In the Marathon and Half Marathon courses, Running Room Pace Bunnies are located in each corral to help you maintain your pace and finish with your goal time! Most pace groups will offer continuous running, “10s and 1s” (walking 10 min; walking 1 min), or both.
You can meet your Pace Bunny at the Running Room Friendship Run on Saturday, May 1!
3:15, 3:20, 3:30, 3:45, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15
Half Marathon Times
1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30
Water & Aid Stations
Thousands of volunteers will cheer you on and keep you hydrated and energized on Race Day! Spread out along the course, water stations will be fully stocked with a variety of water, Nuun electrolytes, Clif bars and gels, and bananas. Check out the course map for exact locations.
RockDoc Medical Team will be out on course and at the Finish Line to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.
Need to take a pit stop? Pit Stop Portables will help provide toilets at numerous stations along the course, plus at the Start and Finish.
Offered on Course
Clif bars + gels
Cheer Stations + Block Parties
Experience the energy as thousands of spectators will be cheering you on and helping you stay motivated on Race Day. Fans can take part in the Cheer Challenge – there’s $5,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!
Your friends and family will also have the opportunity to record a video message for you at the Health & Sports Expo, which will be played on the BMO Cheer Screen by Sunset Beach as you race by!
Keep a look out for new Block Parties set up around the city including in Kitsilano and West End neighbourhoods.
English Bay (Gilford & Beach Ave)
7:30am – 2pm
Kitsilano (Cornwall & Arbutus St)
9:45am – 1pm
The BMO Vancouver Marathon also offers a Marathon Relay, where runners can complete the scenic Marathon course as a team of 2 or more!
“Relay Exchange 100m ahead” signs will help notify you when Relay Hubs are near. Marathon runners are to continue on the left, while Relay runners stay right to enter these exchange zones and pass a “baton” bib in the designated Relay Exchange Zone.
Relay runners should be aware of their teammates expected arrival times, and will make an exchange by passing their timing belt in the Relay Exchange Zones. Post-leg, Relay runners will be able to collect snacks and medals, plus have a shuttle option to the Street Festival where Gear Pickup is located for all.
Zone 1: W 16th & Imperial Dr
Zone 2: NW Marine Dr & W 4th Ave
Zone 3: Chestnut St & Cornwall Ave
The BMO Vancouver Marathon also features live entertainment, music, and more along the course to keep you motivated and energized! A full list of acts will be available leading up to Race Day.