Who is this for?


Our challenges are designed to be family friendly and fun to complete. Whether it’s with a stroller, lots of little steps, or a family friendly race for bragging rights – there’s a challenge designed to work for all of you. 


If you are looking for a personal challenge without the need to track your progress, our non-competitive challenges are a great way to motivate yourself while keeping it simple. Just don’t forget to post yourself completing the challenge!


Never walked 5km before? Or maybe you’re new to running? No worries! Completing one of our challenges is a great activity for a fun day out in the fresh air, and no pressure. Keep us updated with your posts, and enjoy the weather at your own pace!

How to take part:

1. Register

Register for the non-competitive stream online by clicking the button below!

You’ll be directed to the registration page, be sure to select the non-competitive individual ($35) or family ($50) stream.

2. Pick a Challenge

We have run or walk options around Mill Lake, the Fraser River, the Sumas River, Albert Dyck, the Vedder River and Vancouver Sea Wall.

You can do one, a couple, or them all! 

3. complete your challenge

You can complete your challenge(s) any day during May. We recommend doing shorter walks and/or runs in the weeks leading up to it. 

For extra preparation, we recommend following a training plan.

4. Share your victory!

Once you’ve completed your challenge, you have the option of posting your time or posting a photo with #EnvisionUpstream and our sponsors will release $35 for clean water! 

Challenge Options

Mill Lake 5km

A beautiful scenic loop trail around Mill Lake. Some modest ups and downs. This route is dog friendly (leashed), pavement trail that is great for strollers. 

Fraser River 5km

Fraser River boasts beautiful views of the river while giving you a popular, dog friendly (leashed), experience on fine gravel. Strollers should do fine on this trail. 

Sumas river 5km

This flat trail gives beautiful water views on a gravel trail. Jogger strollers and proper footwear is advised. 

Albert Dyck 5km

Looking for a more quiet trail? The Albert Dyck 5km is the one for you! This loop is dog friendly, has less foot traffic, but is still equally as beautiful! 

Vedder River 5km

This relatively flat trail is dog friendly (leashed), beautiful scenic views, and is great for the whole family. A must-consider for a quality experience. 


Thank you to all of our sponsors. We couldn’t do this without your generous support!

Envision Financial

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