Kajaks is pleased to present the Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk, Richmond’s first road race of the year, and the first race in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race 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 and pizza! Be sure to visit our Facebook page (see above) for the most up to date information.


JANUARY 15, 2017
8:30 AM
Steveston Community Centre, Richmond

Register today for the 2017 Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run/Walk! For more information regarding Event Pricing, Team and Individual Registration, Race Kit Pick Up and more please click the button below.



Flat and fast BC Athletics sanctioned course through historic Steveston village and along dykes for your personal best time!  The perfect race to start the year!


Water available at start, finish and mid-course.  Toilets at start and finish, and public washrooms along 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 at the Steveston Community Centre including soup, pizza and coffee!


Complimentary Gear Check starting at 7:00 AM in the Steveston Community Centre. NEW: There will be an additional Gear Check available steps away from the Start-Finish Line (Unit 115 4020 Bayview Street)


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 course.


07:00 AM     Registration Opens & Gear Check Available at Seveston Community Centre
08:15 AM     Runners may make their way to start line
08:30 AM     Race Starts
09:00 AM     Food served in community centre
10:00 AM     Awards and Draw Prizes presentation begins
10:30 AM     Race Course Closes


A presentation for the top 3 male and female finishers will be at 10:00am. Top three finishers from each age group category will receive medal, please pick-up from the registration table inside Steveston Community Centre after the race.


From 9:00am onwards, food and beverages will be served inside Steveston Community Centre. There will also be free massages from Life Mark, community and road race booths, music, fabulous draw prizes, a stretching area and an award presentation for top overall male and female finishers.


There will a be the grand draw prize of two new pair of Adidas shoes, two return trips with Harbour Flights, and a night stay in the Vancouver  Airport Hilton – must be present to win one of the grand prize draws.

Chip timing by Startline Timing.  Computerized results will be posted online after the event and at www.kajaks.ca. To view previous years results, please click the link below:


Men: Adam Byles – 23:59
Women: Researching…

HiltonHey 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 race. The  Hilton Vancouver Airport located at 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 4C7.

There will be free taping and massages provided by our generous partners at Life Mark Sports Medicine! Taping and massage will be provided between pre race between 7:30AM-8:15AM and post race between 9:00AM-11:00AM in the Steveston Community Centre.

Life Mark

For any questions, please contact the race director Jared Hume at kajaksroadrace@gmail.com.

The Steveston Icebreaker 8K Run & Walk would like to thank our sponsors for being a part of our event.  We are striving to become a premier 8K event in Canada.  If you interested in becoming a sponsor, or donating to our event, please click the buttons above.

Title Sponsors

Race Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Community Partners

Wavier: I understand that this event is strenuous and physically taxing and in consideration of the Kajaks Track & Field Club accepting this application for entry into the Steveston Icebreaker, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, assigns or administrators, waive and release any and all rights of claims for damages or injury that I may sustain while taking part in this event, that I may have against the organizing club, its officers and volunteers, sponsors, City of Richmond, and Steveston Community Centre.  Weather Conditions: Kajaks Track & Field will not hold responsible any party mentioned above for return of my entry fee if the race is cancelled due to force majeure.  Conditions of Entry: Race registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to run and can’t transfer your entry, it will be cancelled.