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.

Buckin' Hell

Distances for this race include a 15K short course, 50K ultra course and a 2 person relay race. The course is a very challenging and technical one and is geared towards strong mountain runners.

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Pride Run & Walk

The Pride Run & Walk is a 5K or 10K race at Stanley Park. More information is available through the contact form on the website. Register online.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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. This year there is a new 50K distance for solo ultra marathon runners! 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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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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