Kid-friendly runs are a great way to challenge and motivate your family. Regardless of the course, the terrain or the obstacles, nothing will beat the look of accomplishment on your child’s face when they cross the finish line. Remember: the family that runs together, stays together! Or at least they get some exercise and create some fabulous memories.
Five fall family runs
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Stanley Park and various locations in the Lower Mainland
Entry is free. Donation (or raised funds) requested.
Join in this annual run (3K or 10K) in celebration of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. This family event is non-competitive, so you can go at your own pace. The Vancouver event takes place near at Ceperly Park near Second Beach in Stanley Park. There will a pancake breakfast, Kids Run, and live music!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Town Centre Park in Coquitlam
$55-70 USD (up to 2 kids ages 1-12 years old get a free registration with a paid adult)
The Color Vibe 5K will be the most colourful day of your life! Throughout the race, you’ll be blasted with coloured powder at different stations along the course. The powder is non-toxic, safe and biodegradable, but for younger runners, it’s recommended you wear glasses or goggles to cover your eyes and a bandanna or dust mask for your mouth. The Color Vibe 5K guarantees that by the end of the race you’ll have more colour on you than your happy levels can handle!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Northshore Auto Mall
The North Van Run is a 5km run/walk that goes through the heart of North Vancouver and finishes at the end of the 200 meter long pier at the Shipyards. There is a youth discount (for kids under 13) who want to participate in the 5km run, and there is also a 1km Kids Run open to kids that are 13 and under that is absolutely free.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
$77 per entry
The Insane Inflatable 5k is like no other race course you’ve ever experienced: picture running five kilometres over, through and around obstacles in the middle of a bouncy castle. Before you make it to the finish line you’ll jump through the 70 foot long Ball Maze, push your way through the Wrecking Balls and cruise over speed bumps in the Waverunner. The run is not timed and the whole goal is to have fun. There is no minimum age to register for this event, but you do have to be at least 42 inches tall.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The Granville Island Turkey Trot Kids Run inspires kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Kids 5 to 12 years old are invited to take on this 1.1km course and each participant receives a race bib, a finisher ribbon, refreshments and snacks and can participate in pre and post-race activities, like live music and face painting. (Parents are allowed to run along with their child.)