UBC Great Trek Relay

Following in the tradition of the Arts’ 20 Relay, a historical UBC event which pays homage to the founding of the UBC Point Grey campus, UBC Recreation Intramurals in partnership with RUNVAN® are creating the Great Trek Student Relay. This relay is open to UBC students only and is comprised of a team of four people each running approximately 2KM in a relay style race against various faculties, residences, and clubs across campus.

Come out with four friends or classmates and run for fun or run to win! Don’t miss the start of a new UBC tradition and a great event to remember while at UBC.

Date: October 24-25, 2020 TBC
Time: 1PM
Start & Finish: UBC, Student Union Building, 6133 University Blvd
Course: Approximately 8KM total (Four legs, each approximately 2KM)

*The Great Trek Relay is open to current UBC students only. All participants must enter a valid UBC student number during registration and present their UBC Student ID at Package Pickup.

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Great Trek Relay

Fall Classic

New 2020 rewards to be announced soon

What was included with Fall Classic 2019 registration:

  • $20 gift card from Forerunners valid on New Balance gear (min. $75 spend)
  • Exclusive RUNVAN® x Great Trek toque
  • Race bib with built-in timing chip
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free, convenient and secure gear check
  • Free Expo inside the Nest with great merchandise
  • Post-race celebrations with lively entertainment
  • You may also run and fundraise for charity

Registering Your Team

The Team Captain is responsible for registering the entire team. The information for each Relay member requested at time of registration is below:

  • Name, gender, birthdate, age and email address
  • Street address, city, province, country

Team captains will register all members and pay for the entire team. If you are the Team captain and want to collect payment from teammates, please coordinate that exchange on your own behalf. Once registration is successful, an email will be sent to each Relay member and the subsequent e-waiver must be signed.

Timing Belt & Relay Bibs

Each Relay team member will wear their ‘Leg’ bib – A, B, C or D – on the front of their shirt and a timing bib during their Relay Leg attached to the provided race belt.

Your ‘baton’ bib will be a timing chip worn on the belt around your waist that will be passed between team members at the end of each Leg. Each runner will run a 2.5KM loop and pass the ‘baton’ to the next runner in the designated exchange zone.

If you are unable to complete your Relay Leg due to injury or other reasons, please inform a race official. We will find your team members and notify them to continue racing, but without a timing belt.

If your timing belt is lost or a member is unable to complete their leg, your team will not receive an official time, but your team can still complete the race.

Package Pickup

Individual Relay members may pick up the race package for the team. Please bring your picture ID, student number and Relay bib number to Package Pickup. Bib numbers will be assigned closer to race weekend. Please collect your race kits during the hours of Package Pickup.

Gear Check, Start & Finish

The Start and Finish Line is located near the UBC Student Union Building at 6133 University Blvd.

Things to remember:

  • Please arrive at least one hour before the race starts if you want to use the free gear check
  • Washrooms are available near the Start Line. There are no washrooms available on course
  • Beverage, food, and entertainment is provided at the Finish Line