About Us

Wade and Mary are the founders of Run Vancouver Adventures. They both quit their jobs in 2013 to pursue their passion of personal training and shortly thereafter, bonded over their love for fitness. This friendship turned into a relationship, and eventually a marriage in 2018. Both Wade and Mary developed a passion for endurance sports, and more specifically, running, during their time working at the gym. They have completed ultra-marathons, multiple marathons, triathlons, fondos, as well as adventure tourism. In 2018 they decided to take their entrepreneurial skills to the next level by opening up their own personal training business, as well as Run Vancouver Adventures. Wade and Mary are so thrilled to be able to show people a unique glimpse of their incredible, mountainous hometown on this once in a lifetime running adventure tour.

Our Team

Wade Dickinson

Co-Founder/Tour Guide/ACE Certified Personal Trainer/Marathon Coach/POSE Method Running Coach
Wade has been in the Fitness industry since 2014 and has found his true passion. Being a multi sport athlete growing up instilled a love of sports from a young age that has turned into a career. He manages his full time personal training business, run coaching and training for endurance events. Having completed multiple marathons, an ultra marathon, a Granfondo, a triathlon and boxing training, he is very well rounded in his pursuit of fitness.He enjoys music, the outdoors, reading, history and politics outside of his love of fitness.

Mary Dickinson

Co-Founder/Tour Guide/ B.SC/ACE Certified Personal Trainer/Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Mary is a Vancouver born and raised fitness enthusiast who started playing competitive ice hockey from a very young age. Her love for fitness and nutrition lead her to the start of a career in personal training in 2014, as well as completion of her most recent certification as a Nutritional Practitioner at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2018. She has competed in multiple events over the years, including triathlons, fondos, adventure races, and multiple road/trail races. Mary has recently completed her first ultra marathon right here in Vancouver, and placed first overall for women. Her love for the West Coast, trail running, and going on adventures with her husband has evolved into Run Vancouver Adventures today.

Why Choose Us

Handpicked Hotels

We have selected the best hotels in the city, to ensure you have the most enjoyable stay. They are located in ideal areas for exploring all of the many attractions that our city has to offer!

World Class Service

We will go above and beyond to ensure your running tour is the trip of a lifetime. Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable adventure!

Best Price Guarantee

Our tours are designed to provide you with a premium quality of service, with unbeatable prices!

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What Customers Say

  • I recently spent a morning with Wade and Mary of Run Vancouver Adventures.  While running through the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods, trails, and landmarks, Mary and Wade provided a fascinating narrative of Vancouver’s history and heritage.  They are both third generation Vancouverites so are passionate about their city and all it has to offer.  Being a somewhat slow runner, I was nervous about being able to keep up.  But Mary and Wade ran at my speed, and we stopped many times to observe the sights.  Our run took us from Coal Harbour, through Stanley Park, into the West End and English Bay, ending up at Granville Island for a much deserved meal and ice cold beer.  Whether you are a native Vancouverite or a visitor to the city, if you want to get to know the city better by foot, then give Run Vancouver Adventures a call.  You won’t be disappointed.
    Roberta Andrus