Online registration for the 2016 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k is now closed. You can now only register for the half marathon at the Health & Runners' Expo.

Entry Fees 2016

Distance Mar 1–31 Apr 1–30 May 1–31 Jun 1–20 In Person
At Expo
June 24/25
Half $75.00 $80 $85.00 $90 $120
5k $42.50 $45 $47.50 $50 SOLD OUT!

Registration Caps

Half-Marathon: 4500 participants
5k: 1900 participants — As of June 6, 5k is sold out!

Age Restrictions

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.

Confirmation / Registration Changes

Registration Confirmation List

Changes to your Registration

To change your shirt size / name on bib: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13.

To change from the Half-Marathon to the 5km distance: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13.

To change from the 5km to the Half-Marathon distance: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 5.

Duplicate Registrations: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13.

Cancelling Due to Injury: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13

Gifting your entry to another person: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13.

Charity Code Entry Errors: Deadline for changes was midnight Monday June 13.

No changes will be facilitated at the Runners' Expo.

Our bib printing process starts on June 14th. At that time the data is pulled from the registration system. The bib numbers are then printed with your registration details, your name and your medical information. Any changes after the June 14th date can result in errors in that data, not allowing our medical team to provide for you in need.

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 participate 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, who are participating 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 2016

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! Registrants can choose from a red shirt in Unisex / Men's cut in sizes S to XXL, OR a red shirt in a tapered Women's cut, size range XS to XL.

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

Sizing: Chest X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Men's/Unisex Cut Tech Shirts N/A 36–39" 39–41" 41–43" 43–46" 46–49"
Women's Cut Tech Shirts 31–33" 33–35" 35–37" 37–39.5" 39.5–41.5" N/A

2016 Finisher Medal & iTab

All finishers in the Half-Marathon and 5k will receive a Finisher's Medal. Custom printed neck ribbon. Image of Half-Marathon medal shown below - click image to enlarge.

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. 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. All athletes must submit a time run within the past 9 months on a certified course, preferably the same distance as the race applied for.

An Elite Athlete application does NOT guarantee entry. All applications must be approved by the CRS Race Director and Elite Athlete Coordinator. Sub-elite applications may receive a discounted entry and preferred starting position, with the Open and Masters Athletes.

Best efforts will be made to inform applicants the first of each month and the day after the application deadline.

Deadline to apply was May 15, 2016.

2016 Elite Standards: Half Marathon


Open — sub 1:08:30
Master (40+) — sub 1:17:00
Sub-Elite — sub 1:18:00


Open — sub 1:18:00
Master (40+) — sub 1:26:00
Sub-Elite — sub 1:27:30

Elite Starting List: PDFclick here for the 2016 elite starting list (updated Jun 24)

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.

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

Future SVHM Race Dates

  • June 26, 2016
  • June 25, 2017
  • June 24, 2018
  • June 23, 2019
  • June 28, 2020

Past SVHM Race Dates

  • June 28, 2015
  • June 22, 2014
  • June 23, 2013
  • June 24, 2012
  • June 26, 2011
  • June 27, 2010
  • June 28, 2009
  • June 22, 2008
  • June 24, 2007
  • June 25, 2006
  • June 26, 2005
  • June 27, 2004
  • June 22, 2003
  • June 23, 2002
  • June 24, 2001
  • June 25, 2000
  • June 27, 1999