Welcome to the eleventh annual Fort Langley Half & 5km, presented by New Balance and Peninsula Runners. We have designed this race course to be the most scenic half marathon in the country!
The race course starts and finishes at the Fort in Fort Langley. After a short tour through the historic town site, it heads out into the surrounding countryside and rolling hills. Part of the route traces the historic Hudson's Bay Co. "Telegraph Trail". You will also pass Western Canada's 2nd largest Horse Park, Thunderbird Show Park, as well as the Driediger Farms Strawberry Fields. After running on the quiet rural roads you will return to the finish line at the Orchard Lawn outside the walls of the Historic Fort. The 5 km route will be through the quiet streets of historic Fort Langley with some gentle ups & downs. See full course description below.
Half marathon starts at 7:00am. 5k starts at 7:30am.
The race starts and finishes at the Fort Langley National Historic Site located in Fort Langley. The course does a short loop (1K) before heading south on Bay Street to Glover Road for 1 km. You will then turn left onto Rawlison Crescent and follow this road until it meets River Road (3.5 km). The route will go East on River Road for 700 metres before turning onto Armstrong. The hill on Armstrong will be the most challenging part of the route. At 80th Ave you will proceed to Telegraph Trail and run on this historic road for 1.8 km until you reach 72 Ave. Here you will head West for 1.6 km to 240th Street. You will go North for 2.4 km to Rawlison Crescent where now you will proceed back to the finish via Glover Road and Bay Street.
It should be noted this course is challenging but very scenic. The main hill occurs at 8k on Armstrong road and rewards you with majestic views of Mt. Baker as you summit. The last 11k of the route is slightly rolling, downhill and flat and will reward those who pace themselves with a fast time.
Race runs on quiet streets in Fort Langley. It will be 2 loops of a relatively flat scenic loop that starts and finishes at the Fort.
From hwy 1 take the 232nd St. exit. Proceed north on 232nd towards Fort Langley. Once you reach Glover Rd. turn right (north). Follow Glover to Mavis Avenue (downtown Fort Langley just before the tracks) and turn right. The race starts and finishes in the National Historic Site's Orchard Lawn at 23433 Mavis Avenue in Fort Langley.
Peninsula Runners Langley
#1-20349 88th Ave.
Langley, B.C. V1M 2K5
Peninsula Runners Langley, 20349 88th Ave., 604-888-1338
Peninsula Runners White Rock, 1708 152nd St., 604-531-7879
Peninsula Runners Abbotsford, 3-1707 Salton Rd., 604-746-1338
At Langley location only.
NO DAY OF RACE ENTRY!
At Peninsula Runners Langley:
At Race Start Area:
After the race, stick around for a drink and refreshments. The awards ceremony starts at 9:30am.
Prizes for age groups winners in the following categories for the half marathon: U19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
In the 5 km only the overall top 3 men and women will get a prize.
All participants in both races will receive a finisher's cotton t-shirt to prove you conquered the route.