The Athletic Edition

Every registration for Virtual 5k/10k/1k run includes:

superhero mask, race bib, medal 

Superhero Mask 

Superhero race bib sample

Superhero medal


See photos on Facebook

Check out Gord Kurenoff's Recap

on  Vancouver's

Big Superhero Run!



Fastest Male & Female

Awarded to REgina Tam, Tom Cardle, Misako Braaten and Brecht Debusschere


Check In

Advanced Race Kit Pick-up

August 16th, 17th from 2-8pm at 102-2078 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Race Day Kit Pick-up

from 11:30am at check-in table



Helpful Hints

Start/Finish: Rod & Gun Club

11:30am: Check-In

1pm: 1km Run/Walk

1:45pm: Warm Up

2pm: 10km & 5km Run/Walk

4:30pm: Route Closes 

Dress Accordingly

No Cash Machines On-site

race clock available

Water Station along the route available

Bag Check Available

How To Get There


Take a train to Aberdeen from there it’s only a 4 minute walk to the start line (River road at Cambie) Visit the Translink website for more info

Walk or Bike

The Middle Arm trail can be reached by many existing trails and pathways


Please carpool if you can! Access several parking lots surrounding the Aberdeen Centre

Parking Map

Hero's first
Here's to the everyday Heroes... whether you're a Police officer, paramedics, doctor, nurse, or fire fighter we would like to show our support for your invaluable service by giving 25% off our base registration using the promo-code: OURHERO25 

Event Information


Calling Vancouver's mightiest Heroes!

  • Cheer on your fellow superhero friends!

  • Visit our Vendors!

  • Dance to the Super DJ!

  • Giveaways!

  • Awards!

Join us for the 1st annual Big Superhero Run on August 18th, 2018. This superhero themed fun run offers a 10km & 5km Big Superhero Run/Walk (2pm), as well as a 1km Sidekick Run/Walk (1pm). The Big Superhero Run tours Richmond's picturesque Middle Arm Trail. The course winds its way along trails lining the inlets of the Fraser River and the shores of the Strait of Georgia, with views of Vancouver Island, the North Shore mountains and local wildlife.

With mild inclines, paved trails and gravel tracks, everyone is assured a beautiful and stress-free run or walk. The route is suitable for all ages and abilities. Leashed dogs and strollers are absolutely welcome.

Course Description

  • 10km, 5km & 1km run or walk

  • Rain or shine or snow

  • Mild inclines, paved trails and gravel tracks

  • Dog friendly

  • Stroller friendly

Starting Point

Middle Arm Trail (Rod & Gun Club)

Address: 7400 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1X6

10km Route Map

5km Route Map

1km Route Map


Contact Us




Start/Finish Line

Assist with the set-up and function of the start/finish line, including participant management, water and snack station, and medal distribution! Some volunteers may also be asked to assist with race timing if interested.

Cheer Team

Create a positive vibe around the event by providing lots of smiles, high fives and cheers to runners on the race course and around the start/finish line! The Cheer Team provides basic info about the event to participants and assists with race operations, but most of all exudes ENTHUSIASM!!! This position is great for groups, or minors with their guardian.

Clean Up

Retrieve tables and other equipment, take down signage, pack up supplies, etc. Great for anyone who is running the race and still wants to support the event by volunteering. And YES, you may absolutely register to volunteer for an earlier shift as well as this one!

Cycle Squad

Ride your bike around the course, providing assistance and information as asked. Lead cyclist will ride just ahead of the first runners, notifying route marshals that runners are coming. Sweep patrol will ride behind the last runners to ensure nobody is lost or left on the course. Cyclists must provide their own bike & helmet.

Route Marshal

Volunteers will be stationed around the event site and at various parts of the course to guide runners, answer questions, and connect with Race Staff as required.

Package Pickup

Greet eager race participants as they pick up their race kits. Distribute packages, explain contents, and answer basic questions about the upcoming event.

Race Kit Prep

Assemble participant race packages. Great for anyone who can't volunteer on race day but still wants to be involved! YES, you may absolutely register to volunteer for Race Kit Prep AND volunteer (or run) on race day!

Event Set-up & Decor

Set up tables, tents and other equipment; distribute supplies to their assigned locations, organize check-in areas, help prepare water and food stations. If you see it at a race, the set-up crew put it there! Depending on the event, there may also be festive themed decor to set up.

Registration Table

Distribute race packets, process race-day registrations, and monitor lines to ensure participants are helped as quickly as possible. Also check-in volunteers and direct them to their stations. Once the race begins you may have the opportunity to assist with other race tasks.

Bag Check

Provide secure organized storage for participants' belongings during the race.

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