TRY EVENTS: BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run


Hot Chocolate


5km Baby Stroller (team of 2)


10.4km Baby Stroller (team of 2)

*Age Discounts

*Registration Policies
*Tax Receipts issued by BCCFA

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+$7 surcharge (includes processing fee & tax)


If you are unable to participate in the Run but would like to make a donation to the BC Centre for Ability please click here.

The BC Centre for Ability has been serving children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families throughout British Columbia since 1969. The BCCFA prides itself on using evidence based interventions to provide services to clients in their own homes and in the communities they live in. The Centre builds strong partnerships with families, following the principles of family and person-centred practice to empower persons with disabilities, enhancing their abilities to fully participate in all aspects of community life.

Programs delivered by the Centre ranges from infancy to adulthood, including early intervention therapy, social emotional programs, short-term acute brain injury rehabilitation, supported child development and vocational services.

With your support of the 2017 BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run, the Centre will continue to grow, develop and enhance its programs to better serve the needs of its clients and their families, building capacity to embrace an inclusive community that values the contributions of every citizen.

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+flat $7 surcharge fee (includes processing fee and applicable tax, gst)
TRY EVENTS registration age discounts:
Children age 15 and under receive a $15 discount (5K or 10K distances only and must run with a paid guardian)
Youth age 16 to 19 receive a $10 discount
Seniors age 65 and over receive a $10 discount

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Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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 10.4k Route circles Stanley Park's Seawall once, and the 5k is an out & back. (10.4k 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.

BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run Package

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All distances receive a custom finishers medal.

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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.

BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run Info

Race location Start/Finish
Stanley Park

TBA *new Venue for 2017

Race Day
Saturday, March 4th, 2017

*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.

Distances start times Mass Start 10am
Possible staggered Wave Starts Register by recent PB
10am 10.4k (distance subject to change with new Venue)
10:03am 5k

15 minutes before your start

Course closed 12 noon SHARP! All distances

Registration options
Register online or in-store at participating

5k and 10.4k (distance subject to change with new Venue) Includes
  • Souvenir finishing medal
  • Souvenir event mug
  • Souvenir technical shirt (Value $39)
  • Individual timing
  • After event snacks
  • Race bib
  • Participant insurance
  • Random prizes
  • Safe secure course with approved permits

Course maps
All routes on Sea Wall
*new route for 2017 TBA

Hydration Stations

Water Station #1

Water Station #2

Water Park
2nd Beach Pool

Race package pick-up


As a final option we will have a race day pick up service, for this service we will hire more staff to accommodate people that want to pay $5 for the service. Please email, in subject place put in race name and pick up service so it gets filed correctly. Example: Chilly Chase pick up service. In the content please provide your full name and distance, You will need to arrive at least 45minutes early on race morning and go to the TRY EVENTS table.

No same day package pick up without signing up for the above extra service. Please arrange to attend the listed package pick up locations during the times posted. We do not mail out packages. Remember when it is late registration sizing is first come first serve but we always have lots of supplies the first couple days.

*Once the race starts all left over supplies that have not been picked up will be available for size exchanges, for sale and/or donated

Award Placing Medals
Over All top 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Male & Female 5K & 10.4K

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

How to get to the start/finish line!

TBA *new Start/Finish Location within Stanley Park for 2017

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Partnering Sponsors

After Event Snacks

Warm Up Team

try events sponsor november project

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Logo Design by

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First Aid Team

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