First Half

Canada’s Fastest Half

What started as a build-up to Vancouver’s only Marathon, the ‘First Half’ has become a staple event in the city’s vibrant running culture. Canada’s Fastest Half Marathon offers a stunning out-and-back course past Sunset Beach, and along the Seawall towards Stanley Park before returning to the Roundhouse Community Centre in historic Yaletown. After 30 successful years with the Pacific Road Runners, the ‘First Half’ joined the RUNVAN® family in 2019 and continues to be a perfect training race leading up to the city’s only Marathon in May.

Sunday, February 7, 2021
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Scenic Course

A waterfront out-and-back course, the ‘First Half’ Half Marathon is a scenic, 21.1KM route that takes place in Downtown Vancouver. Kicking off near the Roundhouse Community Centre, the First Half continues out past Sunset Beach, along the Seawall, and back towards the historic Yaletown neighbourhood. 

Kilometres

Participants

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

3PM-7PM

Package Pickup

Forerunners Main St

SATURDAY

10AM-6PM

Package Pickup

Forerunners Main St

SUNDAY

6:30AM-8AM

Package Pickup

Roundhouse Community Centre

8:30AM

Race Starts

Pacific Blvd + Davie St

10:45AM

Awards Ceremony

Roundhouse Community Centre

11:30AM

FINISH LINE CLOSES

Drake St + Pacific Blvd

RACE KIT

Your Registration Includes:

  • Half Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Exclusive tech tee
  • Race bib with built-in timing chip
  • Free refreshments
  • Free, convenient and secure gear check
  • On-course services including water, electrolytes and gels

Race Details

Date

: Sunday, February 7, 2021

Time

: 8:30am

Start Line

: Roundhouse Community Centre – Pacific Blvd + Davie St

Finish Line

: Roundhouse Community Centre – Drake St + Pacific Blvd

Course Time Limit

: 3 hrs

Age

: 16+

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