Scotiabank Vancouver HM Race Info



Avg Temps f.


Gain/Loss in ft


Furthest Aid


Highest Elev.






Time Limit

3 hours



Longest Climb



Summary: A point-to-point course that starts out with an out and back, and then follows along the waterfront before ending at Stanley Park, which is much the same as the BMO marathon course. Lots of downhill but also lots of rollers and a few little steep uphills, the most memorable being the bridge near the end of the race.

Race Details

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Easy to go out hard on the first downhill and wreck your quads
  • Temps get warm quickly and it’s a fairly exposed course (nearly identical to the BMO marathon)
  • Lots of little hills can wear you down and slow you down, some of them short but steep
  • Bridge after 11 miles that’s tough, followed by a downhill to the finish


Total gain/loss: ~700/1000

Total climbs: Lots of little rollers of around 50 feet, 2 climbs of ~100 feet (miles 4-4.5 and 7.2-7.8), 1 climb of 200 feet (miles 2-3.7)

Longest climb: 200ft/1.7 miles from mile 2-3.7

Elevation profile:


Aid stations

Total aid stations: 9 including Start and Finish

Furthest distance apart: 4km

Locations: Every 3-4 km; refer to course map above

What’s available: Water, Gatorade and Powergel at 13km

Crew access

Several locations accessible on foot, via car or public transportation. See course map for more details



Race will have Asics Pace Leaders for the following goal times: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30

Race qualifiers


Race reports


Strava activities and GPX files


Race Website

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