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2022 Rainforest Trail Run
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The Rainforest Trail Run, is a 5 km fun run through the scenic trails of popular Central Park in Burnaby. It is set for September 24, 2022 on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People, It was conceived by the Vancouver Sun Run founders as a way to help stimulate physical activity among people in local Indigenous communities. This is the 3rd edition of this event which was started in 2019 with the inaugural event but cancelled in 2020 by Covid-19 and held in a limited version in 2021.

All runners are encouraged to take part, but a special focus of the organizers, the Achilles International Track and Field Society, will be on training Indigenous coaches and leaders to promote participation, either through running or walking, within their communities.

The run’s location offers a somewhat unique setting, blending the well-preserved temperate rainforest ecosystem of the 90-hectare park with vistas of Burnaby’s ever rising cityscape.

The start/finish inside Swangard Stadium will also feature an accompanying public event that will celebrate the heritage of Canada’s Indigenous culture.

"This event provides an opportunity for a greater understanding of our Indigenous culture through the sharing of art and music in a festival-like atmosphere,” - Marek Jedrzejek, president of the Achilles Society.

9.24.2022

5K RUN IN BURNABY’S “URBAN RAINFOREST”
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race details

Location:
Swangard Stadium, Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Date:
Saturday
September 24th, 2022

Time:
10:00 a.m.

Pre-Race Details:
- Package pick up 8:00am - 9:30am
- Territorial Land Acknowledgement
- VIP speakers
- Performance by the Coastal Wolf Pack

Post Race:
-Finishing Medals

Entry Fee:
$45
The Achilles International Track and Field Society (AITFS) is a non-profit society formed in 1964. The same group which founded the Vancouver Sun Run in 1985, which now attracts over 40,000 participants. AITFS organizes the Jerome Indoor Games at the Richmond Olympic Oval and the Harry Jerome International Track Classic at Swangard Stadium.

LATEST NEWS

September 27, 2022

The Rainforest Trail Run Celebrates the Truth and Reconciliation Actions in the Sanctuary of the Urban Rain Forest of Central Park

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September 23, 2022

RAINFOREST TRAIL RUN BEARS WITNESS TO TELUS $1,000,000 SUPPORT OF THE WITNESS BLANKET.

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September 22, 2022

UBC Supports the RainForest Trail Run once again this Saturday at Central Park. Register now!

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