Kal Tire steps into the presenting role, and new Partners Subaru Canada Inc. and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) join the event in support of the Volunteer Crew and Charity Program
Approaching its 39th year, the annual Vancouver Sun Run will be returning to the streets of Downtown Vancouver with a brand new Presenting Partner – Kal Tire.
“We are pleased to be able to work with Kal Tire in a new capacity this year,” said Tim Hopkins, race director, Vancouver Sun Run. “Kal Tire has supported us for several years and they have stepped up in a big way for 2023. It is important to us that we have shared values with our partners and Kal Tire aligns with our events goals of active community involvement and supporting charitable organizations,” he says.
“As a BC based organization celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2023, Kal Tire is pleased to be able to support this outstanding event in a meaningful way,” says Greg Waring, vice president marketing, Kal Tire. “As the Presenting Partner for the 2023 race, we are excited to closely tie together two highly regarded BC success stories.”
Long-standing sponsor, Shaw Communications will return to support both the Shaw Team Division and Shaw Mini Sun Run 2.5k. OASIS returns to support the OASIS Youth Team Challenge, partner Pacific Blue Cross will continue their support of the walking division ‘Walk with Pacific Blue Cross’, and new partner Subaru joins the event as the official automotive partner and sponsor of the Volunteer Crew program.
As the largest running event in Canada, the Vancouver Sun Run draws between 20,000 and 40,000 participants of all ages each year, and its charitable efforts have raised more than $3.23 million since its inception. A new event sponsor this year, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is supporting the Vancouver Sun Run Charity program which encourages registrants to raise funds for local charities.
“Connecting people and communities is at the core of what we do, and our partnership with the Vancouver Sun Run as a part of our social impact program aligns with this very purpose. We’re thrilled to partner with this event which brings together British Columbians from across our province and support the 2023 charities” says Richard Beed, Vice President People and Brand, YVR.
The BC Cancer Foundation, BC Epilepsy Society, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Raise-a-Reader, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and Family Services of Greater Vancouver will be the official beneficiaries of the 2023 event.
UNITE Partnerships has proudly been working with the Vancouver Sun Run for over a decade and is thrilled to see Kal Tire become the event’s Presenting Partner. “The excellent team at Kal Tire have always been passionate about finding unique ways of engaging with runners, and as the new Presenting Partner, we look forward to working with them to enhance this opportunity for the upcoming race,” says Morgaine Jennings, Senior Manager at UNITE Partnerships.
Registration for all divisions open Tuesday, November 1. with special 2022 pricing in effect from November 1-14. 2023 early bird pricing will be in effect from November 15 to January 31, 2023. Runners will once again be able to join in-person for the race on April 16 or participate virtually from April 14-16,2023.
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