As this year’s event is proceeding as a Virtual Race, temporary road detours and traffic control measures are paused. Traditionally, on the race day of Thanksgiving Monday, there is no vehicle access to Granville Island from 8am-9:30am, plus there are various other road impacts as noted below.
Run & Give
A hallmark event
The Granville Island Turkey Trot is an annual event that brings together community in a celebration of Thanksgiving and giving back to others. This scenic and fast 10KM race starts at Granville Island and loops over the Burrard Bridge to the Seawall, before turning at Science World and heading back along the Seawall to the energetic Finish Line on Granville Island. Partial proceeds go to your local Food Bank.
Roads Typically Impacted
Traditionally*, Granville Island will be closed to vehicle access from 8am-9:30am on Thanksgiving Monday.
Road access to Creekside Dr is traditionally* impacted on Thanksgiving Monday from 8:15am-9:30am. Please drive with caution.
Runners leave Granville Island, traveling West on Island Park Walk. At Mariner’s Walk, runners continue onto Creekside Dr, then turn southeast onto Pennyfarthing Dr. At the corner of Pennyfarthing and W 1st Ave, runners turn south onto W 1st Ave to continue northbound on Burrard St.
Road access on the Northbound lane along Burrard Bridge is traditionally* closed on Thanksgiving Monday from 8:15am-9:30am.
Road access between Pacific St and Beach Ave along Hornby St is traditionally* closed to vehicles on Thanksgiving Monday from 8:15am-9:30am.
At the corner of Pacific St. and Hornby St., runners will turn south on Hornby and head towards the seawall. Motor vehicles will not be able to cross Beach Ave at Hornby St. between 8:15-9:30am on Monday, October 12, 2020. Please use caution when driving in the affected area during this time.
*Due to the race proceeding as a Virtual Race, roads will not be impacted on Thanksgiving Monday.
The non-profit RUNVAN® Society takes your safety seriously, and we respect the neighbourhoods through which we run. Thank you for helping us provide a quality route to showcase our impressive Vancouver community.