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The fifth annual Big Elf Run returns to Vancouver this month

Run with hundreds of elves at the dog-friendly event on December 14, 2019 in Stanley Park.

If you're looking for some festive fun that both you and your pup can enjoy, then join in the annual Big Elf Run around Stanley Park later this month.

Starting at Lumberman’s Arch, the course winds its way along the scenic Stanley Park trails before looping onto the seawall with beautiful views of Coal Harbour and the Burrard Inlet to enjoy.

This dog-friendly holiday-themed event offers:

15km 3 Loop Run or Walk = $44 

10km 2 Loop Run or Walk = $44   

5km Big Elf Run or Walk = $44  

1km Wee Elf Run or Walk = $24 

Virtual = $34

With only a few inclines and paved paths, and the option to run, walk, or just enjoy the day, there's something for everyone at this all ages and abilities, pet and stroller friendly event!

Event Day Timeline

11:30am Check-In Opens 

12:45pm 1km Wee Run Warm Up

1:00pm 1km Wee Elf Run/Walk

1:40pm: Awards Part 1

1:50pm Big Elf Run Warm Up

2:00pm 15km/10km/5km Big Elf Run/Walk

3:30pm Awards Part 2

4:30pm Route Closed

Don't feel like walking or running? Join in on the fun after the run and enjoy the Christmas decor, DJ, dancing, prize giveaways, vendors, entertainers, and more!

*Pets and strollers must start in the last wave to ensure the safety of other participants.

To register, or learn more about team and family rates, visit

Just make sure to grab some booties for your dog in case it rains (or snows)!


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