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Squamish resident wins Marathon Shuffle near Powell River

Adam Skinner topped the men’s category with a 2:38 finish of the 27-kilometre course.

The Marathon Shuffle near Powell River, on April 30, saw a Squamish resident take the top spot.

The Marathon Shuffle is a 27-kilometre race on the Sunshine Coast Trail that ends in Powell River. For its 31st running, Adam Skinner, who now lives in Squamish, finished first for the men with a time of 2:38. The top female runner was Emily Gambling from Nanaimo, who finished at 3:24.

“What a beautiful course,” said Skinner in a news release from the event. “Sliammon Lakes and grinding up Scout was tough, but it always is. But the weather was perfect.”

The event director, Ean Jackson, noted in the release that about 180 runners showed up for the race, and the weather was unexpectedly nice after thinking it was going to be a rainy race.

“It looked like it was going to be a wet one, but the trail gods smiled down on us today,” said Jackson in the release.

The race is named after Marathon Hill, a feature of the trail run, and it is organized by qathet Parks and Wilderness Society with numerous sponsors as well.

The event costs $10 to register for and is typically held on the last Sunday in April. Registration for the 2025 race will open on Feb. 1, 2025, at midnight. The news release noted that registration was filled by noon on the first day of registration in 2024.

More information about this year’s race and the event in general is available at


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