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.

Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Dash

The Daffodil Dash is a fun 1K walk, or 5K run suitable for all ages. The event will raise money for cancer research, awareness, and support. Please feel free to contact me for more information, or visit for more details.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Road Race THREE

The 3rd race in the MEC Greater Vancouver Road Race series is a 5k, 10k, half or full marathon. The marathon distance is a Boston qualifier so this is one to watch! The race follows the Trans Canada trail and finishes in Fort Langley, with the half marathon following a point to point course on a combination of trail and road. Please go to the race page for full details.

Category: Road Race

Furry Tails Foot Race

This 5 or 10K fun run is a fundraiser to raise money to help Langley's stray and lost dog and cats. Money raised goes to the Langley Animal Protection Society, and treats will be provided after the race. Register online and become a fundraiser.

Category: Walk

BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

The expo, running during the Vancouver Marathon weekend, will be the hub for runners where they can pick up their marathon gear such as bibs, timings chips, etc before the race. Exhibitors will also be showcasing products and services, and admission is free to the public.

Category: Trade Show

BMO Vancouver Marathon

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is one of the top destination marathons in the world, and runs through Vancouver's downtown and past some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Join the full marathon, half marathon, 8K run, or enter your kids in the 1mile kids fun run. The marathon raises funds for RUN4HOPE, the marathon's official charity program, and go towards social impact and community good, and benefiting various national and community charities.

Category: Race

5 Peaks Golden Ears Race

The 2nd race of the year in the 5 Peaks Running Series, The Sports course is 8.5K while the Enduro course is 13K. There are also Childrens Challenge (1K) and Kids (3K) races. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category as well as top 3 male and female finishers overall. This is a cup free event so please bring your reusable containers.

Category: Race

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.

Category: Race

BlueShore Mother's Day Run

The BlueShore Financial Mother's Day Run and Walk consists of a 3k, 5k and 10k Run and Walk in beautiful Stanley Park. Free fitness clinics and a Mother's Day expo are just some of the events happening over this weekend. Make a Wish BC and Yukon is the official charity of the run.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race TWO

This second race in the MEC Vancouver Trail Race series will have you nursing your sore legs, with over 2200m elevation gain over this 50k course. If you want to take it a little easier, sign up for the 15k course. The race will be chip timed, and complimentary coffee, fresh fruit, and free post-race massages will be provided by QubeCore sports and Rehab.

Category: Trail Race

2019 RBC Race for the Kids

At RBC Race for the Kids, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in either a scenic 5k route or a 2k fun run, followed by a carnival celebration with healthy snacks and activities for the whole family.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation's signature running event has raised over $14 million since it began in 1986. Funds raised through the 2019 event will support childhood cancer programs and research as well as mental health initiatives.

We're calling on everyone to join the fun - whether on your own or on a team with your family, colleagues or classmates. Together, we can reach this year's goal of $1 million to help kids across the province.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Road Race FOUR

Run around the scenic dyke at Garry Point Park in the fourth race of the MEC Greater Vancouver Road Race series. The race will be 5, 10, or 21.1k, and chip timed with complimentary coffee and fresh fruit provided.

Category: Road Race

Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K

The 5K run/walk starts at the Stanley Park Fish House, while the Half-Marathon starts at the Thunderbird Stadium and a shuttle bus will bring participants back to UBC free of charge. Participants can collect pledges for one of the 70+ charitable partners for this Canada Running Series event.

Category: Race

Canada Day Rock 5/10K

Register for the 10K, 5K, or enter your children into the kid's run at this Canada Day event. Course will be a loop of approximately 200m. Souvenir finishing medals will be given, as well as after even snacks and random prizes. The race supports the Surrey Urban Mission Society.

Category: Race

5 Peaks Cypress Mountain Race

The 4th race of the year for the 5 Peaks running series includes a 6.5k sports course, 11k enduro course, 3k timed kids' race, and 1k children's challenge. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category at all distances, as well as top 3 male and female finishers overall.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race THREE

The 3rd in the MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race series is a challenging technical race in Smoke Bluffs Park in Squamish. Take in the breathtaking view along the Sea to Sky in a 5k or 10k race, which is chip timed. Complimentary coffee and fresh fruit will be provided, along with free massages from Allan McGavin Sports Medicine.

Category: Trail Race

Chilliwack Fair Donut Dash

This is a 4 or 8k race at the Chilliwack Fair, which includes a Beer Maze! A great way to get involved in the community and gain free entrance to the fair, and support Chilliwack Agricultural Society at the same time. Win your weight in beer or root beer in the Beer Maze!

Category: Race

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.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race FOUR

MEC North Vancouver presents the 4th in the MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race series in their own backyard, in the lush forests of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. As usual, the race will be chip timed, and compimentary coffee, fresh fruit, and free massages will be provided, this time by North Shore Sports Medicine.

Category: Trail Race

Vancouver East Side 10K

The Under Armour Eastside 10k starts and finishes on Cordova street beside Woodward's. Because there is a 1h45m time limit on road closures from the City of Vancouver, participants are asked to keep this in mind before registering for the race.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Road Race FIVE

The final race of the MEC Great Vancouver Road Race series, choose between a 5, 10, 21,1, or 42.2k race along the dyke in scenic Garry Point Park in Richmond. The race is a certified course and the marathon distance is a Boston Qualifier. Check the event link for more information.

Category: Road Race

Try Events Rubber Ducky Half

Circle beautiful Burnaby Lake in this 21.1k & 7 mile course and support the Canucks Autism Network. Medals will be given to the top 3 overall runners, and there will be a by donation Pancake Breakfast to support CAN.

Category: Race

MEC Greater Vancouver: Trail Race FIVE

Come join the 5th race in the MEC Greater Vancouver Trail Race series with a choice of 5, 10,, or 21.1k races. The race will be chip timed, and complimentary coffee and fresh fruit will be provided.

Category: Trail Race

Try Events Boundary Bay Marathon

This is the last Boston Qualifying course of the year, and features a flat course with no hills on a gravel ocean side trail. Participate in the full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon walk/run, or 5/10K walk/run. Medals will be given for all 3 top males and females in each distance category, and the race supports Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Category: Race

Vancouver Historic Half

The half marathon, 10K and 5K races are on a loop around the Seawall (the half is a double loop), and all distances receive a finishing medal. Awards are given to top 3 males and females in each age category, and participants will receive a souvenir t shirt as well as a finishing medal. The race supports the West End Coat Harbour Community Policing Centre.

Category: Race