Race towards the festive season by participating in the inaugural Santa Run through scenic Stanley Park. Outfitted in Santa suits, participants will spread cheer along the Seawall as they partake in a 5K run. All entrants will receive a complimentary Santa suit for the race, along with a race-day ride on the Stanley Park Christmas Train, the site of the Little Santa 1K run/walk for kids.

Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraising individual and team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three male and female individual 5K finishers.

Give the gift of sending a child to Burn Camp this Christmas. All proceeds from the Santa Run support the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund child and youth Burn Camps. Learn more about these programs at BurnFund.org

Get into the holiday spirit with the Santa Run. Come on out and have some fun!

Course Information

5K Run

The 5K fun run starts at the Stanley Park train, heads Southwesterly through the park pathways, around Devonian Park, onto the historic seawall to Lumberman’s Arch and finally, back to the Stanley Park train.

1K Kids Run

The 1K Kids Run starts right by the Stanley Park train and follows the trail around the train.

Start/Finish Area

Both the 5K and Kids 1K events start and finish in the Stanley Park train parking lot. Race event parking is located on the West side of Pipeline Road just before the train parking lot.

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station in the 5K run with water only near the 3K mark. Reminder that we are a cup-less race, so you must bring your own drinking vessel on the course (water bottle or foldable cup).

Event Information


You may register as an individual or part of a team. Teams include a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 individuals. An event poster is available to recruit team members.

Individuals who raise over $100 in donations by October 25th will have their registration fee refunded. Note: Some restrictions apply and processing fees are non-refundable.

Registration Includes:

  • A Santa suit to wear while running in the 5K or 1K Kids event
    Note: Size not guaranteed after November 15th
  • A ticket to ride the Stanley Park Christmas Train on race day
  • Early entry to Bright Nights
  • A Christmas cookie and hot chocolate
  • The opportunity to help send a child to Burn Camp
Entry Fee – 2019 5K Run 1K Kids Run
Until October 25th $40 $15
October 26th to November 27th $50 $15
November 28th onwards $60 $15

See our Registration Policy for additional information.


All proceeds from this event go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund charity. There will be awards for the most donations collection by an individual and a team. How does this work?

  • Additional donations are accepted at the time of registration.
  • Family and friends may make donations to registered individuals or teams online at any time.
  • Registered individuals and teams may customize a pledge page and share with family, friends or co-workers to pledge them or their team using email, Facebook, Twitter or Google. Instructions for customizing/editing your pledge page may be found on the Race Roster support page.

Package Pickup/Late Registration

  • Thursday, November 28th, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Forerunners, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver.
  • Friday, November 29th, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Forerunners, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver.
  • Race Day (Saturday, November 30th)
    • Package Pickup at the race start 45 minutes before race start time.
    • Late Registration at the race start 60 minutes before race start time. CASH ONLY.
    • Late Registration is accepted only if spaces are still available

Dry Bags

Dry bags, with a change of dry, warm clothes, may be dropped off at the race start/finish area. Please ensure your race number is on your dry bag. Use the tear-away tab from your race bib


Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising Individual and Team. Prizes also awarded to the top three male and female individual 5K finishers.


To promote environmental sustainability, we are requesting all runners bring their own refillable water container – either a water bottle or fold-able cup. A water station will be located at the start/finish area. Compostable cups will be used for hot beverages served post race and we request that these are disposed of at our recycle station located at the start/finish line.

Race Day Rules & Etiquette

We are a community minded event and want our runners, along with volunteers, family, friends and other community members who are enjoying Stanley Park to have a great experience. To help us with this goal, please review our Race Day Rules & Etiquette.


Public transportation or carpooling is recommended as there will be limited parking at the start/finish area. Parking is available near the Stanley Park Information Booth, by the Aquarium or in the lot on the West side of Pipeline Road.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 28, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Package Pickup/Late Registration at Forerunners on Main Street
Friday, November 29, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Package Pickup/Late Registration at Forerunners on Main Street
Saturday, November 30, 2019 – RACE DAY
08:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Late Registration 5K – Santa Run start/finish area
08:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Late Registration Kids 1K – Santa Run start/finish area
09:30 a.m. – 5K Run Start
10:15 a.m. – 1K Kids Run Start
10:45 a.m. – Awards


Send an email to santarun@burnfund.org. We will do our best to respond within 3 business days.