Virtual Race

Virtual Race

Stay Motivated!

Join the Virtual Race to collect your new rewards and take part in Canada’s top destination race from wherever you are! Enjoy exclusive benefits when you register for the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race allows you to run from wherever you are during the month of May!

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Run Happy!

Combo two race distances to Run Happy, or tackle four races to go for the special Dynasty package, and you’ll earn a special prize!

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If you’d like to switch races, please send us details via email: [email protected]


You choose!

Race Day

Virtual Race

You may run your Virtual Race anytime between May 1-31 and upload your results during this time frame.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is traditionally held on the first weekend in May in Vancouver, BC.

2021 Registration Included:

  • Exclusive new 2021 tech tee included
  • Medal options with unique designs
  • Bonus singlet included with the Run Happy Combo and Dynasty
  • Bonus medal and race wrap included with the Dynasty
  • Special treats from event partners
  • BMO gloves included
  • Results, leaderboard, and more
  • Early Bird opportunities for the event’s 50th Anniversary in 2022

Combo and Dynasty champs, you may run your races in any order, on any day, throughout the month of May! Dynasty runners earn a bonus medal included with registration.

Add to your collection

Technical tee is included for all registered runners. You may also add medals and shipping in the race store.


All runners are traditionally assigned a bib number and corral according to their estimated finish time. This year you’ll receive both a Virtual Race Bib and Virtual Medal! No physical bibs will be issued for the virtual race.


All runners received the official BMO Vancouver Marathon 2021 tech tee, plus a bonus medal and race wrap was included with the Dynasty. Run Happy and Dynasty runners further received a bonus Run Happy singlet included with race entry. Medals were available for purchase in the race shop.

One tech shirt was awarded to each participant in the Relay, 5KM, 8KM, 21.1KM, 42.2KM, Run Happy Combo and Dynasty events, plus Run Happy Combo and Dynasty runners earned that bonus singlet!


Tech shirt sizing runs true to North American standard sizing.

Run Happy Combo and Dynasty runners will also receive a Brooks Running singlet!

Singlet sizing will match the shirt size you submit during registration: XS, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE or XL.


2021 souvenir shirts are printed on premium, semi-fitted, technical running shirts from Brooks Running. These commemorative items were only available for a limited time and have now sold-out. Thank you!


Package Pickup is still available at the RUNVAN® office by appointment, Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 4pm. The RUNVAN® office is located at 3B – 5279 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby, BC – Map

Picture ID and your Confirmation Number is required in order to pick-up your race package. Thank you for understanding. You may alternatively or opt-in for shipping.

Locals earlier had the option to pick-up rewards at select Running Room locations. Dates and location subject to change.

Note: If you miss the Package Pickup and would still like your race kit, you have the option to purchase shipping. Race kits will only be mailed when runners opt-in for shipping.

To pick-up another runner’s kit, please have their full name and confirmation number. For groups larger than five, please contact us in advance via email [email protected]

Please also respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers if on-site. Thank you. Please follow the physical distancing guidelines. Race kits, plus pre-ordered shirts and medals, will be provided in race bags for contactless pickup. You’ll still be requested to utilize the store hand sanitizers and accept that there may be capacity limits in-store.


BMO Gloves
Tech tee, plus a Brooks singlet with Run Happy Combo and Dynasty
Pre-purchased Souvenirs
Partner treats*
*In-person pickup only


You may opt-in to have your race rewards mailed to you during race registration. Locals instead may choose to claim their rewards during package pickup.

Shipping costs reflect the cost of shipping directly to you based on third-party providers and are set for within Canada ($10), the USA (Included), Mexico ($20), EU ($25), South America ($30), Asia / Oceanic ($40), and all Other ($50). Costs include all items and are not lowered if you only want select rewards.

International runners may also opt-out of shipping altogether to just receive the digital benefits including virtual medals, race results, and Early Bird 2022 reg opportunities.

Orders will ship closer to the race month of May 2021. Thank you for your patience.

Your kit includes various bonuses including an exclusive tech tee with the Relay, 5KM, 8KM, 21.1KM, 42.2KM, Run Happy combo and Dynasty. Run Happy combo and Dynasty runners receive a bonus Run Happy singlet, plus the Dynasty package includes an exclusive medal. You may also add medals.

If you live in a remote location where the shipping costs are significantly more than what was purchased, you may be contacted by the RUNVAN® team and given the option to cover the additional shipping costs or opt-out of shipping altogether. Thank you for understanding.


BMO Gloves
Tech tee, plus a Brooks singlet with Run Happy combo and Dynasty
Pre-purchased Souvenirs

Virtual Race Info

A virtual race allows you to complete your race on your own, from anywhere. You may run, walk or stroll your race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice, following the guidelines of your local health authorities. You may choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park, your neighbourhood streets or Seawall.

When may I run the virtual race?

Please first sign-up for the Virtual Race. You may then run the BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race anytime between May 1-31, following the potential restrictions in your geographical area. Please exercise proper social distancing and follow the guidelines of your local health authorities.

There are no time limits to your virtual race. Please start your Virtual Race time once you start your race, and then stop it only once you complete the entire race distance. You may take breaks during your Virtual Race but your race time should run continuously until you complete your entire race distance. You should not break up your race distance into shorter segments ran on different dates. Thanks for understanding.

Where is the Virtual Race Course?

Please choose your own route for this virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time, as that may contribute to social distancing concerns. Additionally, by allowing registered runners to create their own routes, you may participate from wherever you are! Use caution if running outside, and be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Safety Precautions

On Race Day, runners usually wear a race bib with emergency contact info. For safety reasons, please give someone else your race route and have an emergency contact located on your body or phone just in case.

Aside from practicing safe, physical distancing, be alert of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Remember, there are no road closures in effect during your Virtual Race. Try to stay on sidewalks or trails as much as possible and be sure to obey all traffic signals. If you’re going to listen to music, ensure you can still hear what’s going on around you. Treadmill racing may also be an option for you.

Please also be respectful and stay home if you feel unwell. Thank you again for your patience, understanding and cooperation. We hope to return to in-person events once restrictions are lifted. Thank you for understanding.

How may I submit race results?

BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race results may be submitted throughout the month of May.

  • From the Results 2021 page, click the ‘Submit a Virtual Result’ button.
  • Enter your last name and confirmation number, or sign into your Race Roster account.
  • Once your registration is confirmed, you will be able to enter your results and the results of anyone else that was included in your initial registration.
  • After your results are submitted, click on your name and you will be able to view your results details and download an official Finisher’s Certificate. Congratulations! Share your photos with us @bmovanmarathon @runvancanada #bmovm #runvan


As everyone will be on the honour system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event. Additionally, since you’ll be creating your own courses that will not be certified, you will not be eligible for Boston Marathon qualification.

All registered runners will still be eligible for the RUNVAN® Grand Slam and all registered Legacy Runners will move forward to the next legacy category. Runners who have ran 15 or more years at the BMO Vancouver Marathon join an exclusive Legacy Club. The Grand Slam is awarded to those who run all four RUNVAN® races in the same calendar year: The First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek.

Good luck, and have fun on your Virtual Race!

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