How do I get to the 21K Start Line?

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There are a number of options to get to the start line (E. Mall and Thunderbird Blvd) on race day:

  • Transit:
    • Regular bus service. The following bus routes service UBC in time for race start on Sunday morning, including the R4, #14, and #49 (first bus only). Use the translink trip planner for further details and best options.
    • Additional bus service: We have added three buses to the Translink schedule to help our runners get to race start: these include one #25 bus leaving King Edward and Cambie at 6:20am, and two #99 buses leaving Commercial/Broadway Stn at 6:15am and 6:30am and following the regular #99 route. These buses require the regular passenger fares. Please note, due to the closure of W. Broadway at MacDonald for Greek Day, this #99 service will reroute to W. 4th Avenue at MacDonald and will not serve regular #99 stops on W. Broadway west of MacDonald.
  • EVO – If you are already an EVO member, grab a vehicle and head up to the start line! Find out about UBC parking here:
    • If you’re not yet an EVO member, sign-up today and use the code EVOXRUN for free membership and 30 free driving minutes.
  • Personal car – there are a number of parking options near the start line, the closest parkade is Thunderbird Parkade at Wesbrook Mall and Thunderbird Blvd. We offer free shuttles from the finish area back to the start line from 9:30am – 11:30am!

Will there be bag check available on race day?

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Yes, bag check will be available at both the 5K and 21K start lines on race day.
21K bag check will be brought to the finish line from the start line for participants. Look out for the bag check buses in the 21K finish area when you’re done your race and be sure to keep your bib, you’ll need this to pick up your gear!
5K bag check will be available at the 5K start/finish area at UBC.

Will there be shuttle service for participants?

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Yes! Shuttle options available in 2024:
We offer a paid one-way shuttle to the 21K start line from four locations, which can be booked during or after registration through the store link.
Downtown Vancouver 6AM – Delta Hotel – on Seymour between Hastings and Pender ($15)
West Vancouver – 5:45AM – Park Royal ($15)
Kitsilano – 6:30AM – Museum of Vancouver ($10) Burnaby/Coquitlam – 5:45AM – Lougheed Town Centre Bus Loop ($15)
Your shuttle ticket guarantees you a seat on a school bus going to the 21K start line. Shuttle buses leave promptly at the designated time, and will not wait for late passengers.
Please note this is a one-way service, there is no return service post-race, but there are nearby transit options to get you where you’re going after your race.
There is also a free shuttle back to the UBC start line for 21K participants after the race. This shuttle operates from 8:45am – 11am.