Great Trek

A Jaunt Through Musqueam Territory

The Great Trek has been a staple race in the Vancouver running community for years – formerly the Fall Classic. In partnership with the University of British Columbia, the Great Trek pays homage the Great Trek of 1922, where students marched to their current campus. This popular Vancouver event features races for everyone with a Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM route. Join the run community and end your running season on a high note – clock a personal best time for the year or come just for the fun! In 2020, the event is being offered as a Virtual Race.

October 16-31, 2020
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5KM Course

On Musqueam territory, the Great Trek features gorgeous running routes under colourful fall foliage, and a tour through the beautiful university campus. All three distances share a Start and Finish Line near the AMS Student Nest and the Half Marathon and 10KM routes run out towards the UBC Endowment Lands. For the new Virtual Race, you’re asked to please find your own pedestrian friendly route.




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This Month



Register online now for the Virtual Race with the option to add a new finisher’s medal! Partial proceeds support our charity partner, BC Children’s Hospital.

October 23-25

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Forerunners Main St
3889 Main St, Vancouver, BC

Dates and location subject to change.

You may also pay to have your race kit mailed. Note: Race kits will be mailed out in October.

October 16-31

You choose!


Virtual Race

You may run your Great Trek Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31 and upload your results during this time frame.

The Great Trek is traditionally held in late October


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Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers on-site during Package Pickup.

This is part of the RUNVAN® Grand Slam that features the First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek.


Your Registration Includes:

  • Great Trek race wrap
  • Virtual race bib, medal and certificate
  • Option to add a new 2020 physical medal
  • Partial proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital
  • $25 gift card to Forerunners (min $75 spend)
  • Stanley Park Beer (in-person pickup only)
  • Race results, leaderboards and more!

Race Details


: October 16-31, 2020

In 2020, the Great Trek is being offered as a Virtual Race. With lots of race benefits, and you may complete your Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31 on a 5KM route of your choice! After your race, submit your time online and see where you stack up against other runners on a live leaderboard.

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A jaunt through Musqueam territory

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