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The BMO Marathon will take place this Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Given the picturesque city, ocean and mountain views, this race is one of the most popular destination runs in the world and that means a lot-o-people will be funnelling into our fair region this weekend.
To help runners, volunteers and cheering sections alike get to the starting line, TransLink is increasing Canada Line service and providing shuttles to the race!
Canada Line will operate on its regular Sunday schedule while offering increased train frequency until 8:15 a.m. First trains depart Waterfront Station at 4:48 a.m. and Richmond Brighouse at 5:02 a.m.
Expo and Millennium Lines and SeaBus will operate normally. West Coast Express will not run.
Your easiest route to the prepping area of the race will be to head to Oakridge–41st Station and walk down to Queen Elizabeth Park on Midlothian Avenue near Hillcrest Community Centre.
Cycling to the race? TravelSmart is sponsoring BEST’s Bicycle Valet, which will offer secure, temporary bike storage, free of charge. The valet is located at the finish line at Pender Street, west of Burrard Street, and is open from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Due to the race route, the following bus routes will be modified:
2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 33, 41, 49, 99, 160, 210, 211, 240, 246, C18, C20, and 23.
Author: Adrienne Coling
Kudos to everyone tying up their laces on May 2nd to run 21.2 km or 42.2 km! Whether you are planning to run or cheer, head to the start line in Queen Elizabeth Park via the Canada Line Oakridge/41st Station.
Canada Line: The first train from Waterfront Station is at 4:48 a.m. and from Richmond Brighouse at 5:02 a.m. To prevent line-ups before the event, portable fare boxes will be set up at Waterfront, Vancouver City-Centre and Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line stations.
Coast Mountain Bus: Regular Sunday service will be provided, with some routes modified at certain times during the day to accommodate the marathon.
Shuttle Bus: Translink, in partnership with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, is offering a free shuttle service from Scott Road Station, Lonsdale Quay, Brentwood Mall and Patterson Station to the start line. Space is limited, and is booked on a first come first serve basis.
Cyclists: TravelSmart is sponsoring BEST’s Bicycle Valet, which will offer secure temporary bike storage for up to 120 bikes, free of charge. The valet will be open from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Bute Street, between Hastings and Cordova.
SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines, West Vancouver Blue Bus and SeaBus will operate their regular Sunday service. There is no Sunday service on the West Coast Express.
The Train2Main will be in operation for all runners or spectators travelling to or from the Main Street-Science World Station.
Author: Angela Salehi