Community is at the heart of the Vancouver International Marathon Society. Learn more about our RUNVAN® Ambassadors
RUNVAN® Youth Ambassadors
As the non-profit organization responsible for the annual marathon, the Society recognizes the importance of community to the success of the event and to the celebration of sport and healthy living. Each year, the Society reaches into the community to attract nearly 4,000 volunteers and dozens of business, community, and charity groups. To aid in the ongoing connection to the community, the Society brings together a special group of long-term supporters including volunteers, runners, current and former board members, business leaders, elite runners and local residents as Community RUNVAN® Ambassadors.
The Community RUNVAN® Ambassadors assist the Society in promoting the event by attending community events, networking opportunities, schools, charity events, running clubs and other outreach opportunities leading up to race weekend. Ambassadors have familiarity with the event, are comfortable speaking and motivating groups, and have some flexibility to attend events during day, evenings and weekends. In addition, RUNVAN® Ambassadors agree to abide by the Society’s Code of Conduct and respect its values, mission and vision.