Raising funds for community good

RUN4HOPE - New Charity program for the BMO Vancouver Marathon

RUN4HOPE is the charity program for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, with goals to raise funds for social impact and community good, plus foster a spirit of community celebration. The RUN4HOPE program provides more value to charities and charitable options for participants, enabling runners to fund raise and/or donate to charities. Run and give in 2017! The event’s RUN4HOPE program has helped runners raise more than $14 million for charity and community good. Thank you to all charity runners and charities!

Register Now and RUN4HOPE!

Become a Charity Runner

As a RUN4HOPE runner, you commit to raising a minimum amount defined by the charity you choose. Take your running to another level by making a big impact for our community. Run and raise funds for one of our National or Official Charity Partners to enjoy an exciting and meaningful run! RUN4HOPE runners also enjoy 35% off registration!

Becoming a charity runner is easy:

1. Register Online as a Charity Runner for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay or 8KM.

2. Click on the event you wish to run, from the RED highlighted charity pricing.

3. During the sign-up process, select the National or Official Charity you wish to raise money for.

Important notes for charity runners:

  • You receive 35% off race registration, but also commit to raising a minimum amount defined by the charity you choose.
  • You will receive fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success.
  • After registering, you will receive a receipt of payment, plus an additional confirmation email which includes links to the charity fund raising pages.


Donate to Great Causes

You don’t have to be a Charity Runner to donate! All runners can choose to make a donation to one of our charities during the race registration process. Please consider making a donation when registering. Your support is greatly appreciated.

To make additional donations after registration or to invite family and friends to donate, please visit our Make a Donation page.

You may donate to any of the National, Official and Community Charities listed below. Thank you for helping to make a great impact for our community!

Team In Training at the BMO Vancouver Marathon in 2013

2017 National Charities

  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • Down Syndrome Research Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, BC & Yukon

2017 Official Charities

  • ALS Society of BC (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of BC)
  • British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division
  • Canadian Diabetes Association – Team Diabetes
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
  • Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative
  • SportAbility CP Sport of BC
  • Surfrider Foundation Vancouver
  • World Vision – Team World Vision

2017 Community Charities

  • The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon
  • Collingwood Community Policing Centre
  • Covenant House Vancouver
  • Easter Seals BC & Yukon
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation B.C