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
The Turtle Dash & Hatchling Fun Run
Saturday September 14 2019 Vancouver Zoo
Are you a tortoise or a hare? Lace up and find out by registering for the kid-friendly Greater Vancouver Zoo’s Turtle Dash where everyone’s a turtle, and everyone’s a winner … unless you take a nap under a tree that is. This September 14th, get your feet moving for conservation. With the 5 km Turtle Dash and 1km Hatchling fun run, there’s something for the whole family.
Terry Fox Run
Sunday, September 15 2019, Stanley Park
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! Entry is free. Donation (or raised funds) requested.
North Van Run – Kids Run
Sunday, Sept 29 2019 North Vancouver
The North Van Run is a 5 km run/walk that goes through the heart of North Vancouver and finishes at the end of the 200-metre 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 1 km Kids Run open to kids that are 13 and under that is absolutely free.
CIBC Run for the Cure
October 6 2019 Vancouver
This inspiring an event raises awareness of and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society so they can create a future without breast cancer. The 5 k run and 1k walk are short enough for kids to participate as well as moms with strollers.
Granville Island Turkey Trot- Kids Run
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Granville Island
The day before the Big people do their 10 km’ work of that turkey belly’ run, kids 5 to 12 years old are invited to take on a fun 1.1 km course. 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.)
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