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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 Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31 and upload your results during this time frame.

The Great Trek is traditionally held in October.

Included in 2020

  • Great Trek Race Wrap
  • Virtual Race Bib
  • Virtual Race Medal* and certificate
  • $25 off at Forerunners (minimum $75 spend)
  • Free initial visit to Coast Performance Rehab
  • Stanley Park Brewing beer for those of age (in-person pickup only)
  • Complimentary Meal Voucher at McDonald’s
  • Nuun and CLIF Bar treats
  • Partial proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital
  • *Physical medals available as an add-on
  • Race Results, leaderboards and more!


All runners are traditionally assigned a bib number and corral according to their estimated finish time. This year you’ll receive both a Virtual Race Bib and Virtual Medal! Please note race bibs may not be transferred for legal and lability reasons and per race policies. Thank you for understanding.


Every runner is required to pickup their race package during Package Pickup hours:

Location: Forerunners Main St – 3889 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Dates: TBD
Times: Store hours

You will be required to present your bib number and picture ID in order to pick-up your race package.

To pick-up another runner’s package, please have their first name, last name, and confirmation number. For groups of 3 or more, please email info@runvan.org with all the names prior to coming to Package Pickup so we can prepare the packages ahead of time.

Your kit includes various race bonuses including an exclusive Great Trek Face Mask and a $25 Forerunners gift card.

You may also have your race kit mailed to you for $10 shipping and handling. Note: Race kits will be mailed out in October.

Dates and location subject to change. Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers on-site. Thank you.


Great Trek race wrap
$25 Forerunners gift card

*Please present valid ID

Virtual Race

A virtual race allows you to complete your race on your own, from anywhere. You may run, walk or stroll your race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice, following the guidelines of your local health authorities. You may choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park, your neighbourhood streets or Seawall.

When may I run the virtual race?

Please first sign-up for the Virtual Race. You may then run the Great Trek Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31, or when it’s safe to do so in your geographical area. Please exercise proper social distancing and follow the guidelines of your local health authorities.

Where is the Virtual Race Course?

Please choose your own route for this virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time, as that may contribute to social distancing concerns. Additionally, by allowing registered runners to create their own routes, you may participate from wherever you are! Use caution if running outside, and be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.


The Great Trek Start and Finish Lines are traditionally located on the UBC Campus.

For your Virtual Race, you may choose any Start Line and start time between October 16-31.

Event Maps

Note: Maps are for reference only. If you are running the Virtual Race, please choose your own route that is pedestrian friendly. Use caution if running outside, and be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Please also be respectful of safety concerns and follow the lead of your local health authorities.





Safety Precautions

During Package Pickup and the race, please follow the physical distancing guidelines. Race kits, plus pre-ordered shirts and medals, will be provided in pre-packaged envelopes for contactless pickup. You’ll still be requested to utilize the store hand sanitizers and accept that there may be capacity limits in-store. You may also choose to have your race kit mailed for a small shipping and handling fee.

On Race Day, runners usually wear a race bib with a timing chip and emergency contact info. For safety reasons, give someone else your race route and have an emergency contact located on your body or phone while you’re out just in case.

Aside from practicing safe, physical distancing, be alert of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Remember, there are no road closures in effect during your Virtual Race. Try to stay on sidewalks or trails as much as possible and be sure to obey all traffic signals. If you’re going to listen to music, ensure you can still hear what’s going on around you. Treadmill racing may also be an option for you.

Finally, please be respectful and stay home if you feel unwell to help us all slow the spread of COVID-19. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We remain hopeful that the public health risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will improve and encourage everyone to follow the lead of the Public Health Agency of Canada and related health organizations.


Registered runners may use their unique ‘Confirmation Code‘ provided during registration as their ‘Claim Code‘ to record and submit Virtual Race results. You may upload data from your tracking device, or via manual input. Be sure to also share your ‘Finish Line’ photos on social @runvancanada #runvan

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