Register & Confirm

Sign up by midnight March 25 and you could win a pair of Brooks Levitate 2 LE shoes ($190 value)!

Win a pair of Brooks shoes!

Online Registration

  • You can register via TrackieReg or Running Room. See buttons below.
  • Online registration closes midnight Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
  • Registration limited to 700 people, including all relay members.

Looking for the Kids Run sign-up? click here
Looking for the Volunteer sign-up? click here

Individual & Group Challenge:

*If you registered before Nov 29/18, note we have since moved to a different registration provider. All entries were migrated to Trackie. The links in your original confirmation email will no longer work; use the Edit buttons here if you need to edit your registration. See FAQ for instructions on editing your registration.

Relay Team Captains:

Team members: ask your captain for your special team registration link!


Know someone who doesn't have online access at home? Tell them to drop by PaceSetter Athletic, or BMO Gibsons or Sechelt branch and they'll be happy to help them get signed up!


Entry Fees 2019

$2 discount for age 60+ or 19&U (age on race day). Note: not available for relay teams on the Running Room registration page.
BC Athletics members get a $3 discount (athlete memberships).

Half Marathon (Individual & Group Challenge)

  • $25 Super Saver!! First 100 online by Dec 31
  • $30 online by Dec 31
  • $35 online Jan 1–Feb 17
  • $40 online Feb 18–Mar 17
  • $45 online Mar 18–Apr 3
  • $50 Walk-Up Apr 4, Apr 6–7

Relays: price per person

  • $20 online by Feb 17
  • $30 online Feb 18–Apr 3
  • $35 Walk-Up Apr 4, Apr 6–7

Souvenir shirt is an optional extra when registering ($18). We don't force one on you.

Personalized Finisher Medal Insert is another optional extra for $7.50.


In Person Registration

Paper forms: PDFHalf-Marathon Entry Form | PDFRelay Entry Form

  • In Person Late Registration — Thu Apr 4, Sat/Sun Apr 6–7. See Package Pickup for times and locations.

  • By Mail — Postmarked by March 20. Cheque or money order; do not mail cash.

  • Drop-Off — until 6pm Wed April 3. Drop off completed entry form with payment, payable to April Fool's Run, to:

    • PaceSetter Athletic, 103 – 622 Hough Rd, Gibsons (Holy Crap building) / 604-886-0083

Mail-in and Drop-Off Entry Fees

  • Individual (including Group Challenge members) — $33 by Dec 31, $38 by Feb 17, $43 by Mar 17, $48 by Apr 3.
  • Relay (per person) — $23 by Feb 17, $33 by Apr 3.

BCA Athlete Members deduct $3 each.
$2 discount for race day age 60+ or 19&U (Individual & Group Challenge).


Entry Policies

  • Only those officially registered may participate. Don't be a 'turkey'! You could cause errors in the recording of times and positions of those legitimately entered, and you won't be covered by event insurance.
  • Do not allow another runner to use your number. A person running in your place who is of a different gender or a different age group can lead to errors in the results, and deny legitimate winners of their prizes. Also, in the event of an accident or medical condition, wrong information may have serious consequences. Use our official procedure (see below) to transfer your entry to another runner.
  • Do not switch from the half to a relay or vice versa without officially requesting the change from us.
  • Age Limit: 13 and older for the regular start half marathon; 6 and older for the early start half marathon (walking). No age limit for relays. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Article on children and distance running

Return & Substitution Policy

If you have registered but cannot participate in the event due to injury or illness*, you have 2 options while online registration is still open (no transfers or deferrals after online registration is closed):

  1. You can transfer your entry to another person for a charge of $10, up to February 17. From February 18 to April 3, the charge is $15**. If you volunteer for at least 1 hour at the Fool's Run in the current year, the charge is waived.

    **RELAY TEAMS may substitute up to half the team free of charge. You must officially notify us of the changes, including the substitute's full name, email address, phone, gender, DOB, address, city, and medical information.

  2. You can defer your entry to the following year for a charge of $10, up to February 17. You will still be able to pick up any souvenir garments ordered. From February 18 to April 3, the charge is $15. If you volunteer for at least 1 hour at the Fool's Run in the current year, the charge is waived.

Only one of the above options may be used, and only ONCE per entry.

*You must show us a physio's or doctor's note proving that you are unable to participate due to injury or illness. A date-stamped photo of you in a body cast will also work. Other situations, such as an unexpected vacation, being invited to your cousin's wedding, attending a funeral (unless it's your own), moving, work, pregnancy, or winning tickets to see Lady Gaga on race weekend, will not be accepted as reasons for transfer or deferral. Don't even ask!

If you deferred your entry in 2018 and are wanting to sign up for 2019, please email for instructions.


Elite Hosting

photo by Suncoast Photography

Requests for complimentary entries for elite runners will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We will consider those who have run a half-marathon in the last 18 months under 1:12 (men) or under 1:23 (women), past top 3 winners and top 1 masters, as well as masters with half-marathon age-graded results of 85% or higher in the past 12 months.

Please email us no later than March 27, 2019, at with your name, age, gender, personal best performances, and recent 10k, Half marathon and marathon performances, plus all other mandatory fields as seen on the entry form. Note: we offer complimentary entries only; no other expenses can be covered (go for the prize money!). Billeting may be available. Serious enquiries only please. We will not respond to foreign athletes who request an invitation for the purpose of obtaining a visa.


Where Do Your Fees Go?

Only items that actually cost money are included here—a number of other services and items are provided by in-kind sponsorship.

Runner Services: School bus rental, water and cups, Port-a-potty rental, safety pins for bib numbers, DJ, race announcer, truck rental, park rental and electricity use fees, community centre room rental fees, Mission Point House rental, medical attendant expenses.

Online registration: processing surcharge paid to registration company is included in entry fees. Amount depends on total paid.

Timing and Results: Approximately $3 per person for chip timing and results.

Awards: Custom Finisher's medals with ribbons, approx $5.50 each; cash prizes totalling $1650, age group awards purchased from local artisan.

Marketing materials: Rack cards, posters, online, radio and print advertising.

Insurance and sanctioning: Through BC Athletics, sanctioning fee plus approx. $1.85 per person for non-BCA members.

Course Markers: materials to replace missing or damaged plywood signs or cones; purchase of our own XC stakes for finish line approach; materials to create our own supply of stop/slow paddles for marshals.

Miscellaneous expenses: ferry fares, envelopes and labels for race kits, postage, printer ink and paper, vehicle fuel, signage, folding tables for water stations & finish area (replacements and additions).

Website: Domain name registration and web hosting fees.

Charity donation: Any net proceeds to Mission Point Park improvements and/or local high school track & field and XC teams. This is separate from participant donations made specifically to the Food Bank.


Running Fool, Costume Contest

2019 shirt designs:

Women's Race shirtMen's Race shirt

Start Time: 9:17am*

*find out why (after you register)