Date: October 9, 2017 (Thanksgiving Monday)
Time: 8:30AM
Start Line: Granville Island –  Cartwright Street
Finish Line: Granville Island – Pedestrian path off Island Park Walk
Age: 13+


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The most runners ever recorded at the Granville Island Turkey Trot was in 2016 at the 19th annual event. Learn more


This scenic and flat 10KM course starts at Granville Island and loops over the Burrard Bridge to the north side Seawall before turning at Science World and heading back along the south side Seawall to Performance Works on Granville Island.

What was included with 2016 registration:

  • 10KM medal for all finishers!
  • Free Stanley Park Beer valid at Mahony & Sons for those of legal drinking age
  • $20 Gift Card with no minimum spend from Rackets & Runners valid on New Balance product
  • Race bib with built-in timing chip
  • Free, convenient and secure gear check
  • On-course services including water and toilets
  • Exciting Finish Line on Granville Island
  • Free Expo at Performance Works with yoga and music
  • Post-race celebrations with hot food and lively entertainment
  • Age category and fun team prizes were up for grabs
  • Plus your race entry supported local charities

Package Pickup

Friday (Oct.6) 3pm – 6pm
Rackets and Runners – 3880 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

Saturday (Oct.7) 10am-6pm
Rackets and Runners – 3880 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

Sunday (Oct.8) 10am-2pm
Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC

Monday (Oct.9) 7am-8am
Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC

* Note: All runners must pick up their own packages

Age Groups and Awards

  • Top three male and female runners will be awarded prizes.
  • Both male and female runners are automatically entered into the following competitive age groups: under 14, 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80-89; 90-99; 100 and above.
  • Gun time is the official time for the top three overall winners, whereas chip time will determine age group awards. Please seed yourself appropriately at the Start Line.
  • Prizes will also be awarded for best costume and largest team.

Start and Finish Line


Things to remember:

  • Please arrive at least one hour before the race starts if you want to check your gear
  • We encourage all participants to arrive at least 45 minutes early
  • Washrooms are available at the Start Line inside Performance Works
  • Beverages, food and live entertainment is provided to every runner at the Finish Line and Expo

Results Live Feed

  • Check your race results at the Finish Line or on our website after the event
  • Sportstats West, our timing provider, will post your official result
  • Check back soon on how to post updates to your Twitter and Facebook page!


  • Stick around for great LIVE entertainment inside Performance Works post race
  • Keep your eyes and ears open for music along the course

Clocks and Kilometre Markers

  • The Granville Island Turkey Trot 10KM course is marked every kilometre.
  • Digital clocks are positioned at the Start Line and Finish Line. Digital clocks are synced with the official start time but please note that digital clocks at the Finish Line will display “unofficial” finish times. “Official” finish times are unique to each individual runner’s chip, and therefore cannot be determined from looking at a digital clock.

Strollers/Wheelchairs and Walkers

The Tot Trot stroller division is for those wanting to push their children around the course with their strollers; babies on-board of course. Parents with strollers will start at the back of the Granville Island Turkey Trot Run 10KM corral. It is the same run for everyone, strollers just start at the back for safety reasons.

  • Strollers must be suitable for a 10KM run/walk, for crossing curbs and rough terrain
  • The Tot Trot is not a race; please pass runners and walkers with extreme caution
  • Note: the course has a steep downhill at Hornby Street
  • One bib is provided to the runner
Walkers and wheelchairs start at the back of the main 10KM runner corral.