May 27th, 2018

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2015
June 10th: One Million Dollars Raised and Four Course Records Broken at the 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

One Million Dollars Raised and Four Course Records Broken at the 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Calgary, Alberta – (Marketwired – May 31, 2015) – Close to 12,000 people took part in the 51st annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, raising more than $1 million for 90 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

 

In the Canadian Half Marathon Championships Lanni Marchant broke her own course record with a time of 1:12:17 as did Kip Kangogo who crossed the line in 1:06:39. In the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon two additional course records were broken: in the women’s race Lioudmila Kortchaguina ran to victory with a time of 2:48:24; and in the men’s race Jonathan Kipchirchir Chesoo was victorious with a time of 2:17:12.

“We knew it would be tough to top 50 years, but ushering in a new era with the best in a Canadian competition for top prize money, while being broadcast live on the Internet is definitely the next step,” said Executive Director, Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, of the Calgary Marathon Society. “It says this ‘grassroots race has grown up and is evolving to exceed what the international running community expects in a world-class race while staying true to our Calgary roots.”

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised $1 million and counting as of press time, well on our way to matching last year’s race total of $1,297,886. Since the introduction of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to Calgary in 2010, $4.8 million dollars has been raised for local charities.

“This year’s Scotiabank Calgary Marathon was a tremendously successful and memorable race weekend,” said Laurie Stang, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President, Prairie Region. “We particularly want to thank all those who made their run more meaningful by taking part in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge, raising money for local charities that make a huge impact in the community.”

 

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Results

 

Full Marathon Male 

             

1. Jonathan Kipchirchir Chesoo, Eldoret, Kenya               2:17:12

2. Brendan Kenny, Dundas, Ontario                                 2:35:34

3. Nelson Ndereva, Toronto, Ontario                                2:40:22

             

Full Marathon Female        

             

1. Lioudmila Kortchaguina, Markham, Ontario                2:48:24

2. Catrin Jones, Victoria, British Columbia                        2:50:58

3. Kanami Koshimizu, Calgary, Alberta                              3:03:14

 

National 21.1K Championship Results

 

National 21.1K Championship Male         

             

1. Kip Kangogo, Lethbridge, Alberta                                  1:06:39

2. Reid Coolsaet, Guelph, Ontario                                     1:06:50

3. Trevor Hofbauer, Calgary, Alberta                                 1:07:22
             

National 21.1K Championship Female    

             

1. Lanni Marchant, London, Ontario                                  1:12:17

2. Natasha Wodak, Vancouver, British Columbia              1:13:29

3. Dayna Pidhoresky, Vancouver, British Columbia          1:16:10

 

10K Results

 

10K Male       

             

1. Willy Kimosop, Lethbridge, Alberta                                  31:16

2. Dancan Kasia, Etobicoke, Ontario                                   31:42

3. William Madsen, Edmonton, Alberta                               32:54    

 

10K Female  

             

1. Sarah MacArthur, Calgary, Alberta                                  36:52

2. Jodi Nesbitt, Red Deer, Alberta                                        37:47

3. Lisa Harvey, Calgary, Alberta                                            38:40

 

50K Results

 

50K Male       

 

1. Justin Kurek, Calgary, Alberta                                           3:10:13

2. Chris Hooper, Calgary, Alberta                                        3:33:21

3. Trevor Baine, Calgary, Alberta                                          3:52:30

 

50K Female

 

1. Jessica Mueller, Calgary, Alberta                                      3:57:24

2. Jessica Laird, Edmonton, Alberta                                    4:06:25

3. Stefanie Gignac, Banff, Alberta                                        4:20:27

 

For more highlights and complete race results, please visit: http://www.calgarymarathon.com/results.html .

 

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, visit

http://www.calgarymarathon.com/charity-challenge.html?lang=EN.

 

About Scotiabank

Through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world.

 

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 86,000 employees and assets of $837 billion (as at April 30, 2015), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank’s media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankNews.

 

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon:
A race for every age and ability, Alberta’s Best Road Race 4 years in a row includes the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank 42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the Goodlife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The largest race on the prairies has the largest high performance purse west of Toronto and attracts elite athletes from coast to

coast as well as internationally. The event brings in $7 million annually to the local economy and gives back through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, scholarship programming and the Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge.

 

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For media queries only, please contact:

 

Kirsten-Ellen Fleming

Executive Director

Calgary Marathon Society

587-899-2287

Kirsten@calgarymarathon.com

 

Kristin McCleister

Scotiabank Media Communications

416-317-5298
Kristin.mccleister@scotiabank.com

 

Jennifer Ashley

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Manager

403-710-2464

charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com

 

June 9th: The 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon live stream is on YouTube

The 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon live stream is on YouTube

Relive the sights and sounds of the 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon as elite Canadian marathoner Krista Duchene​ and CMS President Dan Ouimet announce the abridged play-by-play for the Centaur Subaru 21.1km National Championships and for Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.


May 7th: Running Room Friendship Run

Running Room Friendship Run

Join your fellow runners for The Running Room's friendship Run starting just outside the Eau Claire Market Running Room on Saturday May 30th at 9:00AM! The Calgary Marathon Forerunners and pace bunnies will be on-hand, so come down to the Bow River pathway to shake-out those nerves on this free and friendly 3KM run!

 

 

 

March 2nd: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on TV!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on TV!

Medal and T-Shire Reveal

Marathon Minute Making Your Race More Meaningful

CTV Marathon Minute - Cross Training

CTV Marathon Minute - How Much Should You Be Training

CTV Marathon Minute - What Running Gives You


CTV Marathon Minute - Breaking Through Barriers


CityTV Ad for 2015 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon


Marathon Minute - Where to Train in Calgary 


Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 2015 Ad

 

Running with Your Family

 

Making Your Race More Meaningful

 

Finding Time To Train

 

50K Champ Justin Kurek

 

 

Find the Right Shoe

 

Commitment

 

Treat Your Feet

 

Form & Technique

 

January 21st: Media Running Showdown

Media Running Showdown

Media Running Showdown - Back in 2015!  

Get off the sidelines and participate!

YOU are invited to participate in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend in the 5K, 10K, 21.1K or Marathon.

Participate in a community event
Celebrate a Calgary tradition 51 Years Strong
Compete for media glory and cash for your charity of choice!

Which newspaper employs the fastest reporters? What station will take to the airwaves on June 1st with bragging rights for quickest runner? There are 90+ local charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and the Media Running Showdown is a great way to raise money for a cause close to your heart!

 

What you need to know!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon takes place on May 31, 2015

Complimentary entries are open to journalists, photographers, videographers, producers and editors in each of the four distances: Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, 5K walk and Run.

Prizing for the top man and woman in each distance category to an official charity of choice:

Marathon — $500
21.1K — $250
10K - $250
5K — $250

Top Overall Fundraiser:  $500 (one prize)

Here is a complete list of 2015 official charities in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Media outlets are limited to 5 free entries per outlet in a combination of any or all four race categories.

Winners will be announced the day of the race and prize money allocated directly to the charity of choice.

