Detours & Road Closures

The non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® would like to advise residents and business owners of temporary road closures and traffic control measures to accommodate the event every year. We thank you for your patience and cooperation and remind you to please drive safely.

There will be no vehicle access to Granville Island from 8am-9am on the holiday Monday.

Please arrive early to the Start Line if you are running. Free parking is available on race day until 1pm. Find directions here to the Expo, Start, Finish & Festival.

Creekside Dr road access will be impacted on Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:30-8:50am

Vehicle access to Creekside Drive from Pennyfarthing Drive will be moderately impacted for 20 minutes from 8:30-8:50am on Monday, October 14, 2019. Please use caution when driving in the affected area during this time.

Runners leave Granville Island, traveling West on Island Park Walk. At Mariner’s Walk, runners continue onto Creekside Dr, then turn SE onto Pennyfarthing Dr. At the corner of Pennyfarthing and West 1st Ave, runners turn S onto West 1st Ave to continue Northbound on Burrard St.


Burrard Bridge road access on the Northbound lane will be closed to vehicles on Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:00-9:30am

Thank you for your cooperation as the bridge undergoes on-going road improvements.

Hornby St road access, between Pacific St and Beach Ave, will be closed to vehicles on Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:15-9:30am

At the corner of Pacific St. and Hornby St., runners will turn South on Hornby and head towards the seawall. Motor vehicles will not be able to cross Beach Ave at Hornby St. between 8:15-9:30am on Monday, October 14, 2019. Please use caution when driving in the affected area during this time.

Time Activity
6:30am Registration opens
7:30am Traffic control in position
8:00am Granville Island closed to vehicle traffic
8:15am Traffic control closes bridge and roads
8:30am Race start
8:45am Car access to Granville Island re-opens
9:05am First racer in
9:30am Anticipated re-opening of all roads
11:00am Awards finish

The non-profit RUNVAN® Society takes your safety seriously, and we respect the neighbourhoods through which we run. Thank you for helping us provide a quality route to showcase our impressive Vancouver community.

Traffic control personnel will be stationed at major intersections and access points along the race route to safely manage and redirect traffic. Motorist that need to travel during these times are advised to plan ahead for potential delays and stoppages on the affected route.

If you or someone you know lives along the course, or if you are traveling to and from Vancouver for the event, please be aware that street closures will take place on Race Day as noted above. Safety is everyone’s top priority. Thank you.

Please also come down to Granville Island on Thanksgiving Weekend! Even if you don’t run the race, stop by to watch the fun and bring a donation to support the event’s local charity partners. Free parking on Granville Island is provided until 1pm on Thanksgiving Day Monday.

View the full 10KM course map here.

Find directions to the Start and Finish Line.

Learn more about the exciting Expo.