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Experience one of the world’s Top Destination Marathons

Ranked one of the world’s Top Destination Marathons, the world-class BMO Vancouver Marathon annually welcomes runners from 65+ countries.

Canada’s most scenic race features a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, Relay, and Kids Run.

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AWARD-WINNING

Experience “Stunning Running” on the first weekend of May.

Recent accolades

  • Top Marathons Worth Traveling For – Forbes Magazine
  • Canada’s Gold Label Races – Canadian Running Magazine
  • Vancouver’s Best Running Race – Georgia Straight
  • 14 Spring Races All Runners Should Try – USA Today
  • World’s Most Exotic Marathons – CNN Travel

Canada’s most scenic race features a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, Relay and Kids Run.

The mountains beckon, the ocean glistens, and iconic landmarks line the courses of the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

YVR AIRPORT

Downtown Vancouver is easily accessible from the Vancouver International Airport through the Canada Line, transit and taxis.

HOTEL DEALS

Book your accommodations through StayVancouverHotels to receive special hotel deals. Learn more at bmovanmarathon.ca/hotels

MARATHON/RELAY

Time: 8:30am
Start: Queen Elizabeth Park
Finish: Downtown Vancouver
Age: 18+

HALF MARATHON

Time: 7am
Start: Queen Elizabeth Park
Finish: Downtown Vancouver
Age: 16+

8KM

Time: 9:30am
Start: Stanley Park
Finish: Downtown Vancouver
Age: 11+

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, MAY 1

  • 10am to 7pm – Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo
    Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place

SATURDAY, MAY 2

  • 9am – Running Room Friendship Run
    Running Room Denman, 679 Denman St #103
  • 10am to 6pm – Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo
    Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place
  • 11am – Kids Run
    Stanley Park at Ceperley Park
SUNDAY, MAY 3

  • 7am – Half Marathon Start
    Queen Elizabeth Park at Midlothian Ave & Clancy Loranger Way
  • 8:30am – Marathon & Relay Start
    Queen Elizabeth Park at Midlothian Ave & Clancy Loranger Way
  • 8:30am to 3:30pm – Street Festival
    W Hastings St between Bute & Thurlow St
  • 9:15am – Half Marathon Awards
    W Pender St between Bute & Thurlow St
  • 9:30am – 8KM Start
    Stanley Park at Lagoon Dr
  • 11:45am – Marathon Awards
    W Pender St between Bute & Thurlow St
  • 3:30pm – Finish Line Closes
    W Pender St between Bute & Thurlow St

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Exclusive tech shirt
  • Race bib with built-in timing chip
  • Free refreshments
  • Free, convenient, and secure gear check
  • On-course services including water, electrolytes, gels, first aid and more
  • Live on-course entertainment
  • Exciting downtown Finish Line with music, food, and Street Festival
  • Free Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

START LINE

The Marathon and Half Marathon share a Start Line inside Queen Elizabeth Park. Runners are provided transit tickets.

GEAR CHECK

Gear check is available at the Start Line. Runners may then pick up their gear at the Finish Line Street Festival after the race.

Vancouver’s only Marathon takes runners on an adventure through twelve iconic neighbourhoods.

WHERE IS THE START LINE?

The Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay share a Start Line inside Queen Elizabeth Park and is easily accessible by public transit on the Canada Line. Runners are provided transit tickets.

The 8KM Start Line is located inside Stanley Park. Runners can catch a shuttle to the Start Line and utilize Gear Check services near the Finish Line at Downtown Vancouver.

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION?

Your race package includes a finisher’s medal, exclusive tech shirt, bib and timing chip, runner services, and more. Runners may upgrade to the Prestige Club to receive a post-race massage, race weekend hospitality, and more.

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?

The event annually welcomes 18,000+ runners and is the largest Marathon in Canada. The event annually sells out so we encourage you to register early!

IS THE COURSE A BOSTON-QUALIFIER?

Yes, the course is AIMS-certified and a Boston-qualifier.

WHEN AND WHERE DO I PICK-UP MY RACE PACKAGE?

Runners must pick-up their race package during Expo hours on the Friday or Saturday before the race at the Vancouver Convention Centre. There is no race day pickup. Learn more

WHAT IS THE COURSE LIKE?

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is ranked one of the world’s Top Destination Marathons by Forbes, CNN, and USA Today, and is renowned for its scenic mountain and ocean views. The Marathon is 70% shoreline and runs along the Stanley Park Seawall, the longest uninterrupted waterfront path in the world.

The Half Marathon kicks off with a fast, downhill start with epic views of the city, through Vancouver’s diverse and historic neighbourhoods, and inside famous Stanley Park. All races share an energized Downtown Finish Line.

WHAT IS THE CLIMATE LIKE ON RACE DAY?

The first weekend in May historically boasts optimal climates for running, averaging a high of 15ºC and clear skies.

ARE THERE MANY DESTINATION RUNNERS?

Yes, the event annually welcomes runners from 65+ countries.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY IN VANCOUVER?

The official host hotel of this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon is the Fairmont Waterfront, located downtown near the Finish line. The event is also partnered with StayVancouverHotels.com to offer hotel specials for runners. Learn more

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN VANCOUVER?

We recommend runners arrive early to take advantage of the city’s outdoor activities and attractions. Runners who book their hotel with StayVancouverHotels receive a $75 voucher to several tourist attractions. Learn more

ARE THERE ANY SPORT TOURS?

Yes, the event is partnered with several sport tours in Canada, Mexico, China, and Japan. Learn more

Scenic point-to-point courses. 70% shoreline.

Catch a glimpse of the Stanley Park totem poles.

Exciting Downtown Finish Line. Crowds will be out to cheer you on.

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