Join the Team for 2020!

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Run or walk the half marathon or stroll the 5km course.
It’s your choice.

Slow or fast, together we will make a difference and kick NF to the finish line.

Race Details – Half Marathon

Date: Sunday June 28th, 2020
Start time: 7:30 am
Start location: East Mall (West of Thunderbird Arena)

Website link: Race Details – Half Marathon

Race Details – 5K

Date: Sunday June 28th, 2020
Start time: 8:00 am
Start location: Pipeline Road (Stanley Park)

Website link: Race Details – 5K

The event has raised over $100,000 for NF!

How does it work?

It’s simple and easy!

You train to run or walk the event of your choice and raise funds for the NF cause.  You can raise funds by asking your friends and family to make a donation to support your achievement through a personal fundraising page or you can hold a fundraiser in support of the event. We can help you to get started on both! Check out the tools at the bottom of the page.

The Half-Marathon features some of the most scenic vistas in North America. Starting at the University of BC and running along Spanish Banks, Jericho and Kitsilano Beach, with the majestic North Shore Mountains providing the backdrop, runners set new personal bests on the downhill, point to point course. The Half has seven aid stations featuring Water and Gatorade, plus music on the course to offer you some encouragement /distraction on your run.

The 5km event is great for all skill levels and ages. The fastest runners will complete 5km in just 15 minutes, but the course remains open for an hour so everyone is able to finish and celebrate their victory. Our community runs, walks and strolls this easy distance together. It's so much FUN!


  • Register for the run and commit to raising funds through your networks
  • After you register make sure to join the Tumour Foundation team - the NF Genies! 
  • You can donate directly to the team and support us with no running required on your part.
  • Come out on race day and cheer us on as we cross the finish line.

For more information about the run please contact us: Run for NF


We are deeply grateful to everyone who helps support and raise funds for the Tumour Foundation of BC. For the 2020 ScotiaBank Charity Challenge we want to say thank you in a special way.

We have chosen a few rewards to acknowledge and show our appreciation for your fundraising efforts.

$100 Commemorative team t-shirt
$250 Invitation to pre-race pasta dinner
$500 $40 Registration Refund
$1,000 - $2,499 $100 E-gift card of your choice
$2,500- $4,999 $200 E-gift card of your choice
$5,000+ $300 E-gift card of your choice

Important information about the fundraising rewards:

  • Fundraising rewards are awarded based on individual fundraising efforts.
  • Team fundraising funds do not qualify for fundraising rewards.
  • Only ONE prize per registered participant, with the exception of the t-shirt and pre-race pasta dinner, and registration refund which are accumulative.
  • T-shirts will be distributed on event day.
  • To qualify for fundraising rewards, all funds must be received within two weeks of the run day.
  • E-gift cards will be sent to participants to the email address provided during registration. You choose which card you’d like to receive and we will send it to you with the reward level reached. Please ensure you register using the email address to which you would like to receive your e-gift card.

Fundraising rewards are paid for by the Tumour Foundation. Donate your fundraising rewards back to the Foundation and help direct more funds towards research.

Tools for Runners

Email Invite for Sponsorships

We made the part of asking your friends and family to support your run a little easier. Download this text to use as is, or personalize it, to send to your family and friends in support of your fundraising goals.

Download Letter

Fundraising Ideas

There are lots of ideas on this list to help you reach your fundraising goals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Download PDF

Online Coaching to Get You Ready to Run

We’ve also found these great resources for you as you prepare to train for your 5K!

Beginner’s 5k Training Program

A Simple Half-Marathon Training Program

Check out the great time we had in past years!

Join the Team for 2020!

Sunday, June 28th, 2020