How to Register
Unique commemorative finisher medals for both the Half & 5k
Safe & Accurate course, electronic results, age categories and medical coverage
Entry Fees 2016
|Distance||Mar 1–31||Apr 1–30||May 1–31||Jun 1–20||In Person
- Children 15 and under receive a 50% discount (valid for 5K only)
- Youth 16 to 19 receive a 25% discount
- Seniors 65 and over receive a 25% discount
- Save 10% if you register multiple people or sign up for multiple events — details
- Note: ages are calculated on the day of the race
- Prices do not include taxes or processing fees
Half-Marathon: 4500 participants
5k: 1900 participants
- In person registration at Packet Pickup (Half Marathon only)
Fri/Sat June 24/25, Vancouver Convention Centre East
Details on Package Pickup available on this page.
- No run day entries.
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
Log into the account you created at https://2mev.com. In your Scotia Half registration you can edit your tshirt size and name on bib number. If you registered as a GUEST account, you can email us at with your size/name change. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 13.
To change from the Half-Marathon to the 5km distance
If you have registered and paid for an entry to the Half-Marathon and would like to change to the 5km distance, you will be charged a $10 service fee. The difference in your registration fee (Half-Marathon price vs 5k price) will not be refunded. Email with the name of the registrant and the desired change. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 13.
To change from the 5km to the Half-Marathon distance
If you have registered and paid for an entry to the 5k and would like to change to the Half-Marathon distance, you will be charged a $10 service fee and the current Half-Marathon registration price, less the price you paid for your 5k entry. Email with the name of the registrant and the desired change. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 5.
If you have accidentally registered yourself twice, we can refund one registration minus a $5.25 service fee to cover credit card processing costs. Email with the name of the registrant and the desired change. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 13.
Cancelling Due to Injury
Entry fees will not be refunded or reimbursed. You can elect to cancel your entry and receive a code good for 50% off the 2016 Vancouver Eastside 10k. Code will be issued once and cannot be deferred a second time. Email with the name of the registrant and the desired change. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 13.
Gifting your entry to another person
You can have the name of the registrant changed to another person for a $10 fee. No refunds or reimbursements will be issued. The name of the registrant and associated details will be transferred to the new person. Email with the details of your registration and the name, email and phone number of the new registrant, asking to gift your entry. Deadline for changes is midnight Monday June 13.
Charity Code Entry Errors
If you used a charity code and accidentally registered for a Half-Marathon or 5k entry when you meant to register for the other distance, the charity code will be reimbursed to the charity and your registration changed to the proper distance. Email with the name of the registrant and the desired change. Deadline for changes is 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 IMMDA 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 click here.
Souvenir Shirt 2016
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.
|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.
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 will be posted two weeks prior to the event.
Virtual Race Bag
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