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8KM Race

Ease into Canada’s Most Scenic Event

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is Canada’s top destination race and the 8KM is a breeze through the park! A shorter challenge than a Half Marathon or 10KM, but equally as rewarding, this race is a great way to lace up and get your feet wet in the Vancouver running scene at Canada’s most scenic running event. You may run the 8KM and enjoy the tranquil shade from cedar and hemlock trees in Stanley Park before breezing through Coal Harbour to the bustling Downtown Finish Line, where you’ll celebrate with Half Marathon and Marathon runners amidst cheering spectators. As spots in the 8KM are extremely limited, this event is often quick to sell-out.

Annually in May
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AWARD-WINNING COURSE

Run the 8KM and enjoy the tranquil shade from cedar and hemlock trees in Stanley Park before breezing through Coal Harbour to the bustling Downtown Finish Line, where you’ll celebrate with Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay runners – amidst cheering spectators. Join in!

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8KM Gear Check Downtown / Start Inside Stanley Park

The 8KM has a unique Start Line inside of Stanley Park on Lagoon Drive before merging with the Half Marathon course onto Stanley Park Drive. You may walk up Barclay Street, past Park Lane to enter Lagoon Drive and your colour coded corrals. Note: There is no Gear Check at the 8KM Start Line. 8KM Gear Check and Shuttles are available from Downtown near the Finish Line by Burrard Street and West Hastings, 7:30am-8:30am.

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RUNVAN®

The BMO Vancouver Marathon event now opens with limited spaces available for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM event distances.

Package Pickup

Expo

PACKAGE PICKUP

Friday, May 5, 11am-7pm
Saturday, May 6, 10am-5pm

Shipping Options

Kit includes a tech tee!

You may pickup your race kit during the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo the Friday and Saturday before the race. Shipping is also available for the Virtual Race.

Race Month

Sunday, May 7, 2023

In-Person

Vancouver’s only Marathon event runs annually on the first Sunday of May in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada

April 1 – May 31

Virtual Race

Add a 5KM Virtual Race in April before you race in-person, or keep running after the in-person event! You may combo your 8KM race through the Run Happy Combo or the 76.3KM Dynasty options.

RACE KIT

Registration Includes:

  • Exclusive new tech tee for all registered
  • Medal options for the virtual race
  • Bonus gifts with the Run Happy Combo and Dynasty
  • BMO gloves included
  • Results, leaderboard, and more

Race Details

Time

: 9:30am

Gear Check

: Downtown – Burrard & W Hastings St

Start Line

: Stanley Park – Lagoon Drive

Finish Line

: W Pender St between Bute & Thurlow St

Course Time Limit

: 1.5 hours

Age

: 11+

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