The non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society relies on the support of nearly 4,000 volunteers annually. Join in! Run, cheer or volunteer.


Annually on the first weekend of May

2021 Registration will be opened in September 2020.

COVID-19 Advisory: Non-profit organizers cancel the 2020 BMO Vancouver Marathon amid COVID-19 concerns. We want to thank all of the volunteers for their support of this great community event, and we hope to see you again shortly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain and evolving time. We remain hopeful that the public health risk associated with COVID-19 will improve and encourage everyone to follow the lead of the Public Health Agency of Canada and related health organizations.

Here are some of the benefits of being a volunteer with our local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society:

  1. Exclusive BMO Vancouver Marathon Volunteer t-shirt!
  2. Refreshments or Gift Card for food
  3. Camaraderie with a great, generous team!
  4. Personalized Volunteer Certificate
  5. Satisfaction of contributing to a legacy event in our city*

*Our vision statement is to be the world’s best running experience, celebrating all that is Vancouver.

Community Awards will also be presented to exceptional volunteer groups.

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Thank you to the official volunteer food partner of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, McDonald’s Canada!

We welcome volunteers of all ages, however, children under the age of 19 years must have parental or guardian consent and be supervised by their parent, guardian or adult at all times while working together in the same role and area during the event. We encourage school groups to participate and all students under the age of 19 must be accompanied and supervised by their school teacher from the same school.

Some roles are password protected for specific individuals, teams and groups. Select Captains have been given a unique password to provide their volunteers private access to their role and shift for registration. If you cannot view or see your role and shift then you need a password.

For more information, please email: volunteer@runvan.org or phone: 604 872 2928



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