Racer Information

Where: Stanley Park
When: Thursday, Sept. 20 2018
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. (Malkin Bowl, 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 $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.


 – 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.


 – Raise $3,000 and take five minutes off your team’s time.
 – Raise $4,000 to skip a challenge on course.
 – Raise $5,000 to get an advance copy of the course map at race day registration.

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. Top fundraising teams from each category will experience an epic weekend team get away adventure with one of our incredible hospitality partners.

Social Media Challenge

Sponsored by TELUS – Be the team to make the most buzz on Twitter and Instagram with #EveryoneBelongsInNature, @PowerToBe/@power_to_be, your team name/company handle and @TELUS in lead up to race day and win an amazing TELUS give away for your team. Full details are in the 2018 Fundraising Package. This challenge starts on Aug. 16 at the Countdown to Power To Play event at Telus Garden.

Fastest Team

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

Team Spirit

It’s not just about the race! Positive energy and the innovative way you work as a team throughout the lead up and on course make a difference.


 Thank you to our course design partner: