Vancouver Island’s premier running event, offering athletes an unmatchable running experience on the pristine West Coast. Our world-class, record-breaking course is designed by runners, for runners. As the only Certified Boston Qualifier on the Island, come join us to compete, to conquer and to move from warm-up to reward.
Short endurance races, half marathons are a great course-length to test your ability to run a modest, achievable distance. Whereas a full marathon pushes a typical runner past the point of exhaustion, requiring on-course fuelling, long-haul mindsets and perfect pacing plans, a halfer can be done with a bit of water and a “take yourself to the edge of you ability” approach. Run hard, run long. Run. I typically hit the two hour and change mark, but my crew is plus or minus 30 minutes on that pace.
Ranked one of the top destination marathons in the world, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Vancouver’s only marathon offers 70% shoreline views and stunning scenery. Experience this world-class event for yourself!
This race raises much needed funds to support life-saving research for the early detection of Pancreatic Cancer and bring awareness to this devastating disease. The event was inspired by Kathy McCollum, a passionate runner, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2011 and lost her battle the same year.
The First Responders Half Marathon is a highly regarded event that takes place annually in Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon each year. We are excited to expand awareness of all First Responders and the challenges they face in our communities. It's our honour to host you in the Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km fun run.