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Race day: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 8th year!



Stroller 5k


Stroller 10k

FUN K (0.65km)

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*On-line registration closes one week prior to race day or when supply cap is reached
*Learn more about our Registration Policies Here
*Frequently Asked Questions answered Here
*GST and processing included in walk-in price
*Walk-in registration during package pick up is cash or cheque (+$2 for cheque), space permitting

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Saturday, March 6th, 2021

There isn't a more famous place in Vancouver to run, jog, or walk than Stanley Park's Seawall. The Seawall loops around Stanley Park, running along the park's northern, western and southern coastlines. Fully-paved, the Seawall is an ideal pathway for walkers, joggers and runners of all skill levels, and its route--with views of the city, northern mountains, and Lion's Gate Bridge--is undeniably beautiful.

The 10k Route circles Stanley Park's Seawall once, and the 5k the Dovian Park loop.
(10k route subject to change with new Venue)

Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core. Its natural west coast atmosphere offering a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees, embraces visitors and transports them to an environment rich in tranquility. The park, abundant with wildlife and its features appeal to the naturalist, the plant lover or anyone who wants to do nothing more than relax in beautiful surroundings. There is always something happening in the park - check our Events Calendar for listings.

In support of:

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Support the WECHCPC
The West End – Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre is a registered charity, not-for-profit that works in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department. We deliver crime prevention education and personal safety awareness activities in the West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park neighbourhoods in Vancouver. We are volunteer-powered, and act as a bridge between the police and the people that live, work and visit our area.

Here’s what you should know about us. In 2017:

  • 184 volunteers donated over 6,982 hours to WECHCPC programs and activities,
  • over 70% of our volunteers are “regular” community members who want to give back to the community in a meaningful way,
  • approximately 15% of our volunteers move into law enforcement careers annually because of their Community Policing experience,
  • almost 5,700 people were helped through our street front office with police and non-police related matters,
  • over 60,400 vehicles were checked = 1 stolen vehicle recovered & 141 abandoned vehicles reported,
  • 12 Speed Watch set-ups were conducted = 400 vehicles observed travelling 10kms or more over the speed limit,
  • 37 Distracting Driving Audits were conducted = 884 cell phone infractions reported & almost 2,100 other distracted driving activities observed,
  • 12 outreach activities & an additional 27 safety presentations/consultations were organized and conducted,
  • 500 bikes were registered through the anti-left registration program Project 529,
  • 300 personal safety reflectors & 6000 theft from automobile warnings were distributed,
  • 118 illegal dumping sites & over 500 street disorder sites were identified and reported,
  • 422 hours was donated to litter and graffiti removal activities = 108 bags of garbage, 1,406 stickers and posters removed, and 1,091 graffiti tags erased.

Much of the work done by the WECHCPC staff and volunteers goes unnoticed, but when the activities stop, there is a noticeable change in the neighbourhood. Please help us continue our efforts to keep the West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park a safe place for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks for your support!

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run Package

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Souvenir Long Sleeve Tech Shirt in Women sizing and Men sizing.

Get your official Finisher's Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run mug at the finish line.

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2020 Vancouver Hot Chocolate
Finishing Medal

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Run Info

Start/Finish Location
Lumberman's Arch Concession Start/Finish Map

Race Day
Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Recommended Parking Lots  

Distances start times
10K 10:00am
5K 10:03am
FUN K 12:00pm

*Bag check available by donation at the charity table near the start/finish.

15 minutes before your start

Course closed 12 noon SHARP! for 5k & 10k

*Registration Policies

TransLink connections from downtown Vancouver include the #19. For more information on TransLink connections phone 604-953-3333 or visit their website at

Bus – Take the bus to the STANLEY PARK LOOP BAY 1 (Rose Gardens)

The main entrance to the park is at the west end of Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Use the form on the right to get directions to the park from wherever you live.

Registration options
Register online or in-store at participating locations

5k and 10k Includes:

  • Souvenir finishing medal
  • Souvenir event mug
  • Souvenir technical shirt
  • Individual timing
  • After event snacks
  • Race bib
  • Participant insurance
  • Random prizes
  • Safe secure course with approved permits

FUN K Includes:

  • Race souvenir
  • Hot chocolate
  • Race bib
  • Participant insurance

*no medal, mug, or shirt for FUN K

Course maps

5K & 10K PDF



0.65K FUN K Map

Water Stations
No water station on 5K route
1 water station 1/2 on 10K route.

Water Park
2nd Beach Pool

Award Placing Medals
Over All top 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Male & Female 5K & 10K

Random Draw Prizes:
Once you cross the start line, your name will be entered into a random draw prize listing. A computer generates a random list of names and draw prizes are then given out to these participants at the finish line, right after your chip is removed. Please visit the table next to the finish line to check if you won one of our numerous draw prizes!

TRY timing tags

Attach the timing tag to your shoe laces using zaps provided. After your race please return timing tag to avoid being charged $40 If you still have your timing tag please mail it to the address on the tag.

Click here to view tag on shoe

Race package pick-up

*Please bring a bag to package pick-up and reuse safety pins for your race bibs, thank you for your help to make zero waste events.

Location, Vancouver
Thursday, Mar. 4th 2021
Lady Sport
3545 W 4th Ave Vancouver
Picking up multiple, 5+ participants, Please 3pm-3:30pm
Picking up individual, & up to 4 participants, Please 3:30pm-6:30pm
*This is a suggestion to help reduce package pick up line ups.

Location, Burnaby
Friday, Mar. 5th 2021
FitFirst Footwear
Fortius Centre
#1005 – 3713 Kensington Burnaby

Race day pick-up will also be available for a $5 charge (cash only). If you would like to take advantage of this option, please email with your race name & pick-up service in the subject line (Ex: Hot Chocolate Pick-Up Service). Please include your full name and race distance in the body of the email. You must arrive at least 45 min early on race day and head to the TRY EVENTS table for pick-up.
*As this is a day-of pick-up, we cannot guarantee souvenir sizing.

Same day pick-up will only be available to those who email in advance and pay the additional $5 service fee. Alternatively, you can arrange to pick up your package at the specified location during the time slots provided. Packages cannot be mailed out.

*** As all shirts are pre-ordered, late registrants (i.e. at package pickup or on race day) will NOT receive shirts. Size exchanges will not be permitted during package pickups - you will receive the size you selected during registration. Once the race has started, all remaining shirts will be made available to late registrants and to those wishing to exchange sizes, on a first-come, first served basis.

How to get to the start/finish line!

*New Start/Finish Location
Lumberman's Arch Concession

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