Run One of the World’s “Top-10 Destination Marathons”: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 3

Photo credit: Christopher Porter | Flickr

Photo credit: Christopher Porter | Flickr

Turns out the Sun Run was just a warm-up.

Fresh off hosting Canada’s biggest 10K, Vancouver is gearing up for one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons. This May 3, thousands of runners converge on the city for the BMO Vancouver Marathon – 42.2 kilometres of Pacific coastal forest, beaches, leafy residential neighbourhoods and mountain vistas.

Last year, the scenic course was named a top-10 “marathon worth travelling for” by Forbes, sandwiched between the Great Wall Marathon in China and Big Sur International Marathon in California. Meanwhile, CNN Travel has listed it as one of the world’s most exotic marathons, up there with the Dead Sea Marathon in Jordan and Australian Outback Marathon.  Continue reading:
Run One of the World’s “Top-10 Destination Marathons”: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 3

Experience One of the World’s Most Scenic Marathons: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 4

photo: BMO Vancouver Marathon 2013 | elitetrackandfieldacademy.com

photo: BMO Vancouver Marathon 2013 | elitetrackandfieldacademy.com

One of Canada’s most scenic marathons just got some world-class recognition.

Forbes has named the BMO Vancouver Marathon one of the Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For in 2014. Vancouver’s stunning seaside route ranks alongside legendary courses in London, Paris, Napa Valley, Boston, South Africa and other global hotspots. Continue reading:
Experience One of the World’s Most Scenic Marathons: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 4

Lululemon SeaWheeze Half-Marathon is Back This Saturday

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The Lululemon SeaWheeze half-marathon is back this Saturday for its second year. The event, organised by yoga apparel company Lululemon, is billed as not just a run, but a “fun-filled weekend you won’t forget.” The two-day festival consists of running, yoga, music, and more.

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Lululemon SeaWheeze Half-Marathon is Back This Saturday

Vancouver Prepares for Canada’s Biggest Marathon: BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 5

Photo courtesy of BMO Vancouver Marathon

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