The First Half Start and Finish Line is located near the Roundhouse Community Centre at the corner of Pacific Blvd and Davie.
Please arrive by 7:30am on race day if you would like to use Package Pickup and/or Gear Check found inside the gym.
Transit is a convenient way to get to the Start Line with the Canada Line Yaletown-Roundhouse Skytrain Station located nearby.
Road closures and detour information is available online at firsthalf.ca/detours
Package Pickup on race day is located inside the gym at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Package Pickup pre-event at Forerunners is also available. All runners must pickup their own kits and present photo ID along with their bib number.
RUNVAN® merchandise pre-purchased online may be collected from the RUNVAN® room shown above with presentation of Photo ID. These RUNVAN® shirts are pre-sold online, separate from race shirts, and only available for pickup on race day.
Gear Check is located inside the gym at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
- Please bring your own bag and have it ready to check before you arrive at Gear Check.
- Detach the tear-off tag at the side of your race bib and we’ll zip tie it to your bag
- After you cross the Finish Line, return to Gear Check and show your bib to collect your bag
Note: All clothing discarded near the Start Line will be donated to charity.
Washrooms are available inside the Roundhouse Community Centre, plus there will be Port-a-Potties outside on Pacific Ave.
Start Line and Finish Line
The First Half starts at 8:30am sharp on Pacific Boulevard at Davie Street in the Eastbound lanes, and no late starts will be permitted due to road closure safety issues and race permits.
Pacers will be seeded at the Start Line relative to their estimated finish times. Please self-seed yourself accordingly.
Corral colours are based on Estimated Finish Times: Black = 1hr44min or less, Grey = 1hr45min to 2hrs, Blue = 2hr01+
Learn more about the course map and on-course services at firsthalf.ca/map
Medals, refreshments and snacks are available once you cross the Finish Line.
Food is further found outside the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Results will be posted onsite and online at firsthalf.ca/results
Awards including age category awards and largest team will be presented on-stage inside.
Cash prizes for the top men and women overall are even up for grabs!
A $1,500 bonus prize is available to any man or woman who sets a new First Half course record.
Age Category awards will be presented to the Top 3 finishers by gender in five year age gaps from U-16 to 100+.
The Dan Cumming Award will also be presented to the top age-graded runner at the First Half.
Gun time will be the official time for both the overall and age category winners.
All finishers will receive a commemorative finishers medal.
Have fun out there! RUNVAN®