Posted 07/08/2019 5:19:15 PM by Katherine Anderson

Run & Fundraise at the 2019 Fall Classic

Run and make a difference at the same time! Register for October's Fall Classic and support the Y.

As summer winds down, and you begin planning fall activities, consider running—for a good cause. Join us at the 2019 Fall Classic on October 26th and be part of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver team! Register now as a charity runner and you’ll help kids reach their full potential through vital YMCA programs while investing in your health and fulfilling your own personal run goals. 
Charity runners often feel even further inspired knowing they're giving back to others and supporting a meaningful cause. Run and fundraise for us this October to help make it possible for vulnerable and underprivileged kids and adults to access the Y programs they need to thrive. You'll also be giving yourself an extra kick of motivation to help you cross the finish line.

As a charity, the YMCA believes everyone should have the chance to be active and connected to their community, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year, through the generosity of 5,114 donors, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver was able to provide 12,647 people with the financial assistance they needed to reach their potential.

We are proud to support local charities and community,” says Douglas Okero of RUNVAN®, the local non-profit that puts on the Fall Classic and the Vancouver International Marathon. "Run & Give" encourages runners to consider donating to, or fundraising for, official charity partners." It aims to raise funds for social impact and community good, and to foster a spirit of community celebration. It’s a win-win for the runner, charity and community.

The last great run of the year – October 26th!

The Fall Classic Run at UBC has long been known as the last great run of the year, with great post-race atmosphere, prizing and lively entertainment. Last year's event raised over $10,000 for charity. A new record-breaking 3,350+ runners registered across race distances.

This year is slated to be even bigger and better! The Fall Classic is now part of the Great Trek Festival and will include a new beer garden and post-race entertainment. You can stay after the race to celebrate with friends and enjoy food, entertainment and awards. Prizes will be awarded to the largest team.

Running in support of the YMCA under colourful fall foliage at UBC will provide the motivation needed keep training through the fall—a great end to your running season. 

What runners can expect at the Fall Classic

  • Marked and measured courses for the 5KM, 10KM & Half Marathon
  • Finisher’s Medal for all race distances
  • $20 gift card from Forerunners redeemable on New Balance product ($75 minimum spend)
  • Live music on course and post-run
  • Water stations and toilets on-course
  • Complimentary gear check
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Fun post-race celebrations with free food, lively music and awards
  • Age category and fun team prizes
  • Discounted entry for post-secondary students and youth 

Register as a YMCA charity runner for the Fall Classic today. For more information on raising funds for the Y as an individual or team at this event contact Dallas Gonsalves, of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.


About Katherine Anderson

Katherine is a Marketing Manager at the YMCA and a bundle of contradictions. This extroverted introvert enjoys dark comedies, decaf coffee, late nights and quiet, early mornings (but not too early).

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