Great Trek 2021 – Favourite Running Songs Playlist

What is The Great Trek?

In 1922, UBC students created a campaign to encourage the building of more facilities and classrooms for the university. However, building space was minimal and the government had ceased the building of the Point Grey area.

In late October of 1992, students started a petition and led a march through Downtown Vancouver to Point Grey in protest. This revolution became known as the Great Trek. The students were successful in their protests and the continuation of the building on Point Grey was approved. The Great Trek is one of the key reasons as to why our campus is located in the beautiful, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.



We are proud to see runners back in person this year (FINALLY!! 🥳) albeit in a limited fashion to follow health and safety protocols. The Great Trek 2021 consisted of both a virtual race and in person race and over 3500 participants!

  • Half Marathon – 21.1km
  • 10km
  • 5km
  • RUNVAN® Hat-Trick (previously known as the Fall Classic) – 3 races – 36.1 kms



Participant medals and kit

The Great Trek participant medals and kit –

Some Moments We Captured

Curated Playlist of Running Songs

We asked 50+ participants what their favourite running song is and compiled a playlist, check it out! Maybe you can find some new music to jam to on your next run!


We want to thank all organizers,  sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this event possible!