About Us

About the BMO Vancouver Marathon

Award-Winning. Stunning Running.

BMO Vancouver Marathon race weekend features races for everyone with Vancouver’s only Marathon, a fast Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM race, Relay, and Kids Run, with new Virtual Race options. Recognized by Forbes, CNN, USA Today and others as one of the top destination marathons in the world, the event is renowned for its unique scenic views including snow-capped mountain ranges, cherry blossom trees, and 70% shoreline views. The event began with 32 finishers in 1972, and traditionally sells-out with runners from 65+ countries annually.

Vancouver’s only Marathon event is organized annually by the local non-profit RUNVAN®. Our vision is to be a top destination marathon and home of the best running events in Canada.

BMO Vancouver Marathon
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About BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $774 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. Learn more

Event Organizers


The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is the non-profit, volunteer-run organization, responsible for organizing the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Vancouver’s only marathon event. The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and delivers running events with a mandate to inspire active lifestyles and celebrate the value sport delivers to our communities. The event relies on the support of over 3,000 volunteers annually and has helped runners raise over $16 million for charity. Our vision is to be a top destination marathon and home of the best running events in Canada. Learn more



The Society is always seeking enthusiastic and passionate individuals who will contribute to our vision. Great internships, volunteer leadership roles, and contract opportunities are available with flexible arrangements. Sport or running enthusiasts are desired with skills in marketing, sponsorship, operations, logistics, volunteer and community engagement. Please email your CV to [email protected] or visit runvan.org/careers for current job openings.

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