Heights Fiver

Distance
When
Where
Cost
Contact
5km, 5mi (8km)
Sunday April 7, 2024
6989 Gladstone Drive
PGRR Members Free!
Race Director
Road Race
9am, Kids Race 8:45am
Kool Cats Kids Care
$15 5km, $20 5mi (8km)
The Race

The Heights Fiver is a road race through College Heights.  You choose the distance: either five kilometres or five miles (8km) through the neighbourhood.  This early spring event officially launches PGRR’s race season.

Race registration and bib pick-up are held in the Kool Cats Kid Care daycare facility at 6989 Gladstone Drive.

Route Description

*** TAKE NOTE: New route began in 2022***

Racers will make their way to the start line on Simon Fraser Avenue, approximately 150-metres from the Kool Cats parking lot, for the mass start of the Heights Fiver at 9am.

5km Route

Starting in the Kool Cats/Polaris parking lot runners will run out of the parking lot and onto Gladstone. They will then turn Left onto Guelph Cres. They will continue down and around Guelph Cres until they get to Gladstone again. They will turn Left onto Gladstone and then Left again on Domano Blvd. Runners will continue down Domano Blvd till they reach Malaspina. They will turn left onto Malaspina and then quickly turn left onto Rochester Cres. They will follow Rochester Cres all the way down till they hit Loyola Dr. Runners will turn right onto Loyola Dr. They will follow Loyola till they get to Malaspina. They will cross Malaspina and turn left to continue to run down Malaspina until they hit the 5km turnaround point. Runners will turn around and head back up Malaspina to Loyola Dr. They will run down Loyola Dr. till they get to Gladstone. They will turn right on Gladstone and follow Gladstone all the way back to the Kool Cats/Polaris parking lot where the finish line will be.

5mile (8km) Route

Participants in the 5 mile race will remain on Simon Fraser, up a stiff hill, to hit the one mile mark.  ***Unlike previous years*** Racers will remain on Simon Fraser all the way to the end, where it’s a left turn onto McGill Crescent and a run out to Domano Boulevard.  Turning left onto Domano, you’ll hit two miles during the wonderful downhill stretch that takes you to the flat section alongside College Heights Secondary School.

Here’s where the new route begins:  turn left onto Gladstone, then turn Left onto Guelph Cres. They will continue down and around Guelph Cres until they get to Gladstone again. They will turn Left onto Gladstone and then Left again on Domano Blvd. Runners will continue down Domano Blvd till they reach Malaspina. They will turn left onto Malaspina and then quickly turn left onto Rochester Cres. They will follow Rochester Cres all the way down till they hit Loyola Dr. Runners will turn right onto Loyola Dr. They will follow Loyola till they get to Malaspina. They will cross Malaspina and turn left to continue to run down Malaspina until they hit the 5km turnaround point. Runners will turn around and head back up Malaspina to Loyola Dr. They will run down Loyola Dr. till they get to Gladstone. They will turn right on Gladstone and follow Gladstone all the way back to the Kool Cats/Polaris parking lot where the finish line will be.

Route Details

 Route Difficulty Route Length Elevation Gain Surface
 Easy 5km or 5miles (8km) 14m asphalt, concrete (road/sidewalk)

Important Heights Fiver Information

  • It’s the first event of the season, so can be busy – leave plenty of time to warm up or register
  • Early season road conditions – watch for slippery spots and potholes
  • To volunteer, or for more information, contact Race Director Eric Robinson
 

Important Race Information

  • PGRR members participate for free, but still need to register online or at the event to receive a bib number.
  • Non-members can sign up online by clicking here, or can pay $15 for the 5km and $20 for the 5mile on the day of the event
  •  The entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable between participants
  • You can pre-fill this event waiver form at home and bring it with you
  • all PGRR races include a free Kids Race
  • Please leave your dog and headphones at home due to liability and safety issues
 

Route Map

5km Map

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 5mi (8km) Map

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A BIG thank you to Title Sponsor: The Little Fit Company