Run & Give

The Granville Island Turkey Trot is annually organized over Thanksgiving in the spirit of community and giving back. Please consider donating to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank or bring non-perishable food items to the race to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) is a non-profit organization with a mission to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. They provide assistance to over 26,500 people weekly through 13 distribution locations and more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. For every $1 donated, the GVFB is able to purchase $3 of nutritious food. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger. For more information, please visit

Donate and be entered to win draw prizes

Rackets & Runners will donate two pounds of food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for each $20 Gift Card redeemed until November 19! Donate to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and you are also eligible to win draw prizes. Prizes are generously donated by Granville Island merchants:

  • Arts Umbrella
  • Michael Dean Jewellery
  • Karen Cooper Gallery
  • Free Lion Body Care
  • Bon Macaron Patisserie
  • Tenderland Meats

Run & Give in the spirit of Thanksgiving

Food Donations

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is improving the quality of food with support from our community. Help them fill their pantry with balanced food choices by donating nutritious, non-perishable foods with low salt and low sugar from the list below:

  • Canned fish, chicken or turkey
  • Canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans
  • Dried lentils
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Brown rice, barley and whole wheat pasta
  • Powdered skim milk
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Hearty stews with 10g or more protein


This event is organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®. If you’d like to further support us please consider purchasing new RUNVAN® merchandise.