Half MarathonGreat Trek
A jaunt through Musqueam Territory
The Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial has been a staple race in the Vancouver running community for years – formerly known as 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 28, 2023
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 Great Trek 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.
In-Person Package Pickup
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 28, 2023
21.1KM : 8:30am
Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers. Thank you.
This is part of the RUNVAN® Grand Slam with the First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek.
The event is in partnership with RUNVAN, UBC and Musqueam.
The Great Trek features a Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and RUNVAN® Hat-trick.
- Race Bib with Timing Chip
- Measured and mark courses
- Race Medal included
- Bonus Medal if you complete the Hat-trick
- $25 off at Forerunners (minimum $75 spend)
- Toque. Limited Quantity. Register early.
- Options to donate or fundraise for charity
- Race Results, leaderboard, and more!
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