Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

More than 3,000 racers will be lacing up their shoes starting today, Wednesday June 2, also known as Global Running Day, to participate in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon Virtual Race.

Many participants will be dedicating their races to the 45 local community causes as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Since 2007, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in Vancouver has raised $10 million for over 200 local charities. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all related transaction and credit card fees.

With this year’s race being virtual, participants are joining in from across the country, with 10 provinces and 2 territories represented. In keeping with Canada Running Series’ commitment to provide opportunities for elite competition, previous champs, Canadian Olympians and future stars of the sport will have the opportunity to battle it out (virtually) over the half marathon distance during the June 4 – 5 weekend. Fans can tune in to the Canada Running Series West Instagram page @runcrswest to catch all the action!

Lanni Marchant (L) and Natasha Wodak (R) at 2015 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

WHAT:            Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Virtual Race

WHERE:           All across Canada

WHEN:      Wednesday June 2 – Monday July 5, 2021

About Canada Running Series

Canada Running Series is the nation’s premier running circuit with 8 events: 4 in Toronto, 2 in Vancouver 1 in Montreal and 1 in Edmonton. It annually attracts over 70,000 participants and raises more than $6 million for some 320 mostly-local charities. The Series includes the World Athletics Gold Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships. Since 1999, CRS has gained international recognition for innovation and organization.

We are passionately committed to staging great experiences for runners of all levels from Canadian Olympians and International stars, to healthy lifestyle people and charity runners; and to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process. Our mission is “building community through the sport of running.”