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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Race Day Review 2015

Here are some photos from Saturday, the day of the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon.

I was quite tired from lining up for the exclusive store the night before so I really wanted to get as much rest before the race. I don’t live too far from the start line so I hopped on the bus. There were two other runners on the bus at that time. I wasn’t sure what the weather would be like so I had a few outfits in mind. It was supposed to rain but I hoped that it wouldn’t be too bad.

When I put on the weather forecast, it said that it wasn’t that warm but it probably wouldn’t rain. I was glad so I didn’t bother with rain gear. I had bought a nice jacket at the Seawheeze store and I was tempted to wear it.

I got to the convention center and there was lots of runners inside, doing the usual, dropping off their bags at gear check, stretching, eating, going to the bathroom and heading outside. I stayed inside until the last minute because I wanted to keep warm.

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Race Day Review 2015

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Race Day Review 2015

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Bike Course Marshalls

I spotted a friend, Josh who was volunteering as a bike course marshall!

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I was also impressed with runners who had cycled here and then left their bikes with The Bicycle Valet! Talk about lots of energy!

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Startline

Self Seeded Corrals

I couldn’t remember what corral I had signed up with and I couldn’t find any of my friends. Nor could I find my friend who was a pace beaver! I just went in one and stuck to it.

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The race start was 7 AM!

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Starting in East Vancouver

Our first cheer group was the Ride Cycle Club who were riding on the viaduct! They were really going at it and cheering us on as we ran by!

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Short Time in Chinatown

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View of False Creek and Science World

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BC Place

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Not sure what these bubbles were supposed to be!

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Dress Alike Runners

Don’t you love it when you see runners who dress alike?

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First Water Station

I love the voluncheer t-shirts this year, pink and grey! I got one for volunteering for set up.

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Cheerers on Stilts

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Pace Car

I’m not sure how I got to see the Tesla pace car. It should have been waaay ahead of me!

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Cheer Groups

West End Drag Queens

On an overcast race day, it was so nice to see these brightly dressed drag queens in Vancouver’s West End!

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November Project Cheer Group

This was my favorite cheer group because I know most of them from twitter, the November Project Vancouver group!

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Burrard Street Bridge

I was so amazed by Dr. Dribble, the world’s fastest running basketball dribbler!

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I spotted a really fast devil, too!

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Here was a runner dressed in an animal suit!

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Lululemon Headquarters Cheer Group

The biggest cheers came close to the Lululemon headquarters at the end of Burrard Street Bridge!

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More Volunteers

Spotted some more of my friends volunteering!

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Ivivva Girls Cheer Group

They are always so happy and enthusiastic! The Vancouver Ivivva store is just a few blocks up from the race route.

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Bridal Party Runners

Saw some just marrieds, bride, maid of honour but no engagement this year. I know that there was an engagement at the finish line last year.

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Wizard of Oz

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Some more Furry Cheerers

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Nice Signs!

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Here we are running along the seawall. There is a large Inukshuk and a RUN beside it. Some people were taking selfies.

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Here are some more volunteers/cheerers!

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Cool to see these paddle boarders!

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Musical Band out on the Water!

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Not sure what these were! But there were lots of them on the race course and even at the Sunset Festival later on!

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Here’s another music band!

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Here’s one of my fave spots on the seawall, Siwash Rock.

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It’s pretty narrow around this area but this girl was giving us all high fives!

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I also like this lighthouse!

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Here were the Scientists group cheerers! There were lots of them! I hadn’t read the information that came with our shorts so I had no idea why there were so many scientists!

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The return of the beautiful Mermaids!

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The Ivivva Girls Again! They were even more enthusiastic as we ran by!

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Approaching the Finish Line

So happy to reach the last stretch!

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Our names were announced as we crossed the finish line!

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Volunteers with our medals! A sight for sore eyes! Or sore legs!

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The medal this year was a heavy gold colored carrot with a bite out of it. It had a plain black string. Seriously, I only had it on for a few minutes before I had to take it off because my neck hurt from the weight of it!

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We also got a nice runner’s kit from Saje! It has two small vials of recovery products. I will definitely go to the store here to buy another one!

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I like the black runner’s cap, too! I like it better than last year’s cap!

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We also got a KIND bar!

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After the race we were pretty chilly because of the wind.

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Ran into another friend who was volunteering! I felt so badly for her because it was so cold and windy! At least we runners warmed up while we ran!

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Delicious Runner’s Brunch from Bearfoot Bistro!

