Vancouver’s Newest Half Marathon, Oldest 10k Bring Thousands to BC
More than 12,500 entrants from around the world experienced beautiful fall weather at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon & Cunningham Seawall 10K benefiting the John Volken Academy. Along with live bands and festive fanfare lining the course, the race boasted spectacular waterfront views. Participants celebrated the day’s accomplishments with family and friends in Devonian Harbour Park at the finish line festival, which featured a soulful headliner performance by Washington R&B artist Allen Stone.
Kenya’s Paul Kimugul, 34, won the men’s half marathon in 1:04:39, while Vancouver-native Geoff Martinson, 28, finished a minute behind in 1:05:46 to place second. In the women’s race, the first time was the charm for Rachel Cliff, a 26-year-old from Vancouver, who won her debut half marathon in 1:15:04. Lindsey Scherf, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the US, finished shortly behind Cliff in 1:16:14.