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!
Please note - The Triple Crown and finisher's medals are now sold out.
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 Half Marathon runners
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)