Throughout the BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race, you’ll have the opportunity to fun prizes from non-profit event organizers RUNVAN® and our partners including Brooks Running. New this year, you may also add an in-training shirt or exclusive new souvenir merchandise.
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You may run your Virtual Race anytime between May 1-31 and upload your results during this time frame.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon is traditionally held on the first weekend in May in Vancouver, BC.
Your Registration Includes:
- Exclusive new tech tee
- Medal option with a unique design
- Special treats from event partners
- Results, leaderboard, and more
- 2022 Early Bird opportunities
Combo and Dynasty champs, you may run your races in any order, on any day, throughout the month of May! Dynasty runners earn a bonus medal included with registration.
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All runners are traditionally assigned a bib number and corral according to their estimated finish time. This year you’ll receive both a Virtual Race Bib and Virtual Medal! No physical bibs will be issued for the virtual race.
Locals have the option to pick-up rewards at select locations or opt-in for shipping.
If you choose to pick-up your race kit locally, please visit us during the Package Pickup hours TBD. You will be required to present Picture ID and your Confirmation Number in order to pick-up your race package.
To pick-up another runner’s package, please have their full name and confirmation number. For groups larger than five, please contact us in advance via email [email protected]
Dates and location subject to change.
Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers if on-site. Thank you. Please follow the physical distancing guidelines. Race kits, plus pre-ordered shirts and medals, will be provided in race bags for contactless pickup. You’ll still be requested to utilize the store hand sanitizers and accept that there may be capacity limits in-store.
Note: If you miss the Package Pickup times and would still like your race kit, you will have the option to purchase shipping. Race kits will only be mailed when runners opt-in for shipping.
*In-person pickup only
You may opt-in to have your race rewards mailed to you during race registration. Locals instead may choose to claim their rewards during package pickup.
Shipping costs reflect the cost of shipping directly to you based on third-party providers and are set for within Canada, US, Mexico, Japan and other locations. Canada’s largest Marathon race, the BMO Vancouver Marathon traditionally welcomes runners from 65+ countries.
Orders will ship closer to the race month of May. Thank you for your patience.
Your kit includes various race bonuses including an exclusive tech tee. You may also add a medal and souvenir merchandise to your race kit!
If you live in a remote location where the shipping costs are significantly more than what was purchased, you may be contacted by the RUNVAN® team and given the option to cover the additional shipping costs or opt-out of shipping altogether. Thank you for understanding.
Virtual Race Info
A virtual race allows you to complete your race on your own, from anywhere. You may run, walk or stroll your race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice, following the guidelines of your local health authorities. You may choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park, your neighbourhood streets or Seawall.
When may I run the virtual race?
Please first sign-up for the Virtual Race. You may then run the First Half Virtual Race anytime between May 1-31, 2021, or when it’s safe to do so in your geographical area. Please exercise proper social distancing and follow the guidelines of your local health authorities.
Where is the Virtual Race Course?
Please choose your own route for this virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time, as that may contribute to social distancing concerns. Additionally, by allowing registered runners to create their own routes, you may participate from wherever you are! Use caution if running outside, and be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
On Race Day, runners usually wear a race bib with emergency contact info. For safety reasons, please give someone else your race route and have an emergency contact located on your body or phone just in case.
Aside from practicing safe, physical distancing, be alert of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Remember, there are no road closures in effect during your Virtual Race. Try to stay on sidewalks or trails as much as possible and be sure to obey all traffic signals. If you’re going to listen to music, ensure you can still hear what’s going on around you. Treadmill racing may also be an option for you.
Finally, please be respectful and stay home if you feel unwell to help us all slow the spread of COVID-19. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We remain hopeful that the public health risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will improve and encourage everyone to follow the lead of the Public Health Agency of Canada and related health organizations.
How may I submit race results?
Registered runners will need their unique ‘Confirmation Number‘ provided during registration and their last name to input race results. You may additionally upload an image of your race file. Accepted file types are .jpg, .png, .gif. Max file size 2MB.
Dynasty and Duo runners upload all of their race times under each race distance individually.
Be sure to also share your ‘Finish Line’ photos on social @runvancanada #runvan
As everyone will be on the honour system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event. Additionally, since you’ll be creating your own courses that will not be certified, you will not be eligible for Boston Marathon qualification.
All registered runners will still be eligible for the RUNVAN® Grand Slam and all registered Legacy Runners will move forward to the next legacy category. Runners who have ran 15 or more years at the BMO Vancouver Marathon join an exclusive Legacy Club. The Grand Slam is awarded to those who run all four RUNVAN® races in the same calendar year: The First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek.
Good luck, and have fun on your Virtual Race!