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/priderunwalk2018
|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.
|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.
|Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa continue their support this year with a gift certificate for two people to stay in one of their gorgeous beach front suites along with a visit to the Pacific Mist Spa and Hydropath – just look at the photos on their site and you will instantly feel the need for a getaway filled with some well deserved R&R by the beach.
Kingfisher are a loving and welcoming resort destination in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island who support diversity and encourage guests to be yourself, relax and unwind. http://www.kingfisherspa.com/travel-gay-canada/
|Assisting us with prizing and helping to reward our top charity fundraisers is Anshu Arora of Remax Central. Doesn’t matter if you are buying, selling, looking to invest, or seeking something a little more premium, Anshu Arora is available to help. With over 10 years of experience in the Real Estate market and over a decade in the Construction and Development industry – Anshu is your qualified and experienced, friendly realtor serving Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and Surrey.
For more information about how he can help, visit his website at kingslistings.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC have very generously donated over 400 pairs of their bright and colourful rainbow places to ensure we all look the part as we walk or run with PRIDE. Could there be a better way to show off how proud you are? We don't seem to think so.
First 400 people to pick up their goodies at package pickup will be rewarded with some fun laces for their shoes.
We're also fortunate to have received tickets to the Whitecaps Pride Night match at BC Place on July 28th - just days after Pride Run & Walk. Lucky door prize winners will take home tickets to this community match against Minnesota United FC where inclusivity in sport is promoted as we celebrate pride in the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver.
So once Pride Run & Walk is over, leave those laces in and wear them with pride at Pride Night - July 28th.
|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, these kind folks are providing us with free passes to their gym facility which will be handed out to the top winners in each gender category.
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.
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