RUNVAN® – About Us

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.

The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization (Registration number S22985). RUNVAN® relies on a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors and over 4,000 invaluable volunteers annually to help stage Vancouver’s only marathon event and other fun activities throughout the year.

Community-based. World-class.

Our vision is to be the hub of running in Canada, offering the world’s most memorable experiences. We may be most well-known for the world-renowned BMO Vancouver Marathon, as Vancouver’s only marathon event is one of the top destination marathons anywhere in the world, and now annually attracts runners from 65+ countries!

Races for Everyone

In addition to organizing the world-class BMO Vancouver Marathon, our non-profit also organizes the local First Half, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Fall Classic, thus offering races for everyone with Kids Runs, a Relay, 5KM, 8KM and 10KM races, Half Marathons, and Vancouver’s only Marathon!

View upcoming races or search by race distance, and join in!

Follow us on social media @runvancanada for other fun events organized throughout the year.

FYI – we also organize free weekly runs every Thursday AM with the RUNVAN® Club.

Runners not required

While we promote healthy, active lifestyles, you don’t have to be a runner to participate – cheer or volunteer! There are lots of opportunities to get involved with our local non-profit and show your Vancouver spirit. Join in! You may also donate. Our RUN4HOPE charity runners have helped raise over $15 million for charity.

RUN | CHEER | VOLUNTEER | Legacy since 1972