Run & Fundraise

RUN4HOPE, the charity program of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, aims to raise funds for social impact and community good, and foster a spirit of community celebration. The program provides value to charities and enables runners to fundraise and/or donate to meaningful causes. Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, the RUN4HOPE Charity program has helped runners raise over $16 million combined for charity.

Let’s continue to give!

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Charity Runners

Charity runners gain access to fundraising tools, specific to their chosen charity!

How to become a charity runner

  1. Register as a Charity Runner
  2. During your registration, select your preferred Charity to support

Important Notes:

  • You will receive fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success!
  • After registering, you will also receive a receipt of payment
Official Charities

Supporting Great Causes

You don’t have to be a charity runner to support these great causes! Anyone can make a donation to one of our Official Charities. Please consider donating when registering, or invite your family and friends to donate after you have registered. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Gold Charities

  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser
  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation BC/Yukon
  • Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • Surrey Food Bank

Silver Charities

  • ALS Society of BC (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of BC)
  • Autism Speaks Canada
  • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
  • Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
  • KidSport BC
  • Learning Buddies Network
  • Mamas for Mamas
  • MS Canada
  • Ovarian Cancer Canada
  • Richmond Centre for Disability
  • Special Olympics British Columbia

Bronze Charities

  • Athletics4Kids
  • Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
  • Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
  • Covenant House Vancouver
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada
  • Urban Native Youth Association

Note: Charities are not sponsors of the BMO Vancouver Marathon and their participation in the event should not be construed as an endorsement by the Marathon. We understand and expect that in a diverse society there will also be diversity of views, opinions, and causes. It is in this spirit that we allow and welcome a broad range of participants.

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