Here's what hubby's doing this weekend: The Edge to Edge Marathon. He's doing the relay with a bunch of other people, so he'll only be running less than 10K for his leg.
As you can see, he'll be running along side the Pacific Ocean (the real ocean. From Vancouver, the water you see is the Georgia Straight, not real ocean). Hopefully he won't fall into the water. And have good weather.
(Well, running a marathon has got to be more interesting than what I'm doing right now, which is Evil Homework.)