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.