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YMCA, BMO Vancouver Marathon Charity of Choice


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the BMO Vancouver Marathon! As a part of this special milestone, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver has paired with RunVan and the BMO Vancouver Marathon as a charity of choice. If you are planning to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 8-kilometer race, 5-kilometer race, relay, or virtual race on Sunday, May 1, 2022, please consider registering as a YMCA charity runner.  

Perks of Registering as a YMCA Charity Runner 

As a charity runner, you will receive a 20 per cent discount when you help raise $400 for the  YMCA’S CommUNITY campaign! And if you have already registered, you may still participate as a YMCA charity runner—just reach out to us at and we will be happy to help. 

All YMCA charity runners will also receive a free YMCA swag bag as a thank you. 

How to Register 

Registering as a YMCA charity runner is easy.  

  1. Please visit BMO Vancouver Marathon’s website to register 

  1. Click on the event in which you wish to run, from the RED highlighted charity pricing 

  1. While you sign-up, select YMCA of Greater Vancouver to join our team! 

After registering, you will receive a receipt of payment, plus an additional confirmation email which includes links to the charity fund raising pages. You will also receive fundraising tools and support directly from the YMCA to help make your fundraising a success. 

Volunteer as a Race Marshall!

Not planning to run but still want to be involved? Come volunteer with us on race day!

We're looking for a team of energetic Race Marshallers who'll help cheer on runners and keep them on the right track. Here are the details:

  • Accepting ages 14+ 
  • Shifts:
    • 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Email Bobbi Terrell, Manager, Youth Programs, at to sign up.