Photo courtesy of BMO Vancouver Marathon
Canada’s biggest marathon is coming to Vancouver.
Some 18,000 runners and 80,000 spectators will descend on Vancouver for the 42nd running of the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5. Declared by Forbes to be one of the world’s top 10 destination marathons, the race winds its way past some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from the Stanley Park seawall to Kitsilano Beach and the UBC campus.
This year’s event actually features multiple races. Things kick off on May 4 with a kids one-mile fun run through Stanley Park. On May 5, runners can choose from an 8-kilometre race around Stanley Park (there’s even a teens-only version), a 21.1-kilometre half-marathon that starts at Queen Elizabeth Park and works its way downtown or the full enchilada, the 42.2-kilometre marathon.
Ranked as the “most exotic” marathon by CNN, the race starts fast at the top of Little Mountain in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s highest point. Continue reading:
Vancouver Prepares for Canada’s Biggest Marathon: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 5