Community Challenge presented by Chevron

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The non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society now annually organizes the Granville Island Turkey Trot. Our mission is to deliver a running event that promotes Vancouver’s active lifestyle, engaging participants and community partners to create a positive and memorable experiences.

To acknowledge the special role communities play in bringing race day to life, we’ve introduced a new Community Challenge program – the goal of which is to create a movement that will ignite support and excitement for sport. Our objective is to create community spirit and support community groups.


Community Challenge Awards
The Community Challenge presented by Chevron will recognize and reward communities that support the event in a few ways.

    • $500 will be awarded to the team with the largest numbers of runners
    • $250 will be awarded to the “most impactful” spectator group

Learn more about creating teams here.


Bring your Pom Poms!

Cheer on your friends and family! Bring your best cheer signs; paint your faces; shake your hips; and get your best turkey costume out of the closet! You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy in the race day excitement.