2010 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run, North Vancouver
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Climbing Mosquito Creek on the 10K course
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Winding through the scenic, hilly neighbourhoods of the Capilano-Highlands, and finishing on the track at Handsworth Secondary, participants experience a true sense of community at the Strachan Hartley Run. The mix of youth, families and serious runners that participate in the event is always inspiring. In just three years, more than 1000 runners have come out, helping the SHLF to raise nearly $35,000! All proceeds are used to provide youth the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

View the 2010 results and images »


Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 9:30am
Gymnasium opens at 8:00am for package pick-up (if you pre-registered online) or run day registration.


Handsworth Secondary School (view Google map)
1044 Edgewood Road in North Vancouver


Online Registration is now closed but you can register in the Handsworth Gymnasium between 8:00am and 9:15am (cash or cheque only). Download an Entry Form (PDF) - fill it out ahead of time as it gets very busy at Run Day Registration!

Entry Fees

Before Oct 1st
Oct 1st - 16th
Day of, Oct 17th
Youth (under 19)
Adults (19+)
Family of 3 or 4
Note: Children under 5 run for free!   



The 2010 Shirt is not available after October 11th!

 High quality, moisture wicking technical shirts in royal blue with vibrant yellow SHLF "Run Run Run" graphic.

2010 SHLF Run Shirt 

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5K Fun Run
The 5km route winds up and down through the scenic streets of the Capilano-Highlands. Children, strollers and dogs are welcome!

10K Hill Run
The 10km is a challenging course, as it features a 1.7km climb up the scenic Mosquito Creek trail, and gains 389m in elevation.

10K Course Elevations

2010 SHLF 10K Elevations

2010 SHLF Run Map

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The Handsworth parking lot offers plenty of free parking - it is located on the north side of the school and is accessed from Handsworth Road.


Under 10, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+. There will be prizes for the male and female winner in each category for both the 5km and 10km course.


Food and beverages are provided pre- and post-run. Pre-run warmup, music and entertainment during run and great draw prizes after the run are all part of the fun!


Be sure to take a look through the fantastic 2009 Strachan Hartley Photo Gallery by Mark Bates at 321photos.ca
With over 450 photos from the event, you are sure to find a great one of yourself, your friends, your kids and maybe even your dog! High resolution images are available for purchase on the site, and Mark has once again generously offered to donate the proceeds from these photos to the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation. Thanks Mark!

There are more great images from 2009 in our Events Image Gallery courtesy of Bill Chapman.



I just wanted to send a quick note to say "thanks" for a great event yesterday. I ran the 10K and really enjoyed the whole thing. I only decided to register for the run on the previous day (when I saw one of the
posters at the William Griffin Pool) but I'm glad I did. The whole morning had a great feeling of "community" - which is exactly what I was looking for. We are blessed with such an amazing quality of life (and quality of people) in North Van - and yesterday's event was just more proof of that.

I also want to commend the Foundation for supporting such outstanding programs. I listened in on the speeches that took place before the run - and was so impressed and moved by what these programs are trying to achieve for young people. Good on all of you. You should all be proud of the legacy that that was started by Strachan, and continued by all those involved. Although I didn't know Strachan, I know that he would be very, very proud of this event.


PS: That was BY FAR the TOUGHEST 10K I have ever run...and I've run plenty. Whoever designed the course should be both commended and flogged. :-


Hello MaryAnn,

Your event was fantastic -- I love tough 10 Ks and this one DEFINITELY did not disappoint!  I am certain that Strachan would be proud if he saw what you have been able to do!  It was a an honour to take part on the 18th and I plan to be back next year.



Thanks...that was a great run. An example of how all your group's efforts have hit home...for me, is my daughter as a 'shy kid' being exposed to a
really great, family, non threatening introduction to something new. She said "Dad, I want to do a run like this every weekend."

Although I could have taken her to any run, I took her to this one.. ... and it was the right one with the right feel all around. With kids, it's about introducing all the things in the right setting at the right time, and hopefully inspiring them. For us as parents, I think it is inspiring our kids to do anything healthy and physical, and anything they are surely having fun at first and foremost.  And she really had fun.  There was a lot of great people around, all very friendly folks.  And I know, a lot of people that you know very well personally.

Anyway, this was a memorable Sunday for us... and your old pal Strachan had a hand in this with his legacy and it impacted our family directly.  All great stuff and another reason to keep going with all your volunteer efforts. Thanks for inviting us once again.





See you at the 2010 run!