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Vancouver’s Big Easter Run in 2022

Vancouver's Big Easter Run

Part of The Big Fun Run Series, the Big Easter Run is in April near Jericho Beach in Vancouver. The event is fun and open to all ages with 1K to 10K runs.

In 2022 the event happens on Saturday, April 16th (which is the day just before Easter Sunday).

Click Big Easter Run 2022 for full details about the race and to register. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP10 and save 10%.)

 

The Big Easter Run at Jericho Beach

A fun and healthy way to celebrate Easter each year is by participating in the Big Easter Run. It’s an event where people dress up in festive costumes and run along Vancouver’s scenic waterfront. The route options are usually easy and fun for all ages, and there are different distances to choose from.

The Big Easter Run is one of several runs in The Big Fun Run Series. There are runs at different times throughout the year, and each run usually has a theme. The Big Elf Run, for example, takes place in December and has a Christmas theme. With the Big Easter Run all participants get a complimentary pair of bunny ears. With the Big Elf Run, on the other hand, everyone gets an elf toque!

The Big Fun Series is designed to be inclusive for all types of participants, including those in wheelchairs and those who want to run with their dogs. The runs are not meant to be competitive, so they’re not really races. Instead, each run is all about having fun and cheering everyone on as they cross the finish line!

 

The Big Easter Run

 

When and Where?

2022 marks the 7th year of the Big Easter Run. It’s scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 16th. The event begins and ends at Jericho Beach Park which is located at 3941 Point Grey Road in the City of Vancouver.

Of course, while in the area, it’s a good opportunity to explore Jericho Beach and take in the beautiful views of the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver skyline. The beach is one of the best that the city has to offer. It has a huge stretch of sand that gets busy in the summer. It’ll be too cold for a swim in April (at least for most people). It’s a beautiful spot though any time of the year.

 


To register for the event see the official Big Easter Run website.


 

Fun Run Rates

Prices to join the run in 2022 depend on your age and the number of people you register with.

As of mid-March in 2022, the 1K to 3K Kids Run starts at $15 per person. The 5K and 10K distances, meanwhile, start at about $30 per person, or $25 for folk under 18 years of age. There are bundle deals available as well. If you register as a group of 4 or more people you get 15% off each entry. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP10 and save 10% off the full price of admission.)

You can get your Run Kit mailed to you for $6, or you can pick it up in advance on April 14th at 1201 West Broadway in Vancouver.

Registration includes a bib with a custom name, as well as a chocolate medal and bunny ears. All participants have the opportunity to win a prize.

 

2022 Schedule

This year the Easter-themed runs take place on Saturday, April 16th. The event as a whole runs from noon until 4:30 pm. The full schedule for the event is listed below.

  • 12:00 pm – Check-in
  • 12:45 pm – Warm-up for the 1K run
  • 1:00 pm – 1K to 3K runs begin
  • 1:15 pm – 30-minute Easter Egg Hunt starts
  • 1:40 pm – 1K to 3K route closes and awards begin
  • 1:45 pm – Warm-up for the 5K and 10K runs
  • 2:00 pm – 5K and 10K runs begin
  • 4:15 pm – 5K to 10K route closes

Note: The schedule above was last updated in mid-March of 2022. For the most up-to-date schedule, see the official Big Fun Run Series website.

 


To register for the event see the official Big Easter Run website. Also, don’t forget to use the promo code VBP10 to save 10%.)


 

Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you get the most out of your Big Fun Easter Run experience.

TIP #1: Remember to bring your reusable water bottle with you to the event. There is a water station on-site where you can fill your bottle up throughout the day.

TIP #2: Although this run is for all ages, there is a time limit. Everyone needs to complete their run in 2 and a half hours. That should be more than enough time, even if you walk. If you’d like to see the running routes in advance, check the Big Fun Run Series website closer to the date of the event.

TIP #3: If you don’t want to receive your run kit in the mail and you can’t make the pickup date either, you can get your kit at Jericho Beach Park 1 hour before the runs start. If you get it in advance, however, that’s best.

 

Big Elf Run

 

Other Information

For more information about the Big Easter Run, visit the Big Fun Run Series website.

Other runs hosted by the same organization include the Big Elf Run and the Big Jungle Run.

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