Highlights – 2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon

Thanks for a fantastic, record-breaking 45th year! Let’s do it again!

Welcoming the world. Runners from 50+ countries now annually line up at the BMO Vancouver Marathon Start Line! Photo: Jeff Bell / RUNVAN®

Welcoming the world. Runners from 50+ countries now annually line up at the BMO Vancouver Marathon Start Line! Photo: Jeff Bell / RUNVAN®

Community Love. Organized by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society, the event relies on the support of nearly 4,000 volunteers annually. Thank you!

Community Love. Organized by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society, the event relies on the support of nearly 4,000 volunteers annually. Thank you!

Record Numbers. In its 45th year, the Vancouver Marathon welcomes a record number of participants! http://bmovanmarathon.ca/record-numbers/2016/04 Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Record Numbers. In its 45th year, the Vancouver Marathon welcomes a record number of participants! Read more. Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

City takeover. The Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8KM courses all feature unique point-to-point routes, and merge to share an energized downtown Finish Line. Photo: Preston Emerson / RUNVAN®

City takeover. The Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8KM all feature unique point-to-point routes, and merge to a shared Finish Line. Photo: Preston Emerson / RUNVAN®

BC's Best. In conjunction with BC Athletics, RUNVAN® again hosts the BC Half Marathon Champships, welcoming BC's fastest out-front. Photo: Cameron Sparling / RUNVAN®

BC’s Best. In conjunction with BC Athletics, RUNVAN® again hosts the BC Half Marathon Champships, welcoming BC’s fastest out-front. Photo: Cameron Sparling / RUNVAN®

Blue skies. It was all blue, clear skies, once again for the world-class event that occurs annually on the first weekend of May. Photo: Maylies Lang / RUNVAN®

Blue skies. It was all blue, clear skies, once again for the world-class event that occurs annually on the first weekend of May. Photo: Maylies Lang / RUNVAN®

Races for Everyone. With inclusion of the Marathon Relay, race weekend offers an abundance of walk/run options: 2.5KM, 5KM, 8KM, 12KM, 13KM, 21.KM, and 42.2KM: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/races-events Photo: Jeff Bell / RUNVAN®

Races for Everyone. With inclusion of the Marathon Relay, race weekend offers an abundance of walk/run options.  Photo: Jeff Bell / RUNVAN®

Seawall bliss. The world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path, Vancouver's Seawall is beautiful. Photo: Stirl and Rae Photography / RUNVAN®

Seawall bliss. The world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path, Vancouver’s Seawall is beautiful. Photo: Stirl and Rae Photography / RUNVAN®

Goal getters. Pace Bunnies provided by Running Room Inc pace so runners may race to their goal times, and enjoy that stunning scenery. Photo: Stirl and Rae Photography / RUNVAN®

Goal getters. Pace Bunnies provided by Running Room pace so runners may race to goal times, and enjoy that stunning scenery. Photo: Stirl and Rae Photography / RUNVAN®

Stunning Running. Award-winning: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/visitors/marathon-awards Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Stunning Running. Award-winning. View race awards. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

70% shorline. Vancouver's only marathon event, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is 70% shoreline. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

70% shorline. Vancouver’s only marathon event, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is 70% shoreline. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Park scenes. All six BMO Vancouver Marathon races get a little taste of Vancouver's world-famous Stanley Park: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/neighbourhoods Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Park scenes. All six BMO Vancouver Marathon races get a little taste of Vancouver’s world-famous Stanley Park. View more neighbourhoods. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Stunning Running. It's no wonder the BMO Vancouver Marathon is ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world by the likes of Forbes, CNN, USA Today, and so many more. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Stunning Running. It’s no wonder the BMO Vancouver Marathon is ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world by the likes of Forbes, CNN, USA Today, Canadian Running Magazine, and so many more established publications. Photo: Maylie Lang / RUNVAN®

Award-winning. The BMO Vancouver Marathon is voted Vancouver's best race, and one of the very best races anywhere in the world: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/visitors/marathon-awards Photo: Maia Rubin / RUNVAN®

