Run & Give


Food Donations

You may also donate requested food items:

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

Become a Charity Runner

New this Year!

This year, local non-profit RUNVAN® has expanded its RUN4HOPE charity program to the Granville Island Turkey Trot! Runners now have the option to make a difference in our community by registering as a Charity Runner and starting a fundraising campaign for one of our four charity partners.

As a charity runner, you will gain access to fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success.

Frequently Asked Questions

I registered as a Charity Runner. Now what?

A follow-up email and communication will be sent to your email with further fundraising instructions on how to set-up your profile and to start your fundraising campaign.

I’m already registered as a regular runner. How do I switch to a Charity Runner?

Email us at or call us at 604 872 2928 to be switched to a charity runner. Please note the mandatory fundraising minimum is $400.

I no longer want to run and fundraise, or accidentally signed-up as a Charity Runner. How do I switch my registration back to a regular runner?

Email us at or call us at 604 872 2928 and we will be happy to assist you.

Can I run and fundraise for a charity that is not part of the RUN4HOPE Charity Program?

Charities in the RUN4HOPE program have gone through an application and approval process. We encourage runners to select and support charities in the program, however, if you have a charity that you would like to support that is not listed, kindly contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.

When do my donors get their tax receipts?

When approved, this will be provided within a few moments of completing the transaction.

It is almost Race Day and I have not fundraised the minimum amount! What happens now?

Not to worry! Donations will be accepted until the end of October.

Participating Charities

Food Bank Charities

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, New Westminster

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as a temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1983 and has grown significantly in the three decades since then.

Today the GVFB provides assistance to approximately 8,500 people weekly across Vancouver, Burnaby New Westminster, and the North Shore. The GVFB also provide food support to approximately 80 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters and after school programs, who in turn provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people each week including those struggling with homelessness.

SHARE Family and Community Services

Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge

Since 1972, SHARE Family & Community Services has provided programs and services to help vulnerable individuals and families have the opportunity to pursue the life they choose. Our programs and services focus on uprooting poverty, improving social well-being and building an inclusive community. SHARE’s services touched and supported over 53,000 people in the Tri-Cities area in the last fiscal year.

Surrey Food Bank

Surrey, Cloverdale and Delta

Hunger affects us all; it knows no age, it knows no race and it knows no season. At the Surrey Food Bank, they have created specialized programs to ensure they are providing food assistance to everyone who needs a hand up in our community.

Richmond Food Bank

Richmond, Steveston

The Richmond Food Bank is a dynamic hub that connects people, food, and services that are essential to health and well-being – the hallmark of a caring community. The Richmond Food Bank gives healthy and nutritionally-balanced food to more than 2200 people in a typical week, providing Richmond residents with healthy food choices and connecting our clients to services that address the root causes of poverty.

Note: Charities are not sponsors of the Granville Island Turkey Trot and their participation in the event should not be construed as an endorsement by the event. We understand and expect that in a diverse society there will also be diversity of views, opinions, and causes. It is in this spirit that we allow and welcome a broad range of participants.

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