Racer Information

Where: Stanley Park
When: Thursday, Sept. 21 2017
Racer Check-In: 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Brockton Oval Clubhouse)
Race Opening Remarks: 11:45 a.m.
Race: 12-3:30 p.m.
Post-Race Celebration: 4-6:30 p.m. (Brockton Oval Clubhouse,  19+ only)

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.


With the team’s generous support and fundraising efforts of teams, we hope to raise $240,000 in support of inclusive adventures rooted in nature.

We know the great efforts teams go to to fundraise for this event. That’s why we are offering fundraising advantages to give racers a competitive edge on race day. There will also be prizes for the top fundraising team in each industry category.


Raise $3,000 for five minutes off the team’s race time.
Raise $4,000 to skip a challenge.
Raise $5,000 and add five minutes to a competing team’s final race time (max 15 minutes added per team).


Online fundraising cut-off for course advantages: 10:30 a.m.
Cash, cheque and credit donations on site cut-off for course advantages: 11:30 a.m.
Cut-off for Act-Of-Kindness Award (all payment forms): 3:30 p.m.

Teams that participated in 2016

Six ways to win

Act of Kindness Award

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 Globe and Mail showcasing their corporate philanthropy and other event supporters.

Top Category Fundraisers

Each team will compete to raise funds within one of four categories – Inspire, Journey, Discover and Explore. Top fundraising teams from each category will experience an epic weekend team get away adventure with one of our incredible hospitality partners.

Top Individual Fundraiser (Online)

It’s a team effort, but for the individual who raises the most money via online donations for Power To Be there will be a prize to be won. Stay tuned for details!

Social Media Challenge

Sponsored by TELUS – Be the team to make the most buzz on Twitter and Instagram with #WeGiveWhereWeLive, #PowerToPlay and your team name in lead up to race day and win an amazing TELUS give away for your team. This challenge started on July 28, but it’s not too late – Start today!

Fastest Team

Be the quickest on the course and win free entry to next year’s event ($1,600 value) and company name mounted on the coveted trophy!


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