The BMO Vancouver Marathon has reached total capacity in its Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8km races and a kids run on Sunday, May 1st. More than 16,500 runners, from over 60 countries, have registered and that means it will be a busy weekend on the roads.
“This is a record-setting year. We will have the greatest number of participants in our history, which is 45 years long,” says Charlene Krepiakevich, Executive Director of the Vancouver International Marathon Society, organizers of the event held annually on the first weekend of May. “While the Marathon remains our marquee event, demand for the 8KM and Half Marathon has exceeded expectations.”
BMO Vancouver Marathon Route
The Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon all start on Midlothian Ave. between Queen Elizabeth Park & Hillcrest Community Centre and share an energized downtown Finish Line on West Pender between Bute St & Thurlow St.
BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures
Race routes will impact traffic in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and Riley Park, South Cambie, Oakridge, Fairview, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, West End, Coal Harbour, Chinatown, Yaletown, Cambie, False Creek and Downtown neighbourhoods on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Marathon weekend kicks off with a free three-day Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo at the downtown waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre West, April 28-30. Free and open for all to attend – with more than 130 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in fitness, health and nutrition – the Expo also features a new Musical Showcase on its outdoor terrace.
Then on Sunday, May 1, 2016, event organizers are rewarding spectators who come out and cheer. $7,000 in total cash prizing is up for grabs for fans courtesy of The Neighbourhood Challenge presented by Chevron. Follow the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Facebook and Twitter for more information.