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!
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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
Dates and location subject to change.
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 23.
The Great Trek is traditionally held in late October
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.
- Great Trek gloves
- 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)
- Stanley Park Beer (in-person pickup only, if of age)
- Nuun Hydration (in-person pickup only)
- Opportunity to donate and fundraise for charity
- Race Results, leaderboards and more!
Please note that traditional services like gear check, race day package pickup, water stations on-course, and entertainment will be limited or removed due to lingering concerns of COVID-19. The in-person race will include an official Start Line, Finish Line, timing and race results.
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