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The BMO Vancouver Marathon is annually organized by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN®

BMO Vancouver Marathon

MAY = BMO Vancouver Marathon Month

May means it’s Marathon month! Runners will be completing Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM races, Relays and Kids Runs. Locals have the option to collect race kits at select Running Room stores this Friday and Saturday! Shipping is also available. Participants will earn the tech tee, BMO gloves, results and more. Run Happy Combo and Dynasty entries also receive a Brooks singlet!

Stunning Running

The Marathon event provides an opportunity to stay motivated, active and inspired, fundraise for charity, and helps to connect the community. Recognized by Forbes, CNN, USA Today and others as one of the world’s top destination marathons, the event is renowned for its unique scenic views including snow-capped mountain ranges, cherry blossom trees, and 70% shoreline views. Traditionally Vancouver’s only Marathon attracts runners from 65+ countries. This year, the event is offered as a Virtual Race throughout the entire month of May! Entry into this year’s race provides you with lots of bonuses, including Early Bird registration opportunities for the event’s 50th Anniversary in 2022.




BMO Vancouver Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race runs May 1-31.

The event offers Races for Everyone with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM race, Relay and Kids Run. New this year, you may also try for the Run Happy Combo or go for the Dynasty by running four race distances in May to earn a bonus Brooks Running singlet and medal!

For locals, you have the option to collect your race kits at select Running Room stores this Friday and Saturday. Shipping is also available.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race allows you to stay motivated and run from wherever you are! Join this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon to collect your exclusive benefits including the official tech tee, gain access to unique race medals and more!

Target this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race to stay motivated, healthy and active!

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Who – Everyone

• Anyone looking to live a healthy, active lifestyle; From Kids Runs to 5KM and 8KM race participants, all the way up to the 21.1KM, 42.2KM and 76.3KM!
• Vancouver’s only Marathon event is organized annually in May by the local non-profit RUNVAN®; Since 1972; Canada’s largest Marathon race

What - BMO Vancouver Marathon

• Races for Everyone: Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM, Relay, Kids Run, Run Happy Combo and 76.3KM Dynasty event
• Race Kit: BMO gloves, official tech tee for all, Brooks Running singlet with the Run Happy Combo and Dynasty events, unique race medals available, results leaderboard and more, plus Early Bird registration opportunities for the event’s 50th Anniversary in 2022
• Partner treats at Package Pickup: Nuun, CLIF Bar, Hyland’s, Stance, Running Room

Where – Anywhere
• The virtual race allows you to complete the race on your own, from anywhere, following the potential restrictions in your geographical area. You may run, walk or stroll at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice. Choose your own race day and your own starting line whether it’s a treadmill, a park, your neighbourhood streets or Seawall. Register online at
When – May

• Package Pickup: Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, at select Running Room locations only; Shipping is also available.
• Race Dates: May 1-31, 2021; You may run the BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race anytime between May 1-31, 2021. There are no time limits to your Virtual Race. Start your Virtual Race time once you start your race, and then stop it once you complete the entire race distance. You may take breaks during your Virtual Race but your race time should run continuously until you complete your entire race distance!

WHY - Motivation
• Stay motivated, active and inspired
• Collect your commemorative race rewards and bonuses
• Connect with community
• For Charity; RUN4HOPE charity runners have helped to fundraise over $16M

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