Kids Run

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Be sure to register early for the Kids Run, which is capped at just 500 children, aged 5 to 12. The Kids Run is on Saturday before the main Marathon event. The race is sold-out annually.


Date: Annually on the first weekend of May
Time: 11:00am
Start Line: Stanley Park – Ceperley Park
Finish: Ceperley Park – 2.5KM loop inside Stanley Park
Age: 5-12 – all participants must have parental consent
Package Pickup: Friday, May 1, 10am-7pm, only. No race day pickup

Packages for the Kids Run must be picked up on the Friday pre-event. There is no race day pickup. No exceptions.

Please also note children should wear their bib number on the front of their chest. Bibs must be visible at the Finish Line, and matching bib numbers will be required. For security reasons, children may not leave the finisher compound until accompanied by an adult with a corresponding bib number.

Package Pickup

You will need your child’s Bib Number and your own picture ID to pickup your child’s race package. Your registration includes:

  • Race Bib x2 (for the child and accompanying adult)
  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • Finisher medal

Please pickup your package Friday, May 1, 10am-8pm, at the free Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo located at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place)

Running with kids

Parents or guardians are allowed to run with their kids as long as they wear the additional race bib provided. Note: Children may not leave the finisher compound until accompanied by an adult with a corresponding bib number.


BMO Vancouver Marathon

Schools, Groups and Teams

Schools are encouraged to register teams to be part of this exciting experience. For team registration, one person must take the lead as the ‘Team Captain’ and create a team name during the registration process. After the team is created, all other members will be able to join when they register by selecting the chosen team name. For more info, please email: or phone: 604 872 2928.

Course & Amenities

Volunteer marshals will accompany children at the Start Line and a Pace Bunny will guide the children along the course. At the Finish Line, all children will get a cool medal and a post-event snack. All participating children will also have the exciting opportunity to meet and have their bibs signed by some of the Elite Athletes.

The family-friendly fun run takes kids aged 5 to 12 on a loop through Stanley Park. View Map.

Start Line

Things to remember:

  1. Arrive early to experience the Start Line vibe.
  2. Hug your kids. High-five volunteers and the BMO Bear.
  3. Run, run, run. Go for it! Have fun. Smile and wave at the cameras. Thank volunteers and show-off your medal!

Arrive early to experience the festive Start Line vibe and to avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety.

A corral will be used at the Start Line to provide a smooth and efficient start for all our events. Runners are placed in a corral based on age. Each corral is clearly marked. There are a total of three corrals and kids are asked to stand in their designated corrals located at the Start Line. No gear check is provided.

Finish Line

Post-event snacks, drinks and medals will be provided!

Please plan for all types of weather on Race Day as we are on the beautiful West Coast! Parents should be prepared for changing weather throughout the day, and have a plan for post-race recovery. It is highly recommended that parents brings warm and waterproof gear at the Start Line. Finish Line blankets will not be provided, and while we hope for good weather, please plan to have appropriate post-race clothing.