Cool conditions greeted racers this morning as they took on the challenge of Seek the Peak, with its awe-inspiring climb from West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park to the Peak of Vancouver. The sell-out event saw more than 700 participants complete the 15-kilometre course from sea level to the summit of Grouse Mountain as individuals or as part of a relay team.
This year’s Seek the Peak men’s title goes to Andrew Russell with a time of 1:33:38 and topping the women’s category is Lauren Andrews with a time of 1:52:47. Taking top honours in the relay category is Team McGrinders who clocked in at 1:38:57. For a complete list of official race times, please click the link below.
“Seek the Peak is a unique event that brings together athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers from across the region to challenge themselves and raise money for a great cause,” said Michael Cameron, President Grouse Mountain Resort. “This event has been a highlight of the summer season at Grouse Mountain for over a decade and we’re so happy that we were able to bring it back for the first time since 2019 with such an amazing reception.”
In 2023, Seek the Peak raised much needed funds for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation, the only registered charity dedicated to supporting Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, which includes Grouse Mountain Regional Park located on the southern slope of Grouse Mountain.
“Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation recognizes Seek the Peak as a catalyst for change, mobilizing individuals from the community to rise to the challenge, push their limits, and contribute to the preservation and enhancement of our beloved regional parks,” said Janet Antonio, Executive Director of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation. “Through Seek the Peak proceeds, the Foundation can continue to channel vital resources into critical initiatives, such as trail maintenance, conservation projects, habitat restoration, and community programming.”
Seek the Peak is the first event in Grouse Mountain’s Race Series which also sees the return of the already sold-out Multi Grouse Grind Challenge on June 21, and Grouse Grind Mountain Run on August 26.