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.
Annually in May
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Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM and new Dynasty race options
New Shipping Options
Race Kit includes a tech tee!
You may pickup your race kit locally or choose to have it shipped to you by covering the shipping cost.
May 1-31, 2021
Vancouver, BC, or virtually!
Choose your race distance
Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM and new Dynasty race options, or combo two races and Run Happy!
Your Registration Includes:
- Exclusive new tech tee for each Relay runner
- Medal option with a unique design
- Special treats from event partners
- Results, leaderboard, and more
- 2022 Early Bird opportunities
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 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!
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.