A work email address must be provided as proof of employment when registering for the Media Running Showdown.

In addition to competing for the top Media Running Showdown prize, raise money for a charity of choice when you register online and recruit your non-running colleagues to sponsor you!

To register, please email info@calgarymarathon.com by Friday, April 24, 2015 with Media Running Showdown in the Subject Line and we will send you a unique-one time only code to register in the 2015 MEDIA RUNNING SHOWDOWN!

When tweeting and providing training updates in advance and on race day use #RunYYC and @CalgaryMarathon for your followers and friends to cheer you on!

January 21st: Calgary Marathon on Morning TV

Calgary Marathon on Morning TV

Calgary Marathon on Morning TV

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Executive Director Kirsten Fleming made her rounds on Calgary morning TV in mid January. Here are some clips from her appearance on City TV Breakfast Television and CTV Morning Live.

City TV Breakfast Television


 


 


 


CTV Morning Live


2014
October 23rd: Calgary Marathon Rebrand

Calgary Marathon Rebrand


 

Our Next 50 Years Begins Now

On Sunday June 1st, The Calgary Marathon Society celebrated its 50th year running - during the celebration, at the race expo, we unveiled our new logo.

The first place you will see the logo, will probably be within this new website. It will take some time to roll out to other marketing materials, but keep a look out as we have some very exciting changes in store! For one, we have expanded into the CMS race series, which include the Dino Dash, and Halloween Howl events!

 

Bringing the Marathon to Life

There is no place like Calgary in the world. Calgary is a young, vibrant, active city with an energy that exhilarates, invigorates and motivates. It’s a place of big skies and big ideas. We felt that the new Calgary Marathon brand should exude just that. So over the past year, we have been hard at work developing our new brand as a reflection for our passion for everything that makes Calgary great.

The “Running Metropolis” wordmark evokes a feeling of the energy participants feel on race day in Calgary. Design cues are taken from the cities core of overlapping structures, the hustle and bustle of the race, and the close proximity of runners after the starting gun has sounded.

 

Gateway to the Rockies

The city of Calgary is known for being “ The Gateway to the Rockies”  due to its close proximity to the Rocky Mountains.

If you are from Calgary, or just visiting, the mountains play an important role within our lives, and so we wanted to incorporate this unique feature within our brand. We have developed design elements that have been derived from the topographical or areal view of the mountains, incorporated as interesting graphic shapes and patterns throughout our brand. These graphic patterns are then used within the supportive design elements creating a unique and memorable image, setting itself apart from all other race brands.

 

Looking Forward to the Next Chapter

We believe that the best race weekends are yet to come, so we are excited to share with you where we are going.

50 years ago, nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the very first Calgary marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada. Back then, there were only 19 participants, today, there are over 15,000 - the excitement and energy of the race was as much a part of the new Calgary Marathon logo back then, as it is today.

As you begin to see this new wordmark out in the world, we hope you start to appreciate the simplicity & elegance, and can feel the energy within the new design. We hope that unleashes the energy, passion and motivation to inspire you to continue to run with us for the next 50 years.

October 23rd: Canadian Half Marathon National Championships

Canadian Half Marathon National Championships

Calgary to host 2015 – 2018 Canadian 21.1K Road Race Championships

 

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is pleased to announce Athletics Canada (AC) has awarded National 21.1K Road Race Championships to Calgary for for the years of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

“This honour should come as no surprise,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “I know Calgarians look forward to welcoming racers from across the country who will come here to compete in the championships.”

 

Partnering with Athletics Canada to host a national Championship, in conjunction with the race weekend will help connect high performance athletes and recreational running communities, which elevates the sport and creates awareness of road racing achievements for Canadians.

 

Already the largest race on the prairies, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has become a draw for elite athletes to compete with the best. To recognize the high performance athletes, organizers now offer the top prize purse west of Toronto with more than $52,000 up for grabs.

 

“As Canada’s longest running marathon, we see our event being the logical host for convening the best in our sport,” says Calgary Marathon Society (CMS) Chair, Dan Ouimet. “We’re proud to partner with Athletics Canada to build this platform to support high performance in Canada.”

 

 Following the 50th Anniversary of the Calgary Marathon on June 1, event organizers will work with Athletics Canada to bring the best in the country to compete in the Canadian 21.1 Championship race in Calgary on June 7, 2015.

 

“Athletics Canada is excited to begin work with the Calgary Marathon Society and their awesome team in developing a world class event. Athletics Canada is committed to being increasingly involved in the road running community, creating a great experience for runners of all abilities,” said Rob Guy, Chief Executive Officer.

 

Organizers teamed up with the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority and Tourism Calgary for the successful bid, which will bring runners from coast to coast to experience the race weekend and Calgary’s renowned western hospitality.

 

“The important connection between high performance and recreational sport has long been recognized and celebrated in Calgary,” said Cindy Ady, Tourism Calgary CEO. “We are excited that Athletics Canada has recognized the strength of the supporting partnerships and organization behind Canada’s longest running marathon, and entrusted Calgary with the National 21.1K Road Race Championship.”

 

We look forward to sharing more news on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon National 21.1K Championships later this summer!

June 1st: Record-Breaking 50th Year for Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Record-Breaking 50th Year for Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

New Times Set and Record-Breaking $1,150,000 Raised for Charities Through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - June 01, 2014) - New race times were set in an exciting finish to the 50th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon today, as two elite runners broke course records. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, more than 15,000 runners ran through scenic Calgary neighbourhoods and raised a record-breaking $1,150,000 at press time for 91 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Elite runner Kip Kangogo (pictured) from Lethbridge, Alberta won the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon with a course record of 2:19:47, beating the old record by three minutes and 1 second. Gela Hailu from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia finished second with a time of 2:19:58. Daniel KipKoech from Lethbridge, Alberta came in third with a time of 2:20:06. Emily Chepkorir of Halifax, Nova Scotia also set a course record of 2:46:21 in the marathon for the women's category, beating the old record by five minutes and 15 seconds. Maria Zambrano from Calgary, Alberta finished second with a time of 2:52:45. Nadine Mueller of Canmore, Alberta rounded out the top three with a time of 3:00:01.

"What a great way to celebrate the 50th year of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon than with an exciting race -- both for the runners and for the city of Calgary," said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, Executive Director, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. "The community of Calgary really came together today through the sport of running and by giving back to the community through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge."

The 91 charities registered in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised an incredible sum of $1,150,000 as of press time, surpassing its $1,100,000 target. This outstanding achievement exceeds last year's total of $1,027,000 raised for 76 community charities. "Once again, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon was a tremendous success thanks to amazing support from the entire community, proving that in its 50th year, the event continues to get bigger and better every year," said Laurie Stang, Scotiabank's Senior Vice-President for the Prairie Region. "Scotiabank is proud of the runners, volunteers and spectators who came together in celebration of community spirit and athleticism, raising an incredible $1,150,000 for local charities."

