edge to edge marathon

11th Annual Edge-to-Edge Marathon

June 13, 2010

The letter 'T'

The 11th Annual Edge to Edge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay follows an undulating course from Tofino, through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, finishing in the small village of Ucluelet. The distance between the two villages is the perfect marathon distance surrounded by old growth forests and crashing ocean waves.

The Edge to Edge marathon is an annual event that brings runners from all over the world to the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. It is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the tranquility and unique character that Tofino and Ucluelet share; surrounded by subtle yet rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty.

Please note: the following is the 2009 event calendar for the Edge-to-Edge-Marathon.

june 11, 2009Marathon

Edge-to-Edge Marathon: Marathon
starts in Tofino at
7:30 am walkers & 6 hour + finishers
8:30 am runners

You will follow an undulating course from the town of Tofino to the village of Ucluelet, the perfect marathon distance. You won't see the same scenery twice as you travel to your finish line destination!

Please note that this is not a closed course. Runners must be aware of vehicle traffic at all times. Watch for residents pulling out of driveways and for side street traffic.

june 11, 2009Half Marathon

Edge-to-Edge Marathon: Half Marathon
starts at 9:00 am in Ucluelet

It will be a Half Marathon filled with incredibe scenery--crashing waves, beautiful views, beaches, and wildlife... expect it all!

This course will wind its way through the seaside village of Ucluelet with a portion of the course running on the Wild Pacific Trail! The trail is hard-packed and nicely graded.

The course will start on the road and paved bike path for the first 15km of the race and then slip onto the Wild Pacific Trail for approximately 4km and then a 500m stretch along Big Beach (gravel path). Then it's back on to the road thought the streets of Ucluelet for the final 2 km!

june 11, 2009Edge to Edge Relay

Edge-to-Edge Marathon: Relay
starts at 8:30 am in Tofino

This Ekiden style relay is the most popular category. As a team of five, each person runs between 7-10km. It's a great way to spend a weekend with your running friends!

the letter 'W'

We on the Pacific Rim have yet another, exciting reason to celebrate. Sunday, June 14, 2009 marks the 10th Annual Edge to Edge Marathon. Ten years ago on Sunday, June 11, 2000 the Edge to Edge Marathon was first introduced by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce to our wild West Coast.

It has become a tradition for our communities of Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to celebrate the Edge to Edge. We all contribute in our own way. Some of us sponsor, host, donate, share, care, train, run, cheer or volunteer. Every role is vital and contributes to the success of our exceptional community event.

From the first year, the Edge to Edge Marathon has always been extraordinary. Perhaps it is fate and an astounding coincidence that our towns of Tofino and Ucluelet are perfectly marathon distance apart. Elite athletes from our own backyards, and around the world, run from the 'Force of Nature' to 'Life on the Edge'.

Over the years, Edge to Edge runners have grown to love what we love most, our sense of community. On top of being able to experience a race in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, participants experience us. They love the small town feel and the authentic support from our unique communities.

The Team Relay is our most popular category and has been sold out since mid April! This year, watch out and cheer on our many local friends and neighbors taking part in the Edge to Edge. In 2006, the Half Marathon was first introduced on the world famous Wild Pacific Trail. It has matured into an exceptional event and a destination race for many.

For 10 years, the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce along with our communities of Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve have worked, volunteered and supported each other to welcome the world of runners to this remarkable experience.

This June, celebrate 10 years of training, experiencing and believing in the Edge to Edge Marathon. There are still spaces available for you and your friends in the Full and Half Marathon.

Celebrate the 10th Annual Edge to Edge Marathon! For information about the event please visit our current Edge to Edge Marathon page or call Kim Trudgeon, Race Coordinator at 250.726.464.

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The 11 Annual Edge to Edge Marathon leads from Tofino, through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, to Ucluelet on June 13, 2010.

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