The following is a list of outdoor events in Vancouver and the south western British Columbia region, including races, tradeshows, volunteer activities, and more. If you have an event that you feel should appear on this page, please feel free to contact us with the details.

Ultra Night Run

Sign up for the 5/10K walk or run in this chip timed race. Routes are lighted by neon lights, and all runners are required to wear an LED headlight. The race is sponsored by Michelob and all participants must be of legal drinking age, with a beer garden at the end of the race.

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5 Peaks Whistler Blackcomb Race

The 5 Peaks running series is famous for great climbs and fast descents, and Blackcomb mountain is a great venue for this type of race. Choose from the 6.5k Sport course or the 10.6k Enduro course both of which travel by Blackcomb Lake. There is also a 1k Children's challenge and a 3k timed kids race. Please note that you will need a gondola pass.

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Run the Rock Marathon, Half & 8K - Texada Island

The marathon course is a loop course starting and finishing at Shelter Point Regional Park, and the half marathon is a point to point route along the second half of the marathon route. The course will run on the road with no road closures in effect but RCMP will be present. Proceeds will go towards cancer support for residents of Texada. Register online.

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MEC Vancouver: Trail Race FIVE

MEC Vancouver: Trail Race FIVE is the fifth of six events in the 2018 MEC Vancouver Trail Race Series offering. Join us on August 26th for the race that is aimed at all those who want to seek out a fun new running location, getting on the trails and who are all about getting active and staying fit. For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race, starting from Swangard Stadium and running among the beautiful forest trails of Central Park. Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

Category: Trail Race

North Face Valley To Peak

Join the North Face Valley to Peak trail running Race! Tackle the full vertical climb to Whistler mountain, while exploring some of the best single track Whistler Blackcomb has to offer.

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Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge

Kayak, Mountain Bike and Trail run in picturesque Port Moody. Teams of 2 or 4 raising money to ensure that physical literacy and a healthy, active lifestyle, is a staple in the lives of the next generation. Various participant levels for the beginner to the seasoned athlete.

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Annual Coho Run

This 14K race features many of Vancouver's iconic landmarks such as English Bay, the Seawall, Lions Gate Bridge, and Ambleside Beach. The distance is a great challenge for a 10K runner and a great training run for the half marathon runner. At the finish line participants will have the chance to join in the annual Coho Festival celebrating the return of the Coho Salmon to the North Shore. Activities at the Festival include environmental displays, visual arts exhibitions, entertainment and the famous Salmon Barbecue.

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Sky Pilot

This is a very challenging 14 or 23K race set in the Coastal Mountains with breathtaking views, and they are both very challenging courses. Check the list of questions that you must answer before registering for the 23K race on the website.

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Chilliwack Moves

Chilliwack Moves - A Run for Prevention - is dedicated to raising awareness about preventative health by having local health and wellness experts available after the run to provide free tips and education. The run itself will be a 5km and an 8km route located at the Chilliwack Rotary Trail.

Category: Run

Vancouver East Side 10K

This course runs through various streets on a loop around Vancouver's East Side. Because of the City of Vancouver 2 hour time limit on road closures, participants are asked not to enter if they cannot finish the race within the time restriction. Proceeds go towards the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, Watari Counselling & Support, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. This is a Canada Running Series Event.

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Frosty Mountain Ultra Trail Race 13/17/50K

There are 3 race distances for the Frosty Mountain Ultra, the 13K Lightning race, the 27K Endurance race, and the 50K Ultra race, ranging from one loop around Lightning Lake to the Ultra one loop two mountain run. Winners for each age group will win a bottle of wine.

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Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run takes place all over Canada and other parts of the world, and raises money through donations for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation. Visit the link to find a run site for your area and look for volunteer opportunities.

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Spartan Vancouver Sprint/Super Weekend

Spartan Sprint is a highly challenging sprint/obstacle course with over 5K with 20-23 obstacles along the way. The fastest finish time will be around 30 minutes, and over an hour for the slowest. For those who want even more of a challenge, you can sign up for the 8K Super Race, or the HH12HR 12 hour race. Kids can sign up for the Spartan Junior portion of the race.

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Sea Wheeze Half Marathon

The Sea Wheeze is designed to be not only a run, but a fun filled weekend where participants also get to explore Vancouver, spend time with friends and family, and practise yoga oceanside. The route runs from Stanley Park to False Creek, with hills to test endurance and flat and downhill terrain to build up speed.

