Run Details
Run Details

Join us for the 15TH ANNUAL FALL RUN

Run 15 will be virtual and you can run it anytime with the RunGo app until Sunday, October 17, 2021. Registration is free with a recommended donation. Since 2007, the run has been organized by 100% volunteers with all proceeds towards helping youth achieve their full potential through sports and education.


Online Registration is the easiest way to register and it is completely secure. Online registration closes 3pm, October 17. Race day registration is available in the Handsworth Secondary gymnasium starting at 8am. Registration is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Individual Entrants By Sept 29* By Oct 17 Day of (Oct 20)
Youth (Under 19) $30 $30 $35
Adults (19+) $40 $40 $45
Kid’s Fun Race** FREE FREE No team registration on race day
Team Entrants By Sept 29* By Oct 17 Day of (Oct 20)
Youth (Under 19) $25 $25 No team registration on race day
Adults (19+) $35 $35 FREE
Kid’s Fun Race** FREE FREE No team registration on race day


Course Section 1

5K Fun Run

The 5K course winds up and down through the quiet streets and connector trails of the Capilano-Highlands neighbourhood. Children, strollers and dogs are welcome!

Starts at 9:30am.

Course Section 2

10K Creek Run

The 10K course will challenge your climbing as it features a 1.7km section uphill section on the Mosquito Creek trail, and gains 212m in elevation.

Starts at 9:15am.

Course Section 3

Kids Fun Race

Kids are invited to do their best (or cutest) and race once (ages 1-4) or twice (ages 4-8) around the 400m Handsworth track. Mascots, faceprinting and ribbons help them do their best and learn to be part of a community!

Starts at ~10:30am.


Team Challenge

Get your family, friends, or colleagues together to mosey, race, and fundraise!
1. Each team must have a min of four participants (2 in the 5km and 2 in the 10km). There is no team maximum!

2. Prices are based per participant.

3. Prizes will be given for Fastest and Most Money Raised. Fastest will be calculated by cumulative time for the team’s fastest two 5km and 10km times.

4. There will be no Race Day registration available for Challenge Teams.

5. Team participants will be eligible for individual prizing.

6. T-shirts available for every team member registered prior to September 29. Women’s, men’s and children’s sizing is available


Youth Can Run Program

In keeping with SHLF’s vision and mission to support youth,we are pleased to continue the Youth Can Run Program. We offer FREE REGISTRATION to any and all youth that would like to participate, but that may not have the means, families included. Please contact the race director at for the coupon code – no questions asked. Available for youth registrants under 19 years of age. This code is also valid for any family/team registrant to the age of 19 that wants to run.



Fundraising is not required to participate but is encouraged and appreciated. As our keystone annual event, we rely on the Run to raise enough funds to support Streetfront Alternative  to achieve their goals.

Since 2009, SHLF has been able to provide Streetfront with an operating budget that has allowed them to spend 35 school days a year doing outdoor adventures and helping hundreds of at-risk youth finish marathons.

Please consider starting a fundraising page as part of your registration.

Run donations and fundraising pages are made via the Strachan Hartley Legacy Fund at Tides Canada Foundation. Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Fund at Tides Canada supports qualified donees. All gifts to the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Fund at Tides Canada Foundation are subject to the requirements of the Income Tax Act. Gifts of $10 or more to the Fund will receive a charitable tax receipt. Tides Canada Foundation is a public foundation that is dedicated to social and environmental issues.



Run 15 is virtual – you can physically run the course or run it virtually from anywhere in the world. RunGo is a Canadian-made running app whose co-founder happens to live in North Vancouver AND holds the Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5km record! They generously have offered us a virtual SHLF Run that will be FREE to participate in.

To participate, download the RunGo app.

Step 1: Get the free RunGo app
Download the RunGo app for iPhone, Android, or Apple Watch, or make sure you have the latest update. We suggest creating a free RunGo account to keep track of your completed runs, but this is optional.

Step 2: Open the SHLF race route in the app
The voice-guided app highlights some of the stories, supporters, and points of interest. Read the route’s description on RunGo to prepare for your run, including the starting spot.

Step 3: Run your selected route
Follow the SHLF 5 km or 10 km routes on RunGo with the built-in turn-by-turn voice navigation, without getting lost, and without needing a map! We suggest trying a practice run, as a separate run or warm-up: select your race route, or choose Virtual Treadmill or Virtual Outdoor Mode (if you’re not at the real route), start your run, and end after taking a number of steps (say, 30 seconds), in order to make yourself comfortable with the start and finish.

Step 4: Submit your run to the Leaderboard
At the end of the run, look for "Share Your Run" -> "Submit to Virtual Race" and select your race’s name. This will seamlessly add your run or runs to the leaderboard on the race website.

Step 5: Celebrate!
You did it. Way to go! Check out the Leaderboards that are constantly updated. Tell us your story! Share your run, photo, or video on social media, and mention @rungoapp #rungoapp @shlfrun #shlfrun

Alternate Steps 1–4
You may also submit any run activity! If you run with the RunGo app, but a different route, or without following a route, you can submit to the leaderboard at the completion of your run. You may also submit from another running app or manually, via the form on your race’s website.

RunGo’s Virtual Race Guide
For a how-to video and FAQ, visit RunGo’s Virtual Race Guide.



Purchase your famous Run tee by Sunday, October 17, 2021


Price: $35 per shirt, including domestic shipping. International shipping is also available.

Sizes: Available in Mens, Womens and Kids sizing.

Pick Up: To save costs, we will be organizing some pick up spots in popular areas, and shipping the remainder of shirts as necessary.




The run will be open on the RunGo app and time until Sunday, October 17.


Use the RunGo app to run the actual voice-guided courses, or run virtually from anywhere in the world – outdoors in Virtual Mode, or on a treadmill using Indoor Mode. Visit RunGo’s Virtual Race Guide to learn more.


Times will be logged on the RunGo app and submitted to the RunGo leadership board. Check out the Leaderboard


We will sadly be missing one of the amazing highlights of the in-person event: Mark Bates Photography. But we still want to see you running! Please tag us in your photos at #SHLFRun See the past Photo Galleries here.


The 2021 virtual Run 15 is FREE with a recommended donation. The pandemic is having a particularly dire impact on the charitable sector. We are asking everyone who can to dig deep and give generously to keep the amazing Streetfront doing what it does best – serving youth who need it.


Our 5km and 10km routes will be programmed onto the RunGo app. You can run the actual route or wherever you are in the world with the RunGO guide.


The 5K course winds up and down through the quiet streets and connector trails of the Capilano-Highlands neighbourhood. Children, strollers and dogs are welcome! View on RunGo


The 10K course will challenge your climbing as it features a 1.7km section uphill section on the Mosquito Creek trail, and gains 212m in elevation. View on RunGo




Calling all Volunteers!

The SHLF Run is 100% volunteer organized. We could not do it without the raft of volunteers who so generously donate their time leading up to, and on race day. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Race Director Brandy Hughes at

Opportunities are open in marshaling, registration, set-up, clean-up, bike leads and sweeps, and traffic control and Race promoters/ ambassadors!

Run Supporters

Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners for making all of this possible. Below is a phenomenal example of local organizations giving back.