Vancouver Runs You Might Like - May 2017

Vancouver Runs You Might Like - May

Grey skies fade away
can almost tan on my runs
yay for spring racing!

Here are a few Vancouver area runs that you may want to consider racing this May!

Already familiar with these? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming Vancouver road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Date: May 7, 2017
Distances: 8k, Half marathon, Marathon

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is one of Vancouver’s most iconic marathon events. The event features a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 8k run, and streets lined with thousands of spectators. Runners can expect to experience a little bit of everything that Vancouver has to offer as they run a that starts at Queen Elizabeth Park, and finishes in downtown Vancouver. 

> Get more info about the BMO Marathon....

Wings for Life World Run

Date: May 7, 2017
Distance: As far as you can run before the finish line catches you

Run a race where the finish line chases you! The Wings For Life World Run is a unique concept in racing produced by Red Bull and held in partnership with the Wings For Life Foundation (a not for profit foundation dedicated to spinal cord research).

The event is made up of multiple simultaneous road running races that happen all over the world starting at the exact same time. Runners are chased by a physical or virtual pace car (catch car), once the car passes a runner their race is finished. The last male and female runners left running in each location are the local champions, the last male and female runner left running on Earth get the esteemed title of global champ.

Vancouver's 2017 event (hosted by Vancouver Running Company) starts at 4am making it the perfect early morning warm up for the BMO!

> Get more info about Wings For Life Vancouver....

Iron Knee/Tender Knee

Iron Knee

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 13k, 25k

The Iron Knee (25 km) and Tender Knee (13km) trail races are the second Foretrails events of the season. These races start in Cleveland Park or Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver and take racers through some great trails capped off by the punishment of the infamous Powerline Climb before finishing on the shores of Deep Cove.

> Get more info about the Iron Knee races...

Fairmont Monther's Day Run

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 3k, 5k, 10k

The Fairmont Mother's Day Run & Walk is a 3k, 5k, and 10k run on a course through Stanley Park. Moms are the main focus of the event, however, participation is open to everyone. The race has partnered with the Fairmont Hotel, so expect some fancy post race brunch options for this one!

> Get more info about the Fairmont Mother's Day Run...


parkrun 5k vancouver

Date: Every Saturday
Distance: 5k

Tremendously popular in Europe, parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5k run that has recently begun running Saturday's in Richmond. The runs are open to people of all ages and abilities, and are timed with an individual barcode that tracks your stats online.  

> Get more info about parkrun Vancouver...

Shoppers Run For Women

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 3k, 5k, 10k

The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women is part of a national women's race series offering a 5K, 10K & Little Steps Girls 1K. The event is timed and raises funds for women's mental health programs in your community. This year's race is taking place up at UBC!

> Get more info about the Vancouver Run For Women...

Shaughnessy 8K

Shaugnnesy 8k

Date: May 21, 2017
Distance: 8k run, 5k poker walk

Part of the Lower Mainland Race Series this race send runners through the undulating, historic, residential streets of Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale.

>Get more info about the Shaughnessy 8k here...

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the fittest trail run

Date: May 27, 2017
Distance: 13k, 18k

The Survival of the Fittest trail race (Part of the coast Mountain Trail Series) is a beautiful loop that starts and finishes at the scenic Quest University in Squamish, BC. This course starts with a strong climb that leads you to a waterfall almost immediately. As runners continue to climb, the views become more and more impressive. The course peaks at the top on the Climb Trail and then it's a singletrack back down.

> Get more info about Survival of the Fittest here...

Published on Apr 17, 2017