Race Day Results:

Wild Rose Calgary 50k Ultra

Ultra Marathon Male

  1. Justin Kurek, Calgary, Alberta 3:07:52
  2. Adam Campbell, Calgary, Alberta 3:08:52
  3. Blaine Penny, Calgary, Alberta 3:22:38

Ultra Marathon Female

  1. Beverly Anderson, Red Bluff, California 3:44:37
  2. Jessica Mueller, Calgary, Alberta 3:50:16
  3. Nadia Fry, Invermere, British Columbia 3:50:35

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Marathon Male

  1. Kip Kangogo, Lethbridge, Alberta 2:19:47
  2. Gela Hailu, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2:19:58
  3. Danniel KipKoech, Lethbridge, Alberta 2:20:06

Marathon Female

  1. Emily Chepkorir, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2:46:21
  2. Maria Zmbrano, Calgary, Alberta 2:52:45
  3. Nadine Mueller, Canmore, Alberta 3:00:01

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon

Half Marathon Male

  1. Dancan Kasia, Etobicoke, Ontario 1:09:42
  2. Francois LeBoeuf, Edmonton, Alberta 1:11:48
  3. Frank Woolstencroft, Edmonton, Alberta 1:12:58

Half Marathon Female

  1. Lanni Marchant, London, Ontario 1:15:55
  2. Jess Draskau-Patersson, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1:17:51
  3. Grace Kary, London, Ontario 1:20:46

JUGO JUICE 10K

10K Male

  1. Solomon Rotich, Kenya 31:09
  2. Willy Kimosop, Kenya 31:32
  3. Derek Nakluski -- Kitchener, Ontario 31:35

10K Female

  1. Jessica O'Conell, Calgary, Alberta 34:30
  2. Lisa Harvey, Calgary, Alberta 37:34
  3. Meaghan McCollum, Calgary, Alberta 37:52

For more highlights and complete race results, please visit calgarymarathon.com.

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, click here.

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Canada's Oldest Marathon Turns 50 June 1, 2014

Voted the 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009 & 2008 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for runners and walkers of any level. This umbrella event includes the Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, AstraZeneca 5K Walk and Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. In 2014, The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is celebrating 50 years running and some 15,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the event and $1 million is expected to be raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, supporting 91 charities. For more information about the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, visit calgarymarathon.com.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at scotiabank.com.

For further information:

Kirsten-Ellen Fleming
Executive Director
Calgary Marathon Society
Phone: 403-264-2996
Email: kirsten@calgarymarathon.com

Gordon Smith
Scotiabank Media Communications
Mobile: 416-402-2178
Email: gordon.smith2@scotiabank.com

April 1st: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Wants to Send YOU to Run Victoria, Toronto or Barbados!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Wants to Send YOU to Run Victoria, Toronto or Barbados!

 

Just for participating in the 50th Anniversary of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon you could win one of three amazing race trips in 2014.

To celebrate 50 years of running history (and for a bit of fun!) The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and partners are giving away three race weekend trips for the winners of this race day costume contest!

Be a part of the “Running Through The Decades” theme by dressing up for your chance to win.

How do you participate?

Register for any of the Race Distances, 5K, 10K, 21.1K, Marathon (note the 50K is sold out), dress up in your favourite, fun costume and cross the finish line and you will be automicatically considered for best dressed of the decades!

What are the judges looking for?

Anything goes… Be creative, have fun and celebrate our history!

 

Win the "Best Dressed of the Decades" contest by pulling out your retro running gear and vintage duds from the tickle trunk! Professional race photographers will be on the route and at Stampede Park capturing pictures of the best costumes.

Celebrity judges will be watching the finish line and will name The "Best Dressed of the Decades". Winners will be contacted after the race and winners announced online on June 9. Please note you must finish the race in your costume to qualify!

So what can you win?

The Grand Prize: RUN BARBADOS WEEK-LONG PACKAGE FOR TWO!

One-week trip for two to Barbados for the Run Barbados Series, which includes half-marathon and 5K, (December 5-7, 2014) Prize includes airfare, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, race registration and a Catamaran tour courtesy of The Barbados Tourism Authority.

First Runner Up: RUN TORONTO WATERFRONT WEEKEND PACKAGE FOR TWO


Two-night hotel stay, airfare* for two and registration for two to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race Weekend (Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19)

Second Runner Up: RUN VICTORIA WEEKEND PACKAGE FOR TWO


Two-night hotel stay, airfare* for two, registration for two to the Good Life Fitness Victoria Marathon Race Weekend (Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12)

*airfares based on flying from Calgary or equivalent domestic flights.

Celebrate 50 Years Running and win "Best Dressed of The Decades" 

 

Thank you to Barbados Tourism Authority for providing a one-week trip for two to Beautiful Barbados for Run Barbados Week. The winner and a guest will fly to Bridgetown, Barbados and stay in a hotel with complimentary daily breakfast. Registration for two entries is included in your package along with a Catamaran tour.

Thank you to Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon and Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for providing race entries.

Spread the word about this race day contest with #runCalgary #DressUp and share pictures of your costume ideas, we want to see them!

March 14th: Calgary to host 2015 – 2018 Canadian 21.1K Road Race Championships

Calgary to host 2015 – 2018 Canadian 21.1K Road Race Championships

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is pleased to announce Athletics Canada (AC) has awarded National 21.1K Road Race Championships to Calgary for for the years of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“This honour should come as no surprise,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “I know Calgarians look forward to welcoming racers from across the country who will come here to compete in the championships.”

Partnering with Athletics Canada to host a national Championship, in conjunction with the race weekend will help connect high performance athletes and recreational running communities, which elevates the sport and creates awareness of road racing achievements for Canadians.

Already the largest race on the prairies, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has become a draw for elite athletes to compete with the best. To recognize the high performance athletes, organizers now offer the top prize purse west of Toronto with more than $52,000 up for grabs.

“As Canada’s longest running marathon, we see our event being the logical host for convening the best in our sport,” says Calgary Marathon Society (CMS) Chair, Dan Ouimet. “We’re proud to partner with Athletics Canada to build this platform to support high performance in Canada.”

 Following the 50th Anniversary of the Calgary Marathon on June 1, event organizers will work with Athletics Canada to bring the best in the country to compete in the Canadian 21.1 Championship race in Calgary on June 7, 2015.

“Athletics Canada is excited to begin work with the Calgary Marathon Society and their awesome team in developing a world class event. Athletics Canada is committed to being increasingly involved in the road running community, creating a great experience for runners of all abilities,” said Rob Guy, Chief Executive Officer.

Organizers teamed up with the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority and Tourism Calgary for the successful bid, which will bring runners from coast to coast to experience the race weekend and Calgary’s renowned western hospitality.

“The important connection between high performance and recreational sport has long been recognized and celebrated in Calgary,” said Cindy Ady, Tourism Calgary CEO. “We are excited that Athletics Canada has recognized the strength of the supporting partnerships and organization behind Canada’s longest running marathon, and entrusted Calgary with the National 21.1K Road Race Championship.”

We look forward to sharing more news on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon National 21.1K Championships later this summer!


