New Virtual Challenges
We get it – it’s tough not having an in-person race to train for. And with wet, autumn weather right around the corner, you need a little something extra to get you out the door. That’s why we’ve added FREE Bonus Virtual Challenges to keep you running throughout the entire month of October! New this year, runners can complete these bonus challenges alongside their Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek virtual races.
How It Works
RUNVAN® Bonus Virtual Challenges are free and open to all runners
Like the virtual races, all you need to do to participate in the bonus challenges is register under RUNVAN® Challenges, and log your runs online to track your progress! Once you’ve completed the challenge, you’ll receive a badge to mark your completion. Share your badges with us on social @runvancanada
Complete all four challenges and you’ll be eligible to win draw prizes, including a pair of Brooks Running Shoes!
Granville Island Turkey Trot Challenge
Work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner!
Keep the annual Thanksgiving tradition alive! Run & Give with the Granville Island Turkey Trot virtual race and book a 10K this Thanksgiving weekend. Fun fact: a 10K burns around 600 calories – about 20% of an average Thanksgiving dinner!
Register online, create your own route, and submit your time for the Granville Island Turkey Trot 10KM!
: October 1-15, 2020
Great Trek Challenge
A Jaunt through Musqueam territory
It’s dealer’s choice with this one. Register for the Great Trek virtual race and choose your distance: a Half Marathon, 10KM, or 5KM – or score the Hat-trick by running all three! Aim for a new PB or simply join us for a few extra KMs before the end of the season.
Register online, create your own route, and submit your time for the Great Trek virtual race!
: October 16-31, 2020
Reach the summit with this hills challenge!
Add some hills into your weekly training with the RUNVAN® Summit Challenge! Let’s see you put in 3KM of hills throughout the month of October – the length of the Grouse Grind.
Throughout the month, log a total of 3KM of hills. This can be accomplished by completing hill intervals in your neighbourhood, treadmill running on an incline, or going out on a hike!
: October 31, 2020
Trick ‘2’ Treat Challenge
Take on a fun Halloween-themed challenge!
Did you know kids on average walk an extra 2KM on Halloween trick or treating? In the spirit of Halloween, pull out a fun costume and run your best 2K this month of October!
Create your own route and run a fun or fast 2KM this month! Head out to clock a new 2K PB or go for a casual 2K walk with your kids. It’s all up to you!
: October 31, 2020