Charities

A History of Good Causes

The primary goals of the Vancouver Sun Run are the promotion of health, fitness, and a sense of community. When the race began in 1985, just 3,200 participants walked or ran on the streets of downtown Vancouver.  Each year the race grew, attracting new people to what soon became a Vancouver tradition of fun and fitness. Although not designed as a charity event, the Vancouver Sun Run is proud to have donated more than $2.97 million in proceeds for important causes since 1985.   

Currently,  the Vancouver Sun Run support BC’s amateur athletes via the Achilles Track Society and the Vancouver Sun International Jerome Track Classic, along with other important community beneficiaries. In 2014 we launched an exciting Vancouver Sun Run Charity program, providing our registrants the opportunity to raise funds for local charities through our pledging program and registration site.

We are proud to announce that for 2019, our charitable partners will be:

  • BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • BC SPCA
  • Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – BC & Yukon Division

Any money you personally raise using your pledge page will go directly to your selected charity. Simply follow the links on our registration page to learn more about the participating charities, set up your pledge page and then you’ll be off and running for the cause of your choice!