About Granville Island Turkey Trot

Granville Island Turkey Trot

The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a hallmark event for Granville Island and the local Vancouver running community. The annual event takes place over Thanksgiving Weekend in the spirit of giving back and brings together community in a celebration of Thanksgiving – demonstrating our running community, gratitude for the sport, and our commitment to supporting others. This fun community event annually sells-outs with more than 2,000 registered runners.

Thanksgiving Monday’s 10KM encourages participants to ‘Run, Walk or Stroll’, plus there’s a fun Kids Run. Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, this event further supports the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank, plus SHARE Family and Community Services.

Granville Island Turkey Trot

What’s unique about the event?

  • Family friendly activities in the spirit of Thanksgiving
  • Capped at 2,000 runners for the 10KM race
  • Considered one of the most scenic and friendly races
  • Moms and Dads may push junior in the stroller division
  • Prizes for costumes, teams and age category winners
  • Bonus event awards and medals for all finihsers
  • Supports local charity with cash and food donations
  • Organized by a local non-profit Society
    Grand Slam

    Score the Grand Slam

    Grand Slam awards go to those who run all RUNVAN® races in the same calendar year:

    A bonus prize is awarded to those who Score the RUNVAN® Grand Slam!


    • Run all four RUNVAN® events in the same calendar year
    • Includes any of the race distances, except the Kids Run
    • Runners may pick up their Grand Slam prize at the Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial (it will not be mailed)
    • Use the same first name, last name and date of birth to automatically qualify
    Event Organizers


    The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is the non-profit, volunteer-run organization, responsible for organizing the First half presented by BlueShore Financial, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver’s only marathon event, the Jerome Classic, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial. The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and delivers running events with a mandate to inspire active lifestyles and celebrate the value sport delivers to our communities. Our vision and mission focuses on promoting and growing the sport of running, engaging communities in the celebration of sport, and showcasing our world-class city. View all up-coming events at runvan.org/races.

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