First Half

The First Half is the first race in the RUNVAN® Grand Slam series. Photo: Dave Mallari / RUNVAN®

All runners must pickup their own race kit and present photo ID and their bib number during one of the times listed below:

  • Friday, February 7, 3pm to 8pm
    Forerunners Main St, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Saturday, February 8, 10am to 6pm
    Forerunners Main St, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Race Day, Sunday, February 9, 6:30am to 8am
    Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

Common FAQs:

What’s included in my race package?
Your race package includes a race bib and tech shirt, plus a $20 Forerunners gift card valid on any purchase of $75 or more.

What do I need to bring to Package Pickup?
Please bring your bib number and valid Photo ID to pickup your race bib with timing chip.

How may I find my bib number?
Bib numbers are listed online at firsthalf.ca/results-2019

May I pick up someone else’s race package?
No, every runner must pick up their own kit during any of the Package Pickup hours listed above. Proxy pickup is unavailable at RUNVAN® races for a number of reasons, including to protect runners and avoid the potential of lost or stolen race bibs.

May I exchange my tech shirt for a different size?
First Half tech shirts may be exchanged on race day in the gym at the Roundhouse Community Centre between 10:30am-12pm. Only clean, unworn race shirts will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, while sizes and quantities last.

RUNVAN® merchandise pre-purchased is only available Race Day with presentation of Photo ID at the RUNVAN® booth inside the Roundhouse Community Centre. RUNVAN® shirts are pre-sold online, separate from race shirts, and only available for pickup on race day.

First Half

Canada’s Fastest Half. Photo: Clarence Chan / RUNVAN®