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October event-packed month for runners at annual RUNVAN® fall races

October event-packed month for runners at annual RUNVAN® fall races Vancouver, BC – October 11, 2019 – Local race organizers RUNVAN® rounds off the first running of its new ‘Grand Slam’ race series with the Granville Island Turkey Trot and Fall Classic this month. A combined 6,000+ runners are expected to line-up at the Start […]

Yuki & Yuko: Engaged elites take BMO Vancouver Marathon titles

Kawauchi & Mizuguchi: Elite Japanese couple take home Vancouver Marathon titles Vancouver, BC – May 5, 2019 – Yuki Kawauchi was an early favourite to take home the 2019 BMO Vancouver Marathon title after announcing his Canadian debut at the country’s top destination marathon. The 2018 Boston champion crossed the BMO Vancouver Marathon Finish Line […]

RUNVAN® adds ‘First Half’ Half Marathon from Pacific Road Runners

RUNVAN® adds ‘First Half’ Half Marathon from Pacific Road Runners Vancouver, BC – April 20, 2018 – Initially established as a build-up to Vancouver’s only Marathon, the ‘First Half’ Half Marathon has come full-circle and will now be organized by the Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® moving forward, after 30 successful years with the Pacific Road […]

Fall Classic rounds off another successful year of the RUNVAN® Race Series

Fall Classic 2016

Sold-out Fall Classic rounds off another record-breaking year for RUNVAN® Annual Fall Classic welcomes a record 3,100+ registrants Vancouver, BC — November 12, 2017 The atmosphere at UBC was vibrant following the completion of the Fall Classic Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM events. A record number of Fall Classic runners raced through the beautiful university […]

20th Granville Island Turkey Trot draws records in spirit of Thanksgiving

20th Granville Island Turkey Trot draws records in spirit of Thanksgiving Vancouver, BC – October, 9, 2017 – The Granville Island Turkey Trot celebrated its 20th annual event on Thanksgiving Monday with a record number of participants and donations. Nearly 2,000 runners continued a great Thanksgiving tradition, with a Kids Run, plus more than 1,800 runners in the sold-out […]

RYU and RUNVAN® Team-up

BMO Vancouver Marathon

RUNVAN® Hat-Trick shirts, and Discovery Runs for BMO Vancouver Marathon February 1, 2017 Update: Early RUNVAN® Hat-trick participants this year will receive a complimentary RYU Vapor Tee Top. The local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society has teamed up with new local urban athletic apparel brand RYU (Respect Your Universe) to reward runners and help motivate […]

2017 Resolutions, Fitness Goals


BMO Vancouver Marathon – May 7, 2017 Solidify your fitness goals in 2017 and join runners from over 50 countries at the award-winning BMO Vancouver Marathon this Spring. Whether you’re a marathon veteran or just looking to try something new, the BMO Vancouver Marathon has an event for you! Reaching that Finish Line and having […]

RUNVAN® Recap 2016


RUNVAN® goes three for three in 2016! The BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Fall Classic race events all saw historic participation numbers this year. The events, organized by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society, were supported by nearly 4,000 volunteers, and helped runners raise over $400,000 for charity. “Congratulations to everyone […]

Gift an experience


Gift an unforgettable experience Experiences can make us happier than material things. This holiday season, consider gifting loved ones or yourself an unforgettable experience at the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Goal-set and invest in yourself! Voted Vancouver’s best running race, and one of the very best marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon features races […]

2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon already 50% sold!


Photo by: Chris Morris 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon already 50% sold! Marathoners across the globe flock to conquer Canada’s most scenic course Vancouver, BC – December 2, 2016 – The BMO Vancouver Marathon is already at 50% capacity, and event organizers suggest the popular marathon event that occurs annually May could hit its capacity numbers […]