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WINTER FUN RUNS ACROSS METRO VANCOUVER 2021/2022

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Feeling the holiday stress? Need a healthy way to blow off some steam? Or do you just need some motivation to keep moving through the holidays or to start moving in the new year? We have collected some fun runs & races from across Metro Vancouver to boost your motivation.

Running & walking are great ways to cut through stress, get out in our beautiful city & meet new people. Grab your running shoes, mits and a warm hat and get out there!

Metro Vancouver has some wonderful trails and cycling paths for you to run on and many of these races are virtual so that you can do them on your own time wherever you like!

Get Moving With Winter Fun Runs across Metro Vancouver:

Big Elf
Run 

VANCOUVER
December 12, 2021

This holiday themed run offers a 5km/10km/15km Big Elf Run/Walk (2pm) as well as a 1km Wee Elf Run/Walk (1pm) around scenic Stanley Park. Run with hundreds of elves, enjoy a DJ, “elfie station”, prize giveaways, vendors and more. The Big Elf Run tours picturesque Stanley Park starting at Lumberman's Arch, looping onto the seawall with hallmark views of Coal Harbour and the Burrard Inlet.  The route is for all ages and abilities. Pet & Stroller Friendly!

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Charlie Brown Christmas Virtual Run

VIRTUAL
December, 2021

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends this Christmas and rediscover what Christmas is truly all about in this Officially Licensed Peanuts® Holiday Classic! Kick-start your holiday festivities with family and friends, earn limited edition event swag and show everyone your best holiday attire (and spirit) this Christmas season! This Medal Dash Inaugural virtual event allows you to simply run, walk or hike a 5K, 10K or 13.1 anytime, anywhere before/after or on Christmas Day🏃️🏃. Choose your location - in your neighborhood, favorite trail or even a treadmill and complete the event in one day or split up collectively over multiple days.

5 Km
10km
Half Marathon

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New Years 5km at Richmond Olympic parkrun 

RICHMOND
January 1, 2022

Start 2022 on the right foot with a free 5km run, jog or walk at Richmond Olympic parkrun! parkrun is a FREE, timed 5km walk, jog or run which takes place every Saturday. We encourage everybody to take part - whether you're young or not so young, male or female, an Olympian or you've never walked 5km before, you're welcome. Each week, we have a tail walker whose job it is to finish last, so no-one is ever left behind. To receive a time for your run or walk, you need to be register for your (free) parkrun barcode.

5Km

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36th Annual Resolution Run

VANCOUVER
January 1, 2022

Start the New Year off on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle. In addition to post-event refreshments, you will also receive a Unisex Resolution Run® Jacket.

5K Run/Walk
1K Kids Run

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Icebreaker 8K & 1K Kids run

STEVESTON
January 16, 2022

Start your year off on the right foot! The Kajaks Track & Field Club is pleased to present the 2022 Steveston Icebreaker 8K and New Balance 1K Kidsrun! The IB8K is Richmond's only winter road race of the year, and the first race in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Runners Series. Start your year off with a personal best, and the best views in the city!

8Km
1K Kidsrun

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VANCOUVER CHILLY CHASE

VANCOUVER
January 23, 2022

Start your new year out by making the Vancouver Chilly Chase your first athletic goal race of the season! EVERYONE is a winner with TRY EVENTS! All participants earn a great souvenir finishing medal. The routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with a gorgeous winter view of Vancouver!  The Half will be an extension of the 15KM Route.

5Km
10Km
15km
Half marathon

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Hypothermic Virtual Half Marathon

VIRTUAL
February 1 - February 28, 2021

This Virtual run can be run or walked from any location you choose. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and at your own time. There are no restrictions and your souvenir can be picked up at a Running Room location of your choice (for free) or directly shipped to you for a fee. Registration in BC will close (product permitting) on  January 11th, 2021. All participants will receive a limited edition Hypothermic Half camping chair, gloves and a Finisher Medal.

21.1KM

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Fort Langley Historic Half

FORT LANGLEY
February 20, 2022

This winter half marathon starts and finishes in BC's birth town, Fort Langley British Columbia. The half marathon route is amazing and has more to offer than you can imagine! Starting from the Fort Langley's National Historic Site of Canada you will travel the beautiful rural streets of Fort Langley past majestic views of mountains and farmlands. From here the route follows onto the historic Hudson's Bay Co. "Telegraph Trail", winds its way through quite streets in Walnut Grove, takes to our historic hill and begins the finishing kilometers with a strong downhill that heads to the most prestigious start/finish line location in British Columbia: inside the gates of the Fort Langley's National Historic Site of Canada.

5Km
10km
Half Marathon

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2022 Secret 3K  virtual run/walk

VIRTUAL
March 2, 2022

In 2015 for the first time ever, a marathon was held in Afghanistan, a marathon that both men and women were able to participate in but they had to keep it a secret. Why? There are still places in the world where women are not allowed to run or walk outside. However, a community in Afghanistan is courageously carving out a new way forward for the next generation. Join The Secret 3K run/walk. Held during the week of International Women's Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. We're inviting everyone to come together in solidarity supporting the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community.

3Km

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VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE RUN

VANCOUVER
March 5, 2022

There isn't a more famous place in Vancouver to run, jog, or walk than Stanley Park's Seawall. The Seawall loops around Stanley Park, running along the park's northern, western and southern coastlines. Fully-paved, the Seawall is an ideal pathway for walkers, joggers and runners of all skill levels, and its route--with views of the city, northern mountains, and Lion's Gate Bridge--is undeniably beautiful. The 10k Route circles Stanley Park's Seawall once, and the 5k the Dovian Park loop.

5 Km
10 Km

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