Sunday, October 25 was a day I was dreading, looking forward to, and anticipating, all at the same time. Just like other half marathons, I was nervous but couldn’t wait to cross the finish line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon (#RNRVAN). This race was my last of 2015, after running the BMO, Scotiabank, and Lululemon Seawheeze half marathons earlier this year. Four seems to be the magic number for half marathons per year, but that might change next year. I’m looking into getting a three pack Tour Pass for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, where you can run three 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour stops of your choice for just $219 – runners know this is a deal! I’ve only ever run Vancouver half marathons so far, and I’ve had my eyes set on running in Seattle and Portland, because it’s easy to make a short trip out of it. Let’s hope that happens in 2016 🙂
For the time being, I’m so happy and thankful to have run the 2015 RNR Vancouver Half in perfect weather on Sunday. It wasn’t too hot during the race and wasn’t too cold when finishing the like I remember it being last year. My official finishing time was 2:05:37, my personal best for a half marathon, and not bad considering all the elevation during the course…
For a limited time only, you can get presale pricing for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver Half Marathon. From now until November 1, pay only $50 to run the half marathon and $35 to run the 10K. This is definitely the lowest price you’ll get for the race, so if you’re planning on running it again or want to make the commitment to run it next year, register now!
Congrats to all of this year’s finishers, and see you next year!
Here are some photos I took before, during, and after the Rock ‘n’ Roll Vancouver Half Marathon (yes, I was that person who stopped every so often for a few seconds to snap photos along the way!).