The Big Elf Run

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This race is usually an in person event, but due to COVID-19 they have gone virtual. We recommend checking the official race website and social media channels to get current information about this year's event.
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The Big Elf Run
Date Dec 1, 2020 -
Dec 31, 2020
Distance 5k, 10k
Course Type Road
COVID-19 Race Update
This race is usually an in person event, but due to COVID-19 they have gone virtual. We recommend checking the official race website and social media channels to get current information about this year's event.
Save $2.00 off your registration!
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Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 Big Elf Run Race Report
"The scenery, admittedly, was breathtaking. The snow-laden trees were gorgeous."
2017 Big Elf Run Race Report
"My “Elfit” (Elf Outfit) consisted of my West Van Run shirt, green tights and candy cane knee high socks."

Race Information

A Guided Virtual run allowing you to run the official Big Elf Run route in Stanley Park through voice navigation with the RunGO app. You'll also hear fun facts about the sights in the park along with motivational messages from special guests including Fizzy B (Santa's Favourite athletic Elf and your annual warm up leader!)

Don't live in Vancouver- you can toggle off the directions and just get the guided tour and motivational messages while running in your community or on your treadmill!

 
Registration includes: Elf Toque, Custom Elf Name Running Bib, Wooden medal- that doubles as a tree ornament! and a 12 days of Christmas Scavenger hunt!

 
Charity Partner- The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
As we cannot gather together, we aren’t able to host a toy drive this year but you are able to set up a fundraising page to fundraise for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

Run anytime between December 1st and December 31st!

*Prizing qualification period December 1st to 12th.

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Big Fun Run Series events.

The Big Elf Run Dec 1 - Dec 31 2020 Road Road 5k 10k Coupon Code
Road

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