The 2021 First Half will be held as a virtual event.
New for 2021, you may register for a Virtual Half Marathon, 10KM, 5KM, or complete all three for the Triple Crown! Joining this year’s Virtual Half Marathon, 10KM & 5KM will also provide you early bird registration opportunities for the 2022 event!
The First Half supports Variety – The Children’s Charity to provide help to BC children and their families. To date, runners have raised over $800,000 for charity.
The history of the event dates back to 1988, when the Vancouver International Marathon Society asked Pacific Road Runners to host a Half Marathon as a build-up event to the Vancouver Marathon. The club obliged and built one of Canada’s premier running events.
Runners may enjoy a Virtual Race and run from anywhere, anytime from February 1 to 28, 2021.
Your race kit includes:
Exclusive First Half tech race tee for the Half Marathon
RUNVAN® Race Wrap or Toque for 5KM & 10KM runners
Seamless virtual race experience on Race Roster with virtual bib and finisher certificate
$25 gift card to Forerunners (min $75 spend)
Nuun and CLIF Bar treats (in-person pickup only)
Stanley Park Brewing beer (in-person pickup and 19+ only)
Free Initial Visit to Coast Performance Rehab
Virtual race filter with option to add a physical medal
Prizing for top Age Category winners
Results, leaderboard, and more!
Package Pickup will be held from January 29 to 31, 2021. Runners may also purchase race kit shipping upon registration.