Sunday, May 3, 2015
With both a marathon (42 km) and a half marathon (21 km) covering the city on Sunday, May 5th, the races will follow a rolling closure/open protocol. This means that the roads will NOT be closed for the entire duration of the races. Some will open and close earlier than others. In order to fulfill our agreement with the City of Vancouver and our community neighbourhoods, runners will be required to maintain a minimum pace to ensure roads are reopened as promised by a certain time.
Traffic control personnel will also be stationed at major intersections and access points along the race route to safely manage and redirect traffic. Motorists are asked to avoid travel during the impacted hours and consider alternative times for local trips. Motorist that need to travel during these times are advised to plan ahead for potential delays and stoppages on the affected route.
Half Marathon / 7:00am – 11:00am
Marathon / 8:30am – 4:00pm
8KM / 9:30am – 11:00am
This year, approximately 18,000 participants of the 44th BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon and 8KM races will experience three separate race courses showcasing the City of Vancouver. These routes will impact traffic in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, May 2, and Riley Park, Cambie, Oakridge, Fairveiw, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, False Creek, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour and Downtown neighbourhouds on Sunday, May 3, 2015.