First Half

Canada’s Fastest Half

New for 2021, you may register for a Virtual Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM, or complete all three for the Triple Crown! Joining this year’s Virtual Half Marathon will also provide you early bird registration opportunities for the 2022 event! 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 traditionally 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. Join in! RUNVAN®

February 1-28, 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 traditionally takes place in Downtown Vancouver. Kicking off near the Roundhouse Community Centre, the First Half traditionally continues out past Sunset Beach, along the Seawall, and back towards the historic Yaletown neighbourhood. In 2021, this event is offered as a Virtual Race! Triple Crown champs, you may run your three races in any order, on any day, throughout the month of February!




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Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and new Triple Crown race options




New registration prices in February include shipping costs. If you registered prior to February and missed Package Pickup, you may opt-in to have your race kit shipped.

Race Month

February 1-28, 2021

Race Month

Vancouver, BC

Choose your race distance

February 2021

Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM and new Triple Crown race options

Race Kit

Your Registration Includes:

  • Tech tee included with Half Marathon and Triple Crown
  • RUNVAN® Race Wrap or Toque option for 10KM and 5KM
  • $25 gift card to Forerunners ($75 minimum spend)
  • Nuun and CLIF Bar treats (in-person Package Pickup)
  • Stanley Park Brewing beer if of age (in-person PPU)
  • Free initial visit to Coast Performance Rehab
  • Results, leaderboard, and more
  • 2022 Early Bird opportunities
  • 2021 medals and Triple Crown entries are sold-out

Race Details


: February 1-28, 2021

Time & Location

: You choose!


  • Half Marathon + Triple Crown: 16+
  • 10KM: 13+
  • 5KM: 10+

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