Event Alert System


Expected Event Conditions: LOW


Vancouver is surrounded by west coast beauty, and with coast beauty comes at times unpredictable weather. Make sure to plan accordingly for changes in weather on race day. All races go ahead rain or shine, so please be prepared. Bring extra rain gear and/or warm clothing with you. Check extra gear at Gear Check and pull it on after the event if necessary.

ALERT LEVEL EVENT CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
EXTREME EVENT CANCELLED/EXTREME DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PARTICIPATION STOPPED/FOLLOW EVENT INSTRUCTIONS
HIGH POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS SLOW DOWN/OBSERVE COURSE CHANGES/FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION/CONSIDER STOPPING
MODERATE LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS SLOW DOWN/BE PREPARED FOR WORSENING CONDITIONS
LOW GOOD CONDITIONS ENJOY THE EVENT/BE ALERT

The Event Alert System is a standardized communication protocol used in large events across North America to ensure participants have a great experience and are prepared for race conditions. It will allow the Society, as the race organizer for the Granville Island Turkey Trot, to communicate race conditions in a standardized and simple manner. To update race status, signage will be placed at the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo, at the Start and Finish Lines, as well as information will be posted on the event website and social media pages. The status will be updated by race organizers in consultation with local meteorologists and other officials.

For the best experience, preparation is key. Runners, volunteers, and other supporters are encouraged to watch for updates on event conditions and plan accordingly.


Learn more about the Expo, Start, Finish & Festival click here.