Vancouver police reported the disruption on Twitter shortly after 7 am
A police incident delayed the start of the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Sunday morning.
Vancouver police reported the disruption on Twitter shortly after 7 am It was resolved about an hour later and the race got underway.
While police didn’t say what the nature of the incident was, a vehicle crash near the race route appears to have been the problem.
About 18,000 runners were registered to take part in either the full-length marathon, which starts at Queen Elizabeth Park and ends downtown at Coal Harbour, or in the half marathon.
The race, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and operated as a virtual event last year.
Expect widespread road closures throughout the city for the races.