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 (GVFB) or bring non-perishable food items to the race to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The GVFB is a non-profit organization that is passionate about their vision of accessible, healthy, sustainable food for all. They receive no government funding and run entirely on donations, providing assistance to over 27,500 people weekly through 13 distribution locations and 80 community agencies throughout 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 building strong, connected communities through the power of food. For more information, please visit

Food Donations

Bring the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s most needed food items to the race to support food bank members and partner agencies:

  • Canned fish, chicken or turkey
  • Canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Brown rice, barley and oats
  • Whole wheat pasta or couscous
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Hearty stew or chili

Donate and be entered to win draw prizes

Donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and you’re also eligible to win draw prizes. Prizes generously donated by Granville Island merchants last year included:

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

For every Rackets & Runners gift card redeemed, $2 will be donated back to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.


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