May 27th, 2018

Race Info

Have a question? Everything you need to know in advance of Race Weekend, for Race Day and following the race can be found below!

FAQ
Pre-Event Questions
How do I know if I am registered?

Confirmation of your race entry will be e-mailed to you once payment has been processed. Printed confirmation or photo id is required at the race package pick-up. If you have not received the email after 20 minutes of registering, please check your junk mail folders as it may not have gone through depending on your spam folder settings.

Is this race a Boston Qualifier?

Yes. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a registered AIMS Marathon, certified by Athletics Canada - which makes it a Boston Qualifier.

For more details on qualifying visit www.bostonmarathon.com

How many people are expected to participate this year?
Are there age restrictions for the events?

Yes.

Scotiabank Calgary Full Marathon - participants must be 16 years of age or older on race day.

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon - participants must be 14 years of age or older on race day.

Scotiabank Kids Marathon - participants must be a minimum of 4 years old on race day and up to the age of 12 year of age.

How far is a marathon?
How far is a half-marathon?
How do I get my race package, bib, chip?

You can pick up your race package, which will have everything you need and more at the Health and Wellness Expo. Bring your friends and family members with you as there will be plenty to see, and its FREE!

Where: 

The Big Four, Stampede Park
1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

?When:

Thursday, May 25th: 4 - 8 p.m.

Friday, May 26th: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 27th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Printed confirmation or picture ID is required for package pick-up.

Where can I get a map?

Please refer to the Races section to find your race's map

Will I get a t-shirt?

All 50K, marathon, half marathon 10k and 5k participants will receive a technical shirt (short sleeve for all distances). Kid's marathon participants will receive a top quality cotton shirt.

If your shirt size that you requested when you registered does not fit there will be an opportunity to exchange your shirt inside the Grandstand on race morning from 6am-noon.

 

If I am unable to run, can I sell/transfer my bib to someone else?

No. You may not sell, transfer or give your bib to another person. This policy applies to all race participants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. There are NO exceptions. If someone runs with your bib and becomes injured or needs medical attention, medical professionals will not have their correct medical history and emergency contacts on hand. CMS reserves the right to ban participants who sell a bib/run with a bib that is not their's from all future race participation. 

Can I downgrade/upgrade from one race to another distance?

Yes, as long as your desired race distance is not sold out you can upgrade or downgrade your distance prior to the race.

Costs are as follows:

Upgrading: 

The different between your original category and the one you are upgrading to + a $10.00 processing fee.

Downgrading: 

$10 processing fee.

Can I raise funds for charity?

Absolutely. The Calgary Marathon Society is proud to feature the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge. Please visit the Charity section for details on how to fundraise. The fundraising total for 2014 was $1.3 million.

Why don't you offer refunds if I am unable to run?

The Calgary Marathon Society is a not-for-profit organization. There is a cost to put on a world-class event and the majority of those costs are directly related to number of participants. The registration fees collected are used for operational costs like timing services, insurance, road use fees, tent rentals, portable toilets, medals, t-shirts and much more. If for some reason you can’t participate, your registration fees will be put to good use so we don’t offer refunds or registration rollovers to a future year. There are no exceptions. 

How do I know my t-shirt size?
Can I participate in a Handcycle?

Please note: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is not a bike course and safety of all participants is paramount. With rolling road closures and tight corners, handcyclists will only be permitted to participate recreationally in the 5K and 10K distances

Athletes using a push rim wheelchair will be allowed to race competitively in all distances. Racing wheelchair results have their own category. Absolutely no handcycles will be allowed in the race (competitive) category for any distance.

Participation is at sole discretion of the Calgary Marathon and omission of any steps will result in disqualification and removal of bib.

If you are participating in any event using a mobility device of any kind:

  • Register as a participant who will be using a wheelchair (it’s a mandatory question when you register) by May 1st at calgarymarathon.com
  • You will be contacted by CMS staff to confirm your mobility device and to review rules for participation no later then May 5th
  • When you pick up your package, your bib will have a special sticker on it
  • Be at the start line 30 mins before your race distance starts to check all equipment and listen to any last minute instructions. Please note: anyone missing briefing will not be allowed to start the race.
  • Participants in all Wheelchairs will have a 1 min silent start before the runners.

Some things to remember:

  • Anyone trying to enter chutes using a handcycle without the appropriate approvals will be removed from the course.
  • Participants are not allowed to pass any emergency vehicle doing so will result in an immediate disqualification and no longer allowed to participate in future events
  • Participants will stay as safely to the far right of the road as possible to allow others to pass
  • Participants will obey and listen to all directions given on course by lead bikes
  • Roads are closed on a rolling time schedule as such all intersections must be approached with caution and you may be required to stop

Definitions:

Wheelchair – Traditional push rim wheelchair with 2 wheels identical in size (rear) and two smaller wheels (front casters)

Racing Wheelchair – Has two large wheels (rear) and one small wheel (front).

