ACTIVE
FOR LIFE

BE FOREVER YOUNG

A running event exclusive to the 55+ young at heart individuals.

LET’S GET MOVING ON SEPT 12TH, 2021 

FAQS

Once again you folks and others outdid yourselves. The FY8K was really terrific in all respects. I felt so grateful to be a part of it. Thanks for the dedication you gave to this great cause…and that included a tremendous amount of “slogging,” I’m sure.

Jerry Pickard 

 

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SEPT 12TH, 2021*

THE PERKS

Unleash your inner champion as fuel to become better and stronger. The Forever Young Club is proud to present the 7th annual Forever Young 8K, an annual running event that promotes active senior living. It’s a day where we celebrate and recognize your commitment to being fit for life. 

Technical T-shirt 

Finisher’s Medal

Snacks & Coffee 

Draw Prizes

Chip Timing

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

90-94

85-89

75-79

80-84

100+

95-99

COURSE 

The Forever Young 8K will start at the Richmond Olympic Oval. You’ll be running on flat compact gravel along the North Dyke beside the beautiful middle arm of the Fraser River.  After the walk/run take time to explore the iconic Richmond Olympic Oval.

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How will my time be recorded?

Your time will be accurately recorded using chips provided by Startline Timing. The chip will be attached to your bib number.

Will there be on site medical support?

First Aid personnel will be located at the Start/Finish area and two other areas on the course. Radio equipped personnel will be roving the course on bicycle. For medical assistance go to the nearest volunteer. A phone equipped volunteer will be located at every Km post and water station.

Is the course sanctioned?

Yes! The Forever Young 8K is sanctioned by BC Athletics.

Where can I pick up my running package?

Please bring a printout of your registration email confirmation OR a piece of photo ID to package pickup. 

Fri, September 10 - 4-7pm
The Run Inn  2331 West 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC

Sat, September 11 - 10am-12pm, 3-6pm
Richmond Olympic Oval Lobby 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC

Sun, September 12 (Day of Race) - 7:30am
Oval Plaza  6111 River Road, Richmond, BC

If you have someone picking up your package for you they will require a copy of your email confirmation and a one-liner that states this person has permission to pick up your race package for you.

What COVID-19 protocols can I expect at this year's race?

The health and safety of all Forever Young 8K participants remain our top priority. To keep all racers and volunteers safe, you can expect the following health and safety protocols at this year's race:

  1. All staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks.
  2. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear masks pre and post-race.
  3. Physical distancing barriers will be in place at registration package pickup locations.
  4. All post-race food will be pre-packaged.
  5. Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the event space.
  6. Physical distancing measures will be in place at the registration tables, exhibitor booths, during warm-up, at the start line and awards presentation.

Please ensure to read and follow all signage throughout the event space.

What is the Forever Young Club?

The Richmond Forever Young Running/Walking Club is a group of mainly retired seniors. Our goal is fun and fitness. Our club has now been running for 9 years and we regularly have 25 – 30 members out every Monday and Wednesday morning for a 10K run or a 6K walk. We have 16 different and adventurous routes in Richmond but we occasionally go in to Kerrisdale, False Creek and Stanley Park. We run/walk for an hour and we socialize over coffee for an hour. That’s the fun part!

Please email any questions you may have to info@foreveryoung8k.ca 

RESULTS AND PHOTOS

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A running event exclusive to the 55+ young at heart individuals.

SUN, SEPT 13, 2020, 9AM

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!

In memory of Margaret Kulyk McDonald

With physical distancing becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future, we are excited to announce that the Forever Young 8K for 2020 will be virtual. The virtual race will take place over the course of the September 12-13 weekend, and we will provide several options within Richmond for an 8K walk or run route. The best part? Registration is at no cost! 

Forever Young 8K for 2020 will be virtual

The Forever Young race is very unique and I’ve been happy to be part of it, even this year with the 2020 safety limitations. The race format is obviously meant to encourage and support older folks to stay active and feel good about it, this is such a worthy initiative. I thank you and all the volunteers that helped over the years to make this annual race possible.

Sylvie Dufour

 

CONTACT US

*Race date is subject to restrictions on gatherings and health outcomes related to COVID-19

PARTICIPANTS 90 AND OVER GET FREE REGISTRATION! 
To take advantage of this offer please contact info@foreveryoung8k.ca

THE PERKS

Technical T-shirt 

Snacks & Coffee 

Draw Prizes

Chip Timing

SOAK UP
THE SCENIC
RIVER VIEW

It’s action and relaxation packed in one. Enjoy the view along the route for a extra boost of energy, helping you to go further and finish strong.

TIME TO
PARTY

Make sure you stick around after the run because that’s when the party begins. Get ready to take home some draw prizes. Mingle with friends and dance along favourite tunes of your generation. Food and beverages will be provided.

2021 RESULTS

RESULTSPHOTOS

Thank you for your participation 

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