‘Grind’ your way up 633 stairs in an iconic Vancouver building and there’s a beer waiting for you at the top


Given the weather that’s plagued Vancouver the last few months, there’s a good chance your Instagram feed has been woefully lacking shots of you getting your grind on.

Fear not.

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The fifth annual Harbour Centre Urban Grind is back on successive Tuesdays beginning March 5 and running through the end of the month.

Run up tons of stairs, listen to music played on a laptop and finish the whole thing off by replenishing the calories you just worked tirelessly to burn — a beer awaits you at the top along with a $5 Harbour Centre Food Court voucher.

The uber fit among us also have the option to run the 633 steps as many times as they desire during the two-hour jaunt, which runs 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekly.

Your $5 entry fee (cash only) balances out with the food voucher; an onsite coat check is offered by donation and all proceeds will go to mental health initiatives via the Kettle Society.

Urban Grind 2019

When: March 5, 12, 19 and 26
Where: Harbour Centre – 555 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Cost: $5 entry fee, cash only (includes one beer and one $5 food court voucher). Unlimited circuits.