Handcycles – A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs

 

Race Day Questions
If I have my own chip can I use it?

No, all participants will be provided with a Chronotrack B-Tag when you pick up your race kit at the Expo. It is a single-use, disposable chip that is applied to the back of your race number.

*Do not remove this tag or your time will not be recorded. 

When and what streets are closed?
Where should I park?

We encourage you to take the LRT to the Victoria Park or Erlton LRT Station. Limited parking is available for a fee at Stampede Park.

Where is the start and finish area?

All race-day activities will start and finish in Stampede Park. 

What will the weather be like?

The average race-day temperature is a high of 21C (70F) and a low of 7C (45F). Calgary's elevation is 1,040 metres (3,500 feet). 

Local Weather Forecast

Can I walk instead of run?

Walkers are invited to participate in all events with precautions for the marathon distance. Marathon walkers are asked to start at 7:00 a.m. with marathon runners. Please seed yourself accordingly. The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours where all walkers must be finished thereafter. After 12:30pm, some roads will have to be re-opened and walkers will be moved up to the sidewalks.

Will there be pacers?

The Pace Bunnies provided by the Running Room, will be available for the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank Marathon and Centaur Subaru Half Marathon. Each pacer's goal time will be clearly indicated. At the race start, line up near your pacer, but please do not crowd them - allow room for other runners to pass.

Pace times will be:

50KM Ultra 5:00, 5:30, 6:00

Scotiabank 42.2KM  3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:30

Centaur Subaru 21.1KM  1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30

 

Are there course markers?

Yes, there will be markers each kilometer along the route.

Will there be water/aid stations?

Yes, please reference each course map to see the location of aid stations.

All water stations will provide water, sponges, Ultima, and toilets approximately every 3 km on the marathon course. Honey Stinger Gels will be located at the 12km, 22km and 30km aid-stations on the marathon course and at the 12km aid station on the half marathon.

Will there be First Aid Stations/support?

First Aid on course will be provided by our local Volunteer Ski Patrol. For more information on what they do check out their web site at www.csps.ca.


Please be sure to write your full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions you have on the back of your race bib.

Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the run?

The race directors strongly ask you not to use these devices for the safety of the runner and the safety of those around them. There is no risk of disqualification for simple use, however, if a runner puts themselves or others at risk through an unsafe act that the Board of Directors determine was caused directly or indirectly through the use of the items in question, the race directors reserve the right to disqualify the runner.

Will there be on course entertainment?

Yes, we will have entertainment stationed throughout the course and at the Start/Finish area. If you are interested in being an entertainer for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, please email info@calgarymarathon.com for more information.

What are the best locations to watch the race from?
  • Stampede Park (start/finish)
  • East Village
  • Bow River Pathway
  • Victoria Park (1st ST SW and 11th Ave SW)
  • Centre Street Bridge (Memorial Drive)
  • Princess Island Pedestrian Overpass (Memorial Drive)
  • 14 Street Bridge (Memorial Drive)
  • 21 Street NW Pedestrian Overpass (Memorial Drive)

Each race map indicates the best spectator locations. See race maps in the Race Info section.

What are the race start times?

150K Relay - Contact gavin@calgarymarathon.com

150K Solo - Self start times are as follows: 6pm 7pm, 8pm, 10pm and 11pm on May 27th, 2017

50K Ultra Marathon - 7:00 am, Sunday May 28th, 2017

Scotiabank Marathon - 7:00 am, Sunday May 28th, 2017

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon - 7:00 am, Sunday May 28th, 2017

Jugo Juice 10K - 11:00 am, Sunday May 28th, 2017

GoodLife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run - 1:00 pm, Sunday May 28th, 2017

Post Race Questions
Will I be able to get a race portrait?

Official photographs will be taken along the course and at the finish line by strategically placed MarathonFoto photographers. To get the best pictures possible, keep your race number uncovered and in clear view at all times. MarathonFoto will then email proofs of your photographs with ordering information within one week after the race. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is proud to have MarathonFoto as the official photographer.

Who receives medals?

All finishers, in every race category will receive a medal.

*Full Marathon and 50K Ultra finishers are the only ones to receive the belt buckle medal.

Will there be post-race massage/physiotherapy?

Post race massages will be available on the second level inside the Grandstand on a first come, first serve basis. Massages begin at 7:30am and can be purchased with your online registration for $15 or purchase on-site for $20.

Where do I return my Chip?

Chips are now disposable. No need to return them. Please recycle them accordingly.

Where do I meet my friends and family after the race?

