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$10,000 given during the Community Awards

Five winning groups selected for the Community Awards, receiving a total of $10,000 for their volunteer efforts at the BMO Vancouver Marathon BMO Bank of Montreal supports community groups with prize money Vancouver, BC – May 21, 2013 – Five community organizations have been selected for the 2013 Community Awards, winning $2,000 each for their community […]

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U.S. Military Shadow Run On May 5, 2013

U.S Military troops joined the BMO Vancouver Marathon from overseas on May 5th, 2013 Troops honoured the marathon by completing a shadow run in Western Asia Vancouver, BC – May 8, 2013 – U.S Military troops located in the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5th. With members […]

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Race Day Results

Thomas Omwenga captures his 4th Men’s Marathon Title and new Women’s Champion Crowned at BMO Vancouver Marathon Men’s Half Marathon record falls. Vancouver, BC – May 5, 2013 – Today under brilliant sunny skies in its 42nd year, the BMO Vancouver Marathon welcomed runners from 43 countries with 16,390 runners registered to participate in four events. […]

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Lori Wong will run her 100th Marathon on May 5, 2013

Vancouver Woman to run 100th Marathon at the BMO Vancouver Marathon Sunday, May 5, 2013 Vancouver, BC – April 30, 2013 – Lori Wong, a 60-year-old retiree from Vancouver, ran her first marathon in Vancouver in 1990. On Sunday, May 5 she will run her 100th marathon at the BMO Vancouver Marathon.  As a marathon runner for […]

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Guest Blog- Joanne Gassman

Joanne Gassman Who wouldn’t love to get up at 5:45 a.m. during the weekdays to run around the Stanley Park Seawall?  Well, the second part is true at least – the seawall run is one of my favourite parts of the day in training for the BMO Vancouver Marathon’s half event on Sunday May 5th.  I’d even […]

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Boston Attacks, an open letter from our Executive Director & Board Chair

Dear friends, It has been a sad and heartfelt week for all of us. We’ve watched the tragic events in Boston and send our deepest sympathies to the victims, their families, runners, race organizers, supporters, first responders, and others affected by this tragedy. With the BMO Vancouver Marathon just over two weeks away, we wanted to reach […]

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Tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon Tragedy.

BMO Vancouver Marathon pays tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy Marathon’s emergency response plan gets green light from City of Vancouver. Vancouver, BC – April 18, 2013 – The BMO Vancouver Marathon will hold one minute of silence at the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8km and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run race starts to pay […]

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BMO Vancouver Marathon pays tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy

Marathon’s emergency response plan gets green light from City of Vancouver. Vancouver, BC – April 18, 2013 – The BMO Vancouver Marathon will hold one minute of silence at the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8km and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run race starts to pay tribute to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon –  the […]

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Statement following the explosions during the Boston Marathon

Statement from the Vancouver International Marathon Society following the explosions  during the Boston Marathon Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2013 – We are saddened by the shocking news from the Boston Marathon today. On behalf of the Vancouver Marathon, our sympathies go out to the runners, families, friends and others affected by this tragic event. […]

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Music Challenge is on…30 groups are ready to entertain on May 5.

Thirty music groups are scheduled to perform and compete at the BMO Vancouver Marathon for $5,000 in cash prizes Organizers listened to past participants asking for more motivational entertainment along the route Runners will vote for Music Challenge winners Vancouver, BC – April 3, 2013 – Thirty bands of assorted genres will entertain on a world […]

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