Thank you to all volunteers who contribute to the non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN®! Your contributions are greatly valued and appreciated. Annually, our non-profit Society relies on nearly 4,000 volunteers to stage our events which could not be possible with out you.

Enjoy camaraderie with a great, generous team and other nice perks when you become a RUNVAN® Volunteer.

Volunteer with the following events:

Below are some of the positions we often recruit for:

  • Package pick up
  • Course marshals
  • Food hand out
  • Set-up crew
  • Start/Finish crew
  • Parking marshal
  • Gear check/Gear pick up
  • Results
  • Information ambassadors


We welcome volunteers of all ages, however, children under the age of 18 years must have parental or guardian consent and be supervised by their parent, guardian or adult at all times while working together in the same role during the event. We encourage school groups to participate and all students under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by their school teacher from the same school.

Kids Run Volunteers

In order to volunteer in the Kids Run, volunteers must be over 18 years old and complete a Mandatory Background Check as required. If you are new and have not lived in British Columbia for more than two years, or an International Student with no credit and residence history in BC, your background check application will not be able to be processed by the BC Ministry of Justice.


For more information, please email [email protected] or call: 604-872-2928