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Lions Gate Road Runners

Gunner Shaw Memorial Cross Country

Gunner Shaw was a well-known and respected BC runner who passed away in 1984 at the age of 39 as the result of a car accident.

He is remembered by our cross-country race and by its counterpart in Victoria, organized by the Prairie Inn Harriers club.

2012 YouTube Video

"Cross-country has always been a vital part of my training program. You can develop fine muscular endurance and suppleness in your stride by running cross-country. It also develops good running form and strengthens your muscles"
- Arthur Lydiard

"I love running cross country. On a track I feel like a hamster"
- Robin Williams

"The freedom of cross country is so primitive - it is woman versus Nature"
- Lynn Jennings

"Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have nature and that is much better"
- Juha Vaatainen

"I really like cross country; you're one with the mud"
- Lynn Jennings

"We run because we like it
Through the broad bright land"
- Charles Hamilton Sorley

Welcome to the 34th annual running of this classic Vancouver race. The Gunner Shaw is known for its challenging, traditional-style cross-country course and for its post-race food and company.

Final race in the 2017 BC Athletics Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

11:00am, Saturday December 2nd, 2017

Jericho Park. Registration is at the Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver BC. Drive west along 4th Avenue for about 1 Km past Alma Street and take the right fork at the Youth Hostel.

The start and finish are in front of the Sailing Centre near the beach.

Click here for a location map.

A classic cross-country course which includes sections of grass, trail, hills and sandy beach. Depending on weather conditions you can expect varying amounts of mud and water (but always some!). Shoes with good mud traction are recommended. Spikes are optional.

Seniors run two laps and Juniors one lap of the 5km course.

Click here for the course map.

Online entry is available here. Or you can register by completing this printable entry form and mailing it to the address on the form.

Day of Race Registration:
Saturday December 2nd inside the Sailing Centre. In the unlikely event of sunshine, we may be outside!

Package Pickup:
Friday, December 1st – 5:30 to 8:30 pm, West 4th Running Room, 2112 West 4th Ave, Vancouver.
Saturday, December 2nd – 9:30 to 10:30 am, inside the Jericho Sailing Club.

Post Race Festivities:
Hot showers, good food and good company in the Jericho Sailing Centre after the race.

A combination of medals, ribbons and small gifts will be awarded to the top three runners in the Senior 10km (5yr divisions) and Junior 5km (2yr divisions).

Special recognition will be given to the winners of the Gunner Shaw Trophies (male, female over 35), the "Gunner Shaw Team Challenge" and the "Silver Fox" Junior Challenge

The "Silver Fox" trophy is awarded in memory of former Lions Gate Road Runner stalwart Jim Conway, who was affectionately known as "The Silver Fox".
Jim loved cross-country running and was no mean competitor himself.

This race is sanctioned by BCAA

Special thanks to:
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
St John Ambulance
Our hard-working volunteers

For any questions contact:
Mark Williams by email.

2017 10K Results - 2017 5K Results

2016 10K Results - 2016 5K Results

2015 10K Results - 2015 5K Results

2014 Results - 2014 Photos (Frank Stebner) - 2014 Photos (Hans Fenz)

2014 Photos (Start and 5k Finish - Jay Mijares)

2014 Photos (10K Finish and Awards - Jay Mijares)

2013 Results  -   2013 Race Photos

2012 Results   - 2012 Team Results - 2012 Race Photos 1   - 2012 Race Photos 2  

2010 Race Photos 1 - 2010 Race Photos 2

2009 Race Photos 1 - 2009 Race Photos 2

Our thanks to these companies whose generous sponsorship contributes to the success of this event.


Pacific Natural Foods

Muscle Milk