HALF MARATHON

Register

Your registration includes: 

  • 21K Finisher’s medal 
  • ASICS souvenir shirt 
  • Race Bib 
  • Access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience
  • Nuun & Gu on course
  • Timing by Sportstats
  • Post-Race Recovery Food

Start Line

21K Start Time: 7:30am

Start Line Location:

The start line will be located on NW Marine Drive, South of Agronomy. Pre-race amenities (including baggage check and toilets) will be located on Agronomy Rd and on NW Marine Dr. 

21K participants will be organized in start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time. Your assigned corral will be indicated by the colour on your bib.  On race day, corrals will be identified by coloured flags, look for the flag that matches your bib. 

Start Line Map

Finish Line

The 21K Finish Line is located at the Museum of Vancouver.

Course Map

To view a larger image, click HERE.
To view the Interactive Map, click HERE.

*course subject to adjustments

Course Entry Limits 

21K: Maximum 3,300 participants

Course Time Limits 

Coming Soon!

*What happens if I don’t complete the race within the course time limit? 

Water Stations 

Water & Nuun (electrolytes) will be available in the pre-race area, on course, and at the finish line. Water stations will be located approximately every 3km. 

Toilets 

Toilets will be available in the pre-race area, at all aid stations on course, and in the post-race area at the finish. Aid stations will be located approximately every 3km. 

Lactation Stations

The Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K will offer lactation stations at the following locations 

  • Near the medical tent located at the Precise Park parking lot at 6672 NW Marine Drive. This area is in close proximity to the 21K start line, the 5K start line, and the 5K finish line. 
  • On the 21K course at the 13K aid station, at Spanish Banks.
  • Near the medical tent located at the 21K Finish Line, in the Museum of Vancouver parking lot.

All lactation stations will offer a private, outdoor tented area for mothers to pump or breastfeed. 

  • Mothers are asked to bring their own pumping equipment if required. 
  • Electrical outlets will only be available at the start and finish areas (not on course). 
  • Please note, we will not be storing pumping equipment or expressed milk. 

Medical Services 

More information to come. 

ASICS Pacer Team

This year, we will have Half Marathon pacers available for the following times: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:30+.

5K

Your registration includes:

  • 5K Finisher’s medal 
  • ASICS souvenir shirt 
  • Race Bib

Start Line

5K Start Time: 9:30am

Start Line Location:

The start line will be located on NW Marine Drive, South of Agronomy. Pre-race amenities (including baggage check and toilets) will be located on Agronomy. 

5K participants will be organized in start corrals, based on individual expected finishing time. Your assigned corral will be indicated by the colour on your bib.  On race day, corrals will be identified by coloured flags, look for the flag that matches your bib. 

Start Line Map

5K Start Corrals 

Red Corral: under 35 minutes 

Yellow Corral: 35 – 45 minutes 

Blue Corral: 46 – 75 minutes 

Finish Line

The 5K Finish Line is located at UBC, the same location as the 5K Start Line

Course Map

To view a larger image, click HERE.

*course subject to adjustments

Course Entry Limits 

5K: Maximum 2,000 participants 

Course Time Limits 

5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the course. 

*What happens if I don’t complete the race within the course time limit? 

Water Stations 

Water & Nuun (electrolytes) will be available in the pre-race area, on course, and at the finish line.  

Toilets 

Toilets will be available in the pre-race area, at the aid station on course, and at the finish line. 

Medical Services 

Medical support will be available at the stat ad finish areas, at the aid station, and roaming on course.

Kids Race

The Vancouver Half Marathon Kids Race is a 1K event for kids ages 2 to 12. 

  • Children aged 2-5 years old should run with a parent. 
  • Children aged 6-12 years old are in a kids-only division.  
  • All Kids Race participants will receive a Finisher’s medal upon completion of the race. This is NOT a timed event. 

 Your Registration includes: 

  • Finisher’s medal 
  • Participant shirt 
  • Kids Race bib and matching parent/guardian bib  

Start Line

Kids Race Start Time: 10:30am

Start Line Location: Museum of Vancouver.

Finish Line

Kids Race Finish Line is located at the Museum of Vancouver.

Course Map

Kids Race Course Map to be shared closer to race day.

Course Entry Limits 

Kids Race: Maximum 150 participants

Adults 

Adults are welcome to accompany their children ages 2-5 during the Kids Race at no additional cost and strollers are permitted to start at the back.

Strollers 

Strollers are permitted and are asked to start at the back of the group. Please note – we are making every effort to make the kids race route more accessible, however, a portion of the route currently occurs on grass.  