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Whistler Alpine Meadows

This is a trail race on recently opened up terrain where runners will be able to see views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and beautiful mountain views. The trail leads to a glacier and back and the race will be run in 12, 25, and 55K distances.

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Vancouver Spirit Run

Come join this one day cross country and trail running event, with 6 or 8K distances and shorter distances for kids with age categories. The run aims to foster healthy communities in the lower mainland and provides funds to BC athletics through charitable donations. In tribute to Frank Reynolds who was a coach with the Norwesters Track and Field Club.

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CIBC Run for the Cure

CIBC's Run for the Cure is hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Walk or run the 1K or 5K route, and raise funds for this event which is the largest single day volunteer led event in Canada in support of a cure for breast cancer. Check the website for locations near your city.

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MEC Vancouver: Road Race SIX

MEC Vancouver: Road Race SIX is the final race of six events in the 2018 MEC Vancouver Road Race Series offering. Join us on July 22nd for the race that is aimed to get some dirt under those shoes and for those who are all about getting active and staying fit. For only $15 you can choose 5K or 10K race, for $20 a 21.1K race, and for only $25 a 42.2K race along the scenic dyke in Steveston. Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

Category: Road Race

MEC Vancouver: Trail Race SIX

MEC Lower Mainland: Trail Race SIX is the final race of six events in the 2018 MEC Vancouver Trail Race Series offering. Join us on October 6th for the race that is aimed at all those who want to seek out a fun new running location, getting on the trails and who are all about getting active and staying fit. For only $15 you can choose between a 5K or 10K race, running around Sasamat Lake and the Sugar Mountain Trail. Runners will experience a fun and welcoming race atmosphere complete with professional chip timing and complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruit.

Category: Trail Race

Granville Island Turkey Trot

The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a scenic and flat 10K course that starts on Granville Island and loops over the Burrard Bridge to the north side Sea Wall and turns back to end at Performance Works on Granville Island where runners will enjoy a post run meal. Run, walk or stroll the 10K course for thanksgiving, and spend time with family while supporting the food bank during one of the most organized, scenic, flat and friendly events in Vancouver

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Whister 50 Relay & Ultra

This annual event can be completed as an 2, 4, or 8-person 50 mile relay race or a solo ultra-marathon, centred around Whistler Village and the Valley Trail system. 8 person relay legs alternate between 13K and 7K, and 2 and 4 person relay teams alternate with 20k legs. The course is traffic free with minimal road crossings. Approximately 13km of each loop is on a paved trail, and the remaining 7K are on wide, hard packed gravel trails, and no major climbs or descents. The trails will also be open to the public on race day. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting local food banks.

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Around the Lake Give'r Take 30 Race

This 30K race (give or take) or 2 person relay (16k/14k) loops around Cultus Lake starting at Main Beach. Garments will be given to the first 250 participants, and medals will be awarded to all participants who complete the 30K solo course. The race will be timed with Champion Chip timing. No race day registration.

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Strachan Hartley 5/10K Legacy Run

Runners, walkers, families, competitive runners and corporate teams of all abilities are all welcome at this 5/10K run. Proceeds go towards making a difference in the lives of youth, and continue the legacy of Dr. Strachan Hartley. Register online or in person on race day.

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Try Events Rubber Ducky Half

Participate in the 5K, 7 Miler, and half marathon course that circles Burnaby Lake's beautiful natural wilderness. Medals are given for the top 3 overall. Register online.

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Knowshow Fall/Winter 2018

Knowshow is a bi-annual trade show featuring Canada's top lifestyle, fashion, and action sports retailers and brands. Attendees will find anything from outerwear and eyewear to snowboards and other active gear. Originally attracting mostly west coast businesses, the expo now includes many brands from the east coast as well.

Category: Trade Show

Shoppers Drug Mart Run For Women

The Shoppers Drug Run for Women is about sisterhood and how our friends make us laugh, motivate us, and keep us going! The run in Vancouver takes place on Mother's Day and there is a 10k, 5k and 1k little girls run. The race is in support of BC Women's Hospital and includes some great swag bags and also victory bags with goodies along with jewelry and a race shirt.

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