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Raising funds for community good

RUN4HOPE is the charity program for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, with goals to raise funds for social impact and community good, plus foster a spirit of community celebration.In its second year, the 2014 RUN4HOPE program has been improved to provide more value for charities. Runners can now fundraise and/or donate to our National, Official, or Community Charities.

Become a Charity Runner

Get Tier 1 Pricing!

RUN4HOPE charity runners register at the Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM Tier 1 pricing (lowest rate). Please directly contact your charity of choice prior to registering to receive your event’s discount code!

Take your running to another level by making a big impact for our community. Run and raise funds for one of our National or Official Charity Partners and enjoy an exciting and meaningful run!

As a RUN4HOPE runner, you commit to raising a minimum amount defined by the charity you choose. After registering, you will be contacted by your charity and will be provided with fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success.

Here are the Charity organizations you can fundraise for:

National Charities: Ronald McDonald House British ColumbiaHabitat for Humanity Greater VancouverCanuck Place Children’s HospiceDown Syndrome Research Foundation

Official Charities: Kidsafe Project Society, Canadian Cancer Society (BC & Yukon), Canadian Mental Health AssociationJosh Platzer Society for Teen Suicide Prevention & AwarenessSan Diego Zoo Global Wildlife ConservancyTeam FinnTeam World VisionThe Michael J. Fox FoundationTeam Diabetes, Canadian Diabetes Association

Becoming a charity runner is easy.

  1. Contact your chosen National or Official charity directly to receive the Tier 1 pricing discount for the Marathon, Half Marathon or 8KM event
  2. Register Online to participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon or 8KM
  3. On the registration form, you will be asked if you wish to become a RUN4HOPE Charity Runner under the section “Become a RUN4HOPE Charity Runner“, click YES
  4. Select the charity you want to raise money for. As a charity runner, you commit to raise a minimum defined by the charity you choose. You will receive fundraising tools and support directly from the charity to help make your fundraising a success. We will connect you with your charity as soon as you register.


Donate to Great Causes

Our Charity Partners do amazing things for our community and the communities they serve. Support them and give back by making a donation during registration. To make additional donations after registration or to invite family and friends to donate, visit our Make a Donation page. Thank you for helping to make a great impact for our community!

Make a Donation

RUN4HOPE - New Charity program for the BMO Vancouver Marathon
Team In Training at the BMO Vancouver Marathon in 2013

Our National Charities in 2014

  • Down Syndrome Research Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House BC
  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

Our Official Charities in 2014

  • Team Finn
  • Team World Vision
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation – Team Fox
  • KidSafe Project
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Josh Platzer Society for Teen Suicide Prevention & Awareness
  • San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Team Diabetes – Canadian Diabetes Association

Our Communities Charities in 2014

  • BC Epilepsy Society
  • ‘NSTEP to Prevent Childhood Obesity
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
  • The Arthritis Society
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation, BC & Yukon
  • Quest Food Exchange
  • Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch