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SPONSORED EVENTS


2017 Vancouver SunRun -  April 23, 2017

Train with us for Vancouver's legendary 10k. Sun Run 2017We are proud supporters of the SportMedBC InTraining clinics, hosted at locations across the Province. InTraining clinics begin on the week of January 21st. Read this Vancouver Sun article for more information and register at SportMedBC


Granville Island Turkey Trot - October 9th & 10th/2016

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An awesome event for runners of all ages.  This family-friendly 10KM course along Vancouver's False Creek Seawall is perfect to burn off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories.Race entry includes a great post-race celebration with live entertainment on Granville Island.

KitsFest: Aug 5th - 7th/2016

KitsFest 2016An awesome weekend at one of the world's best beaches in one of its greatest neighbourhoods. Tennis, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Yoga, Touch Football, & Water Polo combine into a 3 day beach festival devoted to healthy living and fitness. The competition level is high, and teams and individuals will be giving their all. If you're not playing, come down and enjoy the sports and the setting. There is a great vibe at the beach all weekend long. Look for us in the Tennis Beer Garden, and come try your hand at Tennis Prize Pong. We'll be stringing rackets, selling accessories, and catching some rays.  
 

RBC Run for the Kids - Jun 5th/2016

RBC Run for the Kids Banner NB and RandR logoR&R and New Balance are thrilled to be the official Kid's Training partner of this wonderful event benefitting the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. We have assembled a training guide for kids with input from Allison Tai & Ashley Wiles, plus quotes and comments from local athletes, Kim Doerksen, Justin Kent, Dayna Pidhoresky, and Lindsey Butterworth. We're excited to help enhance families health and fitness through movement and sport.
 

 West Van Run -  March 5 & 6, 2016

West Van RunA flat and fast 5 or 10k around Marine Drive and the West Vancouver Sea Wall perfect for crushing your goals, or just enjoying your run/walk. The 5k takes place on Saturday, and the 10k runs on the Sunday.

 

Stairclimb for Clean Air - February 21, 2016

Fight and Flight Climb the Wall is Vancouver's most unique event, featuring more than 500 participants on a marathon stair climb up the 48 floors of the 490-foot Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Hotel. It is an opportunity for participants to challenge themselves and support the BC Lung Association in its fight against lung disease.
 

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Sep 11th - 13th/2015

We are pleased to be the Title Sponsor for the BC Senior Women's Tennis Association's annual indoor tournament at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club. This Tennis BC sanctioned event is for women age 35 and over, with 5 year age categories. This will be a great weekend of competitive tennis complete with draw prizes, player gift bags and treats. Register Online Here.


Odlum Brown VanOpen: Aug 15th - 23th/2015

VanOpen LogoVasek Pospisil - 2013 ChampionRackets & Runners is proud to be the official stringers of the 2015 VanOpen. World class tennis takes place at beautiful Hollyburn Country Club on the North Shore. 2014 champion, Marcos Baghdatis, returns to defend his title against an impressive field including 6 top 100 players on the men's side. Former world number 8, Janko Tipsarevic, is on the comeback trail after a 2014 derailed by injury, and there are Grand Slam champions on both the men's and women's side. Truly, 2015 boasts the strongest field in the VanOpen's 14 year history and we are proud to be a part of it.
 

Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament : July 3rd - 19th/2015

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  Rackets & Runners is back at the 84th Leith Wheeler Stanley Park open. This tournament is a Vancouver Tennis tradition, featuring events for everyone from the Junior Development Series, to the $15,000 Open Tournament. Great tennis, in the crown jewel of the city. Come down and play the park!  
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

We’re always planning something for you! We host special events in store on a regular basis. From special presentations by the VPD on runner safety, to informative sessions with dieticians, physiotherapists, and chiropractors, to bra fitting evenings, we love arming you with useful info. Best of all, our events are free! To find out what’s coming up follow us on Twitter @Rackets_Runners or like us on Facebook facebook.com/racketsandrunners or join our friendly email list where you can be sure your address is safe!
 
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