COMMUNITY

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Creating Community

World-Class. Community-driven.

As a local non-profit, RUNVAN® is proud to support the community through various initiatives. From the organization’s RUN4HOPE program – which has helped runners raise over $15 million for local and national charities – to school initiatives, RUNVAN® aims to inspire active lifestyles in various aspects of the community and to assist those who may face financial barriers to participation in sport.

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RUNVAN® aims to foster the growth of healthy, active communities in British Columbia and across Canada by offering accessible running events that encourage year-round participation. Run, cheer or volunteer, or check out one of the many free community events open to the general public.

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Community Initiatives

Connecting with the Community

Youth Initiatives

RUNVAN® organizes several youth initiatives each year, including school outreach, free youth running clinics, youth-led fun runs, and more. These initiatives aim to create a fun, social running experience for youth and help kids push themselves and their limits. Learn more

RUN4HOPE Program

The RUN4HOPE charity program has helped runners raise over $15 million since 1996. Learn more

Discounted Race Entry

To inspire active lifestyles for everyone, RUNVAN® offers special discounted entry for youth, students and seniors.

Support for Elite Athletes

RUNVAN® offers elite entries into its races to support elite athletes and aspiring Canadian elites.

Free, weekly downtown RUNVAN® club

RUNVAN® also runs a weekly run club from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel every Thursday morning at 6:30am. Free for all, the RUNVAN® Club aims to bring runners together to enjoy this stunning downtown Vancouver neighbourhood. Learn more

RUNVAN® Ambassador Program

RUNVAN® Ambassadors are a group of runners and community leads who work alongside the Society to give back to the community through several school, charity and community outreach events. Learn more

RUNVAN® Volunteer Program

The RUNVAN® Volunteer program annually trains 4,000+ volunteers. Learn more

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