Steveston Icebreaker 8K & New Balance 1K Kidsrun


Kajaks Track & Field Club is pleased to present the Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk and New Balance 1K Kidsrun, Richmond’s first road race of the year, first race in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series and second race of the BC Super Series! If you’re looking for a FUN, FLAT and FAST race to start your year on the right foot (or left), register for the Icebreaker today. Join us in the historical Steveston Village for a scenic run along the mouth of the Fraser River, and enjoy post-race festivities including hot soup, donuts and pizza! Be sure to visit our Facebook or Instagram Pages for the most up to date information and discount codes.


Steveston Icebreaker 8K Course Map

Parking and Start-line Map

Race Location

(Click on map for a live link)



Water available at start, finish and mid-course. Toilets at start and finish, and public washrooms along the course at 2.3K and 3.9K. First Aid available.


Facilities parking is available at the Steveston Community Centre, the lot directly across the street and along the streets in some locations. Washrooms are located at the community centre.


Join Kajaks for a post-race social event inside the Steveston Community Centre including soup, pizza, doughnuts, fruit and coffee!


Complimentary Gear Check starting at 7:30 AM in the Steveston Community Centre.


For safety purposes, participants with walking poles, strollers or baby joggers MUST start at the back of the pack and must walk the route. Sorry, no dogs or pets on the course.

2019 BC 8K Provincial Championship Info

BC Super Series

The BC Athletics 2019 8K Championship will be held in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Steveston Icebreaker 8k, on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The Icebreaker 8K is the 2nd race of the 2019 BC Super Series.

For information on the BC 8K Provincial Championships, click here.

For all information on Provincial Road Race Championships, Past, Present and Future, please click here.


Hey Out-of-Town Runners – SIGN UP for the Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk and get an incredible rate at the Vancouver Airport Hilton Hotel. $129 per night! When you call to reserve just let them know you’ll be in town for the Steveston Icebreaker 8k Race/Walk. The Hilton Vancouver Airport located at 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 4C7. Free Airport Shuttle.

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Elites & Awards


To be accepted as a complementary elite entry athlete must have achieved the following standards during 2018:

Women’s Standard: 28:00
Men’s Standard: 25:00
Understanding that the 8K distance is not contested frequently, the Icebreaker 8K will also accept the following equivalent times for the 5K and/or 10K

Women’s 5K/10K Equivalent Standard: 16:30 / 34:30
Men’s 5K/10K Equivalent Standard: 15:00 / 30:30
To apply, or if you have any questions, please send a brief summary of past performances to the race director at

Please note, BC Athletics staff will be on hand to present the awards to the top three overall males and females in the open and masters age categories.


A presentation for the top 3 male and female finishers will be at 10:00 a.m. Top three finishers from each age group category will receive a medal, please pick-up from the registration table inside Steveston Community Centre after the race. Race times will be posted as soon as they are made available inside the gymnasium.


There will a be the grand draw prize of two new pair of New Balance shoes – must be present to win one of the grand prize draws.


View 2019 Event Photos

The Steveston Icebreaker 8k has established itself as the marquee 8k running event on BC’s sporting calendar. Proudly supporting KidSport Richmond and New Balance Vancouver.