Elite Athlete Program

Elites

Elite Applications Now Closed

Thanks for your interest in the BMO Vancouver Marathon Elite Athlete Program! The Elite Athlete Program strives to foster Canadian runners while respecting the importance of the international running community and celebrating high performance.

Join us next May for a truly exceptional racing experience in our beautiful city. Applications are currently closed and will be available shortly after event registration opens. All the best with your upcoming races!

BMO Vancouver Marathon
Awards

Overall Performance Awards

Marathon

Male

Female

1st $3000 $3000
2nd $2000 $2000
3rd $1000 $1000
4th $500 $500
5th $200 $200

Half

Male

Female

1st $1500 $1500
2nd $800 $800
3rd $500 $500
4th $300 $300
5th $100 $100

New Course Record

Marathon

Male

Female

COURSE RECORD $2000 $2000
CANADIAN RECORD $1000 $500

Half

Male

Female

COURSE RECORD $1000 $1000
CANADIAN RECORD $500 $500

*Only the first runner to break the record will win the reward.

Top Canadian Awards

Marathon

Male

Female

1st CANADIAN $1000 $1000
2nd CANADIAN $750 $750
3rd CANADIAN $500 $500

Half

Male

Female

1st CANADIAN $750 $750
2nd CANADIAN $400 $400
3rd CANADIAN $200 $200

Masters (40+) Awards

Marathon

Male

Female

1st MASTERS $500 $500
2nd MASTERS $300 $300
3rd MASTERS $200 $200

Half

Male

Female

1st MASTERS $300 $300
2nd MASTERS $200 $200
3rd MASTERS $100 $100

Wheelers Awards

Half

Male

Female

1st $300 $300
2nd PRIZE PACK PRIZE PACK
3rd PRIZE PACK PRIZE PACK
Qualifying Times

Canadian Qualifications

Male

Female

MARATHON 2:40 3:00
HALF MARATHON 1:10 1:20

*Automatic acceptance if ranked Top 10 in BC in 2020.

International Qualifications

Male

Female

MARATHON 2:25 2:50
HALF MARATHON 1:06 1:15

Masters Qualifications

Male

Female

MARATHON 2:45 3:10
HALF MARATHON 1:15 1:25
Program Details

Program Details

Elite Athlete Package

All Invited Athletes receive:

  • 1x Complimentary Entry
  • Elite Athlete Start Zone
  • Elite Hospitality
  • Elite Athlete Drink Support
  • Course Tours (based on demand)
  • Event Day Transportation

Limited acceptance based on the applications and up to the discretion of the Elite Athlete Coordinator.

Travel Assistance

Potential for select Elites who draw significant media attention. As the event is organized by a non-profit, please note funds are limited.

Accommodation

Limited comped room nights based on applications and up to the discretion of the Elite Athlete Coordinator.

Application

Apply to the Elite Athlete Program

Application Requirements

  • All athletes must have run on a certified course within the last two years
  • Applications will be processed as they are received
  • Applications MUST be received by the deadline
  • All athletes must be current members of their provincial branch of Athletics Canada OR of their national federation
  • To be eligible for the Top Canadian Athlete Awards, athletes must be Canadian citizens
  • Travel assistance may be available for Elites who bring significant media attention
  • Athletes must have their own identification to enter and exit the country
  • Limited invitation letters will be provided at the Elite Athlete Coordinator discretion

NOTE: Invited Athlete acceptance is limited and will be considered on a case by case basis. This is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance. Once we have received your application, the Elite Athlete Coordinator will contact you to discuss your acceptance. Thank you for understanding!

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