Half Marathon

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!

October 16-31
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21.1KM Course

On Musqueam territory, the Half Marathon traditionally offers a beautiful course under colourful fall foliage. This is your chance to clock your personal best for the year on a double loop route that runs around UBC campus down Old Marine and SW Marine Drive. For the Virtual Race, you’re asked to please find your own pedestrian friendly route.




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This Month



Conquer the Half Marathon or unique 36.1KM Hat-trick. Your race entry comes loaded with extras and partial proceeds support our charity partner, BC Children’s Hospital.

Great Trek

Store Hours


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 if on-site. Thank you.

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


2020 Registration Included:

  • 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!



: October TBA

In 2020, the Great Trek was offered as a Virtual Race.

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A jaunt through Musqueam territory

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