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Post Race Massage

Saje hosted the post race massage! While in line, they were letting us try the race recovery products!

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I sat down and stretched and ate my brunch.

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As I was leaving I spotted some more finishers! The announcers were great! One of them, Matt, is a great runner and yoga instructor!

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One last shot…doggy friend in shades beside the pace car!

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I had a really fun race! I managed to do okay despite taking over 250 photos during the race! Although I was familiar with the course since I live here, I was still blown away seeing it during this race. I loved seeing all the entertainment along the race, too! I felt so energized by the race, I ran home! Thanks so much to Lululemon, all the staff, volunteers, cheerers and runners!

I can hardly wait for the 2016 race!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2015 Set Up

Today was the set up day for the 2015 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon!

I volunteered with the set up group. We first picked up any trash so that they could lay down the turf. There wasn’t much so it didn’t take us long.

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2015 Set Up

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2015 Set Up

We had a great group of volunteers working! Most were runners who will be running this Saturday! Almost all were from out of town: Michigan, Chicago, San Francisco, Salmon Arm. There were only two of us from Vancouver. They didn’t have our shirts unpacked yet.

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Here’s one of the assembly groups. I did this last year and wasn’t good at it!

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These are just of a few of the 10,016s of bags that we assembled for the runners! I loved this bag a lot more than last year’s! And there are three different water bottle sayings so I hope that I get the one that I like best!

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We were working right by the bay windows and it was so hot!

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Here’s Josh from last year! Had a great time with these guys! Good luck with the race! (The volunteer voluncheer shirts, mens are grey, womens are pink). The fabric is so soft!

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We got to preview the store. It looked just as big as last year. We were warned not to take any photos of any of the limited edition items and put them on social media before the grand unveiling tomorrow at 7 AM. I’m really happy that the runners will get to shop at 7 AM to 9:30 AM before the general public is let in. (Package pick up can wait! lol) Last year, people started to line up at 3AM and I expect people will do the same this year. I will be lining up earlier because I really don’t want to miss out on the things I’ve picked out!

I did see a few things that I will buy, I especially loved one bag, some shorts and some tops and bras! I know that the others who got to see the store were also impressed and will go early to shop! As usual, I’m sure that these limited edition items will sell out quickly!

 


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Exclusive Runner Shop Sale Sneakius Peekius 2015

This is a copy of an email that I received from Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon. For the first time, runners will be able to get first crack at the exclusive Special Edition Seawheeze gear!

Each runner received a special email that will allow us early access to the Seawheeze store. This has been a sore point with runners from previous Seawheeze races because they would have to line up with the general public. This line was like Black Friday. People would start to line up the previous night. A lot of them would grab a lot and then promptly put it on eBay to sell.

After so many complaints, Lululemon Seawheeze finally listened and will now allow the runners into the store first from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Then, the general public will be allowed in at 10:00 AM.

I am all excited about running this race for the first time! I’ve run many races, including marathons and half marathons, but this is the first Seawheeze for me! I’ve always volunteered for the race but I’m finally running it this year.

I’m trying to decide what to buy…and what time I should start lining up in the special runner’s line!

Take a look at this preview. What would you buy??

Dearest SeaWheezer,The pressure is building in the Excit-O-Chamber. And every science type worth their sodium nitrate knows that the best way to let out pressure in an Excit-O-Chamber is with a little sneak peek of some Special Edition SeaWheeze gear.
metal vent tech long sleeve and pace breaker short
pack it jacket and miss misty jacket
take 2 bra, cool racerback and speed short
The Special Edition SeaWheeze product will be available at the SeaWheeze Showcase Store in the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place, West building, Ballroom A).This year—based on your feedback—we’ve created a special “runners only” shopping experience that will be hosted by the SeaWheeze Showcase Store.The Exclusive Runners Shop will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 7am to 9:30am. Watch this space—we’ll be sending you a ticket to this exclusive event.The SeaWheeze Showcase Store will be open to the whole community from 10am to 8pm. The store accepts debit, credit and gift card but won’t be accepting cash this year. If you’re visiting from out of town, give your bank the heads up that you’ll be doing some shopping in Vancouver so it doesn’t put a precautionary hold on your account.Just a reminder, the SeaWheeze Showcase Store has a 15 garment limit per guest, and a limit of three items in the size and colour.
stash it tank and speed tight III
surge tank and pace breaker short
siftly long sleeve and speed short
Got questions? We’ve got answers. Check out our FAQ section here. Or drop us a line atsupport@seawheeze.com or give us a call at 1.877.263.9300.Can’t wait to run (and shop!) with you.
Yours in sweat,
The SeaWheeze team


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Lululemon Sorry 2010 Winter Olympics Red T-Shirt 641

This is a Lululemon red t-shirt that says, sorry, across the front. This came out during the 2010 Winter Olympics. I can’t remember why it said ‘sorry’.

