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Getting to the Start & Parking – Half-Marathon

We recommend that Half-Marathoners park at UBC, then take our complimentary shuttle bus back to UBC after the event. The Half and the 5k finish at the same spot, in front of the Stanley Park Fish House (the 5k also starts from this location). Car pool (see Share A Ride, below) or take a taxi to the start line, or check Translink to see if a bus is available to UBC in time from your neighbourhood to the start line. Plan to be at Thunderbird Arena for 6:30am, to give yourself time to get ready for the run.

Runner Drop Off Zones: to assist with traffic flow on race morning we will have designated “Drop Off Zones” in place at UBC. If you are not parking, follow the signage and marshals to the drop areas. DO NOT drive right up to the garage or the Start Line! This way vehicles that are parking will get to the Parkades much quicker. For details you can download the parking map which shows the parking options in the area and the “Drop Off Areas”. Parking rates for the UBC Parkades are included on the map.

PDFDownload the parking map (200 KB).

Paid Shuttles to UBC from Downtown Vancouver: 160 tickets will be available for shuttles from Delta Vancouver Suites Downtown to the start of the run at UBC. Shuttle tickets must be prepaid, purchased online. Shuttles will board at 6:00am at the Delta (on Seymour between Pender/Hastings), and leave promptly at 6:15am to head to UBC. Starting March 2, you can purchase tickets with registration or modify your registration to add a ticket. Add a shuttle ticket here.

Driving Directions for the Half-Marathon Start at UBC

From downtown Vancouver: head south on Burrard St, over the bridge, up to Broadway, turn right. Stay on Broadway to Alma, left for 1 block, right on West 10th and into campus. Turn left on Wesbrook Mall, right on Agronomy which leads to several parking lots.

From East of Vancouver (Hwy 1): Exit onto Grandview Hwy (12th Ave), stay on Grandview Hwy for approximately 10 km, at which point 12th Ave becomes 10th Ave. Follow this into campus as above.

From Richmond (Airport): take the Arthur Laing Bridge towards Vancouver, take Granville Street exit (right lane on bridge), follow Granville to 16th, left on 16th, follow this into UBC, turn right onto Wesbrook, then left on Thunderbird Blvd to parking lots.

From the US: follow Hwy 99 into Vancouver, Hwy 99 is called Oak Street after the Oak Street Bridge. Turn left onto 16th, then follow directions as above.

From Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: Hwy 17 to Hwy 99, then follow directions above.


 

Getting to the Start & Parking – 5k

Please note that Stanley Park has very limited parking. We will have the main lot near the Finish Area closed to accommodate medical facilities and the Finish Line. If driving, we recommend you park near the Miniature Railway on the other side of the Park. We will be operating free shuttle buses from there to the Finish Area/Party Site and back.

We recommend public transit, car pooling, or alternate transportation.

PDF5k and Extra Parking Map (300 KB)

5k runners should be in Stanley Park before 8:45am. Note that there is no entrance to the park from BEACH AVE. This is the route that the runners are finishing on and the road will be closed all morning, so park at the Zoo as per above. Car pool, or take public transit to Denman / Davie and walk into the park from this corner. The 5k course will be open until 10:30am, giving abundant time (1 hour) for a walker.


 

Half-Marathon Course Description & Map

Half-Marathon Start Location — on East Mall (west of Thunderbird Arena)

Course map is posted below. Click to enlarge or PDFdownload a printer-friendly PDF version.


5k Course Description & Map

Course map is posted below. Click to enlarge or PDFdownload a printer-friendly PDF version.


 

Half-Marathon Course Restrictions

The City of Vancouver has a 3 hour time limit on the road closures for the half-marathon. The course will reopen to traffic based on a rolling schedule, based on a 3 hour finishing time or 8m30s pace per kilometre. Please do not enter the half-marathon if you are unable to meet the time restriction – please consider the 5k event.

Entrants in the half-marathon should be able to maintain a 8m30s per kilometre (13m44s per mile) pace for the duration of the distance. If you decide to continue the event past the time limit, you do so as an informed pedestrian, following all rules of the road and not as a part of the event. No road closure will be in place, nor may any aid still be available after the time deadline has passed. Aid stations along the route will close according to this pace and their location on the course (i.e. Aid at 10km point will close 1h25m from the start of the race — 8:55am @ 8m30s pace). The finish line of the event will officially remain open for 3h30m (11:00am). Finishers within this time will receive a medal. After 3h30m (11am), the finish line and timing will be removed and the event closed.

Under no circumstance may participants be on the course before the official start time of 7:30am. Beginning before the official start will result in disqualification. Any person on the course prior to the official start is not considered as part of the event.

No wheels, other than registered racing chair athletes, are permitted on the Half-Marathon course, due to safety and insurance reasons. No coaches, hand cycles, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers, strollers or dogs are allowed on the half-marathon course, and may be removed from the event at any time and may be held liable for any incidents resulting. The course is limited to registered participants only. Each participant is required to wear the identifying bib number on their front. Disqualification may result from non-compliance with any of the above terms.

Participation in the half-marathon is limited to those 16 years of age on race day and over. Those aged 16–18 must have signed approval from their guardian and/or coach, and may be required to produce information on their training. Prizing recognition will not be given to those under 18 years of age. Canada Running Series follows the guidelines as set out by the PDFIMMDA Advisory Statement on Children & Marathoning.


5k Course Restrictions

The 5k course has a time limit of 1h00m (10:30am), or 12 minutes per kilometre pace. At this point the road must reopen to traffic for the last 2km of the route. Participants who are still on course after this time will be asked to move to the sidewalk and continue on their own as informed pedestrians, obeying all rules of the road and traffic crossings. The route will reopen to traffic at 10:30am. The finish line of the 5k will remain open for 1h30m (11:00am). At that time the finish line will close and timing mats will be removed, as the finish line area opens to traffic at 11:00am.

Strollers and dogs are permitted in the 5k event, and the 5k course is accessible for day and powered wheelchairs. The course has a variety of path surfaces (pavement, concrete, packed path) and small inclines along the curvy route, making it unsuitable for racing chairs.


 

Finish Line

The Finish Line for both the 5k and the Half-Marathon is located on Park Drive, across from the Stanley Park Fish House.
PDFFinish and Party Area Map (280 KB) | Google Map of Area

After crossing the Finish Line, Half-Marathoners and 5k Participants will be presented with a Finisher Medal.

All runners are reminded to keep moving through the Finish Chute, heading towards the Party and Refreshment Area.