Vancouver Pride Run & Walk
The Pride Run and walk is for everyone of every ability. For most it’s the enjoyment of taking part surrounded by like-minded and supportive people. Some run competitively and look to get a great time; many people run or walk to meet their own goal which could simply be about taking part. Some get together with friends and run or walk as a team. Some dress-up; some don’t. Basically, it’s your event to enjoy as you wish. So don’t worry about finishing times (unless you want to!) – just come along and enjoy the day.
Minimum of 5 Members
Minimum of 5 Members
Starting and ending at Second Beach Park, we have a what you would call and ‘out and back’ course. Both 5km and 10km runners and walkers will head off East from Second Beach Park, past Lost Lagoon and under the Georgia Street overpass. From here you will approach the junction where there’s a crossing on the bike path, but don’t worry, we’ll have volunteers monitoring traffic to ensure you’re not disrupted. From here you will head north and follow the sea wall path without any detours. Our infamous disco water station will be positioned close to the entrance of Deadman’s Island, with a turnaround point for the 5km runners and walkers shortly thereafter. This marks 2.5km into the course.
10km runners will continue on the sea wall, navigating their way around the Brockton Point Lighthouse, furthering on past the water park at the base of Lumberman’s Arch before finding your turnaround point at the bridge where Stanley Park drive crosses over the extension of Hanson Trail.
Both 5km and 10km runners turnaround at the designated spots and continue back along the same path and cross the finish line which also doubles up as the start line.
For a map of the course. please visit: http://www.vancouverfrontrunners.org/priderun/course/
UPDATE: It has come to our attention that Race Roster have made a change and have labelled our third category as "Gender Variant/Not Applicable". We at Vancouver Frontrunners don't feel this is appropriate and are working with Race Roster on having their system changed. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to educate and work with vendors and suppliers on the correct use of terms in the complex world of gender.
The Vancouver Frontrunners and Vancouver Pride Society are excited to present Vancouver Pride Run and Walk with a third race category to celebrate the gender diversity and vibrancy of our community. We invite you to register in the category with which you identify in terms of your gender or you can opt out altogether. We will be giving out prizing for top competitors in each of the three categories. During the registration process, you will find four categories:
The term “cis” is an abbreviation for cisgender, which is defined as those whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth. The term “trans” is an abbreviation for transgender, which is defined as the state of one's gender identity or gender expression not matching one's assigned sex. Gender variant is an identity or gender expression that does not conform to dominant gender norms of male and female. For more information on terminology and information regarding gender, please visit: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/03/the-genderbread-person-v2-0/.
We appreciate that gender is complex and nuanced in its form, expression, aspects, and terminology. We understand that these categories are far from all encompassing or representative of the full range of gender fabulousness. We are proposing the current categories as a starting point to foster discussion and to generate additional ideas to improve future events. We will be asking your feedback and suggestions during a post-event survey. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details of the nexus between gender and sporting events. And we look forward to collaborating with you in making this event as inclusive and inviting as possible.
Children on the course: Want to run with your young ones? Contact the race director for more information
See you on July 22, 2017!
We have two beneficiaries for this event. All profits will be donated 50/50 to Out in Schools and to the LOUD Foundation.
Out in Schools:
Out in Schools engages youth through film in the promotion of safer and more diverse learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying.
Homophobia, transphobia and bullying are serious issues facing today's youth, particularly queer youth. By bringing queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, we give youth a safer space to explore these issues. We aim to increase understanding through education to combat the issues threatening the safety of our classrooms for all students.
LOUD Business - LOUD Scholarship Foundation
LOUD Business, through its charitable arm, the LOUD Foundation raises funds and invests in the future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. They believe that by supporting the development of students who possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.
July 22 7:30 AM PDT - Race Package Pick / Last Minute Registrations
July 22 8:30 AM PDT - Warm Up
July 22 9:00 AM PDT - Race Starts