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. Please also note the 8KM actually runs slightly longer for a total distance of approximately 8.125KM
Annually in May
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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!
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.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon event has limited capacity across all race distances.
Saturday, pre-race, 10am-5pm
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.
Vancouver’s only Marathon event runs annually on the first Sunday of May in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 1 – May 31
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.
- Exclusive new tech tee for all registered
- Medal options for the virtual race
- Bonus gifts with the Run Happy Combo and Dynasty
- Results, leaderboard, and more
Course Time Limit
Turn by Turn
START on Lagoon Drive (between the Fish House Restaurant & Stanley Park Pitch & Putt)
- Right onto Stanley Park Drive
- Right onto North Lagoon Drive and along Lost Lagoon
- Left through the underpass
- Left onto Pipeline Rd
- Sharp right onto Stanley Park Drive
- Follow Stanley Park Drive around Brockton Point
- Bear left into the parking lot after Avison Way (entrance to the Aquarium) and onto the Seawall
- Right (South) onto Denman St off Seawall
- Left onto West Georgia St directly onto the sidewalk
- Bear left onto West Pender St
Cross Bute St and arrive at the FINISH LINE