Run for Parrequená, Guatemala

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Saturday, June 17th 2017 @ 9am

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Special Thanks to

HSBC Bank Canada, Fresii (Broadway Tech Centre), Starbucks (Broadway Tech Centre)


Want to win a trip to Mexico? See the details here

Want to join our run for free?

  1. Sign up to let us know you are joining this promotion
  2. Fundraise $300 before June 12
  3. Receive a Promo code to register for free!
  4. Hurry! This promotion is limited to the first 50 who sign up!
  5. Fundraise $500 and we will hold a shirt for you!

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June 17th 2017 @9AM

May 29th 2017 @9AM

Along the shores of the Fraser River and through the beauty of some of South Vancouver and Burnaby’s trails and parks, this 10K course promises a scenic run! Starting in Riverfront Park in Vancouver, the route heads east along North Fraser Way, through the picturesque Glenlyon Urban Trail, and loops west along the shoreline of the Fraser River back to the finish line at Riverfront Park.  The route consists of mostly paved walkways with part gravel trail and few inclines. It is a great path for the whole family to run, jog, or walk. There will be water and first aid stations along the route, as well as race marshals to answer any questions you may have and guide you along the way.


  • Register by April 17 – $25
  • Register by May 29 – $30
  • Register by June 15 – $35
  • Register on June 17th – $40
  • $5 Discount for Groups for 4 and more

Join us for a beautiful 5K loop through South Vancouver and Burnaby by running, walking, skipping, or dancing! It’s up to you! This route starts in Riverfront Park in Vancouver, heads west along East Kent Avenue South, makes a turn by Gladstone Park, and loops back along Riverwalk Avenue where you will reach back to the finish line at Riverfront Park.

Whether 5K is easy or a daunting new challenge for you, you will love the run along this flat, scenic route. The route is part paved walkway and part gravel park trail, with water stations and friends to cheer you on along the way. Strollers and pets are all welcome.


  • Register by April 17 – $25
  • Register by May 29 – $30
  • Register by June 15 – $35
  • Register on June 17th – $40
  • $5 Discount for Groups for 4 and more

Little ones and the young at heart can join in on the fun through our 1K Kids Fun Run.
The route starts at riverfront park along the waterway heads along the shoreline and makes a loop around back to the finish line. This route sits right in the heart of riverfront park where parents and friends can cheer on the kids along the entire course.

Help your kids learn that big or small, they can make a real difference for kids just like them around the world. We didn’t have a Kids Run in 2013, but read about 22-month old Natallie who joined the race last year. By sharing her story and inviting friends to help, Natallie raised $300 and helped three kids in Guatemala have clean water for the rest of their lives! And, when all was said and done, it was a lot of fun!


Cost: FREE

We also have a special 50M Toddler Dash across the field at Riverfront Park for our smallest runners – seeing the finish line from the beginning will make it easier to make it to the end!

This route will take place in the main area of the Run for H2O event along the grass where you can watch and cheer on your little one. Help your kids learn that big or small, they can make a real difference for kids just like them around the world.

Cost: FREE

Event Details


Closest address
2950 East Kent Ave S, Vancouver, BC V5S

Event Info


Please park along SE Marine Drive and walk down to the event location at Riverfront Park. Please be kind to our neighbours by not parking on E Kent Ave S or E Kent Ave N.

Bag Check

There will be a tent for bag check that participants can use for free.

Race Timing

There will be a clock available at the start line. Participants are also asked to download the RunGo app. We are committed to keeping our event a fundraiser and fun run so we will not have chip timers. (We also do not have the budget!)

Event Tshirts

In our ongoing effort to reduce waste we are limiting the number of shirts we will have this year. Priority will go to fundraisers and those who register early!

A Sustainability Fair

How can we waste what others don’t have? This is exactly why we strive to make the event more sustainable each year and also promote sustainable living in Vancouver.

This year we are more than just a clean water running event for Guatemala. At the event site you will have the opportunity to learn about recycling, food preservation, water conservation urban farming and much more.

Here are some of the booths you can look forward to on the day of the event:


Elaine Cheng of Food Connections will teach you how to preserve your foods and reduce your food wastes at her booth.

Learn more about Food Connections

Water Projects That Work - HOPE International

HOPE International Development Agency, our supporting charity will share their sustainable methods in managing the Guatemalan water projects.

Visit HOPE’s Website

How Are We Being Sustainable?

All of us volunteers love the environment, hates waste and care about those who lack the basic necessities. We do our best to make the event as sustainable as we are able to. No, we are not perfect at it, but it’s a vision we are taking steps towards. Here are some of the things we are doing:

Want to help? Volunteer for the run and help us be more green!

Digital Race Package

We’ve gone digital! No more printing schedules and flyers. Everything about the run will be emailed to our runners before the event.

  • Reduced amount of paper printed
  • Challenged sponsors to provide digital content
  • No plastic bags!

Promotional Materials


We use to hand out postcards now we reduced it to mini-book marks that is half the size of a business card! It’s very difficult for us to get rid of everything tangible, we learned that people still prefers something that they can hold on to as a reminder.


We are still using the same posters we printed 2 years ago! We just print out an overlay that covers the old text and date then glue it on. Works like a charm!

Vancouver Statistics

$ Raised

Lead Volunteer Organizers

Royce Sin

Royce Sin

Campaign Director, 3rd Year

Why volunteer? Because we can help change people's lives.

Lance Quan

Lance Quan

Hamster in a Wheel, 3rd Year Running

Why volunteer? Because of the people, always.

Jen Chiang

Jen Chiang

Project Manager, 2nd year

Water sustainability tip: Turn off the tap and shower when you're not actually rinsing!

Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee

Project Manager, 1st year working with the run!

Water sustainability tip: Drink beer! Also, saving rain water and using that to water your plants instead of using clean water.

Judy Ban

Judy Ban

Project Manager, 2nd year with the team

"The future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow."

Karl Chen

Karl Chen

Co-Event Day Manager, 1st Year

I'm a BCIT Marketing Student and avid chicken nugget eater.

Miranda Cho

Miranda Cho

Run Logistics, 3rd Year

"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never give up."

Nicole Fong

Nicole Fong

Sponsorship Director, 3rd Year

You can find me at the yoga studio doing downward dog or at a gym dodging balls left and right.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers that helped organize the event!

Joyce Garces, Anne-Marie Espiritu, Kara Markine, Kristen Beaudoin, Grace Kai, Demi Wang, Amanda Wu, Alicia Lam, Peter Hunt