Event Info » Relay Division
You don't have to do an entire half marathon to participate — teams of 2 or 4 can run the Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run as a relay, going about half or quarter of the distance instead. And each relay member still receives a finisher's medal!
See Interactive course map. The relay exchanges are marked with little notepads.
Note there will be no shuttle buses in 2021.
From the Community Centre, go left down Park Rd and turn right onto the highway. Approx 400m beyond the IGA mall, turn left into Hough Road (where PaceSetter Athletic is) and park in the parking lot there. It's a short walk along Carmen Road (frontage road) to Veterans and the exchange.
Warm-up run route: the other side of Carmen Road (west of Veterans). Follow it around to the left, go to the end of the road and back as many times as needed.
When leaving, exit from Hough Road back onto the highway. You could also park on the side of Carmen Road, as there's access from Hough Road (there's a bit of a dip at the beginning, so go slowly).
To access this exchange, continue along the highway all the way to Joe Road (or turn left onto Lower Road, the race route). When you pass Maskell Road, Joe is the next road. Turn left on Joe and proceed nearly to the bottom. Park on Joe before you get to the end. Click map for interactive version. The exchange point is to your left (downhill) on Lower Road, in the mailbox pullout.
Suggested warm-up run route as shown on map: Joe Road to Miles Road, run out and back on Miles as many times as needed.
When leaving, go back up Joe Road to the highway and turn left towards Sechelt. Or continue along the race route.
Continue along the highway towards Sechelt for approximately 5km. Turn left at the traffic lights at Roberts Creek Road. Turn right onto Kraus Road which goes through to Marlene Road. Park on the shoulder on Kraus, being careful not to block any driveways. Click map for interactive version.
Suggested warm-up route as shown on map: out and back on Kraus or add Mossy Rock (short way down Roberts Creek Road).
When leaving, go up Marlene, then turn left at the lights onto the highway. Or, go back the way you came and get back on the highway at the traffic light (advance left signal).
Continue towards Sechelt on the highway. At Davis Bay, there's parking available at Brookman Park just before the finish (on the right); or, drive past the finish area to the beach parking lot.
You create a relay team first, then invite your teammates (and yourself) to sign up via a special link. Each member can be invited to join, and can pay for their own entry.
Each member pays the fee that applies at the time they make their payment. So you could get the early rate while a procrastinating teammate pays the late fee (not applicable in 2021).
IMPORTANT! All team members (2 or 4) must be signed up before online registration closes.
If any team members need to complete or edit their entries, they can follow these steps:
If you have any issues editing your entry contact for assistance.
Not applicable for new entries in 2021.
"The route was beautiful. My husband and I participated in the relay and we can only hope that more organizers see how much fun a relay event is. The start line was convenient to the hotel, and the finish line can't be beat — who doesn't love a beach???!!! Oh, and before I forget, the shirts are the best we've seen. Thanks for making our weekend away fun and exciting!" — Cheryl Ennis, Maple Ridge (2010)