Each year, many people make New Year’s resolutions around health goals. An easy way to ensure you stick to your resolution is to sign up for a running race. Check out these winter running races in Vancouver.
Steveston Icebreaker 8k
Hosted by the Kajaks Track and Field Club, this scenic 8-kilometre out-and-back course parallels the river through Richmond’s historic Steveston neighbourhood. The route is completely flat, making for a fast race. There is also a one-kilometre kids’ run.
When: January 15, 2023
More Info and Registration: Steveston Icebreaker 8k
Run along the False Creek Seawall and into Stanley Park in the Chilly Chase Race. Choose from 5km, 10km, 15km and half marathon (21.1 km) courses. The flat course lets you move fast, although you may want to slow down to enjoy the ocean views.
When: January 22, 2023
More Info and Registration: Chilly Chase
Hypothermic Half Marathon
Hypothermic Half Marathons are held each winter in cities across Canada. The Vancouver version takes place in Stanley Park and includes a free brunch aftewards. Participants also get a limited edition hydration belt.
When: February 5, 2023
More Info and Registration: Hypothermic Half Marathon
This flat and fast half marathon circles around Stanley Park and starts and finishes in Yaletown, guaranteeing you some of the best scenery Vancouver has to offer.
When: February 12, 2023
More Info and Registration: First Half
Fort Langley Historic Half
Run alongside the Fraser River in historic Fort Langley. The route heads through neighbourhoods and farmlands to Derby Reach Regional Park, then back again. Choose from 5km, 10km, and half marathon distances.
When: February 19, 2023
More Info and Registration: Fort Langley Historic Half
RunGo Dash for Dogs
Raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs while running through beautiful Stanley Park. Guide dogs and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on the course. Two-kilometre, five-kilometre, and ten-kilometre options are available. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast at the finish line.
When: February 26, 2023
More Info and Registration: Run Go Dash for Dogs
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run
This fun run in Stanley Park includes 5km and 10km courses and finishes with hot chocolate in a commemorative mug at the end.
When: March 4, 2023