ABOUT US

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MARATHON SOCIETY
About Us

RUNVAN®

The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization (Registration number S22985) best known for organizing the BMO Vancouver Marathon. RUNVAN® relies on a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors and over 4,000 invaluable volunteers annually to offer four annual races: the First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot, and Great Trek.

Races for Everyone

RUNVAN® annually organizes four iconic events featuring races for everyone, including Vancouver’s only Marathon, fast Half Marathons, 10KMs, 8KMs, 5KMs, Relays, and Kids Runs.

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Vision & Mission

Vision

To be a top destination marathon and home of the best running events in Canada.

Mission

To deliver premiere running events that inspire active lifestyles and invite the world to experience Vancouver.

Values

RESPONSIVENESS, SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY

We are active, engaged and responsive members of our community, who embody the values of and are committed to collaborating with community members to ensure positive support of the Vancouver International Marathon event.

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

We challenge ourselves to seek innovation and excellence, finding practical solutions that lead to continuous improvement.

HEALTHY LIVING

We promote and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle within our community through year-round delivery of the marathon event experience.

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT AT ANY LEVEL

We believe in delivering a marathon experience that offers every participant the opportunity for personal achievement, at any level.

COLLABORATION

We believe the greatest achievements come from working together with our employees, sponsors and community.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

We strive to deliver positive, memorable experiences that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

INCLUSIVENESS

We believe in creating a hospitable, respectful and welcoming environment so that everyone can benefit from engagement in healthy lifestyle and participate in the marathon experience.

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