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! The 5KM is scheduled to start at 12pm Noon.
Next in-person event: Saturday, October 22, 2022
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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. In-Person races also return to UBC this October!
Join in – Now!
Forerunners Main St
3889 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, race week only. Note: Times are subject to change.
OCTOBER 22, 2022
5KM : 12pm Noon
Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers on-site. Thank you.
This is part of the RUNVAN® Grand Slam with the First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek.
In-Person, Virtual, Hybrid
You may run your Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31. In-person races will be held at UBC, Saturday, October 22.
The Great Trek is traditionally held in late October
- New Technical Running Socks
- Race Bib with Timing Chip if In-Person
- Measured and mark courses if In-Person
- Race Medal included with In-Person Races
- Race Medal is optional with Virtual Races
- Bonus Medal if you complete the Hat-trick
- $25 off at Forerunners (minimum $75 spend)
- Nuun Hydration (in-person pickup only)
- Opportunity to donate and fundraise for charity
- Race Results, leaderboards and more!
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