Summerfast 5km 2021 is a BC Athletics sanctioned race.
The 2021 Summerfast 5km is being conducted as a voluntary research study conducted by Sabrina Wong, RN, PhD from The University of British Columbia in collaboration with the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club (VFAC). This study investigates a self-test for detecting COVID-19. The study will help determine the safest and most efficient way of testing people participating in a large outdoor event. Your participation in this 5km race is voluntary. You have the right to refuse to participate in this study. By choosing to register in the 2021 Summerfast 5km race, you are giving your implicit agreement to participate in this study. (More details here)
This collaboration between VFAC and Sabrina Wong’s UBC research study will provide Summerfast 5km race participants with the knowledge and peace-of-mind that they are participating in a large outdoor event where all other participants and race volunteers are expected to have taken the Lucira COVID-19 self-test and shown a negative test result.
NOTE: Due to the research aspect of this race, participants must be 15 years of age or older to register for this race.
Summerfast 5K Run Team Challenge
Hey Run Crew/Team Leaders,
We’d love to have you along to participate in the first mass participation road race of 2021 in Vancouver and compete for the title. Mile2Marathon is the 3 time defending champion in the Run Crew Challenge (2017-2019) and they’re thinking they can take on all challengers! With the shorter 5k distance for 2021, it will be a more competitive year!
The winning crew will get their names on the Run Crew trophy, a cake to share, Instagram recognition & bragging rights, as well as a $100 Donnelly Group voucher to celebrate the win.
Points are calculated by the number of members finishing the event (1 point each) + additional points for the fastest teams.
Fastest teams get points based on the sum of their top 6 athletes’ age graded % (1st=10, 2nd=6, 3rd=4, 4th=2)
Second team will also be receiving a cake to share and refuel post race.
Summerfast is brought to you by the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club
VFAC brings together individuals who are passionate about running and committed to realizing their potential in the sport, all in a highly supportive environment, and under the watchful eye of Coach Kevin O’Connor.