New Balance 1K Kidsrun

The New Balance Kidsrun is a 1.15 km loop around Imperial Landing Park. It starts 30 minutes before the Icebreaker 8K at 8:30 a.m. and is a quick out and back along the beautiful Imperial Landing strip. The run is open to kids 10 years and under, and parents can run along side their children. After the run, stick around to cheer on the 8K runners or head inside to the Steveston Community Center to the Kids Zone for some snacks and fun activities.

New Balance richmond

We couldn't have done it without the amazing support of the New Balance Richmond crew! A big thanks to Jordan and the team at the New Balance Richmond location for their support. If you are looking to pick up some cool gear for running or walking, be sure to check out this store or their Facebook page being Richmond's #1 athletic store!



"Every year, my entire family looks forward to the Icebreaker for several reasons: living in Richmond, it feels like it's our race and it's the only road race on Lulu Island; the one chance for others in the Vancouver running community to come experience running in Richmond. It is a beautiful route, along the Steveston boardwalk and the Fraser River and I love the family aspect of it. We come early, I can do the Kids Run with my two kids then have time to stretch and line up for the Icebreaker 8K shortly after. My wife can take the kids for the after-race activities and be back in time to watch me cross the finish line."

- Rob Reid, Icebreaker Ambassador

Rob and kids

Kidsrun Course Map

New Balance Kidsrun course map

Kidsrun Event Info

  • Please see the Icebreaker 8K Registration Page for the Kidsrun cost and to register.
  • There will be a registration limit of 200 participants.
  • Age of runners: 0-10 years. Parents will need to accompany younger children and can run alongside with them or push a stroller. 
  • RACE NUMBERS: Kids must wear the race numbers provided. Race numbers include critical information for medical staff, which is necessary should the child get lost or need assistance.
  • Race start time is 8:30 a.m. There will be two waves; faster runners can start in the first wave, followed by slower runners or younger runners in the second wave. 
  • A designated First Aid tent will be in place, located near the Start/Finish line area.
  • Marshals will be on hand along the route to support and encourage our Kidsrun athletes. Any athlete who needs assistance and wishes to return to their parents will be assisted by our marshals who have direct contact with our Race Director and the start line announcers. 
  • Course closes at 8:45 a.m.
  • Each runner will receive a medal upon finishing the race. Please meet your athlete at the finish area and do not wait on the race course as we will be preparing for the Icebreaker 8K start at 9 a.m.
  • After the Kidsrun, participants can head back to the Steveston Community Center where there will be a Kids Zone with snacks, face painting, tattoos, and other fun activities. 
  • Don't forget to take a photo of your athlete at the Icebreaker 8K Media Wall and use the hashtag #NBkidsrun on social media!

KIDSRUN race day timeline

7:30 AM

Steveston Community Center (SCC) opens

8:00 AM

Kidsrun participants can meet Coach Rachel inside the SCC gym to walk together to start line

8:25 AM

Kidsrun active warm-up at the start line

8:30 AM

1K KIDSRUN BEGINS – first wave for faster runners

8:32 AM

Kidsrun second wave begins for younger kids or more leisure pace

8:40 AM

Kidsrun participants meet parents at pick-up area (Kajaks white tent outside Richmond Steveston Physio Clinic)

8:45 AM

1K Kidsrun race closes/course changes

8:50 AM

Kids Zone in Steveston Community Center opens (snacks, activities, face paint, etc.)

10:30 AM

Kids Zone closes and clean up


Kidsport Richmond

KidSport logo

All proceeds from the Kidsrun go directly to KidSport Richmond, a licensed local chapter of KidSport Canada. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent children from playing an organized sport. KidSport Richmond's vision is to ensure that no kids are watching from the sidelines, simply because their family can't afford the cost of the sport. Since 1993, KidSport has distributed over $68 million in grants and impacted over 750,000 children across Canada to date.


Can't make it to this year's Icebreaker 8K or Kidsrun? No problem! Just click the button below to send a donation. Remember every little bit helps, and you might even be helping one of Canada's future Olympians!