Cheer Loud

Community Challenge presented by Chevron

Save your voice. You’re going to need it on race day!

The Community Challenge presented by Chevron gives spectators of the BMO Vancouver Marathon the opportunity to show their passion and support through a fun and creative challenge! This community initiative will honour community groups who demonstrate spirit and enthusiasm on race day.

To compete to win, spectators must submit photos using social media hashtag #bmovm #runvan, or email community@runvan.org on race day.

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The Community Challenge presented by Chevron award community groups based on the largest number of spectators that come out on race day to cheer, show spirit, and find creative ways to showcase what makes their community special. Prizing has also been awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Group/Team costume
  • Best Cheer/Singing routine
  • Best Dance routine
  • University Student Club, Group, Team or Faculty/Department cheer
  • Best High School or Middle School cheer group
  • Best Creativity/Decorated Station/House/Business

Community groups are required to meet criteria in order to be eligible for the awards. This includes creatively representing the community, providing a safe environment for spectators, runners, volunteers and officials, a fun and memorable experience for runners, then demonstrating spirit and enthusiasm at the event. Category winners will be chosen by the Vancouver International Marathon Society and are subject to change.


Community Groups, Neighbourhoods and Watch Times

Community is at the heart of the non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society. BMO Vancouver Marathon courses run through 12 Neighbourhoods, 6 Parks, 3 Beaches! Check out the community pages below to learn more about each neighbourhood and join in. Run, cheer or volunteer!

Marathon Map

Neighbourhood / KM Runner Times Expected Meeting Locations & Entertainment Groups TBC Road Detours
Cambie South / 1-2KM 8:30am Elites; 8:35am Masses Start Line on Midlothian Ave in Queen Elizabeth Park 6:45am-8:15am
Kerrisdale / 2-7KM 8:40am Elites; 8:50am Masses W 49th Ave & Maple, 8:30am-9:45am, Baterias
SW Marine & Dunbar, 8:30am-10am, Fiddlin Frenzy
8am-10am
Dunbar / 7-12KM 9am Elites; 9:30am Masses Camosun & W 33rd, 8:45am-10:15am, Desolation Sound Machine
Camosun & W 29th, 8:45am-10:30am, Jade Mooking
W 16th & Tolmie, 9am-11:25am, Coldwater Road
W 16th & Cleveland Trail, 9am-12pm, Z95.3
8am-10am
UBC / 12-22KM 9:15am Elites; 10am Masses Blanca & W 13th, 9am-11:15am, Delta Drummers
NW Marine & Stadium, 9am-11:30am, Monkeybar
NW Marine & Agronomy, 9am-12pm, Ashley Pater
8:30am-12pm
Point Grey / 22-25KM 9:15am Elites; 10am Masses NW Marine Dr, Foreshore Park, 9:15am-12pm, Freddy Fuddpucker 9:30am-12:30pm
Kitsilano / 25-29KM 9:50am Elites; 10:50am Masses NW Marine Dr near Spanish Banks, 9:15am-12pm, Isla Noir
NW Marine & Sasamat, 9:30am -12:15pm, Landmark 20
W 4th & NW Marine, 9:30am-12:30pm, Liam Sturgess
Arbutus between Cornwall & Creelman, 9:45am-1pm, Freedom 95
9:30am-1pm
West End / 30-32 10:05am Elites; 11:20am Masses Second Beach Pool, 7am-10am, Dear One
Beach & Gilford, 10am-1:45pm, Alex Balanko
Second Beach Pool, 10am-1:45pm, Nuun
7am-12:45pm
Stanley Park / 32-41 10:25am Elites; 11:55am Masses Third Beach, 10am-2:45pm, Iconic Tribues – ELVIS
Girl with a Wetsuit Statue, 10:30am-2:30pm, DJ John Crosby
Vancouver Rowing Club in Devonian Harbour Park, 10:30am-2:30pm, Roundhouse Radio
Pipeline & Stanley Park Dr, 11am,-2:45pm, Drumline
Harry Jerome Statue, 11am-3pm, Dalia’s Cheer Team
Water Park & Lumberman’s Arch, 11am-3pm, Spionoff Entertainment
Across from Totem Poles, 11am-3:15pm, Red Pond
Chilco in Devonian Harbour Park, 11am-3:15pm, DJ Mynxy
 6:30am-11am
Downtown / 40-42.2KM 10:38am Elites; 12:15am Masses Finish Line – W Hastings, 8am-12pm, Latincouver
Finish Line – W Hastings, 8am-2pm, DJ Coner
5am-6pm

Half Marathon Map

Neighbourhood / KM Runner Times Expected Meeting Locations & Entertainment Groups TBC Road Detours
Cambie North / 1-3KM 7am Elites; 7:15am Masses Start Line on Midlothian Ave in Queen Elizabeth Park 6:45am-8:15am
Chinatown  / 4-7KM 7:20am Elites; 7:50am Masses Columbia St & Keefer, 7am-8:30am, Los Tambores 6:45am-9:30am
Yaletown / 7-10KM 7:27am Elites; 8:05 Masses Beach Ave & Howe, 7:15am-9am, Liam Sturgess 6:45am-8:15am
West End / 10-12 KM 7:32am Elites; 8:15am Masses Second Beach Pool, 7am-10am, Dear One
Beach Ave & Gilford, 7:30am-10am, Alex Balanko
7am-12:45pm
Stanley Park / 12-20KM 7:35am Elites; 8:25am Masses Pipeline, 7:30am-10:15am, The Great Atlas;
Pipeline Rd & Stanley Park Dr, 7:30am-11am, Scary Lizards,
Water Park & Lumberman’s Arch, 7:30am-11am, Valleyfyre
Stanley Park Totem Poles, 7:45am-11am, Bloco Energia
Vancouver Rowing Club in Devonian Harbour Park, 7:45am-11am, DJ Mynxy
 6:30am-11am
Downtown / 20- 21.2KM 8:05am Elites; 9:15am Masses Finish Line – W Hastings, 8am-12pm, Latincouver
Finish Line – W Hastings, 8am-2pm, DJ Coner
5am-6pm

Share your spirit on race day. Join in!


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