Legacy Club

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History – Left (1992) Legacy Runner Lori Wong holds 8-week old son. Right (2013) Now 21 year old son holds Lori after finishing 100th total Marathon

Vancouver International Marathon Society Legacy Runners Club

The Legacy Runners Club recognizes runners who have participated in and completed the Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon or 8KM event multiple times since their inaugural dates in 1972, 1989 and 2008 respectively.

By analyzing finisher records dating back to 1972, approximately 70 runners were identified as inaugural members of the Legacy Club in 2014. Going forward, entrants will continue to be tracked and runners will automatically become a member of the program once they qualify. Runners are also encouraged to come forward to identify themselves once they meet the criteria.

Thank you and congratulations to so many participants who have shown their unbridled dedication towards the Vancouver Marathon as well as the sport of running!

Pcitured above: Lori Wong – “I can totally remember the feeling of crossing the Finish Line and having my family greet me,” says Wong of the 1992 race.”I had just given birth two months earlier and there was my husband handing me back my 8-week old son, along with my two teenage boys. We captured the moment in a photograph that I still have today. I’m so excited that my whole family will be there to re-enact the original image (in 2013).”


*: Participants you have completed only the Marathon distances

25 Years Club

(1) Joan Campbell
Marathon: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992; Half Marathon: 1993,1994,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2002,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015 – 27 times

(2) Leith Campbell

Marathon: 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1989,1991,1992,1993,1994,1996,1997,1998,2000,2002,2003,2004,2007; Half Marathon: 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – 27 times

(3) Henny Coates

Marathon: 1990, 1994, 2010, 2012, 2015; Half Marathon: 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013,2014 – 25 times

(4) Robin Dickinson

Marathon: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, ,1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – 31 times

(5) Lori Wong

Marathon: 1988,1989,1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015 – 27 times

(6) Karl Sturmanis

Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2011; Half Marathon: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – 27 times

(7) Lucy Pepe: In Memoriam

Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008; Half Marathon: 2009

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20 Years Club

Bill Chang (Marathon: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013; Half Marathon: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2014) – 20 times

Brian Campo (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 21 times

Carol Peters (Marathon: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 24 times

*Horsfield, Dave (Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Evan Fagan (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015; Half Marathon: 1998, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011) – 20 times

George Taylor (Marathon: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Half Marathon: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011) – 20 times

Janice Cameron (Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Half Marathon: 2002, 2013, 2015; 8KM: 2014) – 20 times

Kahoru Mizugaki (Half Marathon: 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 20 times

Kenneth Bonner (Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) – 21 times

Leigh Blaney (Marathon: 1992; Half Marathon: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 21 times

Mark Shorter (Marathon: 1980, 1984, 1985, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012; Half Marathon: 1995, 2014, 2015) – 21 times

Murray Cameron (Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 22 times

Nancy Wong (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015; Half Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – 20 times

Neil Wakelin (Marathon: 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2007) – 23 times

Phoebe Hung (Marathon: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 22 times

Raymond Chau (Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011; Half Marathon: 1994, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 22 times

Reg Chow (Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) – 21 times

Takahito Shibata (Marathon: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005) – 20 times

Yvonne Coady (Marathon: 1981, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 22 times

 

15 Years Club

Agnes Young (Half Marathon: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Albert Homenchuk (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Half Marathon: 2008) – 15 times

Albert Tom (Marathon: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015; Half Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2014) – 16 times

Alec Sue (Marathon: 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012; Half Marathon: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2014) – 16 times

Andrew Piers (Marathon: 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013; Half Marathon: 1996, 1997) – 15 times

Bill Saunders (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009; Half Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) – 17 times

Bo Chew (Marathon: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2015; Half Marathon: 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014) – 17 times

Bonnie Beaman (Marathon: 2000, 2001, 2003; Half Marathon: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) – 15 times

Brent Robinson (Marathon: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003; Half Marathon: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – 15 times

Caedmon Nash (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 18 times

Carmen Batsford (Marathon: 2015; Half Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) – 15 times

Carrie Richard (Marathon: 1999; Half Marathon: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – 17 times

Catherine Louie (Marathon: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – 17 times

