How to Register

Age Limits

Half-Marathon: 16 years of age on event day.
5km: no age restrictions. For more details see the youth guidelines below.

Please note: for the safety of all participants, NO STROLLERS/BABY JOGGERS are allowed in the Half-Marathon event. See Course Restrictions for more information.

Entry Fees 2015

Register online and SAVE! Oct 1 – Nov 26 Nov 27 – Jan 14 Jan 15 – Feb 25 Feb 26 – Mar 25 Mar 26 – Apr 22 Apr 23 – May 13 May 14 – Jun 22 Jun 26/27 (Expo Walk-up)
Half-Marathon $60 $65 $70 $75.00 $80 $85.00 $90 $120
5k $40 $40 $40 $42.50 $45 $47.50 $50 $60

Confirmation / Registration Changes

Registration Confirmation List

Youth / Under 18 Participation

All participants under the age of 18 on event day in the 5k and Half-Marathon are required to have parent / guardian sign the parent / guardian waiver at the time of packet pickup at the Runners' Expo.

Participation in the Half-Marathon is restricted to those over 16 years of age. An athlete age 14 or 15 on the day of competition may require a doctor's note and proof of training to participate in the Half-Marathon distance. Any athlete who obtains this permission is required to have a registered adult run with them during all times of event.

Canada Running Series, the International Marathon Medical Directors Association, IAAF, Athletics Canada and BC Athletics advise that athletes under the age of 16 NOT partake in the half-marathon or marathon distance. See note from the PDFIMMDA Advisory Statement on Children & Marathoning.

Minors under the age of 12 on the day of the event, partaking in the 5k event, are required to have a registered adult with them at all times while partaking in the event. The event does not provide any child supervision services or assume any responsibility in the supervision of your child.

To download the waiver PDFclick here.

Souvenir Shirt 2014

souvenir shirt

Technical T-Shirts ($40 value) to all Half-Marathon and 5k registrants!

All participants in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon AND 5k will receive a technical race shirt from Asics this year! These quality shirts will be available in purple for women and orange for men, with gender specific sizing from S to XL.

Shirts distributed first come, first serve, and must be picked up at Packet Pickup.

Sizing: Chest Small Medium Large X-Large
Men's Tech Shirts 39–41" 42–44" 45–47" 48–50"
Women's Tech Shirts 34–35" 36–37" 38–39" 40–41"

2014 Finisher Medal & iTab

All finishers in the Half-Marathon and 5k will receive a Finisher's Medal. Custom printed neck ribbon. Click images to enlarge.

finisher medal: front finisher medal: back

Customize your Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon medal with your very own name and finishing time! Pre-order your engraved iTab online on our registration page or here if you've already registered. On completion of the Race, you will receive your iTaB by mail, which fits neatly into a recess on your Medal.

Elite Hosting

We do not accept emails or telephone calls and do not invite international athletes to attend this event. Only applications submitted through the online elite application form are considered, but please note we do NOT issue invitations for athletes requiring a VISA to attend this event.

Elite applications for the event closed on May 8. Invitations have been sent to the applied athletes. Thank you to all who have applied; the elite list will be posted soon. Reminder: applications for the Vancouver Eastside 10k close on August 15.

2014 Elite Standards: Half Marathon

Deadline to apply — May 8 (45 days prior)


A Group — sub 65:00
B Group — sub 68:00
C Group — sub 72:00


A Group — sub 74:00
B Group — sub 80:00
C Group — sub 84:00

2014 Elite Standards: 5k

Deadline to apply — May 23 (30 days prior)


A Group — sub 16:00


A Group — sub 18:00

PDFElite Starting List

Virtual Race Bag

Virtual Race Bags

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k has partnered with Virtual Race Bags to produce a 'virtual goodie bag' in an effort to 'go green' and provide additional benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year's event you will receive an email invitation to the Virtual Race Bag prior to the event giving you access to the bag. In the race bag you will find an array of valuable information including our official event guide, exclusive offers, coupons, giveaways, and messages from our sponsors.

But wait, there's more! Immediately after the event, the race bag updates to include race results. Now participants will receive another email invitation to visit their 'results bag' and also have a final opportunity to take advantage of the offers and goodies before the bag closes.

Special Bonus! Included in your registration is a one year subscription to a magazine of your choice — a $20 value! Select from: Men's Health, Women's Health, Bicycling or Prevention. Details on how to claim your subscription or request a refund will be found in your Virtual Race Bag email invitation.

So watch for the Virtual Race Bag and Get Your Green On!

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