The First Half accepts entries from competitive athletes who have recently ran the event. As a local non-profit, RUNVAN® encourages competition and personal improvement, and encourages age category winners to return with guaranteed entry into the sold-out event.

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 19
  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 two years with times as follows:
    • Male: sub 1:20 (Elite status is sub 1:10)
    • Female: sub 1:30 (Elite status is sub 1:20)
    • Top 3 Age Category finish in the last two years at the First Half

Competitive Athletes should have been contacted 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.

All runners are eligible for cash prizes available through the Elite Athlete program.

RUNVAN® reserves the right to deny entry