Run & GiveGreat Trek
Run & Fundraise
RUN4HOPE, the charity program organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, aims to raise funds for social impact and community good, and foster a spirit of community celebration. This program provides value to charities and enables runners to fundraise and donate to meaningful causes. The RUN4HOPE Charity program has helped runners raise over $16 million for charity. Run & Give!
Become a Charity Runner
Run & Fundraise
Runners have the option to make a difference in our community by registering as a Charity Runner and starting a fundraising campaign for our four charity partner.
As a charity runner, you will gain access to fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success.
You helped to raise over $10,000 for charity in 2018, and another $11,000 in 2019. This year, you may make direct donations, or you may run and fundraise by registering as charity runner.
Frequently Asked Questions
I registered as a Charity Runner. Now what?
A follow-up email and communication will be sent to your email with further fundraising instructions on how to set-up your profile and to start your fundraising campaign.
I’m already registered as a regular runner. How do I switch to a Charity Runner?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604 872 2928 to be switched to a charity runner. Please note the mandatory fundraising minimum is $400.
I no longer want to run and fundraise, or accidentally signed-up as a Charity Runner. How do I switch my registration back to a regular runner?
Email us at email@example.com or call us at 604 872 2928 and we will be happy to assist you.
Can I run and fundraise for a charity that is not part of the RUN4HOPE Charity Program?
Charities in the RUN4HOPE program have gone through an application and approval process. We encourage runners to select and support charities in the program, however, if you have a charity that you would like to support that is not listed, kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
When do my donors get their tax receipts?
When approved, this will be provided within a few moments of completing the transaction.
It is almost Race Day and I have not fundraised the minimum amount! What happens now?
Not to worry! Donations will be accepted until the end of October.
Support Great Causes
You don’t have to be a charity runner to support this great cause! Anyone may make a donation to our official charity partner. Please consider donating when registering, or invite your family and friends to donate after you have registered. Your support is greatly appreciated!
BC Children’s Hospital: Rare Disease Translational Research
BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. That means one million kids – including some of the sickest and most seriously injured – count on the hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. BC Children’s long-term research partner, the Rare Disease Foundation, believes that “Research Is Care” for members of the rare disease community, many of them children. Since the inception of their microgrant program in 2008 which focuses on a holistic patient-centric approach or “Translational Care”, the Rare Disease Foundation has funded over 500 individual research projects delivering 11 potential cures.
Note: Charities are not sponsors of the Great Trek and their participation in the event should not be construed as an endorsement by the event. We understand and expect that in a diverse society there will also be diversity of views, opinions, and causes. It is in this spirit that we allow and welcome a broad range of participants.