We have tried to compile all of the most commonly asked questions for you. If you have any other questions that we don’t address below, please email our Race Director, Aimee-Noel Mbiyozo, and she’ll get back to you.
Don’t panic. Please contact our Race Director Aimee-Noel Mbiyozo who will do her best to sort out any issues.
Yes. We leave this to the honour system. Please be honourable.
Yes, but if you need to transfer your registration to someone else, you must inform the race director to keep it fair and transparent for all the other participants and to maintain the integrity of the run. You may not run under someone else’s name or identity. If you do, you will forfeit any prizing received or earned.
Yes, we will accept credit, cash, or cheque for individual entrants on race day. Registration will start at 8 am in the Handsworth Secondary gymnasium.
Registration for the Kids Fun Race is ONLY available on race day and registration for the Kids Fun Run will be allowed up to 5 minutes prior to race start.
Yes please! Fundraising is not required to participate, but it is encouraged and appreciated. Every little bit counts. Fundraising pages and donations can all be achieved on the registration page. All donations receive tax receipts.
Parking is available in a parking lot on the Handsworth Road side. There is also street parking available. No parking is available on the Edgewood Road cul-de-sac, due to race start.
Yes, there is a whole post-race social at the finish line. This will include food, music, kid face painting and Kids Fun Run, prize giving, and messages from participants of the programs that we support.
Yes, we will have first aid certified people at the finish line (Handsworth Secondary track).
Leashed dogs are allowed on course, spectating, and on the track. Please no dogs in the gymnasium. Please be respectful of your fellow runners: keep dogs under control,give way to those racing without dogs, and stoop and scoop.
Yes, walkers are welcome. We recommend the 5 km course for walkers.
The run is a family-oriented, fun day. Small children on bikes, scooters, or pushed in strollers are welcome. They will not be eligible for prizing, but all are encouraged to get active and participate!
Of course! Kids can participate in everything they are registered for.
Absolutely. The post-race social will also go ahead rain or shine (we live in Vancouver, after all). Please bring a warm, dry, set of clothes to change into after the run so that the social can be properly enjoyed.
There will be marking (yellow flagging and/or yellow arrow signs) along the entire length of both courses. Course marshals will be indicating direction at all major intersections. That said, ultimately it is the participant’s responsibility to know the course. Please check “The Course” page for a map if you need extra assurance.
There will be one water station on the 10 km on the Mosquito Creek hill (The Hill). There are no aid stations for the 5 km. Water will be available at the start and finish. Post-race snacks and food will also be available at the finish.
No, you need to register by September 29 to receive your free run shirt!