Fun Run Roundup for Spring 2009

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few years ago John and I participated in numerous fundraising runs around town, from the Run for Light (a personal fave) to the Science Fair Fun Run and the Run for the Cure. We know Vancouver is a city for runners so it’s no wonder that many more fun runs and fundraisers are popping up this season.

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Here’s a quick rundown of events currently on my radar and feel free to add any others you might know of or would like to promote.


Vancouver Sun Run
When: April 19, 2009
Distance: 10km run or walk
Benefiting: Raise a Reader, Jordan Behan is also running a personal campaign.

MS Walk
When: April 25, 2009
Where: Second Beach, Stanley Park
Distance: 1 km, 3 km or 5 km walk route, all wheelchair/scooter accessible & inline skaters are also welcome
Benefiting: MS Society of Canada, Kulpreet Singh also has a campaign.

Earth Run Canada
When: April 26, 2009
Where: Stanley Park
Distance: 5km walk or run
Benefiting: David Suzuki Foundation, Earth Run, Evergreen


Run for Light
Location: Stanley Park
When: May 29, 2009
Distance: 4.3km walk or run
Benefiting: BC Blind Sports

Rotary Seawalk Run
Location: West Vancouver (start/end the Village at Park Royal South)
When: May 31, 2009
Distance: 10km run
Benefiting: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Run for Water
Location: Abbotsford
When: May 31, 2009
Distance: Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10km, and 5km Fun Run
Benefiting: Hope International

Science Fair Fun Run
Location: Science World
When: May 31, 2009
Distance: 5km run or walk & 1km mini fun run
Benefiting: The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment


Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile (read my preview blog post)
Location: West Point Grey
When: June 20, 2009
Distance: 1 mile, uphill
Benefiting: BC Childrens Hospital Foundation

Scotiabank Half Marathon
Location: UBC to Stanley Park
When: June 28, 2009
Distance: Half marathon and 5km fun run
Benefiting: Charity of your choice

I’ll try to post an update later in the season or more towards summer and hopefully John will be able to get out to one of these. He’s been itching to do more running lately and we also have our own special cause in mind.

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  1. BethMonday, April 6th, 2009 — 7:34pm PDT

    Vancouver International Marathon
    Location: downtown & Stanley Park (and I think the full marathon goes over the bridge somewhere)
    When: May 3, 2009
    Distance: Full marathon, half marathon, 8 km, Kids MaraFun
    Benefiting: Associated with a bunch of charities, although, to honest, I don’t know how the race raises money for charities as I’m running the half marathon and haven’t heard about any fundraising.

  2. EricTuesday, April 7th, 2009 — 9:09am PDT

    @Beth – I was going to point out the same race, and I’m running the half as well! I don’t think the fundraising section is as prominent for this race relative to others, but it’s good to know you could still run it for a good cause.

  3. Graeme MacTuesday, April 7th, 2009 — 9:30am PDT

    There is also the Under Wear Affair which is a 10km around downtown for cancer below the belt. Not only do you get to run in your skivvies and not get arrested they also have a party after the event.

  4. Miss604Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 — 6:44pm PDT

    @ Beth – thanks for including that!

    The Underwear Affair is also looking for volunteers – you can get their updates and info on twitter as well.

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