"First Half" Half Marathon Vancouver

"First Half" Half Marathon Vancouver
Date Feb 2023 (TBD)
Distance Half-marathon
Course Type Road

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2018 First Half Race Report
"The Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown was a hive of activity when I arrived, nearly an hour before start time."

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Race Information

The First Half half marathon is a Vancouver classic that's been going on since 1991. Taking place in February of each year, it is one of Vancouver's most iconic races.

The event has a max field size of 2,000 runners and perpetually sells out within hours of opening the registration. People lucky enough to get into the race can expect a fast and very scenic course which starts and finishes in Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood. The run follows a seawall route up English Bay and around Stanely Park, with a brief detour on a gravel trail around Lost lagoon before heading back to the starting line. There are no major hills, save one small, short, demoralizer that pops up with about 600 meters to go.

If you're looking for a speedy road half marathon this race is one to consider!

Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following RunVan events.

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