Get outside, be healthy and support SPES!

The days are getting longer and it’s becoming easier to find time to spend outside in the natural beauty of Stanley Park. This year, why not spend your time outdoors while also helping support SPES’s conservation and education programs!

Known for its stunning beauty and scenic route, the BMO Vancouver Marathon leads runners through parks, neighborhoods and bustling city streets. The final stretch is breathtaking as it goes through Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. This year SPES is a Community Charity Partner for all the BMO Vancouver race events. Whether you’re a runner or not, there are many ways that you can become involved and help SPES!

For the runners:

Photo by Don Enright.

Photo by Don Enright.

  • Marathon: For the long distance runners consider adding this race to your schedule and support SPES’s conservation and education programs by making a donation along with your registration www.bmovanmarathon.ca/full-marathon
  • Half Marathon: If you’re still working your way up to a full marathon consider this beautiful half marathon and support SPES’s conservation and education programs by making a donation along with your registration. Some of our staff are running this event so join our team and run with the “Stanley Park Ecology Society Running For Wildlife” www.bmovanmarathon.ca/half-marathon
  • 8k: For the casual runners consider this scenic 8km run located almost entirely in Stanley Park and support SPES’s conservation and education programs by making a donation along with your registration. Some of our staff are running this event so join our team and run with the “Stanley Park Ecology Society Running For Wildlife” www.bmovanmarathon.ca/8k

For the non-runners:

Even running isn’t your thing, get in on the excitement and participate in this wonderful event and help support the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

  • Volunteer: SPES volunteers and members of your community will be helping on race-day by handing out refreshments as the runners make their way through Stanley Park to the finishing line at the Vancouver Convention Centre www.bmovanmarathon.ca/volunteer
  • Donate: As a community charity partner donations can be made directly to SPES through the BMO Charity donations page eventsonline.ca/events/vancouver_mara_donate