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Join Vancouver’s Marathon only Marathon and the largest Marathon in Canada! Ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic award-winning course that traditionally takes runners on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Vancouver’s only Marathon offers shoreline views and stunning scenery. The race was first established in 1972 with 32 finishers and has now grown into Canada’s largest Marathon race! Join in!

Annually in May
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AWARD-WINNING COURSE

Recognized by Forbes, CNN, and USA Today as one of the top destination marathons in the world, the award-winning Marathon course is renowned for its unique scenic views showcasing snow-capped mountain ranges, cherry blossom trees, and stunning shoreline views. Join Vancouver’s only Marathon and Canada’s largest Marathon race.

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The BMO Vancouver Marathon offer limited space available in its Marathon and Half Marathon events.

Package Pickup

Expo

Package Pickup

Friday, 11am-7pm
Saturday, pre-race, 10am-5pm

Exclusive Merch

Kit includes a tech tee!

You may pickup your race kit during the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo the Friday and Saturday before the race. There is no race day Package Pickup. Shipping is available only for the Virtual Race.

Annually in May

Sunday, May 5, 2024

In-Person

Vancouver’s only Marathon event runs annually on the first Sunday of May in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.

April 1 – May 31

Virtual Race

Select the Run Happy Combo or the 76.3KM Dynasty and use the shorter distances as training runs to build to your in-person race! Race up until May 31 to try and better your times.

RACE KIT

Registration Includes:

  • Exclusive new tech tee for all registered
  • New medal included if in-person
  • Marked and measured courses if in-person
  • Race bib with chip timing if in-person
  • Medal options for the virtual race
  • Results, leaderboard, and more

Race Details

Date

: Annually in May

Date

: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Time

: 8:30am

Start Line

: Queen Elizabeth Park – Midlothian Ave

Finish Line

: W Pender St between Bute & Thurlow St

Age

: 18+

Time Limit

: 6 hours total; 4 hours for first 30KM or approx 8 min per KM

Turn By Turn

START LINE on Midlothian Avenue

  • Bear left as Midlothian Avenue turns into 29th Avenue
  • Left onto Cambie Street (south in northbound lanes)
  • At 31st Ave crossover from the northbound to the southbound lanes
  • Right onto 49th Avenue
  • Right onto SW Marine Drive
  • Right onto Camosun Street
  • Left onto W 29th Avenue (turns into Imperial Drive)
  • Continue on Imperial Drive through Pacific Spirit Park
  • Left onto W 16th Avenue.
  • Right onto Blanca Street (north in southbound lane) – 180 degree Turnaround
  • Continue south in southbound lanes
  • Right onto W 16th Avenue in eastbound (on-coming) lanes passing the traffic circle on left & crossing to westbound lanes.
  • Right onto SW Marine Drive
  • Follow SW Marine Drive around UBC campus
  • Left onto NW Marine Drive (right side of the road) continuing across (left) Chancellor down Marine Drive to Spanish Banks
  • HALFWAY is at Spanish Banks West beach
  • Continue on NW Marine Drive
  • Left onto 4th Avenue in the westbound (on-coming) lanes
  • Left onto Alma Street
  • Right onto Point Grey Road (turns into Cornwall Avenue)
  • Follow Point Grey Road/Cornwall Street on the northern side of the street to Kitsilano Point
  • Left onto Arbutus Street
  • Right onto McNicoll Avenue
  • Left onto Maple Street
  • Right onto Ogden Avenue
  • Right onto Chestnut Street
  • Left onto Cornwall Avenue and over the Burrard Bridge using the westbound (on-coming) lane next to the bike lane
  • Left onto Pacific Avenue (turns into Beach Ave) using the east-bound (on-coming) lane
  • Continue on Beach Avenue until 30m before Bidwell Street
  • Left into the parking lot entrance and onto the Seawall path at the Inukshuk Statue
  • Follow the entire length of the Seawall around Stanley Park
  • Right onto Denman Street to leave the Seawall
  • Left onto Georgia Street directly onto the sidewalk
  • Bear left onto Pender Street using the northern half of the street

Cross Bute Street and arrive at the FINISH LINE

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