Vancouver Half Marathon

Event details
  • Event Setup: Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 4:00 am - 7:30 am.
  • Event Takedown: Sunday, June 23, 2024, immediately after the event until 12:00 noon. This includes portables and event infrastructure in the third-party parking lot. All roads will be open by 12 noon.
  • Half marathon starts at 7:30am, 5K starts at 9:30am.
  • Start line for half marathon event and start & finish line for 5K event located on NW Marine Drive between Oberlander Lane and Agronomy Road.
  • Registration is required.
  • No alcohol or food will be served.
  • Power-boosted sound system will be used.
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • Portables, race package pickup, celebration for 5K and first aid will be placed in the third party parking lot on NW Marine Drive at Agronomy Road.
  • Participants (Maximum): 6500


Road Closures 

Lane Closures

  • 7am – 10:15am: SW Marine Drive between Wesbrook Mall and Kullahun Drive open in northbound direction only. Southbound traffic detoured to 16th Avenue.

Full Road Closures

  • 4:00 am – 11:15 am: NW Marine Drive between Stadium Road and University Blvd.
  • 4:00 am – 12:00 noon: Agronomy Road between NW Marine Drive and Lower Mall.
  • 7:00 am – 9:30 am: NW Marine Drive between University Blvd and East Mall.
  • 7:00 am – 10:00 am: NW Marine Drive from Chancellor Blvd to 4th Ave (along Spanish Banks).
  • 7:00 am – 11:00 am: SW Marine Drive (Wesbrook Mall to Stadium Road).

Important Notes

Botanical Garden: Vehicles can access the gardens from 7:00 am – 11:00 am across SW Marine Drive at Stadium Road through gaps in runners. However, access will be restricted during peak times, as follows:

  • 7:30 am – 7:45 am
  • 9:30 am – 9:45 am

Wesbook Place: To get to the neighbourhood, minimal impacts are anticipated, however, to exit the neighbourhood all traffic must use 16th Avenue from 7am to 10:15am since southbound SW Marine Drive will be fully closed.

Cecil Green Park House (CGPH): Vehicles can access CGPH on event day from NW Marine Drive via Chancellor Blvd through gaps in runners. Flaggers will be present. However, access will be restricted during peak times, as follows:

  • 8:15am – 9:30 am

UBC Hospital: There is unimpeded access to / from UBC Hospital via roads to the east (16th Avenue and University Boulevard).

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Click here for Half Marathon course map

Click here for 5KM Route map