Image: CEO of Tourism Calgary, Cindy Ady, making the joint announcement with Calgary Marathon Society at Friday's media conference

January 16th: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon crowned Alberta’s Best Road Race in 2013

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon crowned Alberta’s Best Road Race in 2013

Edmonton, AB - Athletics Alberta is pleased to announce that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has again been selected as Alberta’s Best Road Race in 2013. Continuing it’s impressive fourth title in five years, this yearly award is tabulated from a Provincial-­wide survey conducted by Athletics Alberta.

For more information read the Athletics Alberta Media Release.

January 15th: Course Routes Revealed for 2014

Course Routes Revealed for 2014

The Scotiabank Calgary Maraton revealed the 2014 Course Routes at the Launch Event on January 15th, with help from the 2014 Honourary Chair and marathoner-in-training Cheryl Bernard.

Click on the thumbnails below to go to the Race detail page and see the Interactive Online Maps and PDF Map downloads available for each Race distance.

 

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon

Jugo Juice 10K

AstraZeneca Family 5K Walk & Run

Wild Rose Brewery 50K Ultra

 

January 6th: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon welcomes Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard, as the 2014 Honourary Chair

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon welcomes Olympic Silver Medalist, Cheryl Bernard, as the 2014 Honourary Chair

The Calgary Marathon Society is pleased to welcome Olympian, Cheryl Bernard, as the newest member to the organizing team. 

Cheryl Bernard is best known for her long list of curling accomplishments and awards. She is a four time Alberta women’s champion, Canadian Runner-up, TSN Skins finalist  and has maintained a top 5 status on the World Curling Tour for the past 8 years and a silver Olympic medal earned at the Vancouver Winter Games, where Cheryl was nominated by her peers as the 2010 Most Valuable Player in Women’s curling.

The Olympian recently missed out qualifying to represent Canada in Sochi but that hasn’t stymied her motivation for competition.  Cheryl has registered for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon in support of one of the official charities in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, World Vision. She is building a team of runners to race for Team World Vision in support of child health projects around the globe. "This might be my biggest mental challenge yet, says the Canadian Skip.The 43 year old is known for her avid fitness, but hasn’t run in 10 years and never a marathon. "Go big or go home”, says Bernard.

Cheryl has started a 26 week fitness-training regime and is being mentored and trained by a team of marathon experts including Calgary Marathon Society Hall of Fame member, Dr. Peter Nieman.

For more information about Cheryl and how you can track her progress read more.

January 1st: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon increases the prize money for the 50th Anniversary in 2014 to $50,000!

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon increases the prize money for the 50th Anniversary in 2014 to $50,000!

 The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is thrilled to announce more than $50,000 in prize money is for grabs for top athlete performances in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, the Centaur Subaru 21.1K, and the Jugo Juice 10K on June 1, 2014. There are bonuses for athletes who break the course records and incremental bonuses based on the top female and male marathon times ran in Canada. The elite standards are a little tougher this year and the competition is sure to be fierce. We look forward to cheering on all athletes on June 1, 2014.

All finishers will receive a finishing medal when they cross the finish line and 50K finishers will receive a commemorative beer stein. All finishers will be able to download a finisher's certificate.

Full details here

Elite standards here

2013
December 11th: ‘Tis the Season to Give: The Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2014 is Open with Three New Feature Charities

‘Tis the Season to Give: The Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2014 is Open with Three New Feature Charities

MEDIA RELEASE

‘Tis the Season to Give

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2014 is Open with Three New Feature Charities

 

Calgary, Alberta (12/11/2013) – The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is kicking off the 2014 Scotiabank Charity Challenge in time for the season of giving. 50 official charities are already registered to participate in what is sure to be another record-breaking race on June 1, 2014.

KidSport, Right to Play and Women’s Centre of Calgary have been named the 2014 feature charities and were chosen for having strong fundraising strategies with ambitious goals and for their ongoing support of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, now in its fourth year.

“Being selected as a Feature Charity for the 50th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a huge opportunity for us,” said Tiffany Madden from Women’s Centre of Calgary. “It will allow us to make some new connections in the Calgary running community and will help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 for our Basic Needs program.”

Since the Calgary edition of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge was introduced in 2010, it has raised $2.4 million, including a record $1 million, 27 thousand for 76 charities in 2013. The 2013 feature charities, MitoCanada and Foothills Academy, raised an impressive 20% of total funds last year.

“With the 50th Anniversary of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, we are excited to celebrate the history of this great race, which showcases our city and gives us the opportunity to help others in our community through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge,” said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, executive director of the Calgary Marathon Society. “We want to encourage all runners, walkers and supporters to make next year’s race more meaningful by either making a one-time donation or fundraising for any of our official charities.”

 

Scotiabank is increasing the prize money for top fundraising charities to $25,000 in 2014. Prizes of $4,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place and $1,500 for third place will be awarded to the leading charities in each of three categories – the charity with the most runners; with the largest amount of pledges raised; and with the most pledges raised per runner. The prize money for the charity of the highest individual fundraising runner will be increased to $2,500. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is still accepting new charities to register to take part in the Challenge for 2014. Please visit the website at www.calgarymarathon.com for more information.

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon:
Canada’s Oldest Marathon Turns 50 in 2014

Celebrate 50 years of running with 15,000 running buddies with the "run through the decades" at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on June 1, 2014. There is a race for every age and ability including the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, the Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the AstraZeneca 5K for $6G, the Scotiabank Kids Marathon and the special one-time only 50K for 50 years. Runners will experience the sights and sounds of different decades from the 60's to the present day as they walk and run from the early years to present day in five distinct legs of the 2014 marathon course. Participants in vintage costumes from their favourite decade will have the chance to win one of five grand prizes for the “best dressed of their decade” and win a trip to run a marathon anywhere in Canada. In 2014, $1.1 million is expected to be raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, supporting an anticipated 80 local charities.

Quick Facts about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

·       In its first year in 2010, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in Calgary raised $250,000.

·       In 2011, the Charity Challenge raised over $486,000.

·       In 2012, the Charity Challenge raised over $738,000.

·       In 2013, the Charity Challenge raised $1.027 million.

·       In addition to the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, the Charity Challenge takes place at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K, the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon and Banque Scotia 21.K de Montreal et 5K.

·       Collectively in 2013, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in the five marathons raised $6.9 million.

·       To date, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has raised over $30 million for charities across the country.

About Scotiabank:

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Kirsten-Ellen Fleming

Executive Director

Calgary Marathon Society

587 899 2287

Kirsten@calgarymarathon.com

 

Diana Hart

Scotiabank Media Communications

416 866 7238

Diana.hart@scotiabank.com

 

Jennifer Ashley

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Coordinator

403 710 2464

charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com

 

 

November 28th: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is Hiring!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is Hiring!

