Remember those New Year’s resolutions to be more active and try new things? Well, here’s your chance to do both: sign up for a run! There are some great spring runs happening in Vancouver. Here are 7 fun family friendly runs, whether you want to sign up on your own, or try one with the family.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
This is a guided 10 km, 5 km or 2 km run or walk through Stanley Park with proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. Participate with or without a leased dog. After this fun, non-competitive family friendly run, get ready for a social event with pancakes, prizes, and music!
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Sometimes, it’s the little things … yes, we will run for hot chocolate! This is a great run for the whole family in Stanley Park. There is a 0.65 km Fun Run for all ages and also 5 km and 10.4 km distances if you’d like to challenge yourself. And there are Baby Stroller categories in the 5 km and 10.4km distances! When you cross the finish line you’ll receive a medal and an official Finisher’s Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run mug. Proceeds support The BC Centre for Ability.
March 3 & 4, 2018
With two days of running, there is a distance for everyone. Sign up for the 10 km or 5 km runs or the 1 km Kids Run along the gorgeous West Van seawall. Plus, two days of running means two days of Post-Sweat Parties at the Beach House Restaurant.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Put a little Irish in your step for the 5km run through scenic Stanley Park. This family friendly run includes a great flat course for the kids. And for the parents: there’s a Granville Island Brewing After Party at the finish line! Green beer, good food, a DJ and lots of fun. Net proceeds from the race go to support the Canadian Diabetes Association.
April 23, 2017
Vancouver’s most famous run hands-down (or is that feet down?). The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 1 0km road race since its inception in 1985 and is now the 3rd largest timed 10 km in the world. There is also a 2.5 km Mini Sun Run for the kids if you’d like to try a shorter distance. Charity partners for the Sun Run include BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC SPCA, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, BC Cancer Foundation and WE Charity.
May 5, 2018
Thinking of participating in the Big Daddy BMO marathon this May? Be sure to sign the kids up too. No, not for the full meal deal, for the kids run! The run takes place in Stanley Park the day before the marathon, and is designed to inspire kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Each child receives a race shirt, bib, medal, snack, and a special visit from an elite athlete for bib signing and photos.
May 12, 2018
Celebrate the sisterhood and help support mental health by signing up for the Women’s Run up at Wesbrook Village. Choose a scenic 5K Walk /Run or 10K Run, and cheer on your kids in the Little Steps 1K run. All pledges and donations support women’s mental health programs at BC Women’s Hospital.
What are your favourite family friendly runs in Vancouver?