The BMO Vancouver Marathon is fast-approaching this year as runners from the city and around the world take to the Seawall and the streets. With under 500 spots left space is quickly filling up for the marathon and associated races that include:
Ranked a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes for its stunning beauty and scenic route, ranked “most exotic” marathon by CNN, the BMO Vancouver Marathon leads runners on a 42.2 kilometre journey through parks, neighbourhoods and bustling city streets. Enjoy the fresh-air alongside natural beaches and breathe a sense of wonder at the backdrop of surrounding mountains.
Run Vancouver’s premier urban Half-Marathon event featuring a fast downhill start with the most spectacular skyline and North Shore mountain views combined with a journey past the city’s eclectic iconic landmarks.
The 8KM route is a beautiful scenic course which begins in Vancouver’s very own famous Stanley Park, it will follow the last 8KM of the Vancouver Half Marathon, winding along the majestic cedar, hemlock, and fir trees, to an environment rich in tranquility, towards the exciting downtown Finish Line. Your 8KM Run experience does not end after your hard earned run; you are encouraged to enjoy the Street Festival along with your family and friends and watch the exciting arrival of the Half Marathon Elite athletes.
This year’s event will include a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run course presented by Saucony designed just for children on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Our West Coast, healthy lifestyle is rubbing off on the youngest of our population with many kids literally following in their parents’ footsteps. The run will be a great way to introduce kids ages 6-12 to the marathon event experience while also encouraging individual development and a healthy lifestyle.
Even if you’re not a runner, you can still enjoy the Street Festival on marathon weekend with food sampling, dancers, a Kids Zone, souvenir products and more on Hastings. This family-friendly street festival will last from 8:30am to 2:00pm on race day, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Runners can invite friends and family to watch them cross the Finish Line and enjoy the entertainment.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon has saved a special spot for one Miss604 reader this year in their new 8KM race AND they are going to include the following prize pack to give away to that reader as well:
- A pair of Saucony Running Shoes
- Running Jacket from Saucony
- Official BMO Vancouver Marathon Race t-shirt
- BMO Gloves for Race Day
- PowerBar energy products
Here’s how you can win your way into the 8KM race and collect the prize pack:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite BMO Vancouver Marathon event (of those listed above) (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2013. Follow the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Twitter and Facebook for more race and event information.
Update The winner is Kevin!