The 20th Annual STEMCELL Science Fair Fun Run will be held on May 26, 2019 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! All participants are also eligible for free entry to TELUS World of Science on Race Day.

Your participation in the annual STEMCELL 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. 

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Register your team by April 30 and team race packages will be delivered to your team captain

Register by May 12 to receive free, customized technical t-shirt

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The 5K STEMCELL 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 12: T-shirt cut-off (Event shirts are only guaranteed to those who are registered by May 12)
May 21 to 24:   Team T-shirt Delivery (Early-Bird Registrants only)
May 23:   Deadline for registering online or at any Running Room location
May 25:   Race package pick-up.
May 26:   Race Day! Join us at Athletes Village Plaza for this fun event for the whole family!

Challenge your friends and colleagues!

Gather your family, friends, and coworkers to join efforts to support BC’s future scientists and engineers. Register your team of five or more for the 5K timed Fun Run or take it slower with the 1K Mini Run.

Early Bird registrants, get your team's free technical t-shirts customized and delivered to your team captain. Send your .EPS or .AI format logo to by April 30 and we will have it printed on the sleeve of your team's shirts!

Awards are presented to the fastest and largest teams. Join us to help Set the Pace in the Knowledge Race!


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 1:30pm to 4:30pm on May 25, 2019.

Location: Creekside Community CentreMultipurpose Room 1
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 who register by May 12 receive the 2019 STEMCELL Science Fair Fun Run technical t-shirt. Event shirts are only guaranteed to those who are registered by May 12.


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