Race Info


Lace up your runners and get ready for the action-packed ultimate thrill.

Challenge yourself like never before, to conquer over 10 checkpoints, some with interactive challenges as your team navigates through Granville island and False Creek.

You can select to be in a  Competitive or Noncompetitive Team.

Teams of 6 will be formed based on age and competitiveness at the welcome reception.

Couples are welcome and will be combined with 2 other couples to make a team.

          12:00 pm  –  Welcome Reception and Registration at the Pavilion on Granville Island

           1:00 pm  –  Start at the Picnic Pavilion at Granville Island

           3:30 pm  –  Finish- the Picnic Pavilion at Granville Island

           3:30 pm  –  Post event and networking with snacks & drinks

           4:15 pm  –  Awards Ceremony

Why Race for Joy?
  • to connect with other positive people;
  • to enjoy an action-packed event on Saturday afternoon and have fun;
  • to experience engaging challenges not just mindless running;
  • to build strong bonds and wonderful memories with new and old friends;
  • Suitable for all age and ability levels
  • Rain or shine event


EARLY BIRD: Register  by September 10  $18.00 per person  or $30 for 2 – includes  welcome reception and participation 

Register  after September 10 for $28.00  per person or $50 for 2.

Each Team will receive Race packages (Team Passport, Maps, Instructions,  and Clues)

Accomplish as much as you can within the time limit. The checkpoints can be visited in any order. At some checkpoints you will be faced with team challenges. By accomplishing a challenge you can earn valuable bonus points or you can skip it to safe precious time. Your team can makes the decision.

Start time is 1:00 pm and finish time is 3:30 pm SHARP. For every minute late you will get penalty deductions.

Check out our FAQ page   to find out more info.

Meet new friends at the  welcome  and post-event reception  and networking

Meet our course designers at www.uoa.ca  They have years of experience all over the world.  We promise – you will have the race of your life!

Event Producers: Team Academy