Event FestivitiesThanksgiving Tradition
The Granville Island Turkey Trot is a hallmark event for Granville Island and the Vancouver run community. Traditionally the 10KM runs on Thanksgiving Monday and the Kids Run just a day before. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this year, you’re welcome to join the Virtual Race and race anytime between October 1-15! Run & Give while celebrating Thanksgiving. Partial proceeds will go to your local Food Bank.
The Granville Island Turkey Trot encourages you to run, walk or stroll over Thanksgiving Weekend. This family-friendly, fun event encourages runners of all abilities to join in. Traditionally the race is well know for its post-race food and festive vibes. You’re encouraged to still add to the festive atmosphere online @runvancanada #runvan
Join in – now!
$25 is the opening price for the 10KM, and $15 for the Kids Run. You may also add a physical medal to your order for just $5 plus taxes and fees. Partial proceeds support your local Food Bank.
Rackets & Runners
You may also have your race kit mailed to you for $10 shipping and handling.
Your race kit includes lots of bonuses including an exclusive RUNVAN® toque, a virtual race bib, virtual medal and race results, plus a $25 gift card to Rackets & Runners valid on a min. $75 spend and a promo code for 20% off the 2021 race!
You may run your Virtual Race anytime between October 1-15 and upload your results during this time frame.
The Kids Run is traditionally held on the Sunday before the adult’s 10KM race on Thanksgiving Monday, both starting and finishing on Granville Island.
Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers if on-site. Thank you.
RUNVAN® encourages active lifestyles, and offers races for everyone, from Vancouver’s only Marathon to 21.1KM, 10KM, 8KM, 5KM races and Kids Runs.
Your Registration Includes:
- Exclusive RUNVAN® toque
- Virtual race bib and certificate
- Virtual race medal with option to add a physical medal
- Partial proceeds to your local Food Bank
- Race Results
- $25 gift card to Rackets & Runners (min $75 spend)
- 20% off the 2021 Granville Island Turkey Trot
The Start Line, Finish Line and Festivities are traditionally located near Performance Works at 1218 Cartwright St. For the Virtual Race, you may run from wherever you are – please just be cautious of pedestrian and vehicle traffic as roads are not closed for the Virtual Race.
If you are driving from Downtown, a great option is to take Richards St to the Granville Bridge/BC-99, then onto Anderson St. If you are arriving from the East, take Cambie St, to W 6th Ave and turn slightly right onto W 4th Ave before continuing onto Granville Island. Parking is free on Granville Island until 1pm on race day. Reminder: there is no vehicle access to the Island 8am-9am race day for the 8:30am 10KM start.
Please visit translink.ca to find your best route to the race. If you are planning to take the bus from downtown, consider hopping on the #50 S False Creek that departs from Granville & West Georgia. If travelling from the East, consider the #15 Olympic Village Stn SB bus that departs from Cambie & Broadway. Please plan your trip in advance as transit schedules and routes are subject to change.
The Aquabus provides frequent, daily passenger ferry service to all majors destinations in False Creek however sailings. For schedule information and fare options, please visit theaquabus.com
Bicycle routes to Granville Island are available, and there’s a pleasant, scenic bicycle path along the Seawall. RUNVAN® has also arranged for free bike valet on race day next to the festivities near Performance Works.