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A 2017 guide for British Columbia marathons

Plan out your 2017 racing schedule with a complete list of marathons in British Columbia for the year.

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British Columbia is one of the most popular places to run in Canada offering views of the ocean, lush trails and mountainous terrain depending on where you are. It’s appropriate that there are a wide range of marathons to chose from in 2017.

By Canadian Running‘s count, there are 14 marathons in British Columbia in 2017. Somewhat surprisingly, the province’s largest city, Vancouver, hosts just one 42K, the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Meanwhile, the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon doubles as the province’s marathon championships.

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The most popular of all the year’s weekends comes Oct. 7-8 with three marathons across the province. Looking for races in British Columbia shorter or longer than a marathon? BC Athletics has a handy list of races in the organization’s calendar. Alternatively, check out CR‘s recommendation for a Canadian race a week for all of 2017.

See a full list of 2017 British Columbia marathons below.

MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race Five

Date: April 30
Location: Langley

BMO Vancouver Marathon

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Date: May 7
Location: Vancouver

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Tri-Conic Challenge

Date: July 1
Location: Port Alberni

Totem to Totem Marathon

Date: July 15
Location: Haida Gwaii

Kamloops Marathon

Date: July 23
Location: Kamloops

Run the Rock Marathon

Date: Aug. 27
Location: Texada Island

Mad Moose Marathon

Date: Sept. 24
Location: Prince George

Baldy Marathon

Date: Oct. 1
Location: Oliver

MEC Lower Mainland: Road Race Nine

Date: Oct. 1
Location: Richmond

Wandering Moose

Date: Oct. 7
Location: Kelowna

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Date: Oct. 8
Location: Victoria

BMO Okanagan Marathon

Date: Oct. 8
Location: Kelowna

Hallow’s Eve

Date: Oct. 28
Location: North Vancouver

Boundary Bay Marathon

Date: Nov. 5
Location: Delta

Have a race to add? Comment below or send details to tim@runningmagazine.ca

Editor’s note (April 10): The Edge to Edge Marathon has been removed from the list as it is not being held in 2017 due to trail construction. The Tri-Conic Challenge and Baldy Marathon have been added.