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Celebrate the 30th annual ‘First Half’ this February 2019!

The ‘First Half’ concept started in 1988 when the Vancouver International Marathon Society approached the Pacific Road Runners to host a Half Marathon as a build-up event to the Marathon in May. With little hesitation, the club agreed and runners today still use the ‘First Half’ as a perfect part of their training for their Marathon in May. After 30 successful years, the ‘First Half’ has since come full-circle and, new as of 2019, will be organized by the non-profit RUNVAN®.

“We thought it was time to pass along the torch, and it’s only fitting that we bring the ‘First Half’ back to the Vancouver International Marathon Society, another non-profit,” shares Race Director Terry Bushnell of the Pacific Road Runners. The event has been entirely organized by volunteers over the years.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to also thank everyone for their support of the ‘First Half’ Half Marathon, which has become a fixture in the local running scene,” adds Bushnell. RUNVAN® will continue to honour those initiatives you’ve grown to love.

Race day is Sunday, February 10, 2018. Join in!