The 19th Annual Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run will be held on May 27, 2018 at Athletes Village Plaza in Vancouver, BC.

Supporting young scientists across the province, the Fun Run is the largest timed 5K race in BC and one of the largest events in BC's technology industry. This family-oriented event features Team BC's award-winning Science Fair projects, giveaways, prizes, games and activities!

Your participation in the annual Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run ensures the success of future Science Fairs in BC and allows our youth to gain the skills they need to succeed in a fast-paced, knowledge-based world.

All proceeds from the event will go to The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment to support the promotion and development of Science Fair Programs throughout the province. 

Photos from past events >
2018 Event Infographic >

The 5K Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run will begin and end on Athletes Way between Salt & Manitoba. The race will head West to Columbia, left to Walter Hardwick, left again heading East to Ontario, right to 1st Ave. The race will then head West all the way along 1st Ave to under the Cambie Bridge turning right on Spyglass to the seawall, left onto seawall past Mahony & Sons and continue on to Charleson Park, turning left onto the pathway through the park and coming out on Sawyers Lane, left on Moberly, right on Commodore, and back along 1st Ave then left again on Ontario and left again on Athletes Way to the finish line on Salt.

Join in the fun with your young runner and take part in the 1K Mini Fun Run. Strollers are welcome with no additional entry required for the stroller contents!

Important Dates

April 30:   Early Bird Registration deadline
Team T-shirts customization deadline
May 13: T-shirt cut-off (Event shirts are only guaranteed to those who are registered by May 13)
May 22 to 25:   Team T-shirt Delivery (Early-Bird Registrants only)
May 24:   Deadline for registering online or at any Running Room location
May 26:   Race package pick-up.
May 27:   Race Day! Join us at Athletes Village Plaza for this fun event for the whole family!
Team Registration

Register your school or company team before April 30 to receive free t-shirt customization with your logo on the sleeve and race package delivery to the team captain!

Register Online >
Download the 2018 Registration Form >


Participants in the 5K category will have the opportunity to track their start and finish times with a bib tag timing device.  A bib tag is a small lightweight disposable device that is attached to the back of your race number.  Without the bib tag on the back of your race number, you will not receive a time.

Your time will start the moment you cross the mats at the start and then stop the moment you cross the timing mats at the finish line.  

Race Package Pick-up
Race package pick-up will be from from NOON to 5pm on May 26, 2018.

Location: The Running Room, 2317 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T9
7:30 to 8:30 am      
Race Package Pick-Up
On-Site Registration
Gear Check
8:30 to 9:00 am      
Welcome and Warm-Up
9:00 am      
Start of 5K Run
9:05 am
Start of 1K Run
10:00 to 11:30 am
Awards Ceremony
Draw Prizes
Post Race Refreshments

Runners of the 1K and 5K will who register by May 13 receive the 2018 Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run technical t-shirt.

Sizes 3X and 6X are available from children. Sizes S to XL are available for adults.

(Event shirts are only guaranteed to those who are registered by May 13)

Thanks to your support

the 2017 Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run raised over $40,000 for the Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment! We had nearly 1,200 runners come out to Athletes Village Plaza on May 28 to support Science Fair activity across British Columbia.

Timing:   Teams  |  5K   

More Fun Run Stats>

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