Running Race
Time Trial

What is the Time Trial?

Every 3 months, Van Run Club hosts a 5K Time Trial. We have a set course that we run and you get to see where you're at. Whether this is your first time or you're trying to beat your last time, it's a good opportunity to get out and be active. Plus its something to motivate you and train for.

Time Trial vs Race

So whats the difference between a Time Trial and a Race?


  • An official course, that is has been measured. There are bibs and timing chips. It's legit.


Van Run Club Time Trial 

  • It's a bunch of people getting together to push our limits. It is organized to be the minimal amount of planning effort.

  • No chips, no bibs, no KM markings, no water stations or ribbons/prizes.

  • We do our timing the old fashion way: with a stop watch.

  • Just come out and jog, run or race the course you want to.

  • There might be water and oranges at the end or maybe we'll go for coffee.

  • But it's free!


We start at David Lam Park, then head along the sea wall to and around Science World, then back the way we came. We also have a quick course run through video on Youtube:

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How it works: 


  1. Sign up for the next Time Trial

  2. Train for the Time Trial or just show up

  3. Run the Time Trial

  4. Stretch and recover from Time Trial

  5. Go for brunch with the other participants (provided covid guidelines allow it)

  6. Sign up for the next one and train to beat your time

Next Time Trials

  • July 11th - Sign up

  • Oct Time Trial - TBD

  • Feb Time Trial - TBD

The month before every Time Trial we do a Month Challenge to help keep up motivated and get in shape. Sign up here

Need a little more motivation and accountability? Want to improve faster? We offer Affordable Personalized Training Plans that take into account form training, cross training and increasing mileage. More information here.