Marathon Relay

Run the Award-winning Marathon as a Team!

Ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic race that 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. 

Split up the distance and conquer the award-winning BMO Vancouver Marathon as a team! The Relay event welcomes corporate groups, charity fundraisers, families and friends to experience the stunning BMO Vancouver Marathon course. In teams of two, three or four, Relay participants will each run a portion of the Marathon course, ending at the same exciting downtown Finish Line as Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8KM participants.

Sunday, May 2, 2021
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AWARD-WINNING COURSE

Vancouver’s only marathon offers 70% shoreline views and stunning scenery. Split up the distance and conquer the award-winning BMO Vancouver Marathon as a team!

Runner A (Leg A) – 12KM
Runner B (Leg B) – 12KM
Runner C (Leg C) – 5KM
Runner D (Leg D) – 13KM

PARTICIPANTS

COUNTRIES

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

10AM-7PM

HEALTH, SPORTS & LIFESTYLE EXPO

Vancouver Convention Centre West

SATURDAY

9AM-12PM

RUNNING ROOM FRIENDSHIP RUN

Running Room Denman

10AM-6PM

HEALTH, SPORTS & LIFESTYLE EXPO

Vancouver Convention Centre West

SUNDAY

8:30AM

MARATHON + RELAY START

Queen Elizabeth Park

8:30AM-3:30PM

STREET FESTIVAL

W Hastings St – Bute & Burrard St

3:30PM

FINISH LINE CLOSES

W Pender St – Bute & Thurlow St

RACE KIT

Your Registration Includes:

  • Relay finisher medal
  • Exclusive tech tee
  • Race bib and “baton” timing belt with built-in timing chip
  • Free refreshments
  • Free, convenient and secure gear check
  • On-course services including water, electrolytes, gels, first aid and more

Race Details

Date

: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Time

: 8:30am

Start Line

: Queen Elizabeth Park – Midlothian Ave

Finish Line

: W Pender St – between Thurlow & Bute St

Course Time Limit

: 7 hrs

Age

: 16+

About the Relay

Registering Your Team

One “Team Captain” is responsible for registering the entire team. Please have the following information for each member ready at registration:

  • Name, Birthdate, Age, Email Address
  • Gender, Shirt Size
  • City, Province, Country
  • Estimated Finish Time for each leg

Team Captains will collect information (see relay team form), submit an overall Estimated Finish Time, and pay for the entire team. Once registration is successful, an email will be sent to each Relay member and the subsequent e-waiver must be signed.

If you are the Team Captain and want to collect payment from teammates, please coordinate that exchange on your own behalf. If you want to change team members, please email [email protected]

Shuttles

Shuttles will depart on schedule to take runners to their designated Relay Exchange Zone near Oakridge-41st Station by Cambie & W 41st Ave (Leg A runners will walk to the Start Line).

  • 8am – Exchange Zone 1 – Imperial Dr & W 16th Ave.
  • 8:30am – Exchange Zone 2 – NW Marine Dr & W 4th Ave
  • 9am – Exchange Zone 3 – Chestnut St & Cornwall Ave

Shuttles will also transport runners to the Street Festival (W Hastings & Burrard St) after the completion of your leg

If you miss your shuttle, it will be your responsibility to reach your designated Exchange Zone. If you make alternative plans to travel to your Relay Exchange Zone, please plan to arrive there at least 30 minutes before you expect your teammate. 

Runners may use the Gear Check service at the Shuttle Pickup location and pickup their gear at the Street Festival.

Relay Hubs + Exchange Zones

On-course signage, marshals and mega-phones will help guide you through your exchange zone. There will be “Relay Exchange 100m ahead” signage to warn you of the upcoming exchange zones, and signs signifying the Relay Exchange Zone itself. Please stay right to enter the exchange zone, and Marathon runners will stay left. Pass your “baton” bib in the designated Relay Exchange Zone.

The Exchange Zones will be busy with excitement! Please only enter this area when your teammate is near. To help, volunteers will try to radio ahead and notify when Relay runners are near through mega-phones. You should also be aware of your teammates expected arrival time, and may track runners with the RTRT App.

Once you make an exchange by passing the timing belt to your teammate, please exit to your right. You’ll be able to collect your medal and post-race food before boarding a shuttle to the Street Festival to reunite with your team at the Finish!

Timing Belt

Your ‘baton’ bib will be a timing chip worn on a belt around your waist that will be passed between team members in designated exchange zones. Timing mats are placed along the course at 5KM intervals. Use the RTRT App to track your teammates as they complete their legs!

If you are unable to complete your Relay leg, please inform a race official who will radio ahead to the next Relay Hub. We will find your team member and notify them to continue racing without a timing belt. Medical staff and water stations are available throughout the course to ensure your safety. If a member is unable to complete their leg, your team will not receive an official time, but your team can still complete the race.

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