June 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Updated: June 22, 2014 12:59 pm

Scotiabank half-marathon sees over 6,000 participants compete

Scotiabank Half-marathon start line.

Darlene Heidemann

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Last night was the longest of the year, but let’s hope the some 6,000 runners taking part in the 16th annual Scotiabank half-marathon and 5 kilometre run got some rest.

The race started at 7:30 a.m. this morning at the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbird Arena and the finish line for the half-marathoners was at Stanley Park. The route went through West 16th Avenue, Southwest Marine Drive, down through Spanish Banks, Locarno and Jericho beaches, and over the Burrard Street Bridge, temporarily closing one lane of the bridge and other roads.

Money raised from the event goes to local and national charities.

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