to your volunteer shift.
We recommend wearing something athletic and comfortable on the bottom so that you’re ready for anything at the event. We know a great place that makes athletic wear…
For outdoor shifts we suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen and layers. Please leave your valuables at home. We will not have secure storage at the event.
Absolutely! As our way of saying thank you, all volunteers are invited to attend the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival on the evening of Saturday August 10th. Your volunteer wristband is all you need to get in. You will get your wristband when you sign in for your first shift!