There is a recommended meeting area inside the Grandstand. We recommend that you choose areas with less traffic to meet your friends/family as the finish line can be very crowded.

What is there to do after the race?

Join us in the beer gardens, on-site entertainment, the awards ceremony and a range of interesting vendors. Bring your friends and family members down to celebrate your achievement!

How will I get my results?

Following the event, race results will be posted on our web site. Chip timing will track your start and finish providing quick and accurate results and all runners must use this system. You will pick up your chip at package pick up. Please note, the chips are disposable and are not required to be returned.

When can I register for 2017?

Registration for 2017 is now open! 

Register HERE today!

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Questions
How to Register in the Race and Set Up a Fundraising Account?

Register online*

  • Fill in your distance and your details, you will be asked if you want to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge - Choose YES
  • Choose a charity from the dropdown and set up a user name and password when prompted. Fill in the remainder of the information required and click Continue to Payment at the bottom of the page.

Click the yellow button that has the charity name in it to be redirected to your fundraising page.  Once in your fundraising page you can send out emails to your friends and family to support you!

  • To personalize your page, send invitations to donors and more – Click on Check Fundraising Results
  • Change Personal Information – Click on Profile tab
  • Create or join a team of fundraisers – Click on Team tab
Can I support a Charity if I am already registered for the race?

You definitely can. Please follow these three steps to set up your fundraising page.

  1. Select the charity you wish to support from the list on the Charity page.
  2. Click on "Fundraise" then the "Sign Up" button and enter your information.
  3. Here you can choose to fundraise on your own or join a team and fill in your details.
How do I create a team?
  1. Log into your Fundraising Page
  2. Click on the Team tab at the top of your page
  3. Click on Create a Team, name your team, set up your goals and personalize your page
  4. Let all of your team mates know what the name of the team is and they will follow these steps

Please note the team you create is supporting the Charity that you choose when you signed up. 

How do I join a team?
  1. Log into your Fundraising Page
  2. Click on the Team tab at the top of your page
  3. Click on Join a Team and enter the name of the team
Where can I get a pledge form?
  1. Log into your Fundraising Page
  2. Click on Check Fundraising Results (top of page)
  3. Click on Downloadable Forms (left of page)
  4. Click on Email Pledge Form and one will be sent to your email address to print and use for offline donations.

Please ensure all cheques are made out directly to your charity of choice and ensure you have the donors correct email address. Make sure you add the donations to your page so they show up on your page!

What do I do with cash or cheque donations?
  1. Log into your Fundraising Page
  2. Click on Check Fundraising Results (top of page)
  3. Click on Manage Cash or Cheque (left of Page)
  4. Enter all of your cash or cheque donations
  5. After you have received all donations print out your Results Form (left of page on Downloadable Forms)
  6. Send or deliver the form and cheques to the charity directly
What happens to the donations if I can't run?

If you get injured or for some reason you can not participate in the run, not to worry all of your donations still go to the charity!

How do I make a donation?
  1. Select a charity from the list on the left that you wish to support
  2. Click on the "Fundraise" button
  3. Click on the search icon which will take you to "Find a charity, individual or Team Search"
  4. Enter the name of the individual or team here and make your donation!

If you are interested in making a direct donation to the charity itself please click on the "Donate" button located on each charity page.

How do I change my email address on my fundraising page?
50KM Ultra
What time will the 50K runners start the race?

50K runners will start with the marathoners and half marathoners at 7:00 a.m. 

What is the 50K route?
Will the 50K be on the road?

We are a road race and all 50 km will be on the road.

Will the 50K be timed?

The 50K will be timed and runners will wear chips. Your 42.2K time will also be recorded

Can I qualify for Boston if I run the 50K?

Yes. B.A.A. will accept your marathon time as a official Boston qualifying result

Is there an elite field?

Yes. The 50K Ultra serves as the National 50K Championships. If you met the following elite standards email cheryl@calgarymarathon.com for an invite. 

Sub 3:40 for men

Sub 4:05 for women 

Please note there is no prize money however top male and top female will be crowned national champion and be given a special medal.

How will I know where to go?

There will be signs on course and volunteers telling 50K runners where to loop however 50K runners must pay attention as organizers are not responsible for any 50K runners who don't make the proper loop.

What do the 50K runners receive for completing this special 50K distance?

In 2015 50K runners received a 50K Ultra event t-shirt at package pick-up in addition to a belt buckle finishers medal along with bragging rights of completing 50K of course!  

Can I run in the 50K Ultra race if I have never done a marathon?

The 50K Ultra is reserved for runners who have completed at least one marathon (or ultra) in the last 18 months in less than 4.5 hours (or pro-rated for ultra distances).

Why is there criteria?

