Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K

Run Day Schedule
7:30 am Half-Marathon Start at UBC Thunderbird Arena
9:30 am 5k Fun Run/Walk Start at Stanley Park Fish House
9:30-11:30 am Shuttle buses from Finish back to UBC (free, but not guaranteed)
10:30 am Half-Marathon Course closes
10:30 am Awards Ceremony on stage at Finish Area, Stanley Park Fish House
10:30 am 5k Course closes

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K

Event Details

Location 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
British Columbia


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Race Details

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Discipline Running
Start Date/Time June 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am
End Date/Time N/A
Address Vancouver
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July 5th, 2015 12:53 am

I did the half marathon and the route was beautiful. The water stations were always stocked and the volunteers were lovely. The medal is also pretty sweet! My only disappointment was the bottleneck that was happening between 20-21km. The path started to narrow and fill up with participants from the 5km, mixed in with pedestrians taking leisurely walks. Unlike other races, I wish there was a clearer path to the finish because I had to weave around a lot of people to dart to the finish. This was super frustrating.

July 2nd, 2015 1:08 pm

The volunteers at the water stations were excellent. The half marathon course is beautiful and but for the heat on race day would have been a very fast course. Bag check was seamless. Music/ Bands were good. results published promptly. would like a race packet pick up on race day option for half marathon for "out- of-towners". Great festive atmosphere. Great race for elites and fun for weekend warriors

June 29th, 2015 9:47 pm

Very scenic route. 5k should be about 30 minutes after the half marathon starts, not two hours a part.

June 29th, 2015 7:52 pm

Good: Course is nice, great volunteers, good finish line support.

Bad: Too expensive for what it is, very difficult to arrive at UBC before 0730 due to inadequate public transportation, washroom access inadequate, not a very friendly atmosphere (at least the people next to me).

June 29th, 2015 2:13 am

It's OK, but the 5k is clearly an afterthought compared to the half.

Pros: nice views, little elevation change, central location.

- the shirt in my race pack had dark rubber/tar streaks all over the front, like it had been stepped on repeatedly and re-bagged
- men's shirts were unbelievably huge for their sizes; my medium was actually XL size, or at least a very big Large. Every man who wore the to the race looked like he was wearing an enormous thigh-length yellow sack
- starting gate of 5k was a complete debacle. The start column narrowed to half its width at the starting line, followed immediately (like 8 feet from the start) by a hard left turn. An unnecessary crush of colliding bodies that made actual running impossible for some distance. Extremely poor location - the start should have been set up on the adjacent street for a straight and non-narrowing start.
- surprisingly inconvenient hydration at finish line. Tiny 1/3 full paper cups of gatorade or juice at 1 or two tents, or even tinier cups of Brita water hidden at the back of the finish area - I would have killed for a free-running water tap to refill one of those cups. Really difficult to obtain enough fluid at the finish to properly re-hydrate.

June 25th, 2014 1:47 pm

Fun & beautiful race course. Finish line so close to my house, getting home was a breeze!

June 24th, 2014 8:53 pm

My favourite hometown half. Really enjoyable race, perfect course, great course support and just the right size. I just love this race!

Half-Marathon Hurricane
June 24th, 2014 7:27 pm

The Course...
Magnificent as Usual.

Volunteers, Marshals and Event Staff... Fantastic and Incredibly Helpful.

Food and Post-Race Festivities...
Thank-you so much to the Sponsors.

Finisher's Medal was Fabulous...
Only Flaw was the poor fitting and cheap looking shirt in a odd color with very small race logo.

Not the Finest Garment.

Happy Edmonton Halfer
June 24th, 2014 6:35 pm

I enjoy racing in Vancouver and this event did not disappoint in any way. Strong field, great course with good support (including very enthusiastic volunteers - thanks!) throughout. Solid website with complete event information from preregistration to post race follow up. Thanks for hosting a great event and I will be back next year with some more Albertans!

June 24th, 2014 4:05 pm

Really well organized event! Great volunteers, amazing atmosphere and beautiful route! Well done.

June 24th, 2014 4:46 pm

Scenic Race, great organized, lots of water station plus a snack station, great finish area in Stanley park! Was great to be part of it! Thank you so much scotia bank was a fantastic event !

June 24th, 2014 4:06 pm

This was my second scotiabank half marathon. The scenery is great and a pretty fast paced run. Enjoy it and looking forward to next years!

Judy Westacott
June 17th, 2014 11:05 am

This is a great race! Well organized, great scenic route and great place to finish!

January 9th, 2014 1:05 am

Great race! Great route. Well-organized.

PR race
August 8th, 2013 3:19 pm

I love this race!! It was my second year coming over to the mainland to do it and I plan to be back again next year. Very supportive atmosphere, a gorgeous route and a gorgeous finish area. I love that it is a point to point course, so that the hills I am enjoying going down, I don't have to climb back up ;-)

July 8th, 2013 3:39 pm

One of my favourite races!! It always has enough water and gatorade along the course. It is scenic and an "easy" run for those who like to run Half's but are not big on hills and hard courses.

Scotiabank 5 K Charity Challenge
July 3rd, 2013 5:27 pm

This is a really fun race for a recreational runner. The course is pretty flat and takes participants through Stanley Park then along the Seawall by English Bay. The water stations were well-stocked and the food afterwards was varied and generous.

June 24th, 2013 11:27 pm

Every aid station had more than enough of everything, volunteers, Gatorade, water, cups, gels (at the station that had gels), smiles and clean up crews. The photographers were smiling and very busy. The only thing that could make this better is longer course support. I came through at 3:13 and there were almost 800 people behind me, most of whom didn't have support as some of the stations were closing 10 minutes after I came through. The reason I've signed in as I did was for some reason unknown even to myself, I changed my stridegait after 10 years of running. Hence the finish time and the "discomfort" I'm still experiencing.

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