This award is administered by the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Spirit Run and financed from the proceeds of the Vancouver Spirit Run.  The competition for this award will be closed at midnight on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

The Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by ASICS, is a one-day cross-country and trail running event that takes place at Jericho Beach Park and features something for everyone.

Eligible Bursary applicants must be residents of BC and be matriculating students progressing to post secondary study.  The Bursary will be awarded to individual(s) who have: demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track and Field, Road or Cross Country Running (Athletics): demonstrate financial need: have attained an acceptable academic record: and have demonstrated qualities of character, leadership and volunteering.

The award amount is based on available funding from the Vancouver Spirit Run. ($500.00 minimum)

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history, future plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
  2. Provide (3) three letters of reference: one from each of teacher/counselor, Athletics coach and one other appropriate source.
  3. Submit a verified statement of marks.
  4. Complete and submit the accompanying application and Athletics Achievements form.  Contact to receive the bursary application form.

The award(s) will be announced in April of each year.

The award(s) will be paid directly to the selected student-athlete.  It may be used for school or athletic purposes.

Applications should be submitted to