Fort Langley Half Marathon
On Sunday, February 16th, 2020, the 15th annual Fort Langley Historic Half races take place. There is a half marathon (21 km), a 10K, a 5K and a Kids Run that is about 1K. The half marathon runners start their race at 9:00 am, the 10K racers start at 9:03 am and the 5K racers start at 9:06 am. The Kids Run starts much later at 12:00 pm.
Ft. Langley Course Route
Due to flooding in 2020, the route for the half marathon in Fort Langley has been altered his year. Instead of starting and finishing at the National Historic Site, as is the case most years, the race begins and ends at Bedford Plaza which is located at 23285 Billy Brown Road. This new route goes along the Fort to Fort trail system through Derby Reach Provincial Park.
TIP: Make sure you start with the correct race group as they start within three minutes of each other and if you go at the wrong time you may end up on the half marathon route when you should only be running 10K.
SAVE $5 AT 5K FOAM FEST
Looking for an extra fun race where you get to run through bubbles and over obstacles? And wanting to save a few extra dollars at the same time, plus maybe even raise some money for charity? Then sign up for the Vancouver 5K Foam Fest.
This obstacle course-style event takes place on May 30th in 2020 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey (so less than a half-hour drive from Fort Langley). Use promo code 5BUCKSOFF when you register and you’ll save $5. See our article about the 5K Foam Fest for details.
Fort Langley Registration
Depending on when you sign up for any of the four races at this event, the prices are different. For the Kids Run in 2020 the registration fee of $10 stays the same as long as you register in advance of the race day. If you register on the day then the fee goes up to $15.
For the 5K and 10K runs, the fee gradually increases, starting at $48 in November. On the race day there is walk-in registration available for $65. Similarly, for the half marathon the price increases from $58 in November up to $75 to register on the day of the race.
Note: Walk-in fees can only be paid by cash or cheque and only if there is space left in the particular race. It is recommended that you register beforehand as you can pay online, save some money and be sure to get in.
On the day of the race there is a warm-up for all participants at 8:45 am. There is also a bag check available by donation to make sure belongings are secure while participants are running.
After you cross the start line you’re automatically put into a random prize draw. When you cross the finish line, if you’re lucky, you’ll be given whatever prize you may have won. At the end of the race you can also expect music, food and a finishing medal.
If you are one of the top three males or females in any of the races, go to the awards station to pick up your placement medal. Note: There are no age categories, only male and female.
Langley Hospice Society
The Langley Hospice Society is a non-profit charity that provides care and support to those who are terminally ill and their loved ones. You can donate online when registering for your race and all donations from the bag check benefit this charity.
For more information about the half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run see the Fort Langley Historic Half website
To see a list of other runs going on in and around Vancouver at various times of the year click Vancouver Running Races.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s February Calendar
- Family Day Long Weekend Activities
- Vancouver History & Culture
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events