Running in Vancouver


Where to run, how to train and what to wear. A Vancouver runner's guide.

  • EVENTS - Annual Running Events
  • TRAINING - Running Groups, Clinics and Trainers
  • EQUIPMENT - Running Equipment and Apparel



Annual Running Events | Running Groups, Clinics and Trainers | Running Equipment and Apparel


  • 5 Peaks - Trail Running Series

    People are always seeking a new thrill - something different, exciting, exhilarating, stimulating. Well, this is it! Canada's Premier Trail Running Series includes a variety of challenging 5 to 15km runs over some of the country's most spectacular terrain! You will run over rocks, roots, tree stumps and logs, up ski hills, cat tracks, and hiking trails, through creeks, bogs, snow, and much, much more!

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  • Vancouver Sun Run

    The Vancouver Sun Run is the second largest 10K in North America. The 2004 Sun Run is expected to attract an estimated 50,000 plus participants. 49,743 Sun Runners participated in 2003.

    The route starts in Vancouver's downtown core with the start line located between Burrard and Thurlow Streets.

    You will head west down Georgia Street, turn left on Denman and immediately right onto Robson heading into Stanley Park (close to the tennis courts). Leave the park at Beach Ave; turn left on Granville, left on Pacific and go over the Burrard Street Bridge.

    At the end of the bridge, take 2nd Avenue, head east along 4th and 6th Avenues to Cambie Street. You'll head north over the Cambie Street Bridge, exit onto Pacific Boulevard and finish as usual, at BC Place Stadium.

    The route is sprinkled with gentle, undulating hills -- the most notable being the hill on Fourth Avenue close to Granville Island. The scenery will include snow-capped mountains along Georgia, leafy greenery in Stanley Park, the breathtaking water view at English Bay, and bridge views of English Bay and False Creek.

    Shaw Mini Sun Run route

    Mini Sun Runners head east on Pacific Boulevard from the 10K finish line, veer left into Keefer St., left into Abbot St., then take a right turn into Expo Boullevard followed by a left turn into Terry Fox Way and finally wind back into Pacific Boulevard for the final stretch to the finish line.

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  • Adidas Vancouver International Marathon
    • Full Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • Wheelchair Half Marathon
    • Canada Kids MaraFun
    • Healthy Nutrition & Wellness Expo

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  • Scotia Bank 1/2 Marathon and 5k Walk/Run

    1/2 Marathon
    The world's most scenic and easiest half-marathon, from UBC to Stanley Park, with a NET DROP of 82m!! Start time is 7:30am sharp on Thunderbird Boulevard, in front of Osborne Centre, UBC. See Photos!

    5k Course
    Start time is 9:00am. Start and finish at Lumberman's Arch. Featuring a scenic loop on the roads and paths of Stanley Park. The 5k Run/Walk is a non-competitive event and is NOT chip timed.

    The courses will be closed promptly at 10:30am. We regret that while the Seawall makes this one of Canada's most scenic runs, both courses are unsuitable for wheelchairs, baby joggers, in-line skating, and pets.

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Running Groups, Clinics and Trainers | Annual Running Events | Running Equipment and Apparel
  • Lions Gate Road Runners
    • We welcome new members of all abilities and ages.
    • Join us at our weekly workouts in Stanley Park and on the track at Eric Hamber School (33rd at Oak).
    • We support the Vancouver running community by organizing three annual races which have become local classics.
    • An important part of our club culture is participation in relay races. These provide the opportunity for our members of all levels to travel and compete together.


  • Pacific Running Guides - 604.684.6464 or 1.877.72.TO.RUN
    Suite 403-488 Helmcken Street Vancouver, B.C.

    Email Us At:

    • Kate Milne
    • Malcolm Smillie
    • Dawn Titus
    • Ceddy Nash
    • Christele Albert
    • Dave Plouffe
    • Rachel Nelson
    • Kendra Greenslade
    • Tim Lebas
    • Denise Morbey
Running Equipment and Apparel | Annual Running Events | Running Groups, Clinics and Trainers
  • New Balance, Athletic Footwear - 604.685.2881
    990 Robson St
  • Running Room, The - 604.684.9771
    103-679 Denman West End
  • Yaletown Walk and Run - 604.684.0786
    1260 Hamilton St
  • Kintec Foot Labs - 604.980.5633
    1099 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
  • Forerunners - 604.732.4535
    3504 W 4th




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