Kajaks is pleased to present the Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk, Richmond’s first road race of the year, first race in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series and second race of the BC Super Series! If you’re looking for a FUN, FLAT and FAST race to start your year on the right foot (or left), register for the Icebreaker today. Join us in the historical Steveston Village for a scenic run along the mouth of the fraser river, and enjoy post-race festivities including hot soup and pizza! Be sure to visit our Facebook page (see above) for the most up to date information.
Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk. Click below to go to the registration site:
Flat and fast BC Athletics sanctioned course through historic Steveston village and along dykes for your personal best time! The perfect race to start the year!
Water available at start, finish and mid-course. Toilets at start and finish, and public washrooms along course at 2.3K and 3.9K. First Aid available.
FACILITIES & PARKING
Facilities parking is available at the Steveston Community Centre, the lot directly across the street and along the streets in some locations. Washrooms are located at the community centre.
Join Kajaks for a post-race social event at the Steveston Community Centre including soup, pizza and coffee!
Complimentary Gear Check starting at 7:30 AM in the Steveston Community Centre or there will be an additional Gear Check available steps away from the Start-Finish Line (Unit 115 4020 Bayview Street) south of the start line.
For safety purposes, participants with walking poles, strollers or baby joggers MUST start at the back of the pack and must walk the route. Sorry no dogs or pets on course.
07:30 AM Registration Opens & Gear Check Available at Seveston Community Centre
08:15 AM Race Day Registration is CLOSED
08:45 AM Runners may make their way to the start line
09:00 AM RACE BEGINS
09:30 AM Food Served in the Community Centre
10:15 AM Awards and Draw Prizes presentation begins
10:30 AM Course Closes
11:00 AM Post-Race Party Ends
A presentation for the top 3 male and female finishers will be at 10:00am. Top three finishers from each age group category will receive medal, please pick-up from the registration table inside Steveston Community Centre after the race. PLEASE NOTE: You must be present to collect your award, prize and medal. They will not be sent to you after the event.
POST RACE PARTY
From 9:30am onwards, food and beverages will be served inside Steveston Community Centre. There will also be free massages from Life Mark, community and road race booths, music, fabulous draw prizes, a stretching area and an award presentation for top overall male and female finishers.
There will a be the grand draw prize of two new pair of New Balance shoes, and a night stay in the Vancouver Airport Hilton – must be present to win one of the grand prize draws.
Chip timing by Startline Timing. Computerized results will be posted online after the event and at www.kajaks.ca. To view previous years results, please click the link below:
Men: Adam Byles – 23:59
Women: Tina Connelly – 25:57
New Balance is a strong supporter of athletics and the Steveston Icebreaker 8K and each year offers up a $200 race record bonus for both men and women.
Hey Out-of-Town Runners – SIGN UP for the Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk and get an incredible rate at the Vancouver Airport Hilton Hotel. $129 per night! When you call to reserve just let them know you’ll be in town for the Steveston IceBreaker race. The Hilton Vancouver Airport located at 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 4C7.
Free Parking is located at the Steveston Community Centre and/or street parking at Bayview Street, which is steps away from the start line. First come, first serve.
There will be free taping and massages provided by our generous partners at Life Mark Sports Medicine! Taping and massage will be provided between pre race between 8:00AM-8:45AM and post race between 9:30AM-11:00AM in the Steveston Community Centre Gymnasium.
The Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run & Walk would like to thank our sponsors for being a part of our event. We are striving to become a premier 8K event in Canada. If you interested in becoming a sponsor, or donating to our event, please click the buttons above.
Wavier: I understand that this event is strenuous and physically taxing and in consideration of the Kajaks Track & Field Club accepting this application for entry into the Steveston Icebreaker, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, assigns or administrators, waive and release any and all rights of claims for damages or injury that I may sustain while taking part in this event, that I may have against the organizing club, its officers and volunteers, sponsors, City of Richmond, and Steveston Community Centre. Weather Conditions: Kajaks Track & Field will not hold responsible any party mentioned above for return of my entry fee if the race is cancelled due to force majeure. Conditions of Entry: Race registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to run and can’t transfer your entry, it will be cancelled.