ROAD CLOSURES

We’re planning our SeaWheeze Half Marathon for over 10,000 participants, and we wanted to give you a heads up to how a bunch of sweaty runners might impact your weekend.

Specifically, the course will impact traffic in Vancouver’s downtown area, West End, Coal Harbour, Chinatown, Yaletown, and Kitsilano neighborhoods on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Keep reading for the exact details below!

If you have any questions, please call our Stakeholder Management team at 604-374-5577 or email support@seawheeze.com.

Saturday, August 12, 2017: Schedule of Sweaty Events

  • SeaWheeze Half Marathon gets going at 7:00am
  • The race starts on Hastings St and Burrard St. The event finishes at Harbour Green Park on the Seawall near the Vancouver Convention Centre
  • All runners will finish the course by 12:15pm (with a strict 12:30pm course closure)
  • Friendly-but-firm sweep vehicles and course marshals will escort participants off the course near road reopening time
  • All services will be withdrawn and removed and area cleaned prior to reopening times
Public Access

Airport: If you are going to the airport from areas of downtown northeast of the area bounded by Thurlow St, West Cordova St, Granville St and Dunsmuir St, then use Main St from 6.30am–9.00am

Transit riders: Expect increased traffic on the Skytrain and buses prior to start of event and post event. Rerouting of several services will occur. Check www.translink.ca  or call 604.953.3333.

Canada Place/cruise ship access: Canada Place access will remain open at all times. For vehicular traffic needing to access the Port, use Waterfront Rd from Main St.

Seawall: From 7:30am–12:00pm, the Seawall will be closed between Second Beach and Lumberman's Arch, and from 8am-12pm the Seawall between Devonian Harbour Park and Harbour Green Park will also be closed. Detours will be in place for cyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians. This closure is in place to ensure the safety of the public and event participants along this narrow section these narrow sections of the Seawall. Please expect delays along other parts of the Seawall. 

Expect increased traffic on buses and Skytrain before and after the event. Several buses will be rerouted. For details, check www.translink.ca or call 604-953-3333.

 

Area Road Closure Time
Kitsilano/West End/ False Creek Burrard St Bridge closed in both directions Saturday, August 12 6:15am–11:30am
Kitsilano Cornwall Ave between Burrard St and Larch St: police patrolled local access only Saturday, August 12 6:30am–11:00am
Kitsilano Bike lanes remain open on Burrard St Bridge Saturday, August 12 6:30am–11:00am
Kitsilano Getting to and from the Seawall via Cornwall Ave may take pedestrians longer than usual Saturday, August 12 6:15am–11:30am
West End Beach Ave between Granville St and Bute St: eastbound lane closed Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
West End Beach Ave between Jervis St and Denman St: eastbound lane closed Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
West End Bute St between Beach Ave and Pacific St: closed both directions Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
West End Pacific St between Bute St and Burrard St: eastbound lanes closed Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
False Creek Beach Ave between Granville St and Bute St: eastbound lane closed Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
False Creek Expect delays on Pacific Blvd between Abbott St and Carrall St Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
False Creek Expect diversions and delays along the False Creek Seawall between Edgewater Casino and the Granville St Bridge Saturday, August 12 6:00am–11:30am
Chinatown Main St between Union St and Keefer St: southbound lanes closed Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:30am
Chinatown Keefer St between Main St and Carrall St: all lanes closed in both directions Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:30am
Chinatown Carrall St between Keefer St and Pacific Blvd: all lanes closed in both directions Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:30am
Chinatown Dunsmuir St between Main St and Granville St (including the Dunsmuir Viaduct): all lanes closed in both directions Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:30am
Chinatown Expect delays on Pacific Blvd between Carrall St and Abbott St Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:30am
Coal Harbour West Hastings St between Burrard St and Bute St: both lanes closed with limited local access and parking available off-site Friday, August 11 3:00pm–Saturday, August 12 12:00pm
Coal Harbour Canada Place Way between Shaw Tower & Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel’s Driveway and Thurlow St: all lanes closed both directions Friday, August 11 6:00am–Saturday, August 12 5:00pm
Coal Harbour Thurlow St between West Cordova St and West Hastings St: both lanes closed with limited local access and parking available off-site Friday, August 11 6:00pm–Saturday, August 12 12:00pm
Coal Harbour Access to Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Shaw Tower and Vancouver Convention Centre West still available via Waterfront St (use Main St overpass) and Howe St Saturday, August 12 5:00am–3:00pm
Coal Harbour West Cordova St between Howe St and Bute St: both lanes closed with limited local access and parking available off-site Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:00am
Coal Harbour Granville St between West Cordova St and Dunsmuir St: both lanes closed with limited local access and parking available off-site Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:00am
Coal Harbour Access to hotels on Canada Place Way, Shaw Tower and Vancouver Convention Centre East & West still available via Waterfront St (use Main St overpass) and Howe St Saturday, August 12 6:00am–9:00am

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