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Walker beats Runners at Marathon

Canadian Olympic Athlete Evan Dunfee race walked the 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon, beating all but 133 runners, placing him in the top 3.5% of all runners! “What I am most looking forward to is pulling people along to PBs,” joked Dunfee pre-race. “No one likes being passed by a walker, so I’m hoping in those […]

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Tree Trekking element added to all races

New tree trekking element added to Stanley Park section of BMO Vancouver Marathon courses Extreme and tough and maybe a bit of mud Vancouver, BC – April 1, 2015 – With a new popular trend of obstacle course running events, organizers of the BMO Vancouver Marathon have decided to alter the Stanley Park section of […]

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The Takeoff Contest

It’s that time of year – the days are getting longer, the sun is beginning to reappear, flowers and cherry blossoms are starting to bloom in Vancouver! With less than 50 days until the BMO Vancouver Marathon, we are now in the last stretch, almost ready for takeoff! We know you’ve been training hard – […]

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Run4Hope: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Canuck Place: Helping Children be Children this Holiday Season At Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH), we make a difference for BC’s children and families. We provide critical care for children with life-threatening illnesses in our two provincial locations and in their home communities, empowering them to celebrate each moment, build precious memories and manage the […]

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An Inspiring Story

“I’ve Been Waiting For This My Whole Life” Sonja Baikogli’s Challenging and Emotional Journey to the Finish Line May 4th, 2014 marked one of the most incredible days of my life. I woke up at 5 am with my anxiety levels running at an all time high. I had been waiting for race day for […]

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Training Tips – Week 18

Tip of the week: The Finish Line with a smile on your face. Presented by John Stanton

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Our pillars of sustainability

Our pillars of sustainability Who we are While runners are training over many months in preparation for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, an equal amount of effort goes into the preparation and hosting of race weekend. Like runners, we also prepare over many months and with teams to bring the event to life. In fact, over […]

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Training Tips – Week 17

Tip of the week: Tapering Presented by John Stanton

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Ambassador Natasha Fraser

RUNVAN Ambassador Natasha Fraser

Meet Natasha Fraser, elite runner and Half Marathon champ More than just long-term runners of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, RUNVAN Community Ambassadors are leaders in Vancouver who embody the Vancouver International Marathon Society’s mission, vision, and values. Elite and recreational runners, business leaders, or local heroes, these superstars find joy in motivating and inspiring others through […]

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Training Tips – Week 16

Tip of the week: Race Day Tips Presented by John Stanton

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