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Scotia Bank Vancouver Half Marathon

Vancouver Half Marathon

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Race Rundown

Half MarathonSunday, June 24, 20187:30am
5KSunday, June 24, 20189:30am

Why We Love It

Vancouver, an environmentally friendly and walkable city, is a culturally diverse town with an outdoor lifestyle. Surrounded by the beauty of snow-capped mountains and the blue sea, its mix of Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Pan-Asian cuisine, bee conservation and, of course, their beloved Vancouver Canucks, make it a unique haven for both city and nature lovers alike.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Stanley Park

An iconic park with a scenic mountain and ocean backdrop loved by locals and visitors alike. It is home to green space, trails, gardens, monuments and sculptures, totem poles, the waterfront Seawall, cafés, a zoo, an aquarium, and a water park. Activities: bike, mini-golf, picnic, playground, walk/run.

Spanish Banks

A popular series of beaches located between shallow ocean water and a large grassy bank, all offering stunning mountain views. Activities: beach, bike, kiteboard, picnic, walk/run.

Queen Elizabeth Park

A former rock quarry transformed into beautifully manicured sunken gardens decorated with water fountains, public art and plazas. Activities: mini-golf, picnic, tennis.

Grouse Grind

A challenging 1.8-mi (2.9 km) staircase up Grouse Mountain. Also referred to as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster", it takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to climb the 2,830 stairs to the top.

Granville Island

A vibrant peninsula home to artisan shops, restaurants, a brewery and a very popular public market. Great place to spend an afternoon.

Average Temperature

High - 67°F (19°C) Low - 53°F (12°C)

Transportation

Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
9 mi (15 km) from downtown

Train

Amtrak Vancouver Station (VAC)
Located downtown

Accommodations

Best Western Downtown Vancouver1.0 mi (1.6 km) from start shuttle
1.6 mi (2.6 km) from finish
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel0.5 mi (0.9 km) from start shuttle
1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish
Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start shuttle
1.5 mi (2.4 km) from finish
Delta Vancouver SuitesStart shuttle location
1.9 mi (2.9 km) from finish
Executive Hotel LeSoleil0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start shuttle
1.6 mi (2.6 km) from finish
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start shuttle
1.5 mi (2.4 km) from finish
Fairmont Pacific Rim0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start shutte
1.6 mi (2.5 km) from finish
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel0.4 mi (0.6 km) to start shuttle
1.7 mi (2.8 km) from finish
Hampton Inn Downtown Vancouver0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start shuttle
5.0 mi (3.1 km) from finish
Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver0.9 mi (1.4 km) to start shuttle
1.5 mi (2.4 km) from finish
Hyatt Regency Vancouver0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start shuttle
1.5 mi (2.4 km) from finish
Loden Hotel0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start shuttle
1.2 mi (2.0 km) from finish
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start shuttle
1.4 mi (2.2 km) from finish
Opus Hotel Vancouver0.9 mi (1.5 km) to start shuttle
1.8 mi (2.9 km) from finish
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver0.3 mi (0.5 km) to start shuttle
1.7 mi (2.8 km) from finish
Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown1.0 mi (1.6 km) to start shuttle
1.4 mi (2.3 km) from finish
Rosewood Hotel Georgia0.4 mi (0.6 km) to start shuttle
1.6 mi (2.5 km) from finish
Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start shuttle
1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish
The Burrard0.9 mi (1.5 km) to start shuttle
1.4 mi (2.2 km) from finish
The Listel Hotel0.9 mi (1.5 km) to start shuttle
1.0 mi (1.6 km) from finish
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver0.7 mi (1.1 km) to start shuttle
1.4 mi (2.2 km) from finish
The Westin Bayshore Vancouver1.2 mi (1.9 km) to start shuttle
0.9 mi (1.4 km) from finish
The Westin Grand Vancouver0.4 mi (0.7 km) to start shuttle
1.7 mi (2.8 km) from finish
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre0.9 mi (1.5 km) to start shuttle
1.3 mi (2.1 km) from finish
Wedgewood Hotel and Spa0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start shuttle
1.4 mi (2.3 km) from finish