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.

December 20th, 2015 by | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

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.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon is ranked as one of Canadian Running‘s “Gold Label Races” in our November/December issue.

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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.