The 2006 event took place on April 23 and 50,746 participants registered for the 10km Sun Run and the 2.5km "mini Sun Run", which was run by 2,000 people, mostly children and their parents, with some school teams participating as well. On April 15, 2007, the Sun Run had a record amount of participants, with 54,317 people registered to participate in the 10km and 2.5km races, making it the largest 10 km road race in Canada and the second largest in North America.
The primary mandate of the Sun Run is to "promote health, fitness and community spirit and to support amateur athletics". The run is not a charity event; however, the organisers claim over $1.1 million in race proceeds have been donated to charities since 1985.
Amateur Radio operators from many clubs worked as a vital communication link during the race. They provided extra eyes in the crowd and helped with medical issues and helped locate missing children. Many of the Operators are involved in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) programmes from the Lower Mainland. They include Operators from clubs like Burnaby Amateur Radio club, Richmond, Surrey, North Vancouver, VECTOR (ARES group), and many others.
|Year||Male winner||Female winner|
|1985||Rob Lonergan||28:47||Susan Lee||32:39|
|1986||Graeme Fell||29:30||Deborah Bowker||33:31|
|1987||Graeme Fell||29:11||Lynn Williams||32:15|
|1988||Paul Williams||29:12||Lynn Williams||33:04|
|1989||Rex Wilson||28:44||Lynn Williams||32:19|
|1990||David Campbell||28:54||Deborah Bowker||33:06|
|1991||Philip Ellis||29:03||Patricia Puntous||33:48|
|1992||Paul Williams||29:03||Nancy Tinari||32:44|
|1993||Silvio Guerra||28:42||Leah Pells||32:48|
|1994||Daniel Komen||27:46||Daria Nauer||32:55|
|1995||Simon Chemoiywo||28:27||Olga Appell||32:57|
|1996||Joseph Kimani||27:31||Angela Chalmers||31:05|
|1997||Thomas Nyariki||27:56||Sally Barsosio||31:47|
|1998||Christian Weber||28:40||Krystina Pieczulis||32:55|
|1999||Simon Chemoiywo||28:52||Tina Connelly||32:41|
|2000||James Koskei||27:36||Sally Barsosio||32:24|
|2001||James Koskei||28:06||Sally Barsosio||33:04|
|2002||James Koskei||27:58||Sara Dillabough||33:17|
|2003||Paul Koech||28:48||Aster Demissie||33:20|
|2004||Thomas Kiplitan||28:43||Émilie Mondor||31:10|
|2005||Michael Power||29:26||Nicole Stevenson||32:30|
|2006||Gilbert Okari||28:27||Isabella Ochichi||30:58|
|2007||Soloman Tsige||29:22||Teyiba Erkesso||32:05|
|2008||Festus Langat||29:26||Genet Gebregiorgis||33:35|
Sun Run proceeds also benefit B.C. amateur athletics through the Achilles International Track And Field Society and The Vancouver Sun Jerome International Track Classic, an annual track and field event that gives local athletes the chance to compete against some of the world’s best in their own province.