Mission Half Marathon

Mission Half Marathon

Mission Half Marathon

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Mission,
  • October
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Vancouver, BC, Canada
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"Mission Half Marathon - Mission Accomplished!"
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Bradley 's thoughts:

A totally unique experience - involving 10 laps of the Mission Raceway! Read all the details, including my turn-by-turn impressions, on my blog:

Quick Recap – Mission Half Marathon

Social Media: For a brand new race, I would like to have seen a bit more promotion and activity on social. The website had plenty of information and the Run BC Events Facebook page posted about once a week. The Twitter feed? Needs some work to build a stronger brand.

Packet Pickup: Only option was morning of, which was just fine given the size of the race.

T-Shirt/Swag: This was a very bare bones race, so no swag EXCEPT for a really nifty medal!

Course: Ten (10) laps of the Mission Raceway, which is just about 2.2 kilometres – followed by a final straightaway on the drag strip to the finish line. Pancake flat. One sharp switchback turn. Would this be a good course to PB on? I’m not sure…I certainly didn’t. But it has some potential! Plus, there’s an aid station every 2.2 kilometres!!

Post-Race: Water and Gatorade. Just the basics. Plus some very accomplished runners!

Recommendations: This race has the potential to be a really solid and fun local event. More runners, a couple of sponsors, some additional spectators and volunteers, and maybe a food truck. A mini-festival! What about a 10k option? That might attract some runners who aren’t prepared to do a half marathon. OH – and a checked flag to wave at the beginning (and end??) of the race!!

Would I Run It Again? The course is seared into my brain, so I’m not absolutely sure I would do it again. However, it was actually a surprisingly enjoyable experience, and I’m really glad I had the chance to run it. Maybe, just maybe, I’d give it another go…

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