B.C. half-marathon champs to be run at BMO Vancouver Marathon

The BMO Vancouver Marathon announced that the B.C. half-marathon provincial championships will be run as part of its race weekend.

The start of the BMO Vancouver Marathon
The start of the BMO Vancouver Marathon

The BMO Vancouver Marathon announced that it will be hosting the British Columbia Half-Marathon Championships as part of its race weekend on May 1, 2016.

The race will be part of the newly announced B.C. Super Series, a collaboration between BC Athletics and 12 of B.C.’s best road races. Combined, the series offers $100,000 in prize money.

“The Vancouver International Marathon Society is thrilled to be a part of the B.C. Super Series, and to host the B.C. Half-Marathon Championships at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 1, 2016,” adds Vancouver International Marathon Society executive director Charlene Krepiakevich.

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The BMO Vancouver Marathon offers the full 42.2K-distance, half-marathon, 8K, 2.5K kids run as well as a marathon relay. The BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.

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Registration for the 2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon is open.

The B.C. Super Series includes the following 12 races:

  • Harriers Pioneer 8K
  • Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half-Marathon
  • BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5K*
  • Modo Spring Run-Off 8K
  • Vancouver Sun Run 10K
  • TC10K
  • BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon*
  • BlueShore Financial Longest Day 5K
  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon
  • Fresh Air Midsummer 8K*
  • Vancouver Eastside 10K*
  • GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon*

 
*B.C. Championship race.