Thanks for Joining in!
RUN4HOPE, the charity program of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, aims to raise funds for social impact and community good, and foster a spirit of community celebration. The program provides value to charities and enables runners to fundraise and/or donate to meaningful causes. Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, the RUN4HOPE Charity program has helped runners raise over $15 million for charity. Run & Give!
Fundraising: First Steps
How to Start Fundraising
Thanks for joining us in support of our many charity partners! The BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE program works with over 20 local and national charity partners and has helped runners raise over $15 million for meaningful causes since 1996.
Set-up Your Fundraising Page
- Find the Charity you selected during registration on our Official Charities page and click “RUN4HOPE”. This will direct you to the charity’s GoFundMe webpage under the BMO Vancouver Marathon campaign.
- Once on the webpage, click “Join” – located on the right hand side.
- Create a GoFundMe Charity account by filling in the required information or sign in if you already have one.
- On the pop-up window, click “Join the Team” to setup your page.
- Customize your page, add your story and pictures, and start sharing!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions: RUN4HOPE
I’m already registered as a regular runner, but now I want to run for charity. How do I switch?
Email us at [email protected] or call us at 604 872 2928 to get switched to a charity runner. Please note the mandatory fundraising minimum is $400 to receive your charity runner discount.
May I run and fundraise for a charity that is not part of the RUN4HOPE Charity Program?
Charities listed in the RUN4HOPE program have gone through an application and approval process. We encourage runners to select and support charities in the RUN4HOPE program, however, if you have a charity that you would like to run and fundraise for not listed, kindly contact us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.
My friend and I want to set up a fundraising page together. Can we do this?
Yes, you can! However, the $400 mandatory fundraising minimum is applied to each individual. For more information on how to set up a joint fundraising page, email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you. If you have already set up a joint fundraising page, please make sure to contact us to ensure you both get the 20% charity runner discount once you hit your goal.
I registered as a Charity Relay Team. What is the fundraising minimum for our team?
Charity Relay Teams must fundraise $1,200 to be eligible for the 20% discount.
I can’t remember my login!
To reset your password, click the “Forgot Password?” link on the Log In form and enter the email address associated with your fundraising account. If you’ve forgotten the email address associated with your fundraising account, or can’t find the password reset email in your inbox or spam folder, contact GoFundMe Charity.
I donated through my registration, but it is not showing up on my fundraising page. How come?
The imATHLETE registration system and the GoFundMe Charity fundraising system are not linked to show donations made through the registration system on your fundraising page. Contact your charity for instructions on how to add an offline donation.
I have received cash and cheque donations. What do I do with them?
Contact your charity for instructions on how to add these donations as offline donations and make arrangements to deliver the donations to the charity.
When do my donors get their tax receipts?
When approved, this will be provided within a few moments of completing the transaction.
I’ve already raised the fundraising minimum of $400 and haven’t received my 20% charity runner discount. How do I apply to get this discount?
No need to apply! We are tracking all fundraising pages and will be issuing refunds twice during the registration period. Once in December and once in May.
It is almost race day and I have not fundraised the minimum amount! What happens now?
Not to worry! Donations will be accepted until the end of May.
I no longer want to run and fundraise or I accidentally signed up as a charity runner. How do I switch my registration to be a regular runner?
Email us at [email protected] or call us at 604 872 2928 and we will be happy to assist you.