ABOUT USVANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MARATHON SOCIETY
The Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization (Registration number S22985) maybe best known for organizing Canada’s largest Marathon race. RUNVAN® relies on a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors and nearly 3,000 volunteers to annually organize the First Half presented by BlueShore Financial, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Great Trek presented by BlueShore Financial.
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.
Vision, Mission + Values
Vision & Mission
To be a top destination marathon and home of the best running events in Canada.
To deliver premiere running events that inspire active lifestyles and invite the world to experience Vancouver.
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.
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.
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.
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.