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 who have completed only the Marathon distances

25 Years Club

Name Years Ran Marathon Half Marathon
Leith Campbell 34 21 13
Joan Campbell 33 10 23
Robin Dickinson 33 30 3
Karl Sturmanis 33 30 3
Lori Wong* 29 29 0
Henny Coates 28 6 22
Lucy Pepe – In Memoriam 28 27 1
Carol Peters* 25 25 0
Murray Cameron* 25 25 0
Raymond Chau 25 11 14

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20 Years Club

Name Years Ran Marathon Half Marathon 8KM
Brian Campo* 24 24 0 0
Kahoru Mizugaki 24 0 24 0
Leigh Blaney 24 1 21 2
Mark Shorter 24 20 4 0
Neil Wakelin 24 19 5 0
Pheobe Hung* 24 24 0 0
Reg Chow 24 19 5 0
Rick Smith* 24 24 0 0
Takahito Shibata 24 20 4 0
Yvonne Coady 24 22 2 0
Janice Cameron 23 16 3 4
Nancy Pie Wong 23 9 14 0
Bill Chang 22 15 7 0
Carrie Richard 22 1 20 1
Evan Fagan 22 15 7 0
John Downing 22 15 7 0
Norman Bruce Johnson 22 13 8 1
Peter Ballard* 22 22 0 0
Caedmon Nash* 21 21 0 0
Catherine Louie* 21 21 0 0
David Kirkpatrick 21 18 3 0
Haruo Sato 21 19 2 0
Janet Green* 21 21 0 0
John Mahoney 21 19 2 0
Kenneth Bonner* 21 21 0 0
Raymond Weipprecht 21 18 3 0
Bo Chew 20 14 6 0
David Crerar 20 19 1 0
George Taylor 20 12 8 0
Gilda Sellers 20 12 8 0
Manny Albrino* 20 20 0 0
Simon Shiu 20 20 0 0

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15 Years Club

Name Years Ran Marathon Half Marathon 8KM
Bill Saunders 19 6 13 0
Dave Horsfield 19 18 1 0
Dianne Wright* 19 19 0 0
Dieter Kirste 19 6 13 0
Don Wright 19 18 1 0
Ray Miya 19 13 6 0
Rod Chow 19 0 19 0
Sheila Symchuk-Brown 19 16 3 0
Tommy Watanabe 19 18 1 0
Agnes Young 18 0 18 0
Alec Sue 18 9 9 0
Celina Coombs* 18 18 0 0
Dan Regan* 18 18 0 0
Dean Gooch* 18 18 0 0
Edward Lobo 18 18 0 0
Frank Stebner 18 14 4 0
Hector Barrios 18 15 3 0
Hiromasa Sato 18 11 7 0
Jim Cornish 18 2 16 0
Martina Jacobsen 18 9 9 0
Paul Church 18 3 15 0
Ruth Larrigan 18 0 18 0
Simon Lee 18 12 6 0
Toshinori Watanabe* 18 18 0 0
Valerie Waldron 18 17 1 0
Albert Tom 17 8 11 0
Bill Russell 17 16 1 0
Carmen Batsford 17 3 14 0
Cindy Brown 17 14 3 0
Cyndi Canic* 17 17 0 0
Dave Whitworth* 17 17 0 0
David Booth 17 6 11 0
David England 17 14 3 0
Edmund Jor 17 8 9 0
Greg Joyce 17 13 4 0
Gren Patey 17 5 12 0
Jake Rambo* 17 17 0 0
Jerry Lawrence 17 17 0 0
John Carter 17 3 14 0
John Murphy 17 14 3 0
Karin Edworthy 17 0 16 1
Larry Chow 17 7 10 0
Lorna Marshall* 17 17 0 0
Lynn Walters 17 7 10 0
Mark White 17 14 3 0
Phil Robinson 17 15 2 0
Rich Lee 17 7 10 0
Richard Coulthard 17 16 1 0
Simeon Lim* 17 17 0 0
Violet Holmes 17 1 13 3
Walter Ament 17 9 8 0
Wes Hait* 17 17 0 0
Yoshikatsu Inoue 17 16 0 1
Ada Lam 16 10 6 0
Al Harman 16 15 1 0
Aron Tischler* 16 16 0 0
Bruce Kennedy 16 7 9 0
David Seymour 16 14 2 0
Dennis Quinlan 16 10 6 0
Donda Meausette 16 14 2 0
Edward Tam 16 14 2 0
Erica Peterson 16 0 16 0
Eugene Lee 16 8 8 0
Ingrid Edworthy 16 0 16 0
Joseph Heath 16 9 7 0
Lilia Irwin* 16 16 0 0
Mel Preedy 16 16 0 0
Nathan Matthew 16 14 2 0
Paul Thorndike 16 1 15 0
Ron Knox 16 16 0 0
Sharon Meleshko 16 6 10 0
Steven Lowe 16 4 12 0
Tony Ellis 16 0 16 0
Tony Lopes 16 13 3 0
Trevor Wakelin* 16 16 0 0
Wai Chui 16 9 7 0
William McCutcheon 16 11 4 0
Yuji Kikuchi 16 12 4 0
Albert Homenchuk 15 14 1 0
Alex Warner 15 0 15 0
Amanda Hill 15 5 10 0
Andrew Piers 15 13 2 0
Barry Feng 15 13 2 0
Bonnie Beaman 15 3 12 0
Brent Robinson 15 5 10 0
Cathy Gray 15 11 4 0
Cherry Graf 15 6 9 0
Christopher Richardson 15 1 14 0
Don Kajiwara 15 0 15 0
Elio Meloni 15 12 3 0
Guy Smith* 15 15 0 0
Harvey Tom 15 7 8 0
John Lang 15 2 13 0
Jonathan Haddon 15 13 2 0
Lisa Burnett 15 5 10 0
Maria Pemberton 15 13 2 0
Nancy Ozawa 15 3 12 0
Norm Stelfox 15 13 2 0
Patrick Lim 15 9 6 0
Peter Harvey 15 12 3 0
Phil Brennan 15 1 14 0
Rhys Howard 15 5 10 0
Rick Chiu* 15 15 0 0
Sonny Louie 15 2 13 0
Stephen Lee 15 8 5 2
Tadashi Okumoto* 15 15 0 0
Thomas Greidanus 15 12 3 0
Tony Wong 15 6 9 0