The Forever Young Club is proud to be sponsoring the 2nd annual Forever Young 8K. There are many senior (55+) walkers and runners in our communities. This event is a chance for them to gain well-deserved recognition for their commitment to fitness. The Forever Young 8K celebrates active seniors, setting an example to encourage all seniors to adopt a healthy lifestyle. We don’t want to be a small part of a big running event – we want to have our own running event! The finishers last year could not have been more proud of their medals and event T-shirts, symbols of their physical accomplishments. Register now for a chance to wear yours in 2016.
The Forever Young 8K is a Not for Profit event. Our charity of choice is the Dream On Seniors Wish Foundation.
The Forever Young 8K is sanctioned by BC Athletics.
The walk/run will start at scenic Garry Point Park just west of Steveston Village in Richmond. After the run/walk take time to explore historic Steveston. Have a seafood lunch, tour the docks for a fresh salmon and walk the streets where they film the TV hit “Once Upon a Time” in ‘Storybrooke, Maine’.
The route is out and back on the West Dyke parallel to the nature-rich corridor of Sturgeon Banks. You will pass water stations at four locations on the route and volunteers will be cheering the participants at each Kilometre marker. The dyke course is flat and consists of compact gravel.
The walk/run begins 5 months, 14 days ago
Last year we sold out and many were disappointed! Register early!
You must be at least age 55 on the day of the event.
Your registration includes:
- Chip timing
- Technical t-shirt
- Finisher’s medal
- Post-race delicious snacks and coffee
- Many, many door prizes!
- A bottle of BC wine will be awarded to the first place finisher in each age category.
Registration Fees and Deadlines
Early Bird: $35 March 21 to June 4
Regular: $45 by August 6 at midnight
Late: $50 by September 7 (closing of online entries)
Day of Race: $60 Sunday, September 11. 7:20 – 8:20 AM
The entry fees listed above do not include the online processing fee.
Please note: T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed after August 22.
Mailed entries must be posted no later than September 3 to guarantee on time delivery.
BC Athletics members may subtract $3.00 from their registration fees. Please provide your BC Athletics membership number with entry.
ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
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IMPORTANT! Please bring a printout of your registration email confirmation OR a piece of photo ID to package pickup.
Friday, September 9, from 4 – 6 PM at The Run Inn 2331 West 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 10, from 3 – 6 PM at The Run Inn 2331 West 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC
Day of Race package pick-up at the Registration Tent at Garry Point Park 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Picking Up For a Friend
If you have someone picking up your package for you they will require a copy of your email confirmation and a one-liner that states this person has permission to pick up your race package for you.
If you no longer have a copy of your email confirmation, make sure your name is listed on the confirmation list and then the only thing the person will require is the one-liner that states that you give them permission to pick up your package for you.
Course and Details
Awards and Prizes
- Souvenir medals and technical T-shirts to all participants.
- A special prize will be awarded to the first place finisher in each age category.
- Certificates of accomplishment will be presented to top three finishers in each age category.
Age categories will be:
55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 – 79, 80 – 84, 85 – 89, 90 – 94, 95 – 99, 100+
- Draw prizes and a variety of products will be available from sponsors. You must be present with your bib in order to claim a draw prize.
- Presentation of awards and draw prizes.
- Posting of results.
- Food and beverages.
- Music from the 50’s and 60’s!