Running Events

Running through the decades

Rackets & Runners has been an enthusiastic supporter of running events and races which inspire and promote fitness and wellness in our community. For over 30 years, we have proudly partnered with the Vancouver Sun Run and InTraining clinics to inspire, guide and promote fitness and wellness. Come and join us for a future event or clinic!

Running Events

A Running Renaissance Live Q&A

Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7pm

Get expert advice and answers to all your running questions during a live Q&A with Sports Physiotherapist Wendy Epp and 2019 Sun Run Winner Justin Kent.

With exercise options limited in the past few months, it seems everyone is becoming a runner or avid walker. If you’re new or returning to running/walking, join us for a live Q&A to:

Get tips on how to get started and how to increase your volume safely. Learn about common injuries and ways to prevent them.
Get answers to your specific questions.

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R&R Learn to Run 10K Sun RUN Clinic

Tuesday January 14, 2020 - Saturday, April 2020

Our 14 week program is designed for new runners,  Each workout begins with a warm up that includes a 5-10-minute walk and dynamic stretches. The program focuses on timed run and walk intervals that gradually increase on a weekly basis. Cost: $140 + taxes. Visit the store or call 604-733-9211 to register. 

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Granville Island Turkey Trot

October 2020

Held every Thanksgiving Monday, Rackets and Runners has sponsored this popular, scenic Vancouver run since 2014.  This inclusive event includes a 10KM Run, Walk and 1KM Kids Run.

Trash Dash

October 2020

Rackets and Runners and New Balance held our first plogging event called the Trash Dash in October.   Plogging is the combination of running and picking litter!  We ran through the neighbourhood to help clean sidewalks, streets and parks.  It was a great way to get some exercise while contributing to community and environment.  45 participants picked up 512 LBS of trash!  Join us for this rewarding and fun event next time.