Friday June 23rd
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Packet Pickup, VCC West – 1055 Canada Place, enter off Burrard Street.
Saturday June 24th
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Packet Pickup, VCC West – 1055 Canada Place, enter off Burrard Street.
Sunday June 25th
Half-Marathon start at UBC – Thunderbird/East Mall
5k Run/Walk Start at Stanley Park Fish House
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shuttle buses back from finish to UBC.
Awards Ceremony on stage at the finish area, Stanley Park Fish House.
Half-Marathon course closes.
5k course closes.
Subject to change before event day.
Runners’ Packet Pickup
Dates: Friday June 23rd, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Saturday June 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, enter off Burrard Street.
Pick up your runner’s bib, timing chip, and technical t-shirt. A secondary confirmation will be emailed to registrants by the Thursday prior to the event.
Important: Please bring a piece of photo ID to pick up your packet or a printout of your registration email.
New registrations will be available at Packet Pickup, unless the events have sold out.
Picking Up For a Friend
If you have someone picking up your packet for you they will require a copy of your email confirmation and a one-liner that states this person has permission to pick up your kit for you.
If you no longer have a copy of your email confirmation, make sure you’re on the confirmation list and then the only thing the person will require is the one-liner that states that you give them permission to pick up your kit for you.
There is no group packet pickup — you must pick up individually.
In May 2013 we moved to individual packet pickup policy, following the examples of the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York Marathon.
You will be allowed to pick up your own bib and a maximum of 3 other bibs. To do this you must have:
- Signed copies of the confirmations for those three other bibs. Email confirmations are sent out the Thursday prior to the event.
Half-Marathon Directions & Parking
We recommend that half-marathoners park at UBC, then take our complimentary shuttle bus back to UBC after the event. The Half and the 5k finish at the same spot, in front of the Stanley Park Fish House – the 5k also starts from this location. Other options include car pool or take a taxi to the start line. You can also check Translink to see if a bus is available to UBC in time from your neighbourhood. Plan to be at Thunderbird Arena for 6:30 a.m., to give yourself time to get ready for the run.
Runner Drop-Off Zones
To assist with traffic flow on race morning we will have designated “Drop Off Zones” in place at UBC. If you are not parking, follow the signage and marshals to the drop areas. Do not drive right up to the garage or the start line. This will allow vehicles that are parking to get to the Parkades much quicker. For details, please download the parking map which shows the parking options in the area and the “Drop Off Areas”. Parking rates for the UBC Parkades are included on the map. Download the parking map.
Paid Shuttles from Downtown Vancouver to Start Line at UBC
160 tickets will be available for shuttles from Delta Vancouver Suites Downtown to the start of the run at UBC. Shuttle tickets must be prepaid and purchased online. Shuttles will board at 6:00am at the Delta (on Seymour between Pender/Hastings), and leave promptly at 6:15 a.m. to head to UBC. You can purchase tickets with registration
Driving Directions to the Half-Marathon Start at UBC
From downtown Vancouver: Head south on Burrard St, over the bridge, up to Broadway, turn right. Stay on Broadway to Alma, left for 1 block, right on West 10th and into campus. Turn left on Wesbrook Mall, right on Agronomy which leads to several parking lots.
From East of Vancouver (Hwy 1): Exit onto Grandview Hwy (12th Ave), stay on Grandview Hwy for approximately 10 km, at which point 12th Ave becomes 10th Ave. Follow this into campus as above.
From Richmond (Airport): take the Arthur Laing Bridge towards Vancouver, take Granville Street exit (right lane on bridge), follow Granville to 16th, left on 16th, follow this into UBC, turn right onto Wesbrook, then left on Thunderbird Blvd to parking lots.
From the US: follow Hwy 99 into Vancouver, Hwy 99 is called Oak Street after the Oak Street Bridge. Turn left onto 16th, then follow directions as above.
From Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: Hwy 17 to Hwy 99, then follow directions above.
Shuttle Bus back to UBC after the race
Post race from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. there will be a squadron of buses that will shuttle runners back to UBC. Buses depart from Second Beach Pool just past the half-marathon baggage check. See finish area map for more info.
5k Directions & Parking
Please note that Stanley Park has very limited parking. We will have the main lot near the finish area closed to accommodate medical facilities and the finish line. If driving, we recommend you park near the miniature railway on the other side of the park. We will be operating free shuttle buses from there to the finish area/party site and back, running from 8:00am until 11:30am.
Ride your bike to the event and The Bicycle Valet will hook you up with free, safe valet bicycle parking!
We recommend public transit, car pooling, riding your bike, or alternate transportation.
5k runners should be in Stanley Park before 8:45am. Note that there is no entrance to the park from Beach Ave. This is the route that the runners are finishing on and the road will be closed all morning, so please park at the Miniature Railway (map), car pool, or take public transit to Denman and Davie and walk into the park from this corner. The 5k course will be open until 10:45am, giving ample time (1.25 hours) for a walker.
For a map of Stanley Park, please visit Tourism Vancouver.
Pre-race shuttles departing the Miniature Railway parking lot will run from 8:00am to 9:00am, taking runners to Second Beach near the start area. After the run, shuttles will continue to run until 11:30am to return runners to the Miniature Railway lot. Buses depart from Second Beach Pool just past the half-marathon baggage check. There will be an accessible bus for participants and spectators using mobility aids. See finish area map for more info.
Information coming soon.
Half-Marathon we will have baggage drop off buses positioned along Agronomy Road near East Mall to take your bags and change of clothes to the Finish Line in Stanley Park. Once you have completed the event you can board the buses back up to UBC. These will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5k baggage check will be available at the Start/Finish Area near The Fish House in Stanley Park.
Recommended $2 donation to the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge.
Post-Race Party Site
Finish Area Entertainment
A band will be on site in the Party Area, providing entertainment to participants and spectators.
Finish Area Refreshments
Water, Gatorade, and a variety of snacks will be available to both Half-Marathon and 5k participants in the Party Area. For those interested in a post-run brunch, there are a number of restaurants in the area.
Awards will be presented at the main stage at 10:30 a.m.
Shuttle Bus to UBC
Shuttle buses will run post-race, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to shuttle runners back to UBC. Buses depart from Second Beach Pool just past the half-marathon baggage check. See finish area map for more information.
Results & Photos
Marathon-Photos.com are the official race photographers of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k
To view and order your photos online, simply find the event on the marathon-photos.com website and type in your race number or surname. If you subscribe via email in advance, marathon-photos will send you a direct link to your images once they are online.
Marathon-Photos offers an exciting range of print and digital photo options — including race time photos and photo certificates. Digital products can be downloaded the day after payment.
For the best photos, please have your bib number clearly visible — and remember to smile!