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Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5K Run

Half Marathon Starting Line

Beginning at UBC and finishing at Stanley Park, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon takes place on the last Sunday in June. It also includes a five-kilometre run.

In 2023 the event happened on June 25th. The date for 2024’s run is likely to be June 30th.



In addition to the Scotiabank event, other Lower Mainland runs in late spring and summer include the Big Easter Run and Vancouver Sun Run (in April), BMO Marathon (in May) and Big Superhero Run (in August), among many others. There is also the Longest Day Road Race which is a fundraising event benefitting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in June.

Other marathon and half marathon runs in the Vancouver region also include the Vancouver Chilly Chase (in January), Fort Langley Historic Half (in February) and Shamrock ‘n Race (in March). There is also the Rubber Ducky Race (in October) and both the Boundary Bay Marathon and Vancouver Historic Half (in November).

To learn about the above and other similar events, see our article about Vancouver Running Races. To learn about the half marathon in June, continue reading.


Scotiabank Half Marathon

Attracting thousands of runners and spectators, this race is one of the city’s largest and most popular running events of the year. The marathon also has a shorter five-kilometre version which takes place on the same day around Stanley Park, as well as an even shorter one kilometre run for kids.

The event was also run virtually in 2023 from June 1st to 30th. Runners looking to challenge themselves even more can register for the Threepeat Challenge.


Vancouver Half Marathon

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon begins at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The start time is 7:30 am. The route loops around UBC before going along Point Grey and past Kitsilano Beach towards Vanier Park. The race then finishes in front of the Museum of Vancouver. The route goes all the way to Stanley Park with a shorter section at UBC.

As of end of May 2023, registration for the in-person half marathon cost $105 per person. The virtual version of the half marathon, on the other hand, cost $60 each. We expect registration prices to be comparable for the event in 2024.


Scotia Half Marathon Near Kitsilano
Scotiabank Half Marathon in Kitsilano


Scotiabank Five-Kilometre Run

In addition to the half marathon, the Scotiabank event includes a five-kilometre run. This shorter version begins and ends at the Museum of Vancouver. It takes place in and around Stanley Park, finishing near Second Beach. Participants run mostly along the seawall in west Vancouver before looping back the way they came.

Registration fees for the five-kilometre run cost $60 each. The cost is the same whether you wish to participate in the virtual run or in-person event.


Kids’ Run

The Scotiabank event also offers a run for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. It’s a one kilometre run that includes a finisher’s medal, T-shirt and a running bib. Kids ages 5 and under are encouraged to run with an adult. Meanwhile, kids ages 6 to 12 can run alone. As the time of writing, details about this past year’s route were to be confirmed.

In 2023 the kids’ run cost $30 regardless of whether you wished to run at the in-person event or virtually at another time in June.


Threepeat Challenge

Experienced runners who are up for a more difficult task could compete in the Threepeat Challenge in 2023. As its name implies, the challenge features three different runs. The first was the in-person half marathon on June 25th. Participants then also ran the virtual versions of the 10-kilometre and five-kilometre runs during the month of June.

Registration includes a souvenir T-shirt, medal and other goodies. The cost in 2023 was $135 per person.


5K Runners by Second Beach
Scotiabank Five-Kilometre Runners on the Stanley Park Seawall


Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and Five-Kilometre Run Schedule for 2023

The schedule for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and five-kilometre race in 2023 was as follows. We expect the schedule to be similar for the event in 2024.

  • 6:00 am – Baggage check-in opens for Half Marathon
  • 7:30 am – Start of Half Marathon from UBC
  • 8:30 am – Baggage check-in opens for five-kilometre run
  • 9:30 am – Start of five-kilometre run from UBC
  • 10:30 am – Start of Kids’ Run from Museum of Vancouver
  • 11:30 am – Baggage check closes for five-kilometre run and Half Marathon
  • Noon – Post-race site closes


Other Information

For more information about the runs, click Vancouver Scotiabank Half Marathon.

Dozens of races take place throughout the Lower Mainland, including other major events like the Vancouver Sun Run in April and BMO Vancouver International Marathon in May. For information on other running events at different times of the year, check out Vancouver Running Races.

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