Toilets

More information to come. 

Green Bib Program

Skip the race shirt and medal and give back to the planet on race day! We are excited to launch the Green Bib Program across all Canada Running Series races, in partnership with our sustainability charities Trans Canada Trail and Trees for Life.

At Canada Running Series, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, and we want to provide our participants with the option to do the same. The Green Bib Program allows participants the choice about what they receive as part of their race experience. If a participant chooses a Green Bib registration, a donation will be made to a participating sustainability charity in lieu of a shirt and medal. On race day, these participants will be wearing a green bib to celebrate this choice.

Read more about what this means to our partners: https://tctrail.ca/stories/wearing-a-green-bib-on-race-day-with-canada-running-series-in-vancouver/

If you have more questions about the green bib program, please email us at info@canadarunningseries.com .

Race Swag

ASICS RACE SHIRT

RACE MEDAL

RACE BIB

Race Kit Pickup

All participants in the in-person race must pick up their race kit at race kit pickup location: Forerunners – Main Street (3889 Main Street, Vancouver BC)

Race Kit Pickup Hours

Coming Soon.

Training

Are you signed up to race, but not sure how to start training? The ASICS Runkeeper app is here to offer the support you need ahead of race day.

As part of your registration, ASICS will provide free access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience. The app features training plans and guided workouts led by ASICS running coaches. Additionally, users can easily set goals, train, and track their progress in the build-up to the event.

Put the worries of training aside and focus instead on the fun part of reaching your finish line!

Elites & Awards

For information on our Elite Program, please visit this site: ELITES & PRIZES

  • “Canadian” is defined as: Citizens; Landed immigrants; and Refugees with official status who have been domiciled in Canada for at least one year (proof may be required). 
  • BC defined as: BC athletics membership, or having domiciled in BC for 12 months and mailing address in BC. 
  • Master defined as: athlete being 40 years old plus, day of event. 
  • Half Marathon Age Categories: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+ 
  • 5K Age Categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+ 

Prize money winners in the Open, Canadian and Masters categories can triple dip and collect prizing in all three categories, but collecting prize money in any one category removes you from winning an age category medal. 

All invited elite athletes are excluded from winning prizes in their age category.

Don’t just win your prize, claim it! Participants have 30 days to claim any prizes. Please send an email to awards@canadarunningseries.com with your mailing address, age category and the place you came in and your prize (CelePLATE Medal Ribbon Hanger) will be mailed out to you.  

Event Records: 

Men: 63:10 Patrick Nthwia KEN 2007
Women: 70:50 Lioudmila Kortchaguina CAN 2003

Hotels

If you are looking to book accommodation while in Vancouver, please reach out to our Travel Specialist for your best rates: CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL INFORMATION

Adaptive Athletes

We welcome and encourage adaptive athletes to join us on race day. Please consider the following details about the event and the race routes when deciding if the Vancouver Half Marathon is right for you. 

  • Both the 5K route and the Half Marathon route involve a turnaround, with a minimum radius of about 12m.  
  • The Half Marathon route involves both downhill and uphill sections of up to 2 km and with a grade between -8% and +8%. 
  • Race Kit Pickup occurs at Forerunners Main St. in the four days leading up to race day. The site is on the ground floor of a commercial building and has an accessible washroom. Free parking is available on surrounding side streets, and pay parking is available on Main St.  
  • Every water station on course has an accessible toilet, and accessible toilets are also located at the start and finish areas of both race routes. 
  • The start and finish areas both have accessible parking options in parkades and street parking nearby.  
  • There is accessible parking available in the UBC West Parkade, approximately 400m from the start area 
  • There will be accessible shuttles running between the Half Marathon start and finish areas between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 
  • Adaptive athletes will be assigned a corral based on their expected finish time noted during registration. Please contact us at crswest@canadarunningseries.com to request an early start option or any alternative accessibility requests. 

Adaptive Devices and Aids Permitted on Course 

  • Recreational and pushrim wheelchairs 
  • Wheelchair duos  
  • Walkers (permitted on the 5K course only) 
  • Motorized wheelchairs (permitted on the 5K course only, must not exceed speed of 5km/hr) 
  • Guides 

If you would like to use an adaptive device not listed above, please contact crswest@canadarunningseries.com. 

Stay Connected

Use our official event hashtag #VancouverHalf to connect with our running community. Join our Vancouver Half Marathon Facebook Event Page and follow us on Instagram @runcrswest.