It’s marathon weekend in Vancouver with a free expo at the convention centre gearing up for run day on Sunday, May 3, 2015 followed by a finish line street festival downtown.
Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s bustling Seawall.
BMO Vancouver Marathon Route
This year, approximately 18,000 participants of the 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM races will experience three separate race courses showcasing the City of Vancouver. There are three major routes for the 42.2 KM BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and the 8KM run through Stanley Park.
BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures
Road closures will be in effect on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 7:00am to 11:00am for the Half Marathon, 8:30am to 4:00pm for the Marathon, and 9:30am to 11:00am for the 8KM.
Traffic will be impacted in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, May 2nd, and Riley Park, Cambie, Oakridge, Fairveiw, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, False Creek, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour and Downtown neighbourhouds on Sunday, May 3, 2015. All roads in Stanley Park will be closed from 6:30am to 11:00am, and the Coal Harbour area will have lengthy closures from Saturday night to Sunday evening around the finish area. View the full list of road closures online.
Coal Harbour / Downtown (Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM) Detour Map
False Creek / Chinatown / Yaletown (Half Marathon) Detour Map
Cambie North (Half Marathon) Detour Map
Cambie South (Marathon) Detour Map
Dunbar (Marathon) Detour Map
UBC (Marathon) Detour Map
Kitsilano (Marathon) Detour Map
Point Grey (Marathon) Detour Map
Visit community cheer stations to show your support and you can still register for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, the Half Marathon and the 8KM events if you want to participate.
Follow the marathon on Twitter (with tag #RunVan) and Facebook for the latest updates and information.