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One of the world’s top destination marathons, the BMO Vancouver Marathon features 70% shoreline views and a stunning tour through twelve of the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods, while the fast Half Marathon kicks off with an epic downhill start overlooking Vancouver’s iconic city skyline. Featuring a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM and Relay, all courses offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, towering forests, iconic landmarks, and run through world-renowned Stanley Park towards an energized downtown Finish Line.

True North Strong

Beautiful British Columbia is just a short flight north from the United States of America. Join us on the Canadian west coast for one of the world’s Top Destination Marathons.

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“Top Marathons Worth Traveling For”

Forbes Magazine

“You’ll tour the Canadian city, as the course leads you through 12 neighborhoods, six beaches, three parks and the picturesque Seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. The best part is the views — you’ll get a glimpse of everything from snow-capped mountain ranges to cherry blossom trees. Even better: 70 percent of the race offers shoreline vistas.”

World’s Most Exotic Marathons

CNN Travel

“It’s worth running simply to take in Vancouver’s scenery.”

Canada’s Gold Label Races

Canadian Running Magazine

“One of the top destination marathons anywhere in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is famous for its beautiful course. The half and the marathon take in the most spectacular of Vancouver’s running routes.. and, perhaps the most stunning final 10KM of any marathon, along Stanley Park’s Seawall.”

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USA Today

“The epitome of a truly superb spring race, runners flock to Vancouver each May to run a perfectly picturesque course…”

Best Destination Half Marathons

Runner’s World

“A downhill start with epic Vancouver skyline views sets the tone for this fast course that unites historic urban sights with mountain backdrops, waterfront vistas, and lush foliage. You’ll tour several distinct neighborhoods – including waterfront False Creek, historic Chinatown, trendy Yaletown, scenic West End, and more – before crossing the finish line in downtown. Along the way, thousands of spectators and live entertainment acts (the 2019 race drew 11 acts spanning everything from Americana folk pop to percussionists to classic and country rock) provide midrace encouragement.”

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