6am – Half marathon baggage check opens
7:30am – Half marathon starts (UBC (link to location map)
8:30am – 5K baggage check opens
9:30am – 5K starts (UBC – link to location map)
10:30am – Kids run starts (Museum of Vancouver – link to map)
11:30am – Baggage check closes (5K and Half marathon)
12pm – Post-race site closes
Baggage check will be available for both 21K and 5K participants at the start area on Agronomy Rd between Marine Dr. and Lower Mall.
Half Marathon baggage check will be available from 6am – 11:30am
Half Marathon bags will be transported from the start to the finish area at the Museum of Vancouver.
5K baggage check will be available from 8:30am – 11:30am
Directions & Parking
The 5K and Half Marathon start at UBC, on Marine Drive at Agronomy Rd. The 5K is an out-and-back course, and finishes in the same location. The half marathon finishes in Kitsilano, at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St).
Parking for the start line at UBC is available in the UBC West Parkade (2140 Lower Mall). Accessible parking is available – park on level 4 for accessible parking to street access.
Parking is available at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St) for the half marathon finish area and the Kids Race. Additional parking is available in the Vanier Park Lot along Whyte Ave.
Use the Translink Trip Planner to plan your journey to the start line on race morning. Please plan time to get from the UBC bus loop to the start line – expect a 15-minute walk.
We’ve added three additional buses to help our half marathon participants get to UBC in time for race start:
Two additional #99 buses will leave Commercial-Broadway Stn. at 6:10am and 6:25am respectively
One additional #25 bus will leave King Edward and Cambie Stn at 6:15am.
Use the EVO app to find Evo parking locations at UBC. https://evo.ca/FAQ#How-does-parking-at-UBC-work
Bike racks will be available for participants and spectators at the half marathon finish area, near the Museum of Vancouver. Cyclists should plan to bring their own lock – bike valet will not be available in 2023.
A paid shuttle is available for half marathon participants from downtown Vancouver to the start line at UBC. Tickets can be purchased during registration or by clicking here.
New for 2023! There is a free shuttle service between the Museum of Vancouver (half marathon finish line) and UBC (5K and half marathon start line). The first shuttle will leave the Museum of Vancouver at 6am, and run every 15 minutes until 11:30am.
Participants planning to use the shuttle to get to the half marathon start line should plan to arrive at the Museum of Vancouver no later than 6:30am.
Participants planning to use the shuttle to get to the 5K race should plan to arrive at the Museum of Vancouver no later than 8:15am.
The Vancouver Half Marathon is not responsible for participants missing their race start time due to arriving late to the shuttles.
Pro Tip: Reduce that start line stress! Half marathon participants that are driving or carpooling, plan to drive to the UBC start line and then take the shuttle back after your race.
If you are planning to drive to the Vancouver Half Marathon, please be aware of the following road closures on Race Day.
Spanish Banks/Kitsilano Event Notice
Event Alert System
The Vancouver Half Marathon will be using a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) at this year’s event to communicate the status of course conditions to event staff and participants leading up to and on race day.
The levels range from Low (GREEN) to Moderate (YELLOW) to High (RED) to Extreme (BLACK) based on a variety of factors, including weather and event conditions. All event staff and participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and staff and take precautions to prepare for varying weather and event conditions on race day.
Event staff and participants should stay tuned to the current Event Alert System status via email, announcements and the colour-coded flags at the Help Desk in the Pre-Race Area and at the Water & Aid Stations on course on race day.
Results & Photos
More to come.
*Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of the participants, the Kids Run is not captured by Marathon-Photos*