* Caution *
The city has installed speed bumps on Drake Street, 50m before the finish line. Please be aware of this as you sprint for the finish.
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Race Course Description
The First Half starts at 8:30 am and finishes at 11:30 am, with approximately 2000 runners expected out on the course.
The race begins in front of the Roundhouse Community Centre on Pacific Boulevard between Davie Street and Drake Street at 8:30 am. Runners start by moving east on Pacific Boulevard, run around BC Place Stadium and back onto Pacific Boulevard. Runners proceed west past the Roundhouse Community Center on Pacific Boulevard, under the Granville Street Bridge onto Beach Avenue – continuing along Beach to the Aquatic Centre, through the Aquatic Centre parking lot to the Seawall. The race follows the Seawall past English Beach and into Stanley Park. Runners follow the bicycle path to Second Beach, then around the south side of Lost Lagoon, under Georgia Street at the Chilco pedestrian underpass and back onto the Stanley Park Seawall at Coal Harbour. Runners follow the Seawall around Stanley Park back to Second Beach. At Second Beach, runners turn to proceed around Lost Lagoon and then head back to Second Beach. From Second Beach runners follow the seawall out of Stanley Park. They exit at the Aquatic Centre onto Beach Avenue. Runners then proceed back onto Granville Street and Pacific Boulevard to the finish on Drake Street between Pacific Boulevard and Marinaside Circle.
We anticipate that most runners will be on the seawall from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Best places to watch the runners:
- Start Line, where the runners pass twice – once right at the start and again as they head toward Stanley Park. Then, just a few steps away from the start, they will make the final dash for the glory at the finish line.
- Second Beach and Ceperly Park in Stanley Park, where the runners can be seen three times as they proceed through and around Stanley Park. Please note that if you wish to watch all three passes, it will be difficult to return to the finish before your runner.