The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K is part of the prestigious Canada Running Series.


Known as Canada's most scenic half-marathon, more than 7,000 participants run past some of Vancouver’s most scenic vistas including cityscapes, mountain views and spectacular beaches before finishing in stunning Stanley Park.


Not only is the course beautiful, it is also fast with a net drop of almost 300ft. This is a half marathon in which you can seize your next personal best.

Not up for a half-marathon in 2015? The event also hosts a family-friendly 5k route which takes runners along the trails of Stanley Park and the seawall of English Bay, before merging with the Half-Marathon to finish.

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon is currently the only race in Canada to have received a Silver Certification in sustainability from the Council for Responsible Sport. Last year saw more than 97% of waste diverted from landfills and alternative energy sources used. This has been part of the Canada Running Series mandate for all their races.

With spectacular views along a fast course combined with bands, water stations, great medals and a finish line party, The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon is set to be your best half-marathon yet!




There is no better excuse to take a mid year break in the sunshine than the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in Australia.

Set in one of the top holiday destinations in the world, the event was the first marathon in Australia to hold an IAAF Road Race Gold Label, establishing itself in esteemed company around the world.

Encompassing all the beauty the Gold Coast has to offer, the course runs alongside golden surf beaches, making a name for itself as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world and creating the ideal place to aim for a personal best time. 

July weather conditions on the Gold Coast are traditionally great for running – low humidity, little or no wind in the morning with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees.

The weekend programme offers the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races.

There is something for everyone – which is a perfect reason to gather the family and head to the warmth of the Gold Coast this July, take on the run and then take a few days off to recover in the sunshine.




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