2018 Scotiabank Half Marathon & 5k

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Join Team Volken and walk or run alongside our students in the Scotiabank Vancouver ½ Marathon and 5k Charity Race on Sunday, June 24th, 2018.

Carefully follow ALL the steps below, or you will not make it onto our team!

(1.)  Begin by visiting

(2.)  Select Scotiabank Vancouver Half & 5K. (DO NOT choose the Eastside 10K).

(3.) Click ‘Register’ below your desired race distance (1/2 Marathon or 5K).

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

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

(6.)  Indicate whether or not you are a Scotiabank employee.

(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 18JVAS5K into the “Charity Pin Code” field. If you are registering for the ½ marathon, enter 18JVAS21K into the “Charity Pin Code” field. 

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

(9.)  Create a username, password, fundraising goal, and make a personal donation if you’d like to.

(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 a discount does not show, that means you missed step 7 and you need to go back to the page with the Charity Pin Code and double check that you entered the correct charity pin code for your specific race distance. Otherwise you have not joined the charity team!!!

(11.) Forward your race confirmation to so we know you joined the team!

(12). RSVP for the Saturday, June 23rd Team Volken Pasta Party at the John Volken Academy by emailing Include the total number of guests and dietary restrictions.


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

Team Volken

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 our home page for more information about the John Volken Academy.

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.

The John Volken Academy partners with Best Western King George!

The John Volken Academy (JVA) has partnered with Best Western King George Inn & Suites in Surrey, B.C. to provide students, family, and friends affordable accommodation during JVA events. Read here for more info.

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