Race Registration

How do I know if I’m registered

You will receive email confirmation once registered. To confirm your race registration, you may also login to your Race Roster account to view all your transaction details, receipts, and manage any pending transfer requests.

How may I edit my runner profile?

To edit your runner profile, including joining or creating a team, login to your Race Roster account. Click sign-in in the top-right corder.

May I defer my race to another year or be refunded?

No, race registrations may not be deferred to the next year and are non-refundable, per Race Policies.

May I transfer my race to another runner?

Yes, for a nominal fee you may conduct an official race bib transfer, per Race Policies.

Is there a minimum age to register for the race?

Yes, you must be 16 or older as of race day to participate in the Half Marathon, 13+ for the 10KM and 10+ for the 5KM, per Race Policies.

How may I make a donation after I’ve registered?

Thank you! To make a donation to our charity partner, Variety – the Children’s Charity, after you have registered, please visit firsthalf.ca/give.

Package Pickup

What’s included in my race package?

Your race package includes many race bonuses! Learn more.

What do I need to bring to Package Pickup?

Please bring your bib number and valid Photo ID to pickup your race package. Learn more.

How do I find my bib number?

Bib numbers are traditionally listed online closer to event day. An email reminder will also be sent about two weeks prior to race day. Note: For the Virtual Race, there is only a Virtual Race Bib.

May I pick up someone else’s race package?

Yes, to pick-up another runner’s kit, please have full name, and confirmation number. For groups larger than five, please email: info@runvan.org with all the names prior to visiting Package Pickup so we may prepare the packages ahead of time. Learn more.

May I exchange my tech shirt for a different size?

For the Virtual Race, First Half tech shirts may be exchanged after Package Pickup. To coordinate, please email: info@runvan.org. First Half tech shirts may traditionally 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.

Race Month

Race Info

The First Half runs annually in February. 

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