What is the course limit for the half marathon?

By February 21, 2020Course, Finish Line
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The City of Vancouver has a 3 hour time limit on the road closures for the half-marathon. The course will reopen to traffic based on a rolling schedule, based on a 3 hour finishing time or 8m30s pace per kilometre. Please do not enter the half-marathon if you are unable to meet the time restriction – please consider the 5K event.


Entrants in the half-marathon should be able to maintain a 8m30s per kilometre (13m44s per mile) pace for the duration of the distance. Course cut-off points will be:

  • Chan Centre Aid Station (7.5km) at 8:50am
  • Kitsilano Aid Station – located at Ogden and Cypress (17.5km) at 10:15am

If you decide to continue on the course past these cut-offs, you do so as an informed pedestrian, following all rules of the road and not as a part of the event. No road closure will be in place, nor may any aid still be available after the time deadline has passed. Aid stations along the route will close according to this pace and their location on the course (i.e. Aid at 10km point will close 1h25m from the start of the race — 8:55 a.m. at 8m30s pace). The finish line of the event will officially remain open until 10:45 a.m. Finishers within this time will receive a medal. After this time the finish line and timing will be removed and the event closed.

Under no circumstance may participants be on the course before the official start time of 7:30 a.m. Beginning before the official start will result in disqualification. Any person on the course prior to the official start is not considered as part of the event.


***Start Lines for both the Half and 5K will CLOSE 10min AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME