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The Granville Island Turkey Trot is annually organized over Thanksgiving in the spirit of community and giving back. You may donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank, and SHARE Family and Community Services. Please help increase overall donations and our impact across the Lower Mainland.
Your race entry includes a gift card from Rackets & Runners who will further donate $2 for each card redeemed by November 30!
Food donations will not be accepted this year due to lingering COVID-19 concerns. Instead, you’re encouraged to please consider donating to our charity partners directly with your race registration. Thank you! Run & Give.
Become a Charity Runner
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 by registering as a Charity Runner and starting a fundraising campaign for one of our 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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 almost 40 years since then. Today the GVFB provides direct food assistance to approximately 13,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby New Westminster, and the North Shore, a 65% increase in the past 6 months. In the last year, the GVFB registered 7,726 new clients, 61% more than the previous year. 26% of clients are children. 14% of clients are seniors.
The GVFB also provides food support to 118 Community Agencies Partners, 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.
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.