FULL-TIME 
MARKETING & ADMIN ASSISTANT

General Information:

  • FT based on 40 hours/week
  • 50% administrative duties / 50% marketing assistant role
  • Hours vary throughout the year with overtime as needed

About Us


The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is Canada’s longest running marathon and is a weekend festival in the city of Calgary that celebrates health and wellness, sportsmanship and community. In 2013, nearly 12,000 participants signed up for one of the five race categories and just over $1,000,000 was raised for 76 participating charities. The Calgary Marathon Society’s vision is to be Canada’s best road race. In 2014, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary and expect to draw international and national attention, see attendance of over 15,000 participants and expect over $1 million to be raised for charity.

About You


You are a motivated, energetic and experienced administrator who is passionate about details and people. You are a master organizer and excel at developing and implementing systems that help an organization run efficiently. You are also a people person and can comfortably and professionally communicate with customers, vendors and sponsors. You are a doer who can roll up your sleeves and jump in when needed and a thinker with the ability to problem-solve. You enjoy writing, are active online and social media savy. You want to be part of an organization that contributes to the community through the promotion of health and wellness and charitable giving.

  • Education
Completion of high school,
  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training
  • 

Experience
1 year to less than 5 years
  • 

Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

  • Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Windows, Electronic mail, Word processing software, MS Word, Spreadsheet software, Excel, Presentation software, MS PowerPoint

  • Typing (Words Per Minute)
 61 - 80 wpm
  • Security and Safety
  • Must have a license and regular access to a vehicle
  • 
Bondable

Duties and Responsibilities

The marketing/admin assistant will report to the Executive Director and the Race Director, while working most directly with the ED.

Administrative/Office Management

  • Ensure timely and professional response to email, phone and mail communication
  • Sort, code and have invoices approved by Marketing and Race Director
  • Create, distribute and track Calgary Marathon Society invoices
  • Manage all bank deposits
  • Send weekly packages to the bookkeeper
  • Track & collect payment of registration fees
  • General correspondence, word processing, filing, photocopying, mail-outs, and event kit preparation
  • Create and implement an electronic and paper file management system
  • Type and proofread correspondence, forms and other documents
  • Order supplies and maintain inventory
  • Photocopy and collate documents for distribution, mailing and filing
  • Board meetings and AGM: distribute documentation, manage logistics and RSVPs
  • Additional administrative tasks as they arise

Contact and Data Management

  • Participant and volunteer data management: download, merge and create reports for the Marketing Director on a weekly basis
  • Update media lists (quarterly)
  • Update sponsor contact lists
  • Update sponsor prospect list (quarterly)
  • Update expo exhibitor prospect list (quarterly)
  • Maintain and prepare reports from manual or electronic files
  • Organise and manage all contact lists relevant to the operations of the Calgary Marathon Society including vendors, government representatives, sponsors, media, advertisers, community associations, business associations, running clubs and other events.

Promotion/Communication Related

  • Delivery and placement of Scotiabank Calgary Marathon promotional materials locally and regionally
  • Distribute promotional packages and information to required audiences (potential exhibitors, potential sponsors, community associations, etc.)
  • Coordinate community direct mail distribution
  • Create a database of all community associations, business, church groups, schools and associations along the course routes
  • Occasionally represent the Calgary Marathon Society at tradeshows/other events

Marketing & Media

  • Write newsletter content, source experts and liaise with charities and sponsors and edit content submitted and send out newsletters
  • Update website as required
  • Manage social media pages in keeping with tone and voice on schedule
  • Maintaining current media lists, send press releases and manage media requests. Source good stories to pitch and execute media events and track media hits

Health & Wellness Events

  • Manage exhibitor registration for the health and wellness expo, put together wish list and send out invites to potential exhibitor, Floor planning, source local experts for speaker series fitness demos and source door prizes.

Sponsorship

  • Attend sponsor meetings when needed
  • Work with sponsors to create engaging and innovative activation
  • Work on new sponsorship pitches, keep sponsor information relevant and up to date.

Race Weekend Events

Execute administrative functions related to the: VIP event, Health and Wellness Expo and Race Package Pick Up, race day VIP tent, race day media tent, race day vendor area, on course entertainment, on course aid stations, neighbourhood spirit hubs, race day Massage area, post event t-shirt exchange

*These tasks will be assigned by and be overseen by the Executive Director and Race Director. The marketing assistant will be expected to be on-site and present for all race weekend events. Some specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Source and organize samples and quotes for event-related materials (i.e. T-shirts, medals, other swag items)
  • Organise and distribute detailed event schedule and credentials to board of directors, sponsors and vendors
  • Attend monthly committee meetings, take notes, distribute minutes and update the web-based project management software program with action items
  • Solicit and coordinate volunteer door prizes for the event
  • Organise and create event binders for the Expo, VIP event and race day
  • Assemble media and VIP packages
  • Assist with the recruitment of elite athletes
  • Coordinate travel and other race weekend requirements for sponsors and elite athletes

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, strong motivation to complete tasks,
  • Detail-oriented in the execution of deliverables with the ability to think strategically,
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills,
  • Strong interpersonal skills – friendly, outgoing, able to interact and relate sensitively to public, participants, volunteers, vendors
  • Computer Skills - Microsoft Office suite (word, PowerPoint, excel and outlook) and able to manage data and lists
  • Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, able to find solutions and source information

If you are interested in the above position, please email your resume in confidence to kirsten@calgarymarathon.com by December 15, 2013 in order to be considered. Please reference the position title “Marketing Admin Assistant” in the Subject Line. 

May 27th: Records Broken at the 2013 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Records Broken at the 2013 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

An outstanding $930,000 and counting raised for charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The 49th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon saw charity records and a Guinness World Record broken today. More than 12,000 runners ran through scenic Stampede Park under sunny skies and raised a record-breaking $930,000 for charities as of press time.

Elite runner Benard Onsare from Calgary won the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon for the second year in a row with an impressive time of 2:28:53 in front of Toronto’s Gilbert Kiptoo, who finished with a time of 2:42:06. Devin Woodland from Three Hills, AB came in third with a time of 2:43:39.  Nadyia Fry of Invermere, BC took first place in the marathon for the women’s category, with a time of 2:51:36 followed by Calgary’s Alice Ndirgangu, who finished the marathon with a time of 2:54:20. Andrea Glover of Nanton, AB came in third with a time of 3:02:07.

“Today’s race was an exciting one both for runners and the city of Calgary,” said Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, Executive Director, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. “The community of Calgary really came together today through the sport of running and by giving back to the community through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.”

Calgary’s Blaine Penny and the Mito Team, made up of ten elite runners, all broke a Guinness World Record, running the fastest linked marathon ever. The team ran the entire 42.2km linked together with surgical tubing, and finished the race with a time of 2:55:23. The Mito Team has raised more than $100,000 for MitoCanada, one of the event’s featured charities. The other featured charity this year was Foothills Academy, hat raised more than $93,000 through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The 76 charities registered in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raised an incredible sum of $930,000 as of press time, surpassing its $800,000 target. This remarkable achievement exceeds last year's total of $738,000 raised for community charities.

"The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon gets bigger and better every year,” said Joanne Morgan, District Banking Manager Calgary District, Scotiabank. “This race is a true demonstration of athleticism, philanthropy and community spirit. We are so proud of the runners, volunteers and spectators who came together raising an incredible $930,000 for local charities.”

