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Now in its 18th year, the Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run is the largest timed 5K race in BC and is one of the technology industry's largest events, supporting young scientists through science fairs across the province. It is a family-oriented event with balloons, free giveaways from run sponsors, free admission for registrants to TELUS World of Science on race day and prizes for the fastest runners and largest teams. Participate in the day's activities while learning how much fun science is!

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.

The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit charitable society committed to the promotion and development of Science Fair Programs in the province. Science Fairs give students from grades four to twelve a unique opportunity to explore their interest in science and technology. Each year, over 40,000 students from 800 schools in British Columbia participate in Science Fairs, more than 1,500 educators and professionals in the fields of science and technology volunteer as judges and mentors for BC students.

The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment

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. 

Poster Rack Card

Important Dates

April 30: Deadline for Early Bird Registration  
Deadline for Team T-shirts customization
May 8: Deadline for mail-in their registration forms
May 22 to 26: Team T-shirt Delivery (Early-Bird Registrants only)
May 25: Deadline for registering online or at any Running Room location
May 27: Individual race package pick-up and on-site registration at:
The Running Room  
2317 Cambie Street,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T9
May 28: Race Day! Join us at Athletes Village Plaza for this fun event for the whole family!
  Early Bird
Before May 1
After May 1
Adult 5K (19+) $40 $45
Youth 5K (18 & Under) $25 $30
1K Mini Run (6 & Under) $20 $20
Accompanying Adult 1K $20 $20

Registration fees include:

  • Entry to the 1K or 5K Run
  • Timing Chip for 5K Runners
  • Technical T-shirt
  • Customization of Team T-shirts with Name or Logo
  • Team Package Delivery
  1. Online at the Running Room, or
  2. ‚ÄčIn-person at any Running Room store.

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


Help make this event a success! Join one of our volunteer teams:

  1. Hospitality
  2. Race Mashalls
  3. Site Services
More Race Information
Join in the fun with your young runner and take part in the 1K Mini Fun Run. Registration includes a T-shirt plus entry to TELUS World of Science on race day.

All Mini Fun Run participants must have a registered adult run with them.

Timing Chips are not issued for Mini Fun Run participants.
The closest SkyTrain station is Main Street/Science World Station.

There is parking available but can be hard to find so get thre early.

Feel free to bike or walk, the race route is adjacent to the Sea Wall in Athletes Village Plaza.
Check out the list of sponsors, teams and stats from the last 17 years of the Microsemi (formerly PMC) Science Fair Fun Run!

Science Fair Fun Run Past Participants



Prizes are awarded to the largest and the fastest teams in each of the following catergories:
  • Corporate Team
  • School Team
Note: Prizes are awarded based on the 5 fastest runner from each team.


Prizes awarded to the top female and top male in each of the following categories:
  •     12 & under
  •     13 to 19
  •     20 to 39
  •     40 to 49
  •     50 to 59
  •     60 to 69
  •     70+
You can avoid the crowds on Sunday morning by picking up their race packages on Saturday, May 27th between  Noon to 5:00pm at the Cambie Running Room: 2317 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T9
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.
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
after 11:30 am Free entry to TELUS World of Science!
You are welcome to walk or run with your stroller. No additional entry required for stroller contents!
Every registrant of the 1K and 5K runs will receive a customized technical t-shirt.

Teams of 5 or more who register before April 30 can further customize their t-shirts with their team/company/school logo on the left sleeve.

Sizes 3X and 6X are available from children. Sizes S to XL are available for adults. Sizing Chart>
Teams who register before May 1 can have their t-shirts customized! To do so please, please e-mail a .eps or .ai logo file to prior to May 1.

We will deliver your race packages including t-shirt, bibs and timing chips to your team captain the week before the run.
Teams are a minimum of 5 people. The Team Captain must register first and provide the team name and the system will generate a password. Team Members can then sign up using the team name and team password. Each Team Member needs to register individually. 
  • The team captain must first register and create the team. The system will automatically generate a team password and provide it in the confirmation e-mail. 
  • The captain can then send the team name, password and registration link to members to join
  • Each person must register and pay separately (fees are listed per person)
  • There is no way to sign up the entire team in one registration as everyone needs to accept the waiver of liability and provide contact information should we need to reach you
  • Captains can view the number and list of team members from their personal Athlete’s Dashboard
Register your school or corporate team>
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.  NO BIB TAG = NO 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.  Wear your race number visibly on your chest (with the bib tag secure on the back).  Do not bend, fold or remove it.  Use a pin for each corner of the race number, do not pierce the bib tag.  Do not remove the foam spacer, this increases the detection rate of your tag.  These bib tags do not have to be collected after the race, you can keep the race number with the bib tag as a souvenir.
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