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Vancouver Marathon | Half Marathon | 8km | Relay | Kids
May 5 @ 7:00 am - 2:30 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day first of May, repeating until May 7, 2023
Join the BMO Vancouver Marathon and don’t look back – look everywhere. The mountains beckon, the ocean glistens, the electric Vancouver spectators energize each step you take. This is spectacular Vancouver – where the West Coast vibe is about activity, adventure and of course, running.
Thursday – Saturday
Free Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo – Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Thursday – 5pm to 8pm
Friday – 11am to 8pm
Saturday – 10am to 6pm
9:00am: Running Room Friendship Run – Stanley Park, Devonian Park. Meet at Running Room Dennman (Denman and Georgia)
11:00am: Kids Run – Stanley Park, Ceperly Park
7:00am: Half Marathon Start – Queen Elizabeth Park, Midlothian Ave
8:00am: Half Marathon champion – Finish Line
8:30am: Marathon & Relay Start – Queen Elizabeth Park, Midlothian Ave
9:30am: 8KM Start – Stanley Park, Lagoon Drive
10:45am: Marathon champion – Finish Line
8:00am – 3:30pm: Finish Line – West Pender St. between Bute & Thurlow
8:30am – 2:30pm: Street Festival – West Hastings St. between Bute & Burrard
Proud hosts of the 2010 Olympics, Vancouver is a welcoming city recognized for healthy lifestyles and beauty. Encouraging beginner runners to elite athletes, the BMO Vancouver Marathon invites local and international participants, spectators and media to celebrate the love of running, courage and camaraderie in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. So don’t wait – come experience a running event with unique courses that showcase breathtaking views, a journey past some of the city’s iconic landmarks and a sensational downtown finish. Come and give it all you’ve got, reach your potential, and achieve your goals!
About the Vancouver Marathon
Ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Vancouver’s only marathon offers 70% shoreline views and stunning scenery. Experience this world-class event for yourself!
With the whole city behind you, you’re bound to reach your goal! Discover one of the world’s ‘most livable cities’ by foot and witness the community support that has encapsulated the event since its inception in 1972.
About the Vancouver Half Marathon
Voted Vancouver’s Best, the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon is an extremely fast course, also the recent host of the BC Half Marathon Championships.
The BMO Vancouver Half Marathon takes place on a separate course than the Marathon, offering runners a unique cultural perspective of Vancouver. Step through different neighbourhoods on your journey to the Finish Line. From bustling Chinatown to glassy Yaletown to the beautiful West End, you’ll discover historic landmarks, breathtaking views, vibrant communities, and have thousands of spectators cheer you on towards the energized downtown Finish Line!
About the Vancouver 8KM
A shorter challenge than the Half Marathon and 10KM distance but equally as rewarding, this race is a great way to lace up and get your feet wet in the Vancouver running scene at Canada’s most scenic running event. Organized by local the non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society, the award-winning BMO Vancouver Marathon offers races for everyone!
Run the 8KM race and enjoy the tranquil shade from cedar and hemlock trees in Stanley Park before breezing through Coal Harbour to the bustling Downtown Finish Line, where you’ll celebrate with Half Marathon, Marathon, and Relay runners – amidst a throng of cheering spectators.
About the Vancouver Marathon Relay
The Marathon Relay is a fun event that welcomes corporate groups, charity fundraisers, families and friends to experience the stunning BMO Vancouver Marathon course. In teams of two, three or four, Marathon Relay participants will each run a portion of the Marathon course, ending at the same exciting downtown Finish Line as the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM participants. Approximate distances are as follows:
Runner A (Leg A) – 12KM
Runner B (Leg B) – 12KM
Runner C (Leg C) – 5KM
Runner D (Leg D) – 13KM
About the Vancouver Kids Run
The Kids Run is for kids of all fitness levels. The race in Stanley Park on Saturday is designed to inspire kids to get moving, make healthy choices, and feel confident. Each child receives a race shirt, bib, medal, snack, and a special visit from an Elite Athlete (for bib signing and photos). This positive, memorable experience will last your kids a lifetime.
Event Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.