Race Day Results:

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Male Time   Female Time
1. Benard Onsare (Calgary, AB) 2:28:53   1. Nadyia Fry (Invermere, BC) 2:51:36
2. Gilbert Kiptoo (Toronto, ON) 2:42:06   2. Alice Ndirangu (Calgary, AB) 2:54:20
3. Devin Woodland (Three Hills, AB) 2:43:39   3. Andrea Glover (Nanton, AB) 3:02:07

 

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon:

Male

Time   Female Time
1. Kip Kangogo (Lethbridge, AB) 1:07:36   1. Lucy Njeri Muhami (Toronto, ON) 1:16:24
2. Paul Kimugul (Eldoret, AB) 1:08:30   2. Danelle Kabush (Calgary, AB) 1:21:35
3. Patrick Cote (Calgary, AB) 1:14:53   3. Pauline McLean (Calgary, AB) 1:23:24

 

JUGO JUICE 10K

Male

Time  

Female

Time
1. Willy Kimosop (Lethbridge, AB) 30:44.36   1. Lisa Harvey (Calgary, AB) 36:22.42
2. Jason Jama (Edmonton, AB) 32:44.26   2. Chantell Widney (Edmonton, AB) 36:31.48
3. Kristopher Swanson (Victoria, BC) 33:05.45   3. Alison Jackson (Vermillion, AB) 37:10.96

         

May 26th: Race Day Competitor Tracking & Race Results

Race Day Competitor Tracking & Race Results

Track a Participants Progress by SMS on Race Day

Search the participants name in this database.

To track the participants progress on race day via SMS, text track (bib#) to: 587-881-4355

Example: track 1 to receive updates on last years winner Bernard Onsare.

To stop tracking a participant, text stop (bib#) to: 587-881-4355

 

Race Results

Search the participants name in this database.

May 26th: Registration Now Open - 50th Anniversary June 1, 2014

Registration Now Open - 50th Anniversary June 1, 2014

Celebrate 50 Years of Running with us at Canada's Oldest Marathon. Registration is now open for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 50th Anniversay Race Weekend, Sunday June 1st, 2014.

To register online, or for more registration information click here.

Register

May 21st: Register for 2013 in person at The Health & Wellness Expo

Register for 2013 in person at The Health & Wellness Expo

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is still open for registration for all races including the Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, AstraZeneca 5K Family Walk and Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. Join us at The Health & Wellness Expo - free and open to the public from Thursday May 23rd (4pm to 8pm) Friday May 24th (11am to 7pm) and Saturday May 25th (10am to 5pm). Late Registration is open during all hours of the expo and The Calgary Marathon will be signing up runners and walkers for every distance as no race is sold out. Cash, major credit cards and debit accepted.

May 17th: Health & Wellness Expo Speakers Series & Exhibitors

Health & Wellness Expo Speakers Series & Exhibitors

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Health and Wellness Expo and Package Pickup will be open for three days and feature more exciting vendors and engaging presentations.

Be sure to spend some time at the Expo & catch some of the inspirational, informative, and motivational speakers and demos.

Visit 60 exhibitors featuring sponsors, souvenirs, running apparel and accessories, nutritional and fitness products, samples, interactive displays, and much more while you pick up your race package.

The Health and Wellness Expo is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends and family.

May 13th: Race Day Road Closure Information

Race Day Road Closure Information

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is one of Canada’s premier running events and in order to put on event of this caliber, city resources and temporary road closures are a requirement.

Please visit the Closures section of the website for Race Day Road Closure information.

Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions about other Race Weekend details, or to view the Course Maps visit the Races section of the website.

April 15th: Statement from The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Regarding The Boston Marathon Attack

Statement from The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Regarding The Boston Marathon Attack

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Organizing Team extends its deepest sympathies to the victims and the families of the senseless attack at The Boston Marathon. Our  condolences to the people of Boston, runners, spectators and Boston Athletic Association, the organizers of the race.

Calgary Marathon Society Staff and Volunteers were proudly promoting The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon at the Boston Marathon Running Expo. CMS staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for as are the dozens of runners and their families from the Calgary Running Community.

We are saddened that such a spirited celebration of running, tradition and friendly competition ended in tragedy.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on May 26th is just around the corner and safety and security is of paramount concern. The organizing committee works closely with the City of Calgary and Calgary Police Service and will continue to work together to ensure the safety of the runners and the greater community on race day.

Dan Ouimet

Chairman, Calgary Marathon Society

March 11th: Elite Prize Money Announcement

Elite Prize Money Announcement

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Increases Purse for Top Marathoners

10-time Canadian Champ Simon Whitfield to attend Race Weekend

MARCH 11, 2013, Calgary – The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon released details on this year’s purse for the 2013 Race Weekend on Monday March 11, 2013. There is $24,500 up for grabs for high performance athletes racing in the Jugo Juice 10k, Centaur Subaru half-marathon and Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on May 26th with the purse for the marathon up from $2000 in 2012 to $3000 in 2013. An added bonus of $1000 will be awarded to the top finisher if their time is faster than the 2:22:47 course record set by Benard Onsare in 2012.

There is also special prize money allocated for the top Canadian finishers in every category.

Olympic Triathlon Champion and last summer’s Canadian flag bearer at the London Olympic Summer Games, Simon Whitfield will be vying for some of that prize money. As part of his training for the 2013 race season, Whitfield is competing in the Jugo Juice 10k. “I'm looking forward to being in Calgary to participate in the Jugo Juice 10k as part of my preparation for the upcoming triathlon season," says Whitfield, adding, “on top of a solid high performance program, the Calgary Marathon puts on a fantastic family-friendly race weekend for every type of runner!” Whitfield will be making several appearances throughout the race weekend including holding a Q & A at the Calgary Marathon Health & Wellness Speaker Series on Saturday May 25th. The free Expo runs from May 23rd to May 25th and is open to the public at the Big Four Building.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is currently accepting applications from elite athletes looking to compete in the 2013 Race Weekend. Full details on awards and prizes can be found on www.calgarymarathon.com.

 

March 5th: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon brings Endure: A Run Woman Show Back to Calgary

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon brings Endure: A Run Woman Show Back to Calgary

One woman's marathon of self-discovery returns for special limited engagement

Endure: A Run Woman Show originally premiered in Calgary in 2011, garnering critical acclaim and sold out houses.  This year, multiple performances will be offered each day with a rotating cast of performers, allowing a greater number of participants an opportunity to experience the show.  Tickets are $30.

Performances will be hosted at Scotiabank Calgary Marathon’s Health & Wellness Expo at Stampede Park The Big Four, Thursday May 23 – Saturday May 25 and at East Village Experience Centre, Sunday May 26 – Sunday June 2.

After enjoying international acclaim in 2012 in London, Edinburgh, and New York City, Calgary playwright Melanie Jones announced at Calgary Arts Development’s Second Annual Arts Champions Congress that she plans to bring her award-winning, immersive, site specific production of Endure: A Run Woman Showback to Calgary for a limited engagement, sponsored by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.  “I couldn't be more excited to bring the show back home to Calgary's audiences,” says Jones.

