Vancouver International Marathon Society
The BMO Vancouver Marathon is wholly organized and operated by the Vancouver International Marathon Society, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization (Registration number S22985).
To make the BMO Vancouver Marathon a reality, the Society relies on a dedicated group of volunteer Board of Directors, a small team of event professionals, and over 4,000 invaluable support volunteers, with a single common thread – a love of wellness and the sport of long distance running.
A member of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (A.I.M.S.), the Society has been in existence since 1986 having organized the first Vancouver International Marathon in 1987, and has been completely responsible for the staging of this fantastic event.
Our mission is to deliver a marathon event that promotes Vancouver’s active lifestyle, engaging participants and community partners to create a positive and memorable experience.
To be the world’s best running experience, celebrating all that is Vancouver.
Responsiveness, Support and Commitment to our Community
We are active, engaged and responsive members of our community, who embody the values of and are committed to collaborating with community members to ensure positive support of the Vancouver International Marathon event.
Innovation, Excellence and Continuous Improvement
We challenge ourselves to seek innovation and excellence, finding practical solutions that lead to continuous improvement.
We promote and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle within our community through year-round delivery of the marathon event experience.
Personal Achievement at Any Level
We believe in delivering a marathon experience that offers every participant the opportunity for personal achievement, at any level.
We believe the greatest achievements come from working together with our employees, sponsors and community.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
We strive to deliver a positive, memorable marathon experience that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.
We believe in creating a hospitable, respectful and welcoming environment so that everyone can benefit from engagement in healthy lifestyle and participate in the marathon experience.