2021 Vancouver Spirit Run is Back is Person!

The 2021 Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by Vancouver Running Company, will take place Sunday, September 26, 2021 at beautiful Jericho Beach Park located in Vancouver, BC. The Vancouver Spirit Run, sanctioned by BC Athletics, is a Cross Country and Trail running event featuring something for everyone – from elite athletes and competitive age group runners to families looking to get outside and be active.

The Vancouver Spirit Run It is the realization of the late coach Frank Reynolds’ vision to have a mass participation cross country event while encouraging and supporting British Columbia High School and University athletes through charitable donations and scholarship programs.

Race Schedule – UPDATED!

Start Time

Age

Gender

Age Group**

Distance

10:00 AM

18+

F/M

U20*/ Open / Masters

8KM (*U20 Women 6km)

11:00 AM

1-8

F/M

U9 

1KM

11:15 AM

9

F/M

U10

1.5KM

11:35 AM

10

F/M

U12 

2KM

12:00 PM

11

F/M

U12 

2KM

12:25 PM

12

F/M

U14

3KM*

12:55 PM

13

F/M

U14

3KM*

1:20 PM

14/15

F/M

U16

3KM

1:40 PM

16/17

F/M

U18

4KM / 5KM*

2:15 PM

All Ages

M/F

Open Relay & Family Fun Run

Relay: 4 x 1km

Family Fun Run: 1km

*3KM & 5KM races will start with the 2km Loop and end with the 1km Loop. 

**Athletes Competitive age group aligns with the age they are turning this year. (i.e. an athlete born in 2011 competes in the 10 Year Old Age Category)

Location

The 2021 Vancouver Spirit Run will take at beautiful Jericho Beach Park located in Vancouver, BC. There is ample parking, both free and paid, and you’ll find the start line in the middle of the large grass field located just off the beach. Directions

Course

Jericho Beach Park has played host to numerous provincial and national cross-country races over the years. The course begins on a large grass field before heading off into the trails made up of crushed gravel, bark mulch and grass. While the course is not considered overly challenging, it is not easy and we like to throw in an extra challenge with a series of straw bales for you to jump over!  Come test yourself on a course that has been run on by some of the nation’s best runners including Cam Levins, Mohammed Ahmed, Natasha Wodak, and Rachel Cliff. 

Course Map

Registration

Registration is now open! You can register online here. We will also offer Day of Race Registration onsite but note that registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of each race. Race Numbers can be picked up at the registration tent at the course. 

Prizes

Your participation in the Vancouver Spirit Run includes your chance to win some awesome prize packs from our sponsors. Prizes will be awarded based on both participation and performance!

The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series

Excited about Cross Country Season and looking for more great racing opportunities!? The Vancouver Spirit Run is part of the Lower Mainland Cross Country Series which, provides an opportunity to compete locally in a number of cross country races throughout the fall/winter season. The Open/Masters Series consists of 7 races while the Junior Development/U16 Series consists of 5. The series is held from September to December and all races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.

Lower Mainland Cross Country Series (Open & Masters) – Learn More

Lower Mainland Cross Country Series (Junior Development & U16) – Learn More