Hit The Trails On RBC Sports Day!

Raise funds and food at the Phantom Run Trail Tace in North Vancouver, BC on November 14, 2015

If you’re already missing those long, scenic summer runs out on trails—where you could spend hours traversing steep ascents and winding your way down single-track trails through the trees—why not take part in one more fun trail run before winter truly kicks in?
Cap off your running season in the best way possible by raising sports awareness, funds and food at the Phantom Run on the beautiful Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve trails in North Vancouver, BC, on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Although this fun and relaxed trail race has always been a great way to get outside and raise funds and food for local organizations, this year’s event will officially be a part of RBC Sports Day in Canada—a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving.
The Phantom Run, organized by Mountain Madness, has three course distances—12 km, 19 km or 24 km—of undulating trails with a good mix of technical and non-technical terrain, as well as some steep descents. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. for the 24 km distance, 9:00 a.m. for the 19 km distance, and 10:00 a.m. for the 12 km distance. Package pick-up is on Friday, November 13 at Forerunners in North Vancouver from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. or at the race start/finish area on race day in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver from 8:00 a.m. until race time.
Don’t forget to bring warm clothes for after the event so you can hang out and enjoy complementary hot minestrone soup and other treats, and your food and cash donation for the Food Bank and the North Shores Rescue team. Phantom Run participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank and a monetary donation that will go towards the North Shore Rescue, a mountain search and rescue team made up of about 40 volunteers who assist in search and rescue operations in Vancouver.
Trailing running, hot soup, treats, and good karma – I can’t think of a better way to spend RBC Sports Day than that!
For more details and to register, please visit

Photo credit: Chris Thorn

By: Bri Wilson


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