7 Family Runs in Vancouver
Share the thrill of Vancouver's premier race weekends with these upcoming kid-sized events.
Mundy Park Charity Trail Race
Athletes in Kind supports the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association at Vancouver Children's Hospital. The 1.5 km run is for kids in kindergarten to grade 4 and a 3 km run for their older peers up to grade 7 is offered.
2.5K Shaw Mini Sun Run
This is a great introduction to Vancouver's amazing running community for the whole family. Dozens of mascots and performers entertain the runners throughout the event and kids will love the refreshments, face painting, balloon artistry and bouncy inflatables post race.
Tuff Kids XC Challenge
Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver will be the venue for a challenging cross-country course offered to children ages 5 to 12. They'll have to climb over, under and through to complete the race.
Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
This is a great run to introduce kids ages 6 to 12 to the marathon event experience. All participating children receive a BMO Vancouver Marathon Kids 1 Mile Fun Run shirt, a cool medal, a race bib and a post-event snack bag—just like the marathoners! Good to Know: The event is capped at only 500 runners so register early to secure your child's medal.
Golden Ears Trail Race
Part of the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series, the free 1 km children's challenge and the 3 km timed kids' race will have the junior runners go through the beautiful Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Loop the Lakes Trail Race
A fun 1 km kids' race will take you through Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish. And there's no need to separate from your young athletes because parents are welcome to join in the course.
With over 5000 participants last year, Vancouver's largest family fun run inspires participants to become 'heroes' and raise funds for childhood cancer research at BC Children's Hospital. Families can choose between the scenic 5 km route through Queen Elizabeth Park or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run. Join in on the celebration post race with entertainment, healthy refreshments, face-painting, bouncy inflatables and more.