September 24, 2021


2019 RainForest Trail Run photo by Brian Cliff

BURNABY - Achilles International Track Society is pleased to announce that TELUS has joined them as once again as sponsor of the Rainforest Trail Run ( a unique 5K run/walk and 10k run that is being held on September 26, 2019 in Central Park, Burnaby, BC.

The event, which starts (at 9:45 am) and finishes at Swangard Stadium, is being staged on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish people. The run celebrates the health and vibrancy of the Indigenous cultures on whose territory we work, live and play.

Achilles President Dr. Douglas Clement said: “TELUS has been a wonderful and valuable supporter of our outdoor and indoor Harry Jerome track meets over the years, and this sponsorship is an excellent demonstration of their commitment to supporting Indigenous communities, First Nations and healthy lifestyles across Canada.”

Meet Directors, Chris Hancock and Vincent Doyle confirmed that in addition to the 5K run/walk and 10k run through Central Park, there will be a music and dance created by Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack), in Swangard Stadium beginning at 9:45am.  Everyone is invited to participate in the Rainforest Trail Run and can register at  today.

Rainforest Trail Run opens the door to learning our indigenous history. photo by Brian Cliff

Rainforest Trail Run

Location: Swangard Stadium (Central Park), Burnaby, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish People
Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Pre-Race Details: Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) Dance and Music
9:45AM Kid's Run
10:15AM 10K Run
10:30AM 5K Run/Walk

Package Pickup

Thank you for your patience as we work through ongoing guidelines during the current restrictions. We will be having our package pickup outdoors this year in trying to stay away from indoor gathering. IF you can, please pick up your race kit on Saturday so we can limit the last-minute pickups the morning of.


10:00AM to 2:00PM

Swangard Stadium

South West corner at the gate entrance

SUNDAY (Race Day)

7:30AM – 9:00AM

Inside Stadium, across from the start line (South West corner)

You will need Photo ID to pick up your package and if picking up for someone else, you will need to confirm their entry details as well.


Dr. Douglas Clement, President

Achilles International Track and Field Society


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