The First Half accepts entries from competitive athletes who have previously supported the First Half event. Our objective is to encourage competition and improvement in performance as well as hosting an event for everyone to participate.

The following conditions apply:

  1. Requests must be received no later than January 15, the year of the race, and the athlete must register by January 21
  2. Regular entry fees apply
  3. Competitive entries are not transferable
  4. To qualify as a Competitive Athlete, you must have finished the First Half within the last years with times as follows:
    • Male: sub 1:20
    • Female: sub 1:30
    • Anyone who finished Top 3 in their age group over the last two years is also granted Competitive Athlete status

Competitive Athletes will be informed on how to register in mid-November. Enquiries should be sent to

Please register as early as possible if you plan to enter, as this will help our event planning.

Cash prizes go to the top men and women overall ($800, $500, $300, $200, $100).

A $1,500 bonus prize is available to any man or woman who sets a new First Half course record.

First Half current record holders are:

Men’s Record: 1:04:22 Dylan Wykes, 2012
Women’s Record: 1:12:21 Rachel Cliff, 2018


RUNVAN® reserves the right to deny entry