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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 a Sunday in late June each year.

Scotiabank Half Marathon

Attracting thousands of runners and spectators, it is one of the city’s largest and most popular running events of the year, as is its shorter 5 km version which takes place on the same day around Stanley Park.

In 2020 the Scotiabank Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, June 28th.

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Vancouver Half Marathon

The same as in previous years, last year the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon began at the University of British Columbia (UBC), with the start taking place at 7:30 am. The route went from UBC along Point Grey, past Kitsilano Beach and Vanier Park, over the Burrard Street Bridge, along the English Bay waterfront to Stanley Park not far from Second Beach. 2020 times and route will likely be the same.

Scotia Half Marathon Near Kitsilano
Scotiabank Half Marathon in Kitsilano

Scotiabank 5K Run

In addition to the half marathon, the Scotiabank event included a 5 km run in 2019, which took place in and around Stanley Park. The 5K Run started on Lagoon Drive just up from Second Beach and then went along Lost Lagoon, down the English Bay section of the Stanley Park seawall, and then as far as a couple of blocks past Denman Street along the waterfront before returning to Stanley Park and the finish line near Second Beach.

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

Other Information

For more information on the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5 K Run, check out the Scotiabank website.

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.