First Half

Canada's Fastest Half

Canada’s Fastest Half


What started as a build-up to the BMO Vancouver Marathon, the ‘First Half’ has become a staple event in the city’s vibrant running culture. Canada’s Fastest Half Marathon traditionally offers a stunning out-and-back course past Sunset Beach, and along the Seawall towards Stanley Park before returning to the Roundhouse Community Centre in historic Yaletown. After 30 successful years with the Pacific Road Runners, the ‘First Half’ joined the RUNVAN® family in 2019 and continues to be a perfect training race leading up to the city’s only Marathon in May.

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Scenic Course

A waterfront out-and-back course, the “First Half” Half Marathon is a scenic, 21.1KM route that traditionally takes place in Downtown Vancouver. Kicking off near the Roundhouse Community Centre, the First Half traditionally continues out past Sunset Beach, along the Seawall, and back towards the historic Yaletown neighbourhood. For the Virtual Races, you’re asked to please find your own pedestrian-friendly race courses and always be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

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Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and new Triple Crown options

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RACE MONTH

February 1-28

RACE MONTH

Vancouver, BC

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February

Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM, and new Triple Crown options

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2021 Registration Included:

  • Half Marathon tech tee
  • RUNVAN® Race Wrap or Toque option for the 10KM and 5KM
  • 25% gift card to Forerunners ($75 minimum spend)
  • Nuun and CLIF Bar treats (in-person Package Pickup)
  • Stanley Park Brewing beer if of age (in-person PPU)
  • Virtual race filter with option to add a physical medal
  • Results, leaderboard, and more
  • 2022 Early Bird opportunities for all Half Marathoners

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