Great Trek

A Jaunt Through Musqueam Territory

The Last Great Run of the Year

The Great Trek has been a staple race in the Vancouver running community for years – formerly the Fall Classic. In partnership with the University of British Columbia, the Great Trek pays homage the Great Trek of 1922, where students marched to their current campus. This popular Vancouver event features races for everyone with a Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM route. Join the run community and end your running season on a high note – clock a personal best time for the year or come just for the fun! In 2020, the event is initially being offered as a Virtual Race.

October 16-31, 2020
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21.1KM, 10KM or 5KM

On Musqueam territory, the Great Trek features gorgeous running routes under colourful fall foliage, and a tour through the beautiful university campus. All three distances share a Start and Finish Line near the AMS Student Nest and the Half Marathon and 10KM routes run out towards the UBC Endowment Lands. For the Virtual Race, you’re asked to please find your own pedestrian friendly route.




Join In – Now!

This Month



$25 is the opening price for the Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM, or $60 for the Hat-trick to complete all three race distances or 36.1KM. Your race entry comes loaded with extra bonuses. Partial proceeds support our charity partner, BC Children’s Hospital.

October 19-24

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Forerunners Main St

Your race kit includes lots of bonuses so be sure to grab your kit at Package Pickup.

Dates and location subject to change

You may also have your race kit mailed within Canada for $10 shipping and handling. Note: Race kits will be mailed out in October.

October 16-31

You choose!


Virtual Race

You may run your Great Trek Virtual Race anytime between October 16-31 and upload your results during this time frame.

The Great Trek is traditionally held in late October.


Your Registration Includes:

  • Great Trek race wrap
  • Virtual race bib, medal and certificate
  • Option to add a new 2020 physical medal
  • Partial proceeds to BC Children’s Hospital
  • $25 gift card to Forerunners (min $75 spend)
  • Stanley Park Beer (in-person pickup only)
  • Race Results, leaderboards and more!

A Jaunt Through Musqueam Territory

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