Date: Sunday, November 2019
Time: 11:00AM
Start and Finish Line: UBC, Student Union Building
Age: 10+
Course closes: 12:30PM
Capacity: Limited and sold-out last year.


Fall Classic

Beautiful UBC Campus / Dave Mallari / RUNVAN®

What’s included with Fall Classic registration

  • $20 gift card from Forerunners redeemable on New Balance product (min. $75 spend)
  • RUNVAN® x Endur Performance Socks
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Food, drinks, music, awards and post-race celebrations
  • Free Expo with great merchandise, and gear check
  • On-course services including water, toilets and electrolyte
  • Two water stations along the 5KM course
  • Race bib with built-in timing chip
  • Finisher Medal, and more
  • You may also run and fundraise for charity

Course map

Fall Classic 5KM Course Map

The Vancouver International Marathon Society is excited to offer this 5KM race.

Fall Classic

Post-race fun / Clarence Chan / RUNVAN®

Switching Races

You may switch race distances, space permitting. To switch and upgrade or downgrade your race distance, Edit your registration HERE. This feature is not available race week, and features a $5 change fee plus applicable online fees.

Package Pickup

All runners must pick up their own race kit during one of the times listed below:

Friday, November 3pm–8pm
Forerunners Main Street, 3889 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Saturday, November 12pm–6pm
Forerunners Main Street, 3889 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Sunday, November 7am–10:30am
UBC Life Building – 6138 Student Union Blvd., Vancouver, BC

RUNVAN® Hat-trick runners who are eligible for prizes may claim here, too.

Gear Check, Start, Finish Map

The Start and Finish Line is located near the UBC Student Union Building at 6133 University Blvd.


Things to remember:

  • Please arrive at least one hour before the race starts if you want to utilize the free gear check
  • We encourage all participants to arrive at least 45 minutes early
  • Washrooms are available near the Start Line
  • Wear your bib visible on the front of your shirt to help enable the timing device embedded
  • Beverages, food and entertainment is provided at the Finish Line

Expo & Entertainment

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for music along the course and stick around after the race for great entertainment. Fans, you can win prizes too for the best cheer team!
  • Runners may redeem their food ticket on their race bib for Pizza, Chili or Sushi


  • The Fall Classic course is measured and marked every kilometre
  • Digital clocks are positioned at the Start and Finish Line
  • Digital clocks display unofficial finish times which are unique to every individual runner’s chip


Top three Age Category winners, male and female, will be awarded prizes!

All runners are automatically entered into competitive Age Groups: under 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100 and above.

Gun time will determine the top three overall winners, whereas chip time will determine Age Category awards. Please seed yourself appropriately at the start.

Strollers/Wheelchairs and Walkers

For safety reasons, the following applies:

  • Strollers are permitted on the 5KM. Parents with strollers will start the 5KM run at the back of the corral. Strollers must be suitable for a 5KM run/walk, for crossing curbs, and rough terrain
  • Please pass runners and walkers with extreme caution
  • The course closure time is 12:30pm