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Marathon Shuffle

An annual rite of spring for many, the Marathon Shuffle takes place on the last Sunday of every April. Hosted by PAWS (Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society), Club Fat Ass, the Powell River Hikers and the BOMB (Bloody Old Men’s Brigade) Squad The Marathon Shuffle is held to to promote the beauty of the Sunshine Coast Trail. The Shuffle is fun, low key “shuffle” (hike or run) on a 29 km section of the Sunshine Coast Trail.


Along the way you will see one of the 13 shelters (Huts) constructed on the Sunshine Coast Trail, most of which include sleeping lofts, picnic tables and outhouses.

There is also the option of the Half Shuffle (12km) through magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast, the adjacent islands and nearby lakes, as well as the beautiful city of Powell River.

Free event, but donations to PAWS to maintain the trail are appreciated (gas, oil, repairs, replacement tools)

Please note, this is a TRASH FREE event

This event is attended by a spectrum of runners and hikers from across the province, and further afield as well.

The current record holders for the Full Shuffle are:
Male: Graham Cocksedge (Powell River) 2:22:46 (2014)
Female: Nicola Gildersleeve (Vancouver) 2:52:23 (2015)

How Much?

There is no entry fee for this event; however donations to PAWS are encouraged and most welcome. All donations go towards trail maintenance and development (gas, tools, repairs, building materials, transportation).
Please sign up for this free event online and in advance.

Due to high volume, this year we are capping the number of participants to 400 (for the full and half shuffle combined).

If you would like to participate in this event (and we hope you do!) please ensure that you register online ASAP to avoid disappointment. If you register and find out that you CANNOT make it, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your registration and make room for someone else.

If you are interested in a PAWS membership, or in making a donation to PAWS, You can send a cheque to Powell River Parks And Wilderness Society, Box 345, Powell River, BC, V8A 5C2.

PAWS will also take your cash donations at the event, and write tax-deductible receipts.




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