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Race day: Saturday, March 7, 2020



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 7th, 2020

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:

Finding out that your child has a disability can be an overwhelming experience, leaving you fearful for the future and uncertain what to do. The BC Centre for Ability helps parents see a brighter future by opening up possibilities for persons with disabilities that they never knew existed. Now you can help build that better future.

The Centre builds on the strengths of the children it serves so that they can live good lives and feel they belong and it’s been doing that for almost fifty years. It partners with parents to make sure families get what they need. The goal is to make it possible for individuals to live on their own in their communities, having friends, being active and enjoying life.

Here’s what the Centre does. Services are tailored to what each individual needs. They include: physical, speech or occupational therapy; emotional or psychological counselling; help finding a job or volunteer position; doing what’s needed to thrive in day care or at school; choosing equipment and providing support to develop the skills for living independently that many other parents take for granted.

The Centre is a leader in how it measures its success. It uses data to track its impact and to make sure it’s continuously changing to maximize the potential of everyone it serves. Right now that includes 3500 individuals a year but the need is so much greater. There are long wait lists for many of its services.

You can help The Centre meet the needs of more families by providing services wherever and whenever they’re needed, in more languages and with the equipment required to excel.

Donate $20 or more and receive an income tax receipt.

Find out how more about The Centre at

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 7th, 2020

Recommended Parking Lots  

Distances start times
10K 10:00am
5K 10:05am
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

All routes on Sea Wall
5K Walk/Run Map
10K Run Map
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, March 5th, 2020
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-7pm
*This is a suggestion to help reduce package pick up line ups.

Location, Burnaby
Friday, March 6th, 2020
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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