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! The Half Marathon features two loops around Musqueam territory.

Next in-person event: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Half Marathon starts at 8:30am, the 10KM starts at 10:30am, and the 5KM starts at noon.

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. The In-Person race also returns to UBC this October!




Join in – Now!

This Month



Conquer the Half Marathon or unique 36.1KM Hat-trick. Your race entry comes loaded with extras!

Great Trek

Race Week


Forerunners Main St
3889 Main St, Vancouver, BC

Monday, October 18, 2021, to Friday, October 22, 2021, from 10am to 6pm. Note: Times are subject to change.

October 23, 2021

Join in!

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.

October 16-31

You choose!


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 features a Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and RUNVAN® Hat-trick.


Registration Includes:

  • 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)
  • Options to donate or fundraise for charity
  • Race Results, leaderboards and more!



: Saturday, October 23, 2021

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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A jaunt through Musqueam territory

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