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Runners Not Required – How to enjoy Marathon weekend

Vancouver’s only marathon event will welcome runners from over 60 countries, but you don’t have to run to enjoy the festivities Not running this weekend? You can still enjoy the fun and free Marathon festivities going on all week. Come see the 100,00th Marathoner cross the Finish Line or witness an on-course wedding! From visiting […]

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You can win when you cheer on runners at the BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 7!

Spectators can compete for prizing with the Community Cheer Challenge presented by Chevron If you’re not one of the thousands running in the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM or Relay this weekend, you can still join the fun! Visit the free Health & Sports Expo Thursday-Saturday for tons of giveaways, and be sure to […]

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Age category winners announced

Athletes of all ages shined at the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon Over 340 runners honoured with age group awards in Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 8KM races Vancouver, BC – July, 2015 – The BMO Vancouver Marathon this week acknowledged the top three finishers in each gender and age group, ranging from Under 19 […]

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Record-Breaking Fundraising Total for the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Total Nearly 600 runners signed up to raise funds for a cause at the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon Vancouver, BC – June 9, 2015 – Runners participating in the BMO Vancouver Marathon have outdone themselves in 2015, and nearly doubled their fundraising efforts over 2014. This year, Run4Hope athletes […]

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Neighbourhood Challenge & Community Award winners announced

Neighbourhood Challenge and Volunteer group winners announced Two programs award $17,000 to community groups and neighbourhoods Vancouver, BC – May 28, 2015 – The best costumes, signs, decorations, dance moves, and volunteer enthusiasm were recently acknowledged by the Vancouver International Marathon Society, race organizers for the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Nineteen community organizations claimed a total […]

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Run4Hope: Canuck Place

Living in the moment at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice At Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH), we provide critical care for children with life-threatening illnesses in our two provincial locations and in their home communities, empowering them to live in the moment together and build precious memories. Joshua Ismirnioglou was diagnosed with cancer in December 2009 […]

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Run4Hope: Habitat for Humanity

Going the Distance with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver There is reason to celebrate. This year marks our 20th anniversary. Since the beginning, we have pledged to bring affordable housing to our communities. From Langley to Squamish, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to build safe and decent Habitat homes for local working families looking […]

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#WhyIRunVan Contest

Let’s hear the reasons why you love to run! Share your inspiring stories and photos on social media @BMOVanMarathon for your chance to win a free prize pack. Winners will be drawn weekly in February. Send us your stories and photos about a great BMO Vancouver Marathon race, your running inspiration or what you love […]

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Free Beverages for Runners!

Local favourite, Mahony & Sons restaurant named official Pub Partner of the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon All runners receive a complimentary beverage during race weekend Vancouver, BC – January 23, 2015 – Vancouver’s favourite Irish pub, Mahony & Sons, voted Best Pub Fare by Where to Dine Vancouver, has stepped up to quench the thirst […]

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The History and Inspiration of Harry Jerome

Every visitor to Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall has seen it: the remarkable, 9-foot bronze sculpture of an athlete in his prime, his perfected runner form giving the illusion that he may burst off the pedestal. The impressive memorial statue is a monument of Harry Jerome, the Canadian runner who set a total of seven world […]

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