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 to create positive and memorable experiences.

To acknowledge the special role communities play in bringing race day to life, we feature a 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 recognizes and rewards communities that support the event. Cash prizes are up for grabs!

$250 will be awarded to each of the following categories:

  • Team with the Largest Number of Runners wins $250
  • Best Team Costume, runners or spectators, wins $250
  • Best Volunteer Team wins $250

Learn more about creating teams here. Volunteer here.

Best costume and volunteer team will be decided on by the RUNVAN® crew. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Largest Team: Over the Top Fitness / Preston Emerson / RUNVAN®

Largest Team: Over the Top Fitness / Preston Emerson / RUNVAN®


Best Costume: Sanda & Alisha / @twofeetwillrun

Best Costume: Sanda & Alisha / @twofeetwillrun


Best Volunteer Group: Eternal Dragon / Michelle Hondl / RUNVAN®

Best Volunteer Group: Eternal Dragon / Michelle Hondl / RUNVAN®


Bring your Pom Poms!

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