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Great Trek

A jaunt through Musqueam territory

Join the Great Trek, formerly known as the Fall Classic and the last great run of the year. The final event in the popular RUNVAN® Race Series, the new Great Trek features races for everyone with a Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and RUNVAN® Hat-trick equivalent to 36.1KM. Stay motivated and join in! The Great Trek Virtual Race will again run October 16-31, with in-person events set for Saturday, October 23, 2021. Runners will be required to produce the B.C. Vaccine Card showing proof of double vaccination, and wear masks during select times during Package Pickup, in the Start Line and Finish Line areas and within all indoor venues. Masks may be removed when racing outside and should carried by the runner.

October 2022 celebrate the event’s special 100th Anniversary

Half Marathon start at 8:30am, the 10KM starts at 10:30am, and the 5KM starts at 12pm noon.


5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM, Hat-trick options

  • In-Person Races
  • Virtual Races
  • Great Trek gloves
  • Race Bib with Timing Chip if In-Person
  • Race Results, leaderboards, medals and more!



Pricing Virtual In-Person
Half Marathon, 10KM or 5KM $40 $75, $65, $55
Hat-trick 36.1KM COMBO $70 $135
UBC Students Save UBC ID Required
Hybrid Mix & Match Virtual & In-Person

RUNVAN® is taking measures to uphold robust health and safety standards for all participants and volunteers.


  • Great Trek gloves
  • Measured and marked courses if In-Person
  • Race Bib with Timing Chip if In-Person
  • Race Medal included with all In-Person Races
  • Race Medal is optional with the Virtual Races
  • Bonus Medal if you complete the Hat-trick
  • Race Wrap and Great Trek toque with 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 and fundraise for charity
  • Race Results, leaderboards and more!

RUNVAN® Grand Slam

You earn exclusive bonus rewards when you complete all four RUNVAN® events in the same calendar year: First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot, Great Trek. Collect your bonus reward.



A jaunt through Musqueam territory

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