Kids Run

Here’s to the next generation of runners!

For your future superstars! Open to children of all fitness levels, the BMO Vancouver Marathon Kids Run takes place on the Saturday before Race Day at Stanley Park and is designed to inspire kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Each child receives a race shirt, bib, medal, snack, and a special visit from an Elite Athlete for bib signing and photos. This positive, memorable experience will last your kids a lifetime. Join in!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
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Family-Friendly

Kicking off near Ceperley Playground inside Stanley Park, the Kids Run takes kids aged 5 to 12 on a 2.5KM loop around Lost Lagoon the Saturday of Race Weekend.

Parents or guardians may run with their kids with the additional race bib provided. Note: Children may not leave the finisher compound until accompanied by an adult with a corresponding bib number.

PARTICIPANTS

COUNTRIES

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

10AM-7PM

HEALTH, SPORTS & LIFESTYLE EXPO

Vancouver Convention Centre West

SATURDAY

11AM

KIDS RUN

Ceperley Park

SUNDAY

8:30AM-3:30PM

STREET FESTIVAL

W Hastings St – Bute & Burrard St

RACE KIT

Your Registration Includes:

  • Kids Run finisher medal
  • Exclusive short-sleeved T-shirt
  • Race bib x2 (for child + accompanying adult)
  • Post-race snacks + activities

Kids Run packages MUST be picked up on Friday at the Health & Sports Expo. There is no Race Day pickup. No exceptions.

Race Details

Date

: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time

: 11am

Start Line

: Stanley Park – near Ceperley Playground

Finish Line

: Stanley Park – near Ceperley Playground

Age

: 5-12

Package Pickup

: Friday, April 30 at the Health & Sports Expo

About the Kids Run

START LINE

Things to remember:

  1. Arrive early to experience the festive Start Line vibe.
  2. Hug your kids. High-five volunteers and the BMO Bear.
  3. Run, run, run! Have fun, smile and wave at the cameras, thank volunteers, and show-off your medal!

A corral will be used at the Start Line to provide a smooth and efficient start for all our events. Runners are placed in one of three corrals based on age. Each corral is clearly marked. No gear check is provided.

FINISH LINE

Post-event snacks, drinks and medals will be provided!

Please plan for all types of weather on Race Day as we are on the beautiful West Coast! Parents should be prepared for changing weather throughout the day, and have a plan for post-race recovery. It is highly recommended that parents bring warm and waterproof gear at the Start Line. While we hope for good weather, please plan to have appropriate post-race clothing.

Course Amenities

Volunteer marshals will accompany children at the Start Line and a Pace Bunny will guide the children along the course. After the race, all participating children will have the exciting opportunity to meet and have their bibs signed by some of the Elite Athletes.

This family-friendly fun run takes kids aged 5 to 12 on a loop around Lost Lagoon. View Map

SCHOOLS, GROUPS AND TEAMS

Schools are encouraged to register teams to be part of this exciting experience. For team registration, one person must take the lead as the “Team Captain” and create a team name during the registration process. After the team is created, all other members will be able to join when they register by selecting the chosen team name. For more info, please email: [email protected] or phone: 604 872 2928.

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