In 2022 the event happened on Saturday, April 16th (the day just before Easter Sunday).
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!
When and Where?
2022 marked the 7th year of the Big Easter Run. It took place on Saturday, April 16th. The event began and ended at Jericho Beach Park, 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 depended on your age and the number of people you register with.
The cost for the 1K to 3K Kids Run started at $15 per person. The 5K and 10K distances, meanwhile, started at about $30 per person, or $25 for folk under 18 years of age. There were bundle deals available as well. If you registered as a group of 4 or more people you got 15% off each entry.
You could get your Run Kit mailed to you for $6, or you could 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.
This year the Easter-themed runs took place on Saturday, April 16th. The event as a whole ran 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
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.
For more information about the Big Easter Run, visit the Big Fun Run Series website.
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