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2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon already 50% sold!
Marathoners across the globe flock to conquer Canada’s most scenic course
Vancouver, BC – December 2, 2016 –
The BMO Vancouver Marathon is already at 50% capacity, and event organizers suggest the popular marathon event that occurs annually May could hit its capacity numbers in the early New Year due to strong local and international demand.
With incredible views of shorelines, snow-capped mountains, and natural scenery, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is continually awarded and recognized as one of the world’s top destination races by the likes of Forbes, CNN, USA Today, and others.
Organized by the non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society, the event is looking to go from strength to strength after a fantastic 45th year. In 2016, the BMO Vancouver Marathon broke record participation numbers, welcoming runners from more than 50 countries and nearly all American States.
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With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017, and with a strong race offering that includes technical race shirts, medals and beer, event organizers are seeing an even larger increase in demand for next year’s event.
BMO Vancouver Marathon weekend features races for everyone with Vancouver’s only marathon, BC’s largest Half Marathon, a scenic 8KM race, Marathon Relay, 2.5KM Walk, Kids Run, plus a free three-day Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo.
Locals are encouraged to secure their spot and challenge for new team prizing that will see more than $3,500 in prizing awarded. The non-profit organization will also award $17,000 in cash prizing to those who share their community spirit and demonstrate excellence in volunteering.
Annually, the event relies on nearly 4,000 volunteers, and all race funds are directed by the non-profit organization back into the event to ensure Vancouver delivers a world-class running experience.