Race Week




Package Pickup

Forerunners Main St 



Package Pickup

Forerunners Main St 



Package Pickup

Roundhouse Community Centre


Race Starts

Pacific Blvd + Davie St


Awards Ceremony

Roundhouse Community Centre


Finish Line Closes

Drake St + Pacific Blvd


Every runner is required to please pickup their own runner package during one of the designated times below:

  • Friday, February 7, 3pm-7pm
    Forerunners Main St, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Saturday, February 8, 10am-6pm
    Forerunners Main St, 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Sunday, February 9, 6:30am-8am
    Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

You will need your bib number and picture ID in order to pick-up your race package. Your kit includes your race bib and timing chip, short-sleeved tech shirt, a $20 Forerunners gift card, and more!

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.


Tech shirt
Race bib + timing chip
$20 Forerunners gift card

Start Line

The race starts at 8:30am sharp on Pacific Boulevard at Davie Street in the Eastbound lanes. Please arrive by 7:30am on race day if you plan to use Package Pickup and/or Gear Check.

Pacers will be seeded at the Start Line relative to their estimated finish times. Please seed yourself accordingly:

  • Black corral: 1:44 or faster
  • Grey corral: 1:45 to 2:00
  • Blue corral: 2:01 +

Parking and road closures will be in effect from 1:00am on Drake Street from Pacific Boulevard to Marinaside Circle and from 5:30am on Pacific Boulevard from Granville Street to Nelson Street. Find complete road and parking closure info at firsthalf.ca/detours.

There is limited parking under the Roundhouse Community Centre. Consider taking the Canada Line to Yaletown/Roundhouse Station – a block from the Start Line – or carpooling if possible. Arrive early if driving as you may have to park some distance away. Please remember – leave nothing of value visible in your vehicle. Utilize the complimentary Gear Check.

When in the Roundhouse or in line at the portable toilets on Pacific Ave, give yourself sufficient time to move to and position yourself in the Start Line area.

Start Line

Pacific Blvd + Davie St

Gear Check

Free gear check is provided for your convenience and is located inside the gym at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

Gear Check Procedure

  • Please bring your own bag and have it ready to check before you arrive
  • Detach the tear-off tag at the side of your race bib, and we’ll tie it to your bag
  • After you finish, return to Gear Check and show your bib to collect your bag!

Note: All clothing discarded near the Start Line will be donated to charity.

Gear Check Location

Roundhouse Community Centre (Gymnasium)


Electronic chip timing will be provided. Find your bib number and check your official results at the Finish Line or online at firsthalf.ca/results

The First Half course is measured and marked at every kilometre. Digital clocks are positioned at the Start and Finish Line, and display unofficial finish times. Official finish times are based on runner’s individual timing chips.


Awards presentation and draw prizes will take place at 10:45am at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

Cash prizes go to the top men and women overall ($800, $500, $300, $200, $100). A $1,500 bonus prize is available to any man or woman who sets a new First Half course record.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category, by gender in 5 year age groups from Under 16 to 100+, plus there’s a new Dan Cumming Memorial for Best Age-Graded Performance.

To be eligible for an award you must have completed the official route within the race cutoff time.

Overall and Age Group awards are based on Gun Time.

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