Where can you find 31,000 litres of water, 13,000 bananas, over 90,000 spectators and 4,000 volunteers?
At the 45th annual BMO Vancouver Marathon and it’s happening this Sunday!
Not up for the 42 kilometre trek? Not to worry!
There are races for everyone! You can participate in the marquee marathon, a fast half marathon, a relay, an 8 km run, a kids run or a 2.5 km walk.
The big news on the transit front is that the Vancouver International Marathon Society is offering free, single-use Compass Tickets to all runners.
There will also be free TravelSmart Bus Shuttles available in five locations for registered Marathon and Half Marathon runners.
You can find more information and register for the shuttle here.
Canada Line is one of the most convenient ways to get to the race with peak service levels in effect until 8:15am — meaning trains will be running every 6-7 minutes.
Remember! Different races have different starting points and times.
Check out this handy-dandy chart to help you get to the starting line!
*Relay Exchange Zones are located near Imperial Drive and W 16th, NW Marine and 4th Ave, plus Chestnut and Cornwall.
Get those pompoms and bullhorns out because the day isn’t just for the runners!
If you come out and cheer for the thousands of runners as they race toward the downtown Finish Line Street Festival, YOU could win prizes!
Know before you go!
The following bus routes will be modified at certain times during the day to accommodate the marathon: 2, 9, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 33, 41, 49, 99, 160, 210, 211, 240, 246, C18, C19, C20, C21, and C23.
SkyTrain and SeaBus will operate regular Sunday service; there is no Sunday service on the West Coast Express.
Author: Adrienne Coling