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2013 Elite Program

The Elite Athlete Program

The 2013 Elite Athlete Program is striving to foster Canadian runners while respecting the importance of the international running community in the establishment and celebration of event records. The program assists with some of the travel, accommodation, and meal costs, but spots are limited; decisions will be made at the discretion of the Elite Athlete Coordinator.

  • All athletes must have run on a certified course since January 1, 2012
  • Applications must be received by March 15, 2013
  • All athletes must be current members of their provincial branch of Athletics Canada OR of their national federation.
  • Travel assistance will be limited to within North America to a maximum of $500 at the discretion of the Elite Coordinator.
  • Athletes must have their own identification to enter and exit the country.
  • No letters of invitation or authorization will be forwarded.

To apply for the Elite Athlete Program, complete the online registration by below. Please note that Elite Runner Applications are now close. 

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Completing the online application does not guarantee entry to the Elite Athlete Program.

Timing Requirements

ATHLETES must meet the following requirements to be considered for ELITE STATUS*:
CANADIAN Male Female INTER. Male Female
Marathon 2:40:00 3:10:00 Marathon 2:25:00 2:55:00
Half Marathon 1:10:00 1:20:00 Half Marathon 1:06:00 1:17:00
ATHLETES must meet the following requirements to be considered for TRAVEL ASSISTANCE**:
CANADIAN Male Female INTER. Male Female
Marathon 2:20:00 2:45:00 Marathon 2:16:00 2:40:00
Half Marathon 1:05:00 1:17:00 Half Marathon 1:04:00 1:15:00
MASTERS (40+) ATHLETES must meet the following requirements to be considered for ELITE STATUS*:
CANADIAN Male Female INTER. Male Female
Marathon 2:45:00 3:15:00 Marathon 2:45:00 3:15:00
Half Marathon 1:15:00 1:25:00 Half Marathon 1:15:00 1:25:00
* ELITE STATUS: Complimentary Entry, Elite Athlete Hospitality Room, Elite Reception, Elite Start Zone.
** TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: Accommodation, Meals and Elite Status
NOTE: This is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance.

Once we have received your application, the Elite Athlete Coordinator will contact you to discuss your eligibility.

Prize Money Distribution

All 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners will receive a BMO Vancouver Marathon prize pack including an Award Plaque and Signature Apparel.

Marathon Overall Male Female Half Marathon Overall Male Female
1st Place $3500 $3500 1st Place $2000 $2000
2nd Place $1500 $1500 2nd Place $750 $750
3rd Place $750 $750 3rd Place $500 $500
Marathon Bonus for Top Canadians (Must be CDN Citizen) Male Female Half Marathon Bonus for Top Canadians (Must be CDN Citizen) Male Female
1st Place $1000 $1000 1st Place $600 $600
2nd Place $500 $500 2nd Place $400 $400
3rd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack 3rd Place Prize Pack Price Pack
1st BC Native $450 $450 1st BC Native $300 $300
Marathon Masters (40+) Male Female Half Marathon Masters (40+) Male Female
1st Place $450 $450 1st Place $300 $300
2nd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack 2nd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack
3rd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack 3rd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack
Wheelers Male Female
1st Place $300 $300
2nd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack
3rd Place Prize Pack Prize Pack
BMO Marathon Event Record Bonus Male Female BMO Half Marathon Event Record Bonus Male Female
$2500 $2500 $1250 $1250
Men 2:13:14 Garry Henry (AUS) 1980 Men 1:04:48 Kip Kangogo (KEN) 2012
Women 2:35:50 Claudia Camargo (ARG) 2007 Women 1:12:33 Miina Ogawa (JAP) 1996

Completing the online application does not guarantee entry to the Elite Athlete Program. For enquiries, please contact the Elite Coordinator at: elite@bmovanmarathon.ca

Age Category Awards

First, second & third place medals will be provided to both Marathon & Half Marathon winners in the following ages categories:

  • Male & Female  Under 19
  • Male & Female 20-24
  • Male & Female 25-29
  • Male & Female 30-34
  • Male & Female 35-39
  • Male & Female 40-44
  • Male & Female 45-49
  • Male & Female 50-54
  • Male & Female 55-59
  • Male & Female 60-64
  • Male & Female 65-69
  • Male & Female 70-74
  • Male & Female 75-79
  • Male & Female 80-84
  • Male & Female 85-89
  • Male & Female 90-94
  • Male & Female 95-99
  • Male & Female 100+

All runners must complete the event within the time course limits.