About Us

About Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial


The Fall Classic now takes place annually in October and is considered one of Vancouver’s last great races of the year. Race entry includes tons of bonuses which in the past have included exclusive RUNVAN® socks, toques and gloves. All runners receive sushi, chilli or pizza post-race inside at the Nest, comped beer, medals, and so much more. Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, this event further supports local charity. Thanks to a new partnership with UBC, you can enjoy even more festivities post-race at the Great Trek Festival. RUNVAN® looks to deliver premiere running events that inspire active lifestyles. Please consider leaving a 5-Star Review. Your support is greatly valued.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon
Grand Slam

About Grand Slam

Grand Slam awards go to those who run all RUNVAN® races in the same calendar year:
First Half presented by BlueShore Financial, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot, and Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial

A bonus prize will be awarded to those who Score the RUNVAN® Grand Slam!

  • Run all four RUNVAN® events in the same calendar year
  • Includes any of the race distances, except the Kids Run
  • Runners may pick up their Grand Slam prize at the Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial (it will not be mailed)
  • Use the same first name, last name and date of birth to automatically qualify
Title Sponsor

About BlueShore Financial

BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. As a boutique financial institution serving British Columbians for over 80 years, BlueShore Financial is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. This includes the financial wellness of their clients, as well as contributing to the long term overall well-being of the communities they serve. 

Event Organizers


The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is the non-profit, volunteer-run organization, responsible for organizing the First half presented by BlueShore Financial, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver’s only marathon event, the Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial. The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and delivers running events with a mandate to inspire active lifestyles and celebrate the value sport delivers to our communities. Our vision and mission focuses on promoting and growing the sport of running, engaging communities in the celebration of sport, and showcasing our world-class city. View all up-coming events at runvan.org/races.



The Society is always seeking enthusiastic and passionate individuals who will contribute to our vision. Great internships, volunteer leadership roles, and contract opportunities are available with flexible arrangements. Sport or running enthusiasts are desired with skills in marketing, sponsorship, operations, logistics, volunteer and community engagement. Please email your CV to hr@runvan.org or visit runvan.org/careers for current job openings.


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