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RUNVAN® hosts the Canada’s largest Marathon, the BMO Vancouver Marathon, attracting runners from nearly 65 countries annually each May.

TOP MARATHONS WORTH TRAVELING FOR

Forbes Magazine

“You’ll tour the Canadian city, as the course leads you through 12 neighborhoods, six beaches, three parks and the picturesque Seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. The best part is the views — you’ll get a glimpse of everything from snow-capped mountain ranges to cherry blossom trees. Even better: 70 percent of the race offers shoreline vistas.”

BEST DESTINATION HALF MARATHONS

Runner’s World USA

“A downhill start with epic Vancouver skyline views sets the tone for this fast course that unites historic urban sights with mountain backdrops, waterfront vistas, and lush foliage. You’ll tour several distinct neighborhoods – including waterfront False Creek, historic Chinatown, trendy Yaletown, scenic West End, and more – before crossing the finish line in downtown. Along the way, thousands of spectators and live entertainment acts (the 2019 race drew 11 acts spanning everything from Americana folk pop to percussionists to classic and country rock) provide midrace encouragement.”

VANCOUVER’S BEST RUNNING RACE

Georgia Straight

For three consecutive years, voted ‘Best of’ in the respected Georgia Straight Awards.

CANADA’S GOLD LABEL RACES

Canadian Running Magazine

“One of the top destination marathons anywhere in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is famous for its beautiful course. The half and the marathon take in the most spectacular of Vancouver’s running routes.. and, perhaps the most stunning final 10KM of any marathon, along Stanley Park’s Seawall.”

14 SPRING RACES ALL RUNNERS SHOULD TRY

USA Today

“The epitome of a truly superb spring race, runners flock to Vancouver each May to run a perfectly picturesque course…”

World’s Most Exotic Marathons

CNN Travel

Ranked one of the World’s Most Exotic Marathons, the publication states “It’s worth running simply to take in Vancouver’s scenery.”

100% Race Rating

Impact Magazine

Received a perfect 100% race rating from runners and named one of the Top 3 Races in BC. Impact Magazine adds “Superb support from the crowd and volunteers.”

WORLD’S 10 BEST HALF MARATHONS

Active Times

“This 13.1-mile race landed a spot on our list thanks to the breathtaking natural scenery…”

BEST MARATHON IN WESTERN CANADA

Get Out There Magazine

Voted Best in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan multiple times by the readers of Get Out There Magazine.

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