Dan Regan (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) – 15 times

Dave Whitworth (Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013) – 16 times

David Crerar (Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Half Marathon: 1998) – 18 times

David Kirkpatrick (Marathon: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013; Half Marathon: 2008, 2014, 2015) – 19 times

Dean Gooch (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) – 18 times

Dianne Wright (Marathon: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Dieter Kirste (Marathon: 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; Half Marathon: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Don Wright (Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1999) – 16 times

Edward Lobo (Marathon: 1980, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) – 18 times

Eugene Lee (Marathon: 1986, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; Half Marathon: 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012) – 16 times

Frank Stebner (Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001; Half Marathon: 1980, 1993, 1994, 1995) – 18 times

Gilda Sellers (Marathon: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010) – 17 times

Greg Joyce (Marathon: 1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014; Half Marathon: 1997, 2012, 2015) – 16 times

Haruo Sato (Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 17 times

Harvey Tom (Marathon: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Half Marathon: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015) – 15 times

Hiromasa Sato (Marathon: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005; Half Marathon: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) – 16 times

Hector Barrios (Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Half Marathon: 2010) – 15 times

Ingrid Edworthy (Half Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Janet Green (Marathon: 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Jake Rambo (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) – 17 times

Jerry Lawrence (Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) – 17 times

Jim Cornish (Marathon: 1999, 2000; Half Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) – 17 times

John Lang (Marathon: 1984, 1986; Half Marathon: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) – 15 times

John Murphy (Marathon: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006; Half Marathon: 2001, 2003) – 16 times

Jon Mahoney (Marathon: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014; Half Marathon: 1996, 2001) – 18 times

Joseph Heath (Marathon: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Half Marathon: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Karin Edworthy (Half Marathon: 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Larry Chow (Marathon: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013; Half Marathon: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Lilia Irwin (Marathon: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Lorna Marshall (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Lynn Walters (Marathon: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011; Half Marathon: 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Mark White (Marathon: 1980, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014; Half Marathon: 2013, 2015) – 15 times

Mel Preedy (Marathon: 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) – 16 times

Norm Stelfox (Marathon: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003; Half Marathon: 2004, 2010) – 15 times

Paul Church (Marathon: 1992, 2004, 2005; Half Marathon: 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) – 18 times

Paul Thorndike (Marathon: 1999; Half Marathon: 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) – 15 times

Phil Robinson (Marathon: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015; Half Marathon: 2013, 2014) – 15 times

Manny Albrino (Marathon: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Martina Jacobsen (Marathon: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Half Marathon: 2000, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Peter Ballard (Marathon: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) – 17 times

Peter Harvey (Marathon: 1984, 1985, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012; Half Marathon: 1998, 2010, 2011) – 15 times

Ray Miya (Marathon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Half Marathon: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Raymond Weipprecht (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014; Half Marathon: 1997, 2015) – 18 times

Rhys Howard (Marathon: 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992; Half Marathon: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012) – 15 times

Rich Lee (Marathon: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Half Marathon: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Richard Coulthard (Marathon: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 2000) – 16 times

Rod Chow (Half Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 17 times

Ruth Larrigan (Half Marathon: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times

Sheila Symchuk-Brown (Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 2012) – 16 times

Simon Lee (Marathon: 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Half Marathon: 2014, 2015) – 15 times

Simon Shiu (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 17 times

Stephen Lee (Marathon: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2013; Half Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2008; 8KM: 2010, 2011) – 15 times

Tommy Watanabe (Marathon: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1997) – 16 times

Tony Ellis (Marathon: 2011; Half Marathon: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) – 16 times

Toshinori Watanabe (Marathon: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) – 16 times

Trevor Wakelin (Marathon: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008) – 16 times

Valerie Waldron (Marathon: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015; Half Marathon: 1994) – 18 times

Violet Holmes (Marathon: 2012; Half Marathon: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; 8KM: 2009, 2010, 2011) – 15 times

Walter Ament (Marathon: 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010; Half Marathon: 1995, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013) – 17 times

Wes Hait (Marathon: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014) – 17 times

Yoshikatsu Inoue (Marathon: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – 16 times