Sunday, June 24th is the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon. The beautiful course begins at the University of British Columbia and runs along the Pacific Ocean shoreline through Kitsilano to Stanley Park. 

The half-marathon gets underway at 7:30 a.m. PDT, and is followed by the 5K which leaves at 9:15 a.m. PDT from Stanley Park Drive at Ceperley Field. 

The 5K is sold out, but the half-marathon still has availability. Registration closes Monday evening. 

Leading the elite men’s field is Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge, Alberta. The former Canadian half-marathon champion has won the Scotiabank Vancouver Marathon six times, and this weekend’s race could make it seven. 

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Kangogo has already run several half-marathons this spring, finishing third at the Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal in a time of 1:08.14, and second at the 2018 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships in Calgary in a time of 1:09.23. 

 

BMO Vancouver Marathon winner Robin Watson will also run the 21.1K on Sunday. Watson currently coaches with Vancouver-based running group Mile2Marathon. Watson clocked a 2:27:38 to bring home the win at the Vancouver marathon on May 6. 

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Husband and wife duo, Emily and Matt Setlack are set to run this weekend. The couple is coming off a big race at the Canadian Mountain Running Championships, where Emily Setlack won the women’s competition handily in a time of 1:16.49. She also competed at the World Half-Marathon Championships this past March in Valencia, Spain. 

Natasha Wodak and Dayna Pidhoresky are other notable entries in the women’s field. Wodak is fresh off of the 2018 Toronto Waterfront 10K where she finished second in a time of 33:15. Pidhoresky also raced in Toronto to finish fourth in 33:39.

Pidhoresky has been strong on the roads this season, finishing second at the Canadian Half-Marathon Championships in May. 

See here for more information and course maps. 

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