Racer Information

Where: Stanley Park
When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Racer Check-In: 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Malkin Bowl)
Race Opening Remarks: 11:45 a.m.
Race: 12-3:30 p.m.
Post-Race Celebration: 3:30-6:30 p.m.


With teams’ generous support and fundraising efforts, we hope to raise $320,000 in support of inclusive adventures rooted in nature. We know the great efforts teams go to when fundraising for this event. That’s why we are offering fundraising advantages to give racers a competitive edge on race day, as well as one-of-a-kind prizes for the top fundraising teams.


Raise $3,500 – 5 minutes off your race time 

Raise $4,000 – Your team gets to skip the on-course challenge of your choice

Raise $5000 – Automatic Upgrade! You will get your map at the Helijet Lounge prior to the start challenge. *Note: Once you have completed a portion of the Start Challenge you will be allowed to open up your map.


What’s in store for you as a reward on race day, beyond the camaraderie, sense of accomplishment and fundraising glow? You could win the race and you could win one of the following categories:

Act-of Kindness: The crown jewel of the event! In addition to winning its category, the highest fundraising team will receive widespread recognition across post-event collateral, media and a full-page ad with the Times Colonist showcasing their corporate philanthropy and other event supporters.

Top Category Fundraisers: Each team will compete to raise funds within one of four categories – Arbutus, Magnolia, Chestnut, and Sitka. Top fundraising teams from each category will win a trip to Tofino’s Long Beach Lodge!

Fastest Team and Bragging Rights:  Be the quickest on the course and win free entry to next year’s event and company name mounted on the coveted trophy!

Best Dressed: Show your eccentricity and creativity to snag an awesome team prize. We’ve seen Golden Girls, superheroes, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vikings and more.

Team Spirit: Gives us you’re A game with energy and collaboration and you just might take home this coveted prize.


 – Online fundraising cut-off for course advantages: 11:30 a.m.
 – On site donation cut-off for course advantages: 11:30 a.m.
 – Cut-off for Act-Of-Kindness Award (all payment forms): 3:30 p.m.

Watch the 2018 recap

What makes up a team?

All teams have four racers on the course, and we encourage companies to support racer’s fundraising efforts leading up to the event. All racers must be 19+ years of age.

How much money are teams expected to raise?

We challenge teams to raise a minimum of $2,500, however we are grateful for every dollar raised to support inclusive adventures rooted in nature.

What should racers expect from the course?

Power To Play Vancouver is designed to test your team’s ability to communicate, cooperate and push what is physically possible. Racers training for the event can expect to run approximately 10 kilometres between challenges, problem solve, swim, wade, crawl through muddy terrain, haul heavy loads, paddle across open water and much more! This event happens rain or shine.