Vancouver Marathon – Course, Elevation and Race Info

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is Canada’s top marathon race, showcasing a beautiful running route that winds through parks and beaches, including the picturesque Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path.

Held annually on the first Sunday of May, the Vancouver Marathon attracts over 20,000 participants. In addition, the event also includes a half marathon, 8K, kids run, a two-day health expo, and other activities.

Vancouver Marathon at a Glance

  • Upcoming Race: May 5, 2024
  • 2023 Attendance: 22,000
  • 2023 First Place (Men’s): 02:17:05
  • 2023 First Place (Women’s): 02:34:27
  • Official Website: BMO Vancouver Marathon

(A) Vancouver Marathon Course Map and Route Info

Scroll to zoom in and out. Click and hold to move around. Click on icons to see more race info such as gel stations and notable sights along the route. Water and aid stations are not marked on the map because there are plenty.

(B) Vancouver Marathon Elevation Profile Interactive Chart

(Last Updated: 02/27/2024)

(C) Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

  • Located at the Vancouver Convention Centre East
  • Bib Number and Race Packet pick up, including gear check bag
  • Exhibitor booths
  • Elite runners panel discussion
  • Free and open to the general public
  • Special perks for BMO (Bank of Montreal) customers

(D) Hotels and Lodging

Vancouver Marathon’s official host hotels are Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, and The Sutton Place Hotel. If you prefer to stay at one of these partner hotels you need to book early as their room block may sell out quickly. However, Downtown Vancouver (near finish line) offers plenty of other lodging options.

(E) Transportation

Travelling to the start line is pretty easy. You can take the Bus shuttles from select Lower Mainland locations on race day, or take the Canada Line from Downtown Vancouver southbound or from Richmond northbound and get off at Oakridge-41st station or King Edward Station, then walk to the Start Line. It’s about a 15-min walk.

(F) Weather

Vancouver’s average temperatures for early May is between 45 to 60ºF.

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