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 5 km run.
In 2023 the event happens on June 25th.
OTHER RUNS IN VANCOUVER
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.
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 5 km version which takes place on the same day around Stanley Park, as well as an even shorter 1 km run for kids.
The event can also be run virtually from June 1 to 30, 2023. 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 mid-March, registration for the in-person half marathon costs $85 per person in 2023. The virtual version of the half marathon, on the other hand, costs $50 each.
Scotiabank 5K Run
In addition to the half marathon, the Scotiabank event includes a 5 km 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 5 km run cost $50 each. The cost is the same whether you wish to participate in the virtual run or in-person event.
The Scotiabank event also offers a run for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. It’s a 1 km 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 of mid-March in 2023, details about this year’s route are to be confirmed.
The kids run costs $30 regardless of whether you wish to run at the in-person event or virtually at another time in June.
Experienced runners who are up for a more difficult task can compete in the Threepeat Challenge in 2023. As its name suggests, the challenge features three different runs. The first is the in-person half marathon on June 25th. Participants then also run the virtual versions of the 10 km and 5 km runs during the month of June.
Registration includes a souvenir t-shirt, medal and other goodies. The cost is $115 per person.
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.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s June Calendar of Events
- Vancouver’s July Calendar of Events
- What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend
- Vancouver Summer Activities
- Lower Mainland Outdoor Activities