TRY EVENTS: BC Centre for Ability Hot Chocolate Run
                            5K, 10K & .65K FUN K (all ages)


Hot Chocolate


5km Baby Stroller (team of 2)


10km Baby Stroller (team of 2)

0.65km FUN K (all ages)

*Plus additional $7 surcharge
(includes processing fee & tax)
*Age Discounts
*Registration Policies
*Tax Receipts issued by BCCFA

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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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Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
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 is an out & back. (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.

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

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

Race Day
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Recommended Parking Lots  

Distances start times
10K 10:00am
5K 10:05am
FUN K 12:00pm

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 (Value $39)
  • 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
All routes on Sea Wall
5K Walk/Run Map
10K Run Map
0.65K FUN K Map

Hydration 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

Location, Vancouver
Lady Sport
3545 W 4th Ave Vancouver

Location, Burnaby
FitFirst Footwear
Fortis Centre
#1005 – 3713 Kensington Burnaby

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: Hot Chocolate 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

How to get to the start/finish line!

*New Start/Finish Location
Lumberman's Arch Concession

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