How the Series Works

The Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area, providing runners of all ages and abilities with the chance to compete against their peers. The series kicks-off with the Icebreaker 8k in Steveston on January 17, and concludes with the James Cunningham Seawall 10k in Stanley Park on October 31. The events feature races over 5K, 8K, 10K and the half marathon.

All races are sanctioned by B.C. Athletics, and all courses are certified.

Please be sure to read PDF fileRoad Race Etiquette Guidelines and share with other series participants.

Scoring Points

You score points based on your position within 5-year age groups, men and women: Under 20, 20-24, 25-29, ... 70-74, 75+. Age is calculated as of the date of the last race in the series. E.g. if someone is 24 on race day but will be 25 by the end of the series, they will be scored according to their position in the 25-29 category, not the 20-24 category (different from race results).

1st — 30 points, 2nd — 25, 3rd — 20, 4th — 18, 5th — 16, 6th — 15, 7th — 14, and so on, down to 20th — 1 point.

Your best five (5) point scores will be added together to determine your series ranking. Rankings will be posted on this website as soon as possible following each event. Ties will be broken by looking at head to head results.

Qualifying for Individual Series Awards

You must complete a minimum of 5 races in the series to qualify for Series awards. Top 5 qualifying men and women in each category will receive merchandise prizes from series sponsors.

Awards Presentation

The 2021 Lifestages LMRRS awards will take place following the James Cunningham Seawall 10K on Oct 31. Location and time TBA. Awards are courtesy of our sponsors; Lifestages Financial Planning Services, Running Room and BC Athletics.


Information for race directors

Please make sure your entry form asks for date of birth as well as race day age. It's especially critical to inform your timing company in advance, as well as your late registration volunteers, what data is needed. The following data must be recorded for all participants and included as separate data fields in the results file that is submitted for rankings purposes (.csv or .xls file).

  • Overall place
  • Gun Time
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender (as M or F)
  • Race day age
  • Month of birth (numeric)
  • Date of birth
  • Year of birth
  • City
  • Province or state (2 letter abbreviation)

Series Logo on Event Advertising

The Lifestages LMRRS logo must be used on your race website and brochure or rack card. On the website, the logo should be linked to, with text underneath, “Race #_ of the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series” or “Race #_” preceeded or followed by the logo.

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