The First Half

The First Half

The First Half

( 5 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Vancouver,
  • February
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Vancouver, BC, Canada
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"Fastest First Half Ever!"
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Bradley 's thoughts:

My fifth running of the First Half - since it got cancelled due to snow last year. Amazing day, amazing weather, amazing people. For the full review, visit my blog:

Quick Recap – First Half Half Marathon 2018

Social Media: Pretty active on Twitter and Facebook, with informative pre-race emails to keep us posted!

Packet Pickup: Well-run and convenient – held at the Main Street Forerunners store on both Friday and Saturday.

T-Shirt/Swag: My one and only green race shirt! Great colour for a St. Patrick’s Day run! And the medal this year doubles as a keychain, so that’s exactly how I’m using it!

Course: Primarily along the Seawall, and almost entirely flat…except for those two small but endless hills in the last two kilometres!

Post-Race: Pacific Road Runners always put out a great spread – bagels, bananas, fruit drinks soup, Ethical Bean coffee and yogurt. If you stick around long enough, they also have some awesome door prizes!

Would I Run It Again? With the exception of the 2017 cancellation, I’ve run the First Half every year since 2012. Why stop now?!

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