Package Pickup / / Shipping
Race Month: February
You may run your Virtual Race anytime between February 1-28 and upload your results during this time frame.
The First Half is traditionally held in early to mid February.
2021 registration included
- Tech tee for all Half Marathon and Triple Crown runners
- RUNVAN® toque or race wrap for the 10KM and 5KM
- Virtual Race Bib
- Virtual Race Medal and certificate
- $25 off at Forerunners (min. $75 spend)
- Stanley Park Brewing beer if of age (in-person pickup only)
- Nuun and CLIF Bar treats (in-person pickup only)
- Bonus products from our partners
- Free initial visit to Coast Performance Rehab
- Partial proceeds to Variety, the children’s charity
- Race Results and Leaderboards
- 2022 Early Bird Registration opportunities
- 2021 medals and Triple Crown entries sold-out
Triple Crown champs, you may run your three races in any order, on any day, throughout the month of February!
Traditional Start Line
Pacific Blvd + Davie St
All runners are traditionally assigned a bib number and corral according to their estimated finish time.
PACKAGE PICKUP // SHIPPING
All runners must pick-up their race kit during Package Pickup hours or opt-in for shipping:
Location: Forerunners Main St, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
You will be required to present Picture ID and your Confirmation Number in order to collect your kit.
To pick-up another runner’s package, please have their first name, last name, and confirmation number. For groups larger than five, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all the names prior to coming to Package Pickup so we can prepare the packages ahead of time.
Dates and location subject to change. Please respect the safety protocols administered by staff and volunteers if on-site. Thank you.
Note: Shirt sizes are not guaranteed, so come early. Clean unworn, unwashed shirts may be exchanged on Race Day, 10:30am-12pm,on a first-come first-serve basis, while sizes and quantities last, near Gear Check inside the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Half Marathon tech tee
$25 Forerunners gift card
A virtual race allows you to complete your race on your own, from anywhere. You may run, walk or stroll your race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choice, following the guidelines of your local health authorities. You may choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park, your neighbourhood streets or Seawall.
When may I run the virtual race?
Please first sign-up for the Virtual Race. You may then run the First Half Virtual Race anytime between February 1-28, or when it’s safe to do so in your geographical area. Please exercise proper social distancing and follow the guidelines of your local health authorities.
There are no time limits to your Virtual Race. Please start your Virtual Race time once you start your race, and then stop it only once you complete the entire race distance. You may take breaks during your Virtual Race but your race time should run continuously until you complete your entire race distance. You should not break up your race distance into shorter segments ran on different dates. Thanks for understanding.
Where is the Virtual Race Course?
Please choose your own route for this virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time, as that may contribute to social distancing concerns. Additionally, by allowing registered runners to create their own routes, you may participate from wherever you are! Use caution if running outside, and be alert of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
On Race Day, runners usually wear a race bib with a timing chip and emergency contact info. For safety reasons, give someone else your race route and have an emergency contact located on your body or phone while you’re out just in case.
Aside from practicing safe, physical distancing, be alert of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Remember, there are no road closures in effect during your Virtual Race. Try to stay on sidewalks or trails as much as possible and be sure to obey all traffic signals. If you’re going to listen to music, ensure you can still hear what’s going on around you. Treadmill racing may also be an option for you.
Finally, please be respectful and stay home if you feel unwell to help us all slow the spread of COVID-19. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We remain hopeful that the public health risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will improve and encourage everyone to follow the lead of the Public Health Agency of Canada and related health organizations.
2021 event partners included Forerunners, New Balance, Stanley Park Brewing, Nuun Hydration, Clif Bar, Stance, Blonyx, Coast Performance Rehabilitation, Sport Hosting Vancouver, Variety, Roundhouse Community Centre, BC Athletics, BMO and RUNVAN®.
- Forerunners offered runners a $25 gift card to runners (min. $75 spend)
- Stance and Blonyx offered discounts in the e-newsletters
- Find out 3 ways Blonyx HMB can help endurance athletes at blonyx.com
- Coast Performance Rehabilitation offered runners a free initial consultation.
- Stanley Park Brewing, Nuun Hydration and Clif Bar treats were also available at Package Pickup
How may I submit race results?
Registered runners will need their unique ‘Confirmation Number‘ provided during registration and their last name to input race results. You may additionally upload an image of your race file. Accepted file types are .jpg, .png, .gif. Max file size 2MB.
Triple Crown runners upload all three race times under each race distance individually.
Be sure to also share your ‘Finish Line’ photos on social @runvancanada #runvan
Half Marathon runners who place in the top three in their respective age categories will earn the opportunity to reserve their entry to the 2022 First Half! Race times must be input along with an uploaded image to be eligible.
Half Marathon Age Categories: 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99.
Half Marathon runners may also compete for the Dan Cumming Memorial for Best Age-Graded Performance.
For the Virtual Race Age Category Awards, GPS and screenshot shares will be required. Thank you for understanding. Happy running!