Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10th Annual Vancouver Pride Run + Walk to be the most inclusive with new Gender Variant category

Participate in Vancouver's most fabulous 10km run + 5km walk 
Vancouver Frontrunners to host 10th Annual Pride Run + Walk on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. Whether you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transgender, gender variant, cisgender, or prefer to be free of labels ­ you're invited to celebrate diversity in your choice of running or walking 5km or 10km distances.  
10th Annual Vancouver Pride Run & Walk - Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Brockton Oval, Stanley Park.

"It's a unique run" says Jag Bilkhu, Vancouver Frontrunner's Community & Sponsor Liaison. "Aside from helping to kick off Vancouver Pride week, this year we're creating a new precedent for running races around the world."  

"We're excited to announce a gender variant category" Bilkhu explains. "As far as we can tell, this is the first gender variant category in North America, and it's about time! The run's theme is 'Be fit. Be fun. Be yourself', and this inclusion fits well with that vision in acceptance."  

Pride Run & Walk offers a fun running experience. "How many other running races can offer you a Disco & Glitter Water Station?" questions this year's Course Director, Gregg Ambrosi. "Unfortunately, we need to cap registration at 1,000, so register early and ensure your ability to participate in the most fun run Vancouver has to offer."  

Net Proceeds of the event are split evenly between QMUNITY's Pride Legacy Fund and Out in Schools. QMUNITY's Pride Legacy Fund helps fund programs for the LGBTQ community while Out in Schools funds programs to fight bullying and homophobia in schools throughout BC.  

If you want to get ready for the event, you can meet up with the Vancouver Frontrunners any Wednesday evening or Saturday morning for a group jog and running tips. Everyone is welcome.  

Prizes for top female, gender variant, and male categories.
Enter as a team: prizes for quickest team, the team with most members, and of course ­ the best dressed.  

Early bird deadline June 15, 2014. Register early and save. Registration and more information at vancouverfrontrunners.org 

Big Roger Pride Weekend - July 31st - August 4th, 2014

Looking for some of the hottest parties of the Vancouver Pride Weekend?  Look no further than the Big Roger Pride WeekendThe biggest party line-up for Vancouver Pride weekend (July 31-August 1st) features a  powerhouse line-up of talent including Vancouver favorite EDDIE MARTINEZ (NYC), breakout after-hours sensationTRISTAN JAXX (SF), House Music Legend DJ ABEL (Miami), Billboard chart toper IVAN GOMEZ (Barcelona) and ELIAD COHEN'S international hit PAPA PARTY WORLD TOUR comes to Vancouver for the first time.
SIN | Big Pride Weekend Kick-off Party
Thursday July 31 | Doors at 10PM

PAPA PARTY WORLD TOUR | International Hit 
Friday August 1st | Doors at 9PM

GLITTER | The Main Event

Saturday August 2nd | Doors at 10PM

TROUBLE | Post Parade T-Dance
Sunday August 3nd | Doors at 3PM

UNITED | Closing Party & Afterhours
Monday Morning August 4 | Doors at Midnight
Click here for Ticket Information

Need a place to stay?  Stay at Big Roger's Official Host Hotel:  Sheraton Wall Centre Click for more info. Book by July 7th - subject to availability. Rates from C$229/nt.

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