Run & Fundraise – BMO Vancouver Marathon

Run and raise funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity!

As an Official Charity Partner of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Variety is proud to be a part of the RUN4HOPE program. With goals to raise funds for social impact and community good, RUN4HOPE provides charitable options for participants, enabling runners to fundraise and/or donate to their charity of choice. Organized by the local non-profit RUNVAN®, the event’s RUN4HOPE program has helped runners raise over $15 million for charity.

Becoming a charity runner is easy! Follow the simple steps below to get started today:

1. Register as a Charity Runner for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay or 8KM.
2. Click on the event you wish to run from the RED highlighted charity pricing.
3. You will be asked to ‘Select Your Team’. From the drop down menu, select Variety – the Children’s Charity.
4. In the RUN4HOPE Section, you will then be asked to select the Charity that you are fundraising for. Please consider donating when registering, or invite your family and friends to donate after you’ve registered. Your support is greatly appreciated!

For more information or to support Variety, visit our financials page, get involved with us or donate today!

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC, Canada View on Google Maps
  • The BMO Vancouver Marathon is a scenic Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2KM (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s Seawall – the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Vancouver’s only marathon offers 70% shoreline views and stunning scenery. Experience this world-class event for yourself!

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Looking to Help?

We believe we can achieve a lot more when we work together! Make a donation, volunteer your time, or even set up your own community fundraiser with our support!

Dear Variety Family,

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our Variety donors, families, members, supporters, volunteers and all British Columbians.

Variety BC has been here for more than 50 years ensuring kids with special needs thrive. I would like to assure you that during this uncertain time, we will continue to be here for BC’s kids with special needs.

I also would like to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward:

  • In keeping with the BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations, we will be postponing all Variety events between March 16th and April 30th including our One Night in the Valley Gala on Saturday, April 4th at the Glass House Estate Winery
  • We have closed the Variety Office as a precautionary measure and are having employees set up to work-from-home. All in-person meetings will be moved to teleconference. We will evaluate working “virtually” on a week-to-week basis while actively monitoring the evolution of this global pandemic and returning to regular operating procedures once health authorities deem it safe for our staff to do so.
  • Due to our office closure, we have postponed the shipping of Robert Bateman’s Woodworkers – Pilated Woodpeckers posters and our Variety water bottles. Anyone looking for tax receipts will receive them via email
  • With the closure of BC’s schools, the need to ensure our kids are supported has never been so great. As such, our Heart of Variety Fund will continue to accept grant accept applications by e-mail.
    Like all of you, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate with you on important health and safety measures and decisions regarding events regularly.

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting BC Centre for Disease Control’s website at www.bccdc.ca and the Government of Canada’s website at www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

We are grateful for your support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Thank you,


Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC