While it still definitely feels like winter in Vancouver, spring is actually just around the corner and that means one thing for sure: it's time to start training for your marathon or half marathon! If running a marathon is one of your 2017 fitness resolutions, be sure to read on for some of the best Vancouver 2017 marathons and half marathons to sign up for now!
Vancouver 2017 Marathons
MEC Lower Mainland: ROAD Race FIVE: You have the choice of a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon. This race takes place in the Lower Mainland on April 30th. Sign up here.
BMO Vancouver Marathon: Starting at Queen Elizabeth Park and finishing downtown, this is one of Vancouver’s most iconic marathon events featuring a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 8k run, and spectator-lined streets. This race takes place on May 7th. Sign up here.
Hallow's Eve Trail Race: This trail marathon, half marathon and 10k race are truly challenging events. Starting at the base of Lynn Creek and taking place on some of the hardest trails on Vancouver's North Shore, this marathon is happening on October 28th. Sign up here.
Vancouver 2017 Half Marathons
- First Half Pacific Road Runners: The "First Half" half marathon by Pacific Road Runners is an annual half that's been happening in Vancouver since 1991. As one of the city's most iconic races, this Vancouver 2017 half marathon is taking place on February 5th in the downtown core. Sign up here.
Green Sock Half & Shamrock'n Race: This is a St. Patrick's Day-themed race where runners are encouraged to dress up! The 21.1k run circles Burnaby Lake and is taking place on March 12th. Sign up here.
Run For Water: This half marathon takes place in Abbotsford, and all funds raised go toward building clean-water projects in remote and desolate areas of Southern Ethiopia. This race takes place on May 28th. Sign up here.
- Scotiabank Half Marathon: Established in 1998, the Scotiabank Half Marathon consistently hosts more than 5,000 runners, making it one of the largest half marathons in Vancouver! The scenic course from UBC to Stanley Park takes place on June 25th. Sign up here.
There you have it: a complete list of Vancouver 2017 marathons and half marathons to get you moving and working toward your fitness goals for the year. On your mark, get set, go!