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Lululemon Sorry 2010 Winter Olympics Red T-Shirt 641

This is a close up of the front of the t-shirt. It has cap sleeves. The ‘o’ is a white omega lululemon symbol.

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This is a view of the side.

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Here is the full back view. The t-shirt is fairly long and gives good coverage.

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Here is a closer view of the top back of the t-shirt. There is a small silver omega lululemon symbol. The half circle section is a double layer.

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I love these t-shirts because the fabric is so comfortable, well-fitting with lycra in it. Did anybody wear one of the t-shirts during the winter olympics in 2010?


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Lululemon Coastal Om Sunset Yoga Class with Eoin and Insiya Finn Outside New Robson Store!

To celebrate the opening of the new Lululemon Athletica Robson Street store, there was a sunset yoga class right on Robson Street!

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It was led by alumni Ambassadors Eoin and Insiya Finn!

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And here are their pose demonstrators.

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Mermaids on stage and the bubble machine close by!

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And here we go! Let’s start off with some hugs!

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Here are some instructors correcting some of the poses.

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These three had on the new limited edition bicycle tanks!

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Yes, the fish mascot was doing some yoga poses!

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Yep, this class made the local news!

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Some stand out individual poses!

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I loved this little kid taking a ride on his Mom’s downward dog! Here’s another kid watching yoga.

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Here’s one of the Seawheeze volunteers I worked with! He still had the energy to do this class after our shift!

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A photo of the Lululemon Tesla!

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What a yoga class! This was a great celebration of the new store!


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Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

Thursday was the official grand opening of Lululemon’s new flagship store in Vancouver, on Burrard Street at Robson Street!

The store was open on Tuesday for the media and Wednesday as a soft opening.

I received an email saying that the first 100 people in line would get a special limited edition item!

I heard that the earliest people got there at 7 AM. I didn’t get there until around 9:15 and I was number 72. By the time the store had opened at 10, all of the numbers were gone.

Here’s a view of the line up.

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Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

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The first 100 people went straight for the limited edition shirts that we would get! There were womens racerback tank tops and mens 5 year t-shirts with a bicycle theme.

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This is one of the three that I bought. I liked it because of the red bottles of wine in the basket. Then, I also saw that it had a tiny sign showing my neighborhood, Kits, which is also where the first Lululemon store started.

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Here are some views of the rest of the store.

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This is the changing room area from two directions.

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Here is the check out area. They also had mobile check out machines on this busy day, too!

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This is really cool. These just look like photos of the bottoms. But if you watch them for a while, all of a sudden, the legs will move and you realize that they are videos of the pants!

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This is the community board area. It also included some Seawheeze information as well.

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Here are some photos of the exterior of the store. They were running a video of last year’s Seawheeze Half-Marathon!

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This is the largest mens section I have ever seen in a Lululemon store.

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Here is the mens shorts bar, where men can custom order their shorts.

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I really love this new store and look forward to not only shopping here but also having the free Sunday yoga classes here!


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2014 Set Up

Today was the set up day for the 2014 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon!

I volunteered with the package pick up set up group. Some of them came in for the race from as far as Saskatchewan and Honolulu!

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2014 Set Up

Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2014 Set Up

We had a great group of volunteers working! Some were runners who will be running this Saturday!

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These are just of a few of the thousands of bags that we assembled for the runners!

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We saw some workers outside getting the exterior area ready! What a view! And the mountains and oceans look nice, too! Yes, it was hot out!

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Here’s our group! Had a great time with these guys! Good luck with the race! (check out the volunteer voluncheer shirts this year, mens are white, womens are light green)

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We got to preview the store. It is 22,000 square feet this year! We were warned not to take any photos of any of the limited edition items and put them on social media before the grand unveiling tomorrow at 7 AM. Last year, people started to line up at 4 AM and I expect people will do the same this year.

I did see a few things that I will buy. I was happy to see that the clothing is fairly different from last year. I know that the others who got to see the store were also impressed and will go early to shop! As usual, I’m sure that these limited edition items will sell out quickly!