Award-winning. The BMO Vancouver Marathon is voted Vancouver’s best race, and one of the very best races anywhere in the world. Photo: Maia Rubin / RUNVAN®

City landmarks. Runners race past iconic Vancouver landmarks, pictured here against the city's skyline and legendary Harry Jerome Statute. Photo: Ivan Calderon / RUNVAN®

City landmarks. Runners race past iconic Vancouver landmarks, pictured here against the city’s skyline and legendary Harry Jerome Statute. Photo: Ivan Calderon / RUNVAN®

Look everywhere! The mountains beckon, the ocean glistens, and iconic landmarks line the courses of the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Photo: Ayumu / RUNVAN®

Look everywhere! The mountains beckon, the ocean glistens, and iconic landmarks line the courses of the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Photo: Ayumu / RUNVAN®

RUN4HOPE. Charity runners raise over $400,000 for charity, bringing the total charity contribution to $14.6 million since the program started in '96: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/over-400000-raised-for-charity/2016/06 Photo: Maylies Lang / RUNVAN®

RUN4HOPE. Charity runners raise over $400,000, bringing the total charity contribution to $14.6 million since the program started in ’96. Learn more. Photo: Maylies Lang / RUNVAN®

Cheer loud! Thank you to all the fans and local run crews who energize the race! What great community spirit we have here in Vancouver. Photo: Ivan Calderon / RUNVAN®

Cheer loud! Thank you to all the fans and local run crews who energize the race! What great community spirit we have here in Vancouver. Photo: Ivan Calderon / RUNVAN®

Little Lynn. Paul Kimugul, the event's Half Marathon record holder with a time of 1:02:36, celebrates his latest win with daughter Lynn, named after our Elite Athlete Coordinator, former Olympian Lynn Kanuka. Too cute! Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Little Lynn. Paul Kimugul, the event’s Half Marathon record holder with a time of 1:02:36, celebrates his latest win with daughter Lynn, named after our Elite Athlete Coordinator, former Olympian Lynn Kanuka. Too cute! Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Sweet comebacks. Kenya’s Daniel Kipkoech and Ethiopia’s Hirut Guangul came back to win Marathon titles after each finished second last year. Event records of 2:13:14 and 2:35:50 remained unthreatened: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/event-records Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Sweet comebacks. Kenya’s Daniel Kipkoech and Ethiopia’s Hirut Guangul came back to win Marathon titles after each finished second last year. Event records of 2:13:14 and 2:35:50 remained unthreatened. View Event Records. Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Living Legend. Tom Howard, the first-ever champion of the Vancouver Marathon in 1972, '73 and '74, finishes first in his M65-68 age category: http://runvan.org/legacy-since-1972/ Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Living Legend. Tom Howard, the first-ever champion of the Vancouver Marathon in 1972, ’73 and ’74, finishes first in his M65-68 age category. Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Yeaaaaaaah! Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Yeaaaaaaah! Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

High fives. The community support, especially at the BMO Vancouver Marathon, is amazing! Thank you! Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

High fives. The community support, especially at the BMO Vancouver Marathon, is amazing! Thank you! Photo: Christopher Morris / RUNVAN®

Finish Strong: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/results-bmo-vancouver-marathon RUNVAN®

Finish Strong, and find your strong! View past results. RUNVAN®

Congrats! Congrats to all finishers on your personal achievements: http://bmovanmarathon.ca/ Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Congrats! Congrats to all finishers on your personal achievements. Photo: Richard Lam / RUNVAN®

Since 1972. We are proud to build on an amazing legacy. We are grateful to have such support from the city of Vancouver, sponsors, and locals, and look forward to fulfilling our vision: to be the world's best running experience, celebrating all that is Vancouver. Join in! RUNVAN®

Since 1972. We are proud to build on an amazing legacy. We are grateful to have such support from the city of Vancouver, sponsors, and locals, and look forward to fulfilling our vision: to be the world’s best running experience, celebrating all that is Vancouver. Join in! RUNVAN®. View more historic photos at runvan.org.


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