Seek the…whatnow?

The best experiences often begin in the form of a crazy idea and some good old peer pressure…


A former co-worker posted this on Facebook and I bemoaned the fact that joining his Seek The Peak relay team probably wasn’t in the cards for me, even though it looked cool.  You know, as much as a relay from the ocean to the top of a mountain could be.  Note: people also do this 16km course solo!  But you can see the response.  And all of a sudden I found myself with a race between my spring full and my summer trail race.  Here’s what I thought of it immediately after:

Let me explain the race a little bit because, even though it was free for me to join the team, I need your help!

The year is the 10th anniversary of the Seek The Peak race.  It is a 16km solo or team race that runs from Ambleside, West Vancouver, to the top of Grouse Mountain.  It’s 4100ft of super fun elevation gain!  I’d be far happier running down the route… However, that’s not an option so I chose the longest, but not steepest, leg.  I’m still not entirely sure what to expect.  It’s a little road, a little trail, and some pretty decent uphills.  Not quite the Grouse Grind, aka the way to get to “The Peak”, but enough that I’ll probably curse this ridiculous idea half way through my 6km leg…

The most important detail about this race is that it’s a race with a cause.  Seek The Peak raises funds for the BC Cancer Foundation, thereby assisting the BC Cancer Agency with their breast cancer research within the province.  Since our entry is being covered by our employer (thanks!!) we decided that we should be a fundraising team.  This is the first charity run I have ever done (our goal is exceedingly modest), and I’m an introvert, so I’m not particularly great at asking for help.  But I will now.

To help support our team please follow this link ( – you can donate under my name or to the team as a whole.



5 responses

  1. I love relays and this one sounds fun with some little extra competition!!!! I don’t have time to donate right now, but plan on coming back later. Good luck!

    May 30, 2013 at 6:41 am

    • Thanks, Tasha! It’s a little out of my comfort zone so should be fun!

      May 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  2. This sounds so great, Alanna! I put a little something toward your efforts this morning 😉

    May 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

  3. This is awesome Alanna, good for you for joining the team! I’m not nearly tough enough to ever try this out!

    June 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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