The performance engagement will begin with special pre-marathon performances open to the general public as a featured event of the marathon’s Health & Wellness Expo May 23-25. Then on marathon day, Sunday May 26th, the performance Start Line will move to the East Village Experience Center, with performances continuing through Sunday June 2.Audience members are invited to follow Melanie Jones across 5km of public parklands: walking, running, and engaging physically with the performer in an immersive dance theatre performance experience. While wearing loaned MP3 players provided by the show, audiences listen in to a rich narrative and musical soundtrack while the physical performance unfolds. With wry humour, raw physicality and poetic lyricism, Melanie Jones' acclaimed work offers an intimate view into the mind and body of a marathon runner, and celebrates resilience – in all its forms – with a show about facing our losses while appreciating our triumphs.
January 4th: Kick-off a new training season at our Marathon Launch Event

Kick-off a new training season at our Marathon Launch Event

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WHERE:

Eau Claire Running Room at Centre Court 200 Barclay Parade Southwest

WHO/WHAT:

Route reveal: 5 p.m.
Presentation by Martin Parnell: 5:45 p.m.
Early bird registration: 5 – 7 p.m.

Going the Distance begins with a commitment!

On January 16th, commit to run in the 49th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race weekend May 26th, 2013.Runners and walkers will be treated to early bird pricing for the 5km, 10km, half-marathon and full marathon at the FREE launch event.

For more event details...

2012
May 26th: View 2012 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon results here

View 2012 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon results here

Congratulations to all of our runners and walkers!

VIEW RESULTS

 

May 23rd: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Invites Calgarians to Run, Pledge or Cheer

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Invites Calgarians to Run, Pledge or Cheer

New race, new venue and new experience for Calgarians on May 27, 2012 at Canada’s oldest marathon.

The countdown to the 48th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is on and in just four days, more than 11,000 runners and walkers will start and finish their races in Calgary’s Stampede Park. This year, a record-setting 51 local charities will participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, with the goal of raising over $600,000 for local community causes.

Read More

May 16th: Exciting Elite Athlete Pool to Compete in the 48th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Exciting Elite Athlete Pool to Compete in the 48th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Returning winners and new hopefuls to set the bar for the new race routes

Canada’s longest-running marathon promises to be an exciting one this year with a roster of talented elite athletes lacing up to participate in the 48th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

Read full press release

April 2nd: Race and shirt change tools now available online

Race and shirt change tools now available online

Participants can now change their race distance (increase or decrease) during the month of April, using this tool:

Change

 

The t-shirt sizing charts are available online now HERE.  Please review the charts carefully to ensure you have selected the correct size. During the month of April, you will be able to change the shirt size you selected, using this tool:

Change

 

March 12th: Forty-five+ reasons to make your 2012 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race more meaningful

Forty-five+ reasons to make your 2012 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race more meaningful

 

CALGARY, Alberta (03/13/2012) – Self-improvement, making it to the Boston Marathon, losing weight or achieving a personal best; these are all compelling reasons to sign up for one of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon races taking place on Sunday, May 27, 2012. The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge gives you forty-five+ more reasons to participate in the event. You can reach your personal goals and help participating charities raise over $600,000 in 2012.

Read media release

February 1st: 1,000 Volunteers needed for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

1,000 Volunteers needed for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Online registration now available

Volunteers are the heart of this event and over 1,000 volunteers are needed for the 48th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend.

More info...

January 8th: The 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge Winners

The 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge Winners

Highest fundraising total:

1. Foothills Academy
2. Inn from the Cold

Largest fundraising team:

1. Making Changes
2. KidSport Calgary


Highest average dollar amount raised per participant:

1. Alberta Cancer Foundation
2. Canadian Humanitarian

The top individual fundraiser:

Jeff Dyer, Mustard Seed Society $13,900

2011
December 21st: Please complete our website audit survey

Please complete our website audit survey

We want to make sure you are finding what you want and need on our website. If you have been a user of www.calgarymarathon.com please take 10 minutes and fill out our web audit survey, by clicking HERE.

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback.

November 22nd: OFFICIAL CHARITY REGISTRATION PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR 2012 THE SCOTIABANK GROUP CHARITY CHALLENGE!

OFFICIAL CHARITY REGISTRATION PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR 2012 THE SCOTIABANK GROUP CHARITY CHALLENGE!

The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge would like to invite charitable organizations to become an official charity in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. We are getting ready for 2012 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and this year we are aiming to top 11,000 participants and exceed $600,000 in charitable donations. For more information on this exciting opportunity please click here to view our Information Package with further details.

If you are interested in securing a spot as one of this year's official charities, please return your registration form and other required information to Jennifer Abel, Scotiabank Group Charity Coordinator at charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com.

 

October 18th: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon looking for Administrative Assistant

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon looking for Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Contract Opportunity

Canada's longest running marathon is looking for an administrative superstar to join the organizing team. The deadline to receive applications is Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Download job description for Administrative Assistant Contract opportunity.

September 1st: $502,934.72 raised in 2011!

$502,934.72 raised in 2011!

An impressive $502,934.72 was raised in the 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge for 30 local and national charities. Thank you to all of the official charities and each and every generous donor.

Category winners will be announced soon.

If your group is interested in becoming an official charity in 2012, please email charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com and info@calgarymarathon.com to request an application package.

July 18th: Register Today for the 48th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Register Today for the 48th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Online registration through EventsOnline and the Running Room is open.

Registration Special
In celebration of the 48th anniversary of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, the first 48 participants to sign up for the Scotiabank Marathon and Centaur Subaru Half Marathon will pay only $48.

Early bird rates are also available for the Jugo Juice 10K and AstraZeneca 5K Walk & Run!

REGISTER

 

June 13th: June 18 - Deadline for Fundraising for the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge

June 18 - Deadline for Fundraising for the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge

Nearly $500,000 has been raised to date through the 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, but there is still time to fundraise.

Online donations will be accepted until 12 noon on Saturday, June 18th, so please advise your current and potential donors and supporters about this date.

Cash and cheque donations should be sent to the charity directly, however it is very important that the charity keeps a record of all off-line donations received, so the funds can be reconciled appropriately.

Congratulations to all of our 2011 charities!

June 1st: T-Shirt Exchange - Tuesday, June 7

T-Shirt Exchange - Tuesday, June 7


Sizes are NOT guaranteed to be here and the Centaur Subaru Half Marathon Women's Large is currently not available. We will update on facebook and twitter.

We know that some of you are hoping to swap your shirt, so we are setting up a t-shirt exchange next Tuesday. Bring the t-shirt you received at the Health and Wellness Expo and we will do our best to get you the size that you want! Sizes are NOT guarnteed to be here and the Centaur Subaru Half Marathon Women's Large is currently not available. We will update on facebook and twitter!

Details:
Date: Tuesday, June 7
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: Outside of the Eau Claire Running Room, 200 Barclay Parade S.W.

