2021 Vancouver Spirit Run is Back – Bigger & Better than Ever!

The 2021 Vancouver Spirit Run, presented by Vancouver Running Company, took place Sunday, September 26, 2021 at beautiful Jericho Beach Park. Sanctioned by BC Athletics, the Cross Country and Trail running event featured something for everyone – from elite athletes and competitive age group runners to families looking to get outside and be active after a couple of years of limited events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With nearly 600 registrants, the 2021 Vancouver Spirit Run was the largest in the 15-year history of the event and the smiles on the participants and families faces showed just how happy people were to be back to in person racing! In addition to a great family event, spectators were treated to some great races featuring top local elites. In the men’s open race, a three-way battle ensured between teammates of the Horizon Track Club. Cameron Proceviat, who had a breakthrough season on the track this past spring running 3:37 for 1500m, pulled away from his competitors over the final 2km loop. Completing the top three were Carlos Vargas (2nd) and Marc-Antoine Rouleau (3rd). In the women’s race, Emma Jourdain of the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club began conservatively, moving up through the field over the final few kilometers to take win. Behind her were Katrina Alison of the Vancouver Thunderbirds (2nd) and Katherine Watson of the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Clubs (3rd) . Full Results can be found online at www.vancouverspiritrun.com

2021 Vancouver Spirit Run

The Vancouver Spirit Run appreciated great support from its presenting sponsor, Vancouver Running Company and well as ThePressRoom, NAAK Ultra Energy, News 1130, Jack FM, KISS Radio, OMNI Television, CITY TV, BC Athletics.

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. More info can be found at www.bcathletics.org

Frank Reynolds Vancouver Spirit Run Bursary

The Vancouver Spirit Run is proud to award the Frank Reynolds Bursary. This award is administered by the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Spirit Run and financed from the proceeds of the Vancouver Spirit Run.  

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)

Application deadline is Friday, Nov 26, 2021.

More information.