Community

Community is at the heart of the Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN®. As a non-profit organization, we recognize the importance of community to the event’s success and to the celebration of sport and healthy living. Each year, RUNVAN® reaches into the community to attract nearly 4,000 volunteers and dozens of business, community, and charity groups.

When you run the Granville Island Turkey Trot, please consider making a donation during your online registration and consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the event to help support those less fortunate. Thank you!

Create a team and learn more about the Community Challenge presented by Chevron!


Runner’s Green Pledge

The Vancouver International Marathon Society is known in the community for hosting sustainable events with a high waste diversion rate. We look forward to putting on a green event at this year’s race and need your support!

Running a 10KM isn’t always a simple task, and sometimes it can be easy to forget the little things – like recycling. That’s why we’ve created a Runner’s Green Pledge with some key points and information to help remind you of how you can assist in keeping our city one of the greenest!

  • Dispose of goods such as plastic bags, old clothing garments, gels, etc. in proximity of the aid stations on course so that volunteers can sort and recycle appropriate items
  • Use the clearly marked recycling stations, not City bins, at the Start and Finish Line
  • Dispose of all recyclable food at recycling stations, and all garbage at the green waste stations. Note: juice boxes can be recycled.
  • Travel smart. Take advantage of car share, carpool with friends, transit, or utilize the free bike valet.