We've moved to a different registration provider as of November 29, 2018, as the previous one is no longer available in Canada. All entries have been fully migrated to the new system (Trackie.reg).
Individual & Group Challenge:
Relay Team Captains:
Team members: ask your captain for your special team registration link!
*See FAQ for instructions on editing your registration.
Online registration closes midnight Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Registration limited to 700 people, including all relay members.
Know someone who doesn't have online access at home? Tell them to drop by PaceSetter Athletic, or BMO Gibsons or Sechelt branch and they'll be happy to help them get signed up!
$2 discount for age 60+ or 19&U (age on race day)
BC Athletics members get a $3 discount (athlete memberships).
Souvenir shirts are an optional extra when registering ($18). We don't force one on you.
In Person Late Registration — Thu Apr 4, Sat/Sun Apr 6–7. See Package Pickup for times and locations.
By Mail — Postmarked by March 20. Cheque or money order; do not mail cash.
Drop-Off — until 6pm Wed April 3. Drop off completed entry form with payment, payable to April Fool's Run, to:
BCA Athlete Members deduct $3 each.
$2 discount for race day age 60+ or 19&U (Individual & Group Challenge).
Entries are NON-REFUNDABLE.
If you have registered but cannot participate in the event due to injury or illness*, you have 2 options while online registration is still open (no transfers or deferrals after online registration is closed):
You can transfer your entry to another person for a charge of $10, up to February 17. From February 18 to April 3, the charge is $15**. If you volunteer for at least 1 hour at the Fool's Run in the current year, the charge is waived.
**RELAY TEAMS may substitute up to half the team free of charge. You can make the changes in your team management dashboard, or officially notify us of the changes, including the substitute's full name, email address, phone, gender, DOB, address, city, and medical information.
Only one of the above options may be used, and only ONCE per entry.
*You must show us a physio's or doctor's note proving that you are unable to participate due to injury or illness. A date-stamped photo of you in a body cast will also work. Other situations, such as an unexpected vacation, being invited to your cousin's wedding, attending a funeral (unless it's your own), moving, work, pregnancy, or winning tickets to see Lady Gaga on race weekend, will not be accepted as reasons for transfer or deferral. Don't even ask!
If you deferred your entry in 2018 and are wanting to sign up for 2019, please email for instructions.
Encourage others to sign up for the Fool's Run for the first time in at least 3 years, and we'll reward you with a discount on next year's entry fee! When registering online, simply use the sharing option provided at the end of the registration process. When your friends click on your link to register, the system will track this for us.
After the race, qualifying individuals will be emailed a discount code for the following year's online entry.
Discount codes will be emailed by end of April.
Requests for complimentary entries for elite runners will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We will consider those who have run a half-marathon in the last 18 months under 1:12 (men) or under 1:23 (women), past top 3 winners and top 1 masters, as well as masters with half-marathon age-graded results of 85% or higher in the past 12 months.
Please email us no later than March 27, 2019, at with your name, age, gender, personal best performances, and recent 10k, Half marathon and marathon performances, plus all other mandatory fields as seen on the entry form. Note: we offer complimentary entries only; no other expenses can be covered (go for the prize money!). Billeting may be available. Serious enquiries only please. We will not respond to foreign athletes who request an invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa.
Only items that actually cost money are included here—a number of other services and items are provided by in-kind sponsorship.
Runner Services: School bus rental, water and cups, Port-a-potty rental, safety pins for bib numbers, DJ, race announcer, truck rental, park rental and electricity use fees, community centre room rental fees, Mission Point House rental, medical attendant expenses.
Online registration: processing surcharge paid to registration company is included in entry fees. Amount depends on total paid.
Timing and Results: Approximately $3 per person for chip timing and results.
Awards: Custom Finisher's medals with ribbons, approx $5.50 each; cash prizes totalling $1650, age group awards purchased from local artisan.
Marketing materials: Rack cards, posters, online, radio and print advertising.
Insurance and sanctioning: Through BC Athletics, sanctioning fee plus approx. $1.85 per person for non-BCA members.
Course Markers: materials to replace missing or damaged plywood signs or cones; purchase of our own XC stakes for finish line approach; materials to create our own supply of stop/slow paddles for marshals.
Miscellaneous expenses: ferry fares, envelopes and labels for race kits, postage, printer ink and paper, vehicle fuel, signage, folding tables for water stations & finish area (replacements and additions).
Website: Domain name registration and web hosting fees.
Charity donation: Any net proceeds to Mission Point Park improvements and/or local high school track & field and XC teams. This is separate from participant donations made specifically to the Food Bank.