31 spring and summer runs in Vancouver

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Vancouver has a plethora of different runs to offer. Whether you’re looking for a 5km, a 10km, a half or full marathon, there’s something out there for everyone from beginners to seasoned runners.

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So get your trainers on, and check out these 31 spring and summer runs happening right here in Vancouver.

5km and 10km runs

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Run For Women Vancouver

Benefitting women’s mental health programs in various cities across Canada.

When: Saturday, May 7

Fairmont Mother’s Day Run

Make-A-Wish foundation is the charity of choice for this run. Plus, moms get a lovely scarf at the end.

When: Sunday, May 8

Shaughnessy 5km Poker Walk 

All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. There’s also an 8 km version.

When: Sunday, May 15

MEC Langley Race TWO

A race through Langley with something for everyone. Offering 5 km, 10 km, half, and full marathon versions.

When: Sunday, May 15

Run Walk Roll

A fundraiser for Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living. Choose between 5 km or 1 km loops.

When: Sunday, May 15

Woman2Warrior Vancouver

Funds are raised to send over 800 kids and young adults with disabilities to one of three Easter Seals camps in B.C.

When: Sunday, May 15

Burnaby More Sports Central Park Run

Choose between a 2.5 km walk or a 5 km or 10 km run. All proceeds go towards kids sports programs in Burnaby.

When: Sunday, May 22

Run For Water

All $500,000 raised since this race started in 2008 has gone towards clean water projects in Ethiopia.

When: Sunday, May 29

Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run

The largest timed 5 km fun run in B.C. All proceeds go towards the Microsemi Science Fair.

When: Sunday, May 29

Vistas

The Vistas run benefits bereavement programs and services across the province. A beautiful 4 km, 5 km, or 10 km run through scenic Kanaka Creek Park.

When: Sunday, May 29

Run for H2O

All funds go towards HOPE International, an organization that tries to improve basic human needs in developing nations. A 5 km, 10 km and fun run.

When: Saturday, June 4

Child Run

Child Run raises funds for cancer research and treatments at BC Children’s Hospital. There’s a 5 km or 1 km fun run.

When: Sunday, June 5

MEC Vancouver Race FOUR

Taking place along the waterfront of Garry Point Park, this 5 km, 10 km, or half-marathon race is the fourth in MEC’s series of runs for the season.

When: Sunday, June 5

Longest Day Road Race

This race features $1,600 in prize money, $2,000 in merchandise rewards, and more than 90 draw prizes.

When: Friday, June 10

The Fathers Day Walk Run Vancouver

A 5 km and 10 km version awaits along with a free lunch and live entertainment at the end. The perfect Father’s Day run.

When: Sunday, June 19

Canada Day Rock 10 km / 5 km

This timed race features a 5 km, 10 km and kids fun run. There are snacks after the event and you get a finishing medal and a t-shirt at the end.

When: Friday, July 1

Run Canada Day 10 km / 5 km

Run the trails at Pacific Spirit Park this Canada Day and enjoy refreshments at the end of the 5 km, 10 km, or 1 km kids fun fun.

When: Friday, July 1

Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run & Walk

A fun-filled day for women and girls of all ages with both 5 km and 10 km versions.

When: Sunday, July 10

MEC Langley Race THREE

A flat and fast 5 km and 10 km course around Abbotsford Airport.

When: Sunday, July 10

Summerfast 10 km

A scenic, fast, flat course through Stanley Park, along with a post-race brunch. Yum.

When: Saturday, July 16

Jog for the Bog

This annual 5 km and 10 km Delta run helps spread awareness about peatlands and the importance they have to all species and ecosystems.

When: Sunday, July 24

MEC North Vancouver Race FOUR

Race Four, the Summer Sprint, is a 5 km or 10 km run through the North Shore trails. Massages, coffee, and bananas will be waiting for runners at the finish line.

When: Saturday, August 6

PNE Donut Dash

Perhaps the most delicious 5 km run in the city, participants will be fuelled by PNE fair treats throughout the course.

When: Sunday, August 21

MEC Vancouver Race FIVE

This race is aimed at laying down some speed before settling into the autumn routine.

When: Sunday, August 28

Vancouver Eastside 10 km

A lovely race through Gastown, Chinatown, and East Vancouver, and was recognized as Western Canada’s best race in 2013 by Get Out There Magazine.

When: Saturday, September 17

Terry Fox Run Vancouver

The annual Terry Fox Run raises money and awareness for cancer research.

When: Sunday, September 18

Marathons and half marathons

BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Vancouver’s only marathon. This iconic event offers full, half, and 8 km races.

When: Sunday, May 1

Whistler Half Marathon

A scenic 10 km or half-marathon that runs through Whistler. A must for long-distance runners.

When: Saturday, June 4

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

The Scotiabank Half Marathon (and 5 km run) features a scenic point-to-point course from UBC to Stanley Park.

When: Sunday, June 26

Fort Langley Half Marathon & 5 km

The 5 km route winds through the quiet, scenic streets of Fort Langley with gentle ups and downs. Also a half marathon option.

When: Sunday, July 17

SeaWheeze Half Marathon

Lululemon’s half-marathon along the water attracts 10,000 runners every year and finishes with a huge party.

When: Saturday, August 13

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