Part of what makes Pride Run & Walk a huge success, is the kindness and generosity of our sponsors. Every year we have some of the most amazing prizes, giveaways and swag, all of which help make our event attractive to new and returning participants.
|For a few years now we have partnered with the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) whose commitment, support and guidance has helped our event grow to the size it is. Immediately following Pride Run is the VPS’s ‘Pride Sports Day’ where LGBTQ2+ clubs from across Vancouver and the Lowe Mainland come together to showcase and demonstrate their offerings. Pride Sports Day also has interactions from some of the bigger names in the industry, like WhiteCaps and the Canucks. Second Beach Park is transformed into a field of activities for people of all ages and abilities along with a lineup of Food Trucks to keep you going and a Beer Garden to enjoy an adult beverage.
Pride Run & Walk together with Pride Sports Day is the perfect kick off to the Pride Season helping you get energized for everything that’s about the follow!
|Joining us for the first time in 2018 are our new friends at Forerunners on Main Street (and 22nd). Forerunners were extremely excited by Pride Run & Walk and will be helping us in so many ways, it’s hard to keep track. Supplying our event with package pickup location, advertising, seminars, runs to raise funds for charity, assistance with prizing and so much more.
We feel truly blessed to have their support and commitment to seeing the event grow bigger and better and it’s reassuring to have such experienced and knowledgeable staff to help us where and when we need it.
|Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers…. You can never have enough and without them, Pride Run & Walk just wouldn’t happen.
Race Force Athletics and Volunteering Club, for those who don’t know, give back to the community by providing volunteers and assistance and volunteer management for sporting events that have a charity component. With a force of over 500 volunteers and growing, Pride Run & Walk are fortunate to have an army of their selfless folks support our event.
If you would like to get involved and join their team to support Pride Run – fill out a form at https://www.raceforce.org/pride-run-walk-vancouver
|CHARITY / BENEFICIARIES|
|Out in Schools engage youth through film in the promotion of safer and more diverse learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying.
These are serious issues facing today’s youth, particularly queer youth. By bringing queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, they give youth a safer space to explore these issues.
|The LOUD Foundation Pride Youth Scholarship Fund raises money and invests in the future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community. They believe that by supporting the development of students who possess drive, vision, compassion and knowledge, we can improve society and increase awareness of our diverse community.
|Best known as megamouthmedia, the “quick with a quip” emcee of scores of Vancouver community events, we are over the moon to have Barb Snelgrove return to us as our host of the day.
A well known community advocate, Barb has been a 3 term member of the City of Vancouver LGBTTQ2+ Advisory Committee, sits on the VPD Diversity Advisory Committee, is a member of Positive Living BC’s Red Ribbon Advisory Panel and the City of Vancouver Jim Deva Plaza Steering and Oversight Committee (the first of its kind in Vancouver) and so, sooo much more.
Barb is also sits on the selection panel of the LOUD Foundation, one of the two charities to receive proceeds from our event, that provide scholarships to LGBTQ2+ Youth.
|Brooks have been incredibly generous to us and will be supplying us with so many goodies, we've started to lose count.
Brooks Pride Run Race shirts will be available for purchase at Forerunners during race package pickup. These will be made to order with a heat press, so you can try it on before you buy! We have also received an inventory of shoes and apparel for the top finishers in both the 5km and the 10km for all 3 genders and last but not least - this years Start/Finish line arch.
We're very much appreciative of our new partnership with Brooks and want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for getting wanting to get behind our community fundraising event.
|Our official Community Media Partner, DailyXtra.com are offering us advertising space on their site. Xtra is well known within our community for their in-depth coverage of issues that are important to LGBTQ2+ people and have a commitment to exploring the many ways in which our diverse communities express themselves. For all the latest news, events and promotions in Vancouver, check out their site at dailyxtra.com.
|The Vancouver Whitecaps FC support Pride Run & Walk for the third year in a row now. Supplying us with an inventory of tickets to a Whitecaps match at BC Place which we'll be using as door prizes and giveaways.
So even if you don't place in the top 3, be sure to stick around as we may just call out your bib number as we draw from a hat. Everyone has a chance at taking something home!
|McArthurGlen Vancouver Designer Outlet Mall support us again this year with a gift card valued at $100 to be awarded to our best dressed individual.
Located just outside the Vancouver International Airport and accessible by sky train and car, McArthurGlen has the best offers and latest trends in amongst the tree-lined streets, pedestrian-friendly walkways and a luxury piazza.
Put a little effort into this years costume for your chance at going on a shopping spree thanks to McArhurGlen.
|Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club are quite the fitting sponsor for Pride Run & Walk given that they provide the facilities to get you in shape for a 5km or 10km event.
Located on the corner of Howe and Davie Street and opening at the early hours of 5:30am on week days and 8:00am on weekends, there's no excuse to visit this gym and start working away on one their many treadmills.
|Who's interested in Two Touchdown Corner Tickets to a 2019 BC Lions regular season home game? Because we have two of them to give away!
Thanks to kind folks at BC Lions - these could be yours. Be sure to stick around after you've finished your run or walk to find out if you're the lucky recipient.
Want to sponsor Pride Run?
We’re currently working with prior sponsors and are always on the lookout for new sponsors to join us on our adventure. If you’re interested in learning more about what opportunities exist, email Rohan Hare, Pride Run & Walk Director for more details at email@example.com