May 29th: RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR CANADA'S OLDEST MARATHON: SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON

RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR CANADA'S OLDEST MARATHON: SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON


Lethbridge's Kip Kangogo breaks course record in men's 10k
More than $475,000 raised for 30 local charities

CALGARY, May 29, 2011 - Weather conditions were at their best for the more than 9,800 runners and walkers who laced up their shoes and participated in the 47th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. With a men's course record broken, more than $475,000 raised for local charities and a race course full of cheering crowds, today's Scotiabank Calgary Marathon was the most successful event yet!

Read More...

May 24th: Brightroom / Action Sports International is the official photo & video service provider for the 2011 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Brightroom / Action Sports International is the official photo & video service provider for the 2011 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Brightroom / Action Sports International is the official photo & video service provider for the 2011 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

To register & be notified when your photos & HD video are ready for viewing simply click here to leave your email address and bib number so that we can identify your photos. They will send you an email with a link to your race pictures as soon as they are ready.

Click Here

May 24th: SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON INVITES CALGARIANS TO RUN! PLEDGE! OR CHEER ON SUNDAY, MAY 29!

SCOTIABANK CALGARY MARATHON INVITES CALGARIANS TO RUN! PLEDGE! OR CHEER ON SUNDAY, MAY 29!

Canada's Oldest Marathon to unite Calgarians setting records on the course and in the community with over 9,000 participants and 30 community causes! Read more...

May 16th: Special rate at the Westin extended until Tuesday, May 17

Special rate at the Westin extended until Tuesday, May 17

The deadline for special rate at the Westin has been extended until Tuesday, May 17.

Click here for more information and to make a booking.

May 6th: Deadline to make changes to your race entry - midnight, Sunday, May 15, 2011

Deadline to make changes to your race entry - midnight, Sunday, May 15, 2011

There will be no transfers or changes to race entries accepted after midnight on Sunday, May 15, 2011. If you need to change your race registration to a shorter distance, please Click Here and follow the directions.

If you would like to change your registration to a longer distance please contact Eventsonline directly.

May 6th: Pasta for a Purpose - Hosted by Jill Belland featuring motivational speaker & endurance athlete Jenny Hadfield

Pasta for a Purpose - Hosted by Jill Belland featuring motivational speaker & endurance athlete Jenny Hadfield

 Fuel up for race day with delicious pasta dishes filled with complex carbohydrates alongside fellow participants family members and friends at Pasta for a Purpose.

Hosted by Kristin Hursh from City TV, and featuring motivational speaker and endurance athlete Jenny Hadfield, Pasta for a Purpose will be a festive evening and memorable part your Scotiabank Calgary Marathon experience.

All proceeds will benefit the the 2011 Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge Feature Charities: Inn from the Cold and Canadian Liver Foundation, Calgary Chapter

 

 

 

Pasta for a Purpose Details

Saturday, May 28th
5 - 8 p.m.
Buffet Open 6 p.m. Jenny Hadfield presentation
Tickets: $30 (PURCHASE) Includes buffet with 3 pasta options, 3 salad options, desert and non alcoholic beverages, cash bar.
Italian Kitchen/SpurGastropub
351 4th Avenue S.W. (across the street from the Westin Calgary)

Deadline to purchase seats online is midnight on May 24th, 2011.

Purchase your seat today!

February 22nd: 1,000 Volunteers Needed

1,000 Volunteers Needed

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon relies on our dedicated volunteers to put on this event. The 2011 volunteer registration is now open, sign up today!

February 10th: 2011 Official Charities Announced, 30 More Reasons to Participate and Help Fundraise in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge

2011 Official Charities Announced, 30 More Reasons to Participate and Help Fundraise in the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge

Thirty more reasons to lace up or pledge a runner at the 2011 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

CALGARY, February 10, 2011 - Achieving a personal best, qualifying for the Boston Marathon or reaching a new level of health and fitness are all common motivators to sign up one of the five events in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. In 2011, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon will support 30 official charities through it's Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, giving participants 30 more meaningful reasons to walk or run on Sunday, May 29.

Click here to view the 2011 Participating Charities.

Participants can make their marathon, half-marathon, 10K or 5K race more meaningful by running or walking on behalf of one of the 30 official charities. Participants can visit www.calgarymarathon.com and register to fundraise for a charity or pledge a charity team by visiting the Charity section of the website.

"The 47th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is poised to be an outstanding success. We expect significant growth this year with 10,000 participants and we were honoured to be voted the 2010 Best Road Race in Alberta," commented Dan Ouimet, Chair, Calgary Marathon Society. "We are particularly excited by Scotiabank's continued involvement as the event title sponsor and the inclusion of the innovative Scotiabank Charity Challenge program that will make this a key fundraising event in the community."

Prizes of $3,000 for 1st place and $1,500 for 2nd place will be awarded to the leading charities in each of three categories - the charity with the most runners; with the largest amount of pledges raised; and with the most pledges raised per runner. This year, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is aiming to reach over $275,000 in charitable donations.

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon:

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Voted the 2010 & 2009 Best Road Race in Alberta, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. This umbrella event includes the Scotiabank Marathon, Centaur Subaru Half Marathon, Jugo Juice 10K, AstraZeneca 5K Walk and Run or Scotiabank Kids Marathon. In 2011 nearly 10,000 runners and walkers will take to the streets and over $275,000 is expected to be raised for 30 official charities.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over the last 5 years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For more information about the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, visit www.calgarymarathon.com

 

January 13th: Scotiabank Calgary Marathon crowned Alberta's Best Road Race for 2010

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon crowned Alberta's Best Road Race for 2010

Thank you to all of our 2010 participants who voted the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Alberta's Best Road Race for 2010. We are honored to receive this award and recognition two years consecutively, and we would like to extend very special thanks to all of our valued sponsors and volunteers!

Click here to read more.

January 13th: The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge - Charity Application Deadline Closed

The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge - Charity Application Deadline Closed

Application Deadline Closed for 2011 Official Charities

Official Charities for 2011 will be announced soon. Email charitychallenge@calgarymarathon.com for information about how your Charity can get involved in 2012.

January 13th: The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge - Run for You, and Your Community

The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge - Run for You, and Your Community

The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge lets you participate in the event while raising funds for one of our official charities. View details

In 2010, close to $250,000 was raised for 19 participating charities. View the complete list of official charities for the 2010 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon (2011 Charities will be announced soon).

 

January 13th: Dick Beardsley at the Westin & the Running Room

Dick Beardsley at the Westin & the Running Room

Kick off your 2011 training season and get motivated with an inspirational presentation by Dick Beardsley - running legend, international best-selling author, motivational speaker and philanthropist.
Lunch with Dick Beardsley at the Westin Hotel

This is a great opportunity for Corporate Calgarians to meet a legend over lunch! 100 seats are available for this lunch presentation and intimate opportunity to meet Dick. Click here to register online.

Event Details:
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Presentation: 12 p.m.
Seat Price (includes lunch): $65 + online registration fee
Table Price (10 seats): $600 + online registration fee