A Jaunt Through Musqueam Territory
Half Marathon starts at 8:30am, the 10KM starts at 10:30am, and the 5KM starts at noon.
Indigenous Public Art
As you enjoy your jaunt through Musqueam territory, also keep your eyes open for Indigenous art:
1. Victory Through Honour Pole
The Victory Through Honour Pole represents a significant gift connected to the Thunderbird name.
2. House Post of qiyǝplenǝxʷ
A stately human figure watches over the Salish Sea, recalling an important Musqueam leader who maintained an outpost in this area. A stately human figure watches over the Salish Sea, recalling an important Musqueam leader who maintained an outpost in this area.
3. Raven Brings the Light
Behind the Neville Scarfe Bldg an intriguing mural alludes to a story about how a clever trickster brought light to the world.
4. Reconciliation Pole
The Reconciliation Pole represents the history of Indigenous people in Canada before, during, and after the Indian Residential School era.
5. Haida Looplex X Canoe
At 53 feet, the Haida Looplex X Canoe is larger than a full-grown humpback whale.
6. Tribute Pole
A cedar and copper pole stands as a symbol of collaboration, inclusiveness, and in tribute to a respected staff member.
7. Musqueam Post
The Musqueam Post, sʔi:ɬqəy̓ qeqən (double-headed serpent post), welcomes visitors to UBC.
8. Take Off
Unique sculptor mimics the abrupt flight path of a Mallard duck taking off from water.
A hard-to-miss colourful, five-metre wood sculpture of a sun figure.
A Jaunt through Musqueam Territory
On Musqueam territory, the Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial offers a beautiful course under colourful fall foliage. The in-person race includes an official Start Line, Finish Line, timing and race results. While running your race, pre or post, be sure to also check out the Indigenous art.