Half MarathonGreat 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! The Half Marathon features two loops around Musqueam territory.
Next in-person event: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Half Marathon starts at 8:30am, the 10KM starts at 10:30am, and the 5KM starts at noon.
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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. The In-Person race also returns to UBC this October!
Join in – Now!
Conquer the Half Marathon or unique 36.1KM Hat-trick. Your race entry comes loaded with extras!
Forerunners Main St
3889 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Race week, Tuesday through Friday, only. Note: Times are subject to change.
October 22, 2022
21.1KM : 8:30am Start
Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers if 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 are traditionally held on a Saturday in late October.
The Great Trek features a Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and RUNVAN® Hat-trick.
- 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)
- Options to donate or fundraise for charity
- Race Results, leaderboards and more!
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