Join the Great Trek Relay!

Join the annual Great Trek for a ‘Jaunt Through Musqueam Territory’ on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 (formerly known as the Fall Classic).

Unknown to many is the Arts ’20 Relay—a race from the original UBC campus, where Vancouver General Hospital stands today, to Point Grey. Organized by the class of Arts 1920, this relay challenged other faculties and graduating years to compete, determining the fastest and granting bragging rights.

Over a century later, UBC Recreation reissues the challenge with the Great Trek Relay. Gather five (5) members to compete!

Relay Information 

  • Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Race Time: 12:20PM 
  • Meeting Time: 11:30AM 
  • Race Distance: 5km, each individual will run 1km (teams will be timed) 
  • Meeting Location: On Campus, meet at MacInnes Field 
  • Team Fee: $25 
  • Team Size: Five (5) Individuals
  • Who: UBC Students
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, October 23

Registration Information 

Once you are ready to register, follow the steps below:

  1. Designate a team “captain” and pick a team name
  2. The “captain” will register the team via here, and enter the access code “UBCRELAY” 
  3. The “captain” will then register in the “UBC Exclusive 5KM Relay – Team Captain $25.00”
  4. Once done, all other team members will need to register themselves under the same team name via here, and enter the access code “UBCRELAY”
  5. Each team member will then register in the “UBC Exclusive 5KM Relay – Team Member” race

Please note: only UBC Students are eligible to use the discount. Student ID’s will be checked upon the meeting time, and non UBC Students will not be eligible to race (refunds will not be provided). 

For any questions or inquiries, please email: