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!
Get Moving With Winter Fun Runs across Metro Vancouver:
December 12, 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.
January 1, 2022
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!
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.
February 1 - February 28, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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