Vancouver’s Ultimate Fit Test: The Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run, February 9

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Don’t miss your chance to milk the new B.C. Family Day Long weekend for all it’s worth. Test your stamina and physical performance racing the best butt-blasting snowshoe workout Vancouver has to offer: The Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run. The race course includes the regular Snowshoe Grind plus the Dam Mountain Loop for a total of 5.5 incredibly scenic kilometers.

As you push through multiple inclines, you’ll enjoy rewards along the race route that include spectacular views, trails and terrain. Remember to pace yourself. This course is indeed “a grind” to the top but once you hit the loop, you’ll feel like a bird flying down to the finish line.

The Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run is a physical challenge that may even surprise you on a personal level. Don’t be surprised if you experience an Oprah “Aha” moment mid-course as you soak in the scenery and push yourself through to the finish line. Discover why they don’t call it the Peak of Vancouver for nothing.

The race fee is $35 but Grouse Passholders can enjoy the perks of their pass by paying only $25. The fee includes a timer chip, skyride, post race festivities, prize draws and more. Arrive between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for check in at the Valley Plaza for registration, then by 8:15 a.m. be in front of the Snowshoe Grind Timer for the pre-race brief 8:30 a.m. race start.

The beauty of events like the Mountain Run on Grouse is that just because you cross the finish line doesn’t mean the day or the experience is over. It might only take a short while to cover the course depending on your condition, but then you’ve got all day to chill and enjoy the rewards of your hard work. Grouse is known for its après event socials and race gatherings and the Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run is no exception.

Can you do it? Yes you can! Hurry up and sign up the family too, after all it is “Family Day” weekend at Grouse Mountain.

About the author

Steph Florian

A resident of the North Shore and avid Weekend Warrior, slowing TV Host Stephanie down just doesn’t happen. Always chasing her next ‘adventure’, Vancouver’s active wonder-woman spends her time on the mountain, in the surf, on the mat and playing with her 2 boys.

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