TEAM VOLKEN – Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5k, 2017

Run or walk alongside our students and Team Volken in the Scotiabank Vancouver ½ Marathon and 5k on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

You’ll receive a customizable personal fundraising page during the registration process that we hope you will send out to family, friends, coworkers, and neighbours to help raise awareness of the John Volken Academy. Every dollar raised helps change the lives of young men and women in the John Volken Academy. As a thank you to our team members, anyone who raises $150 or more will receive a Team Volken race singlet. Also, to show our appreciation, we are opening our doors for a Team Pasta Party on Saturday, June 24th for all Team Volken members.

To register for Team Volken in the Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon/5K:

(1.)  Go to and click “Register”.

(2.)  Select the registration option for Scotiabank Vancouver Half & 5K. (Note: Please do not choose the Eastside 10K)

(3.)  Scroll down and click “Register” below the prices.

(4.)  When prompted, create a personal Race Roster account (or sign in with a pre-existing account).

(5.)  Choose your desired race distance (1/2 Marathon or 5K) and fill in the required information. Please leave the “Enter Promo Code” field blank. Agree to the waiver and click “continue”.

(6.)  Indicate whether or not you are a Scotiabank employee and if yes, fill in the necessary information.

(7.)  Once at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section, choose “Yes” and select John Volken Academy from the drop-down menu. If you are registering for the 5K event, enter 17JVA5K into the “Charity Pin Code” field. If you are registering for the ½ marathon, enter 17JVA21K into the “Charity Pin Code” field.  Please note, you must select “Yes” to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and enter the appropriate Charity Pin Code in order to receive the discounted race entry.

(8.)  Under “I would like to create a fundraising account or make a donation” choose to “create a fundraising account” to create your online fundraising page.

(9.)  Create a username, password, fundraising goal, and submit any personal donations.

(10.) Complete your registration at the checkout. Before entering your credit card information to pay, make sure that the charity discount has been applied to your order details and summary. If the discount does not show, go back to the page with the Charity Pin Code and double check that you entered the correct pin code for your specific race distance. If you entered it correctly and the discount still hasn’t been applied at the checkout screen, please contact Team Volken at 604-592-2050.

(11.) Happy training and fundraising!

If you have any questions about Team Volken, the Scotiabank Vancouver ½ Marathon & 5K, or how to register, please feel free to contact Kira or Gabrielle by email at or by phone at 604-592-2050.

On your mark…get set…GO! Let’s start changing lives!

About the John Volken Academy

The John Volken Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center for young men and women aged 18-34 that goes far beyond other treatment centers. Our residents overcome their addictions, as well as further their education, receive extensive career training, and gain all the tools they need for a happy and successful life of sobriety. There are currently three academies in Vancouver, Canada, Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. The program’s affordability is at the heart of its purpose. Other than a one-time admittance fee, the entire cost of the 2-year+ program is paid for by the John Volken Foundation.

This includes the housing, food, job training, and more.

Our mission is to be a world leader in providing the most effective and most affordable addiction recovery program teaching relevant life and job skills and instilling in each of our students the desire to always be the best that they can be for themselves, for their families, and for their community. Visit for more information about the John Volken Academy.

Meet Jordan Weller,
Our Team Volken Trainer

JordanWe are proud to introduce Jordan, our Team Volken trainer for the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and 10K. Jordan will be holding a run training weekly with some of our students and any locally registered TEAM VOLKEN runners, leading up to the race event.

Visit our TEAM VOLKEN Facebook training page, Like it, and join TEAM VOLKEN on their weekly training runs. The schedule and location for each run will be published regularly, along with additional fun events.

The John Volken Academy partners with Sheraton Guildford!

The John Volken Academy (JVA) is proud to announce our partnership with Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, to provide you with comfortable, quality accommodation for your stay during JVA events and graduations.  Read here for more info.