“Running races is your opportunity to shine!”

Following is a rundown of the five big races I am now registered for over the next 12 months.  I completed these same events over the past year.  It has become my “must do” list of races that every runner should sign-up for in Vancouver.  There are dozens of events each year around Metro Vancouver to fit every skill level.  I consider the following list “compulsory” for any runner wanting to set a personal best, or wants an intermittent race experience while training for their first marathon.  You will have an amazing experience in the process!

Eastside 10kSept. 17th, 201600:55:00
Granville Island Turkey Trot 10kOct. 10th, 201600:55:00
Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-MarathonOct. 23rd, 201602:15:00
FallClassic Half-Marathon Nov. 13th, 201602:15:00
BMO Vancouver MarathonMay 7th, 201704:45:00

What do I love about these races?

All the events are run by the Canadian Running Series and the Vancouver International Marathon Society.  They are very well-organized.  Both offer the ability to run for local charities and volunteer if you desire.  Every run I have completed under these two organizations have promoted a positive vibe.  That’s all I need!  Oh, and, they all have lots of awesome swag!  I am all about the swag! 🙂

What is my “destination dream race” that should be added to this list?

If I could pick any race to travel to, I would do the Dublin Marathon!  The race is at the perfect time of year (October) and has amazing reviews!  I just think hanging out at an Irish pub after 42.2k sounds excellent!


My List of “Must Do” Races in Vancouver BC was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Jerod Killick