The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge route includes seven peaks in the City of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street (and 23rd). The participants must run or walk the challenge course.

This is not a race. Completion of the challenge entitles participants to receive a t-shirt and entry for a draw prize for New Balance running shoes, a Salomon Vest, Stance running socks, and Ciele running hats. The draw prizes will be made after the final challenge on November 19th, 2017.

There is no support and there are no aid stations during this challenge. Bring your own water and running gels.The course does pass several water fountains where you can refill your water bottle or hydration pack. There are several washrooms along the course. You will be provided with a course map and the map will display water fountains on the course.

Entry Fee:

$7.70 donated to BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. Please pay cash or write a cheque to BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.



Challenge Rules:

Challengers sign up on Strava and join the Forerunners Main Street “Club” on Strava.
Wear GPS watch or use a phone mapping application that connects with Strava.
Participants must post their run or walk on Strava where is visible in the Forerunners Main Street Club activities to demonstrate completion of the challenge.

Required items:

  • Minimum 10 oz water bottle
  • Minimum 7 food gels
  • $30 cash for cab fare in case you are unable to complete the challenge
  • Personal ID
  • Signed challenge waiver provided at time of check-in
  • Printed course map
  • Participants must check in before starting and show they have the required items
  • Check-in Time 6:47 am
  • Challenge Start Time 7:07 am
  • Maximum completion time (9 hours 40 min) 4:47 pm

Challenge date options:

  • July 1st, 7:07 am.
  • August 20th, 7:07 am.
  • September 24th, 7:07 am.
  • October 22nd, 7:07 am.
  • November 19th, 7:07 am.