Register & Confirm

Register now for 2018 — just $25 or less!


Individual Registrations here:

 

NEW! Use the corresponding 'Edit' button if you need to finish an incomplete registration, make changes to your registration, or manage your relay team registration.

Online registration closes midnight Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Registration limited to 700 people, including all relay members.

Know someone who doesn't have online access at home? Tell them to drop by PaceSetter Athletic, or BMO Gibsons or Sechelt branch and they'll be happy to help them get signed up!

 

Entry Fees

$2 discount for age 60+ or 19&U (age on race day)
BC Athletics members get a $3 discount (competitive memberships).

Half Marathon (Individual & Group Challenge)

  • $25 Super Saver!! First 100 online by Dec 31
  • $30 online by Dec 31
  • $35 online Jan 1–Feb 15
  • $40 online Feb 16–Mar 15
  • $45 online Mar 16–Apr 4
  • $50 Walk-Up Apr 5, Apr 7–8

Relays: price per person

  • $20 online by Feb 15
  • $30 online Feb 16–Apr 4
  • $35 Walk-Up Apr 5, Apr 7–8

We understand that not everyone wants to pay for a shirt. Souvenir shirts are an optional extra when registering.

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In Person Registration

  • In Person Late Registration — Thu Apr 5, Sat/Sun Apr 7–8. See Package Pickup for times and locations.

  • By Mail (opening later) — Postmarked by March 20. Cheque or money order; do not mail cash.

  • Drop-Off (opening later) — at BMO in Gibsons or Sechelt until closing time on Friday March 30; or PaceSetter Athletic (Gibsons) until Wed April 4. Drop off completed entry form with payment, payable to April Fool's Run, at one of the following locations:

    • PaceSetter Athletic, 103 – 622 Hough Rd, Gibsons (Holy Crap building) / 604-886-0083
    • BMO Bank of Montreal, Gibsons Branch, 1001 Gibsons Way @ Venture Way / 604-886-2216
    • BMO Bank of Montreal, Sechelt Branch, 5640 Cowrie @ Wharf / 604-885-4121

Mail-in and Drop-Off Entry Fees

  • Individual (including Group Challenge members) — $33 by Dec 31, $38 by Feb 15, $43 by Mar 15, $48 by Apr 4.
  • Relay (per person) — $23 by Feb 15, $33 by Apr 4.

BCA Competitive Members deduct $3 each.
$2 discount for race day age 60+ or 19&U (Individual & Group Challenge).

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Entry Policies

  • Only those officially registered may participate. Don't be a 'turkey'! You could cause errors in the recording of times and positions of those legitimately entered, and you won't be covered by event insurance.
  • Do not allow another runner to use your number. A person running in your place who is of a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. Use our official procedure (see below) to transfer your entry to another runner.
  • Do not switch from the half to a relay or vice versa without officially requesting the change from us.
  • Age Limit: 13 and older for the regular start half marathon; 6 and older for the early start half marathon (walking). No age limit for relays. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Article on children and distance running

Return & Substitution Policy

Entries are NON-REFUNDABLE.
If you have registered but cannot participate in the event due to injury or illness*, you have 2 options while online registration is still open (no transfers or deferrals after online registration is closed):

  1. You can transfer your entry to another person for a charge of $10, up to February 15. From February 16 to April 4, the charge is $15**. If you volunteer for at least 1 hour at the Fool's Run in the current year, the charge is waived.

    **RELAY TEAMS may substitute up to half the team free of charge. You can make the changes in your team management dashboard, or officially notify us of the changes, including the substitute's full name, email address, phone, gender, DOB, address, city, and medical information.

  2. You can defer your entry to the following year for a charge of $10, up to February 15. You will still be able to pick up any souvenir garments ordered. From February 16 to April 4, the charge is $15. If you volunteer for at least 1 hour at the Fool's Run in the current year, the charge is waived.

Only one of the above options may be used, and only ONCE per entry.

*You must show us a physio's or doctor's note proving that you are unable to participate due to injury or illness. A date-stamped photo of you in a body cast will also work. Other situations, such as an unexpected vacation, being invited to your cousin's wedding, attending a funeral (unless it's your own), moving, work, pregnancy, or winning tickets to see Bruno Mars on race weekend, will not be accepted as reasons for transfer or deferral. Don't even ask!

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Earn Referral Credits and Save $!

photo by Leo Lam

Encourage others to sign up for the Fool's Run for the first time in at least 3 years, and we'll reward you with a discount on next year's entry fee! When registering online, simply use the sharing option provided at the end of the registration process. When your friends click on your link to register, the system will track this for us.

  • 2–4 referrals = $3 discount
  • 5–9 referrals = $5 discount
  • 10+ referrals = $10 discount

After the race, qualifying individuals will be emailed a discount code for the following year's online entry.

Discount codes will be emailed by end of April.

Q3: When does online registration close? What's this?

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Elite Hosting

photo by Suncoast Photography

Requests for complimentary entries for elite runners will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We will consider those who have run a half-marathon in the last 18 months under 1:12 (men) or under 1:23 (women), past top 3 winners and top 1 masters, as well as masters with half-marathon age-graded results of 85% or higher in the past 12 months.

Please email us no later than March 28, 2018, at with your name, age, gender, personal best performances, and recent 10k, Half marathon and marathon performances, plus all other mandatory fields as seen on the entry form. Note: we offer complimentary entries only; no other expenses can be covered (go for the prize money!). Billeting may be available. Serious enquiries only please. We will not respond to foreign athletes who request an invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa.

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Where Do Your Fees Go?

Only items that actually cost money are included here—a number of other services and items are provided by in-kind sponsorship.

Runner Services: School bus rental, water and cups, Port-a-potty rental, safety pins for bib numbers, DJ, race announcer, truck rental, park rental and electricity use fees, community centre room rental fees, Mission Point House rental, medical attendant expenses.

Online registration: processing surcharge paid to registration company is included in entry fees. Amount depends on total paid.

Timing and Results: Approximately $3 per person for chip timing and results.

Awards: Custom Finisher's medals with ribbons, approx $5.00 each; cash prizes totalling $1650, age group awards purchased from local artisan.

Marketing materials: Rack cards, posters, online, radio and print advertising.

Insurance and sanctioning: Through BC Athletics, sanctioning fee plus approx. $1.85 per person for non-BCA members.

Course Markers: materials to replace missing or damaged plywood signs or cones; purchase of our own XC stakes for finish line approach; materials to create our own supply of stop/slow paddles for marshals.

Miscellaneous expenses: ferry fares, envelopes and labels for race kits, postage, printer ink and paper, vehicle fuel, folding tables for water stations & finish area (replacements and additions).

Website: Domain name registration and web hosting fees.

Charity donation: Any net proceeds to Mission Point Park improvements and/or local high school track & field and XC teams. This is separate from participant donations made specifically to the Food Bank.

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Running Fool, Costume Contest

2017 shirt designs:

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Start Time: 9:17am*

*find out why (after you register)