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YMCA BC is excited to be cheering loud and proud as our Y Charity Runners team members set out on a journey to run for their “why” in the 2024 BMO Vancouver Marathon.


"Race sold out" is written over a photo of marathon participants on the Seawall

This year's event is officially sold out—thank you to all of the incredible runners who have signed up to run and raise with the Y Charity Runners!

The team has already raised thousands of dollars in support of YMCA BC's life-enhancing programs, but hasn't hit the finish line just yet. Show your support with a donation by clicking below! 


Support the Y Charity Runners


If you are already registered and would like to join our team, it's not too late! Please email and we'll ensure you are added to our team roster.



Several YMCA volunteers hold signs with encouraging messages for Vancouver Marathon runners

Join our team of race-day volunteers!


You don't need to be a runner in order to be a crucial part of this year's BMO Vancouver Marathon! Volunteer with us and cheer on the participants as a member of our energetic team.

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us at the Y Charity Water Station located on the Seawall at the Second Beach Pool in Stanley Park. 

Our volunteer squad will be at the water station from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Join us!

Volunteer Registration
Password: bmovmf12



Why run? Well, we all have a "why!"

“For me, it’s seeing the kids’ big smiles in our Y Child Care Centres. It fills my heart! It’s also the Newcomers I have met and had the pleasure of getting to know who have found family through the Y. These are just a couple of examples of my WHY!”

Leanna Dunn


Maxime wears a YMCA t-shirt and race bib near the finish line of the BMO Vancouver Marathon

Maxime's "why"

"I have many different things I'm running for—my mental health, my discipline—but when you're running for other people as well, that's extra motivation when you're tired. 

"You think, 'I can't give up because of them.' You don't want to let other people down."

Maxime is one of our incredible Y Charity Runners! Read more about his story and his motivations for running, or make a donation to support our team!


Maxime's Story

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I’ve already registered for the BMO Vancouver Marathon but want to join the Y Charity Running Team. Is it too late?

We’d love to have you! Get in touch at and we’ll have you moved over to our team.

Can my friends and family join the Y Charity Runners Team?

Absolutely! Friends and family are encouraged to participate and will receive a 20% refund on their registration fees once they have reached $400 in fundraising dollars. A great perk! Click here for instructions on how to join our team during the registration process.

I registered for the event but can no longer participate. What do I do?

All BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Policies apply.

I have a question about the Y Charity Runner Team. Who can I reach out to?

Questions before you commit? Get in touch with us at today!