Run to fight cancer at 3rd annual Vancouver Daffodil Dash (CONTEST)

Apr 5 2017, 8:48 pm

Strap on your running shoes, it’s time to raise some money for cancer research!

The Daffodil Dash will be returning to Vancouver at the end of the month, for its third annual walk/run beginning at Creekside Park.

Both the walk and the run will take place along Vancouver’s sea wall, and there will be a warm up led by Innovative Fitness.

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer Society)

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer Society)

Funds from the Daffodil Dash go towards life-saving cancer research and support for those living with the disease—a cause that is more important than ever, as a 40% increase in cancer cases is expected by 2030, due Canada’s aging population.

“This year, the lives of over 200,000 Canadians and their families will change when they hear the words ‘you have cancer,'” said Rachael Zapp, Annual Giving Coordinator, in a press release. “Funds raised through Daffodil Dash support research and support services for cancer patients and their families right here in Vancouver.”

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer Society)

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer Society)

One lucky Daily Hive reader get to be a part of all the activities, music, and prizes by winning a package that includes admission to the event, a $50 gift card to RYU, and $25 for shoes.

The run begins at 9 am with a warm up, and then a children’s’ mini-dash will take place before the main one kilometre walk and five kilometre run.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in yellow, and anyone who raises over $150 will receive a free pair of daffodil compression socks. The company that makes the socks, Your City Sports, matches every order with a donated pair to a local homeless shelter.

What better way to spend a Sunday morning?


Enter to win a Daffodil Dash prize pack including:

  • $50 gift card to RYU
  • $30 registration
  • $25 for shoes


To enter to win the contest, do at least one of the following:

1. Follow Daffodil Dash on Instagram – @daffodildashvan. Leave leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win 2 tickets to the #DaffodilDash in #Vancouver on April 30 via @vancitybuzz RT to enter!

3. Leave a comment below telling us your favourite place to run. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until April 24, 2017. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Daffodil Dash Vancouver

When: Sunday, April 30

Time: 9 am

Where: Creekside Park – 1455 Quebec Street & Terminal Avenue, Vancouver

Registration: Adults $30 regular $40 day of, at (Prices vary for those under 18)

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