The criteria is 100% strictly logistical as our municipal road permit relies on us being off the city roads in 6.5 hours and the course is pro-rated. This means we can't have any more roads for any extra length of time. In order to put on our road race and in this case a special event that is longer than our usual distance we must work with our city partners. Until we have a race that draws participation like New York or Boston and have the support of non-runners in the city who come out and cheer runners on and don't mind the roads being closed, we will be limited in what roads we can have and for how long. So please encourage your friends and family to be cheerleaders on May 29st, 2016!

50K Registration Criteria
  • You must have completed one marathon in the last 18 months in under 4.5 hours.
  • You must be confident you can complete the 50k ultra marathon in less than 6.5 hours.

 
Note: Runners who aren’t at the 50K turnaround point at 10A st and Memorial Drive (36.6km into the race) by 11:30 will not be permitted to turn around and will be sent on to finish the marathon distance as there is a 6.5 hour cut off for this race. 
 

General Race Information
Leading up to the Race

Race Package Pickup - The Big Four, Stampede Park

You must pick up your race package at the Health and Wellness Expo. Bring your friends and family members with you as there will be plenty to see and admission is FREE! There is limited complimentary parking for the Health & Wellness Expo and two C-train stops at Stampede Park for convenient access. 

  • Thursday, May 25th: 4p.m. - 8 p.m
  • Friday, May 26th: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bib Look Up

In an effort to decrease wait times at the Health and Wellness Expo and Package Pickup, all participants will pick up their packages according to bib number. Please read the instructions for Package Pickup below carefully:

  1. All registered participants will receive an email the week before Race Weekend with your bib number and other race weekend information. Please saveyour bib number and bring it with you to the Package Pickup.
  2. A searchable database will be available on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon website for you to look up your bib number should you not receive the email or if it gets deleted by accident.
  3. All participants must show identification at Package Pickup in order to get your bib.

Package Pickup

If you are unable to pick up your package during Package Pickup, you may nominate someone to pick up your package on your behalf and the following process must be followed:

  1. Nominee will need to show volunteers photo identification.
  2. Nominee will need to know what your Bib # is and bring a copy of your confirmation email with them
  3. They must have email or written permission from you to pick up your package (can be shown to volunteers from a smart phone).
Race Day

Bag Check - Opens at 6:00 a.m.

A secure bag check is available. You can only check the green reusable bag provided to you in your race kit. Please note this is the ONLY bag that will be accepted at bag check. Please adhere the colored sticker with your bib number to the bag. This is required to check and pick up the bag. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check your bag.

Road Closures

Allow yourself ample time to make it to the start area of the race. Please check the Closures section of our website for important road closure information.

Transit to the race start/finish

We recommend taking public transit to the start/finish area of the race. The Erlton C-train stop is closest to the Grandstand.

Link to public transit information

There is limited parking available for a fee at Stampede Park. A map will become available with parking details come race weekend.

Timing Tag Instructions


Your timing device for the 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is the Chronotrack B-Tag. It is a single-use, disposable chip that is applied to the back of your race number. In order to receive an accurate time, please ensure your race number is:

  • Clearly worn on the front of your torso
  • Unaltered, and unmodified
  • Pinned in all 4 corners
  • Not covered by your jacket, water bottle, another shirt/sweater
  • Visible as you cross the start and finish lines

Do not fold or bend your race number as it will damage the timing chip.

All participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration. Your bib must be pinned (unmodified and fully visible) to the front of your shirt and displayed throughout the entire race. Participants without a bib will be asked to leave the course and will not be timed or receive a finishing medal.

Water and Aid Stations

The Jugo Juice 10K has two water stations on course.

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon has 6 water stations located on course, approximately every 3km.
The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has 13 water stations located on course, approximately every 3km.

Post Race Massage

Post race massage and active release will be available on race day. You can purchase a massage for $15 when you register for a Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race. On race day, you can purchase a massage for $20 (cash only), subject to the availability of a therapist. 

The post race massage services are located on level 2 of the Stampede Grandstand. To access or exit level 2 use the stairs directly at the main entrance, or you can use the Elevators at the south end of the Grandstand. Please note that the escalator direction will be running down only to exit level 2.

Massage services are provided by MaKami College .

Proceeds from the massage and ART program are directed back into the race experience.

Awards Schedule

Race Race Start Time Awards Start time
50K Ultra 7:00 AM TBD
Scotiabank Marathon 7:00 AM TBD
Centaur Subaru 21.1K
7:00 AM
TBD
Jugo Juice 10K 11:00 AM TBD
GoodLife Fitness 5K 1pm n/a

 

National Age Category Trophies will be presented at TBD indoors on the stage near results to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category in the Centaur Subaru 21.1K.

Sustainability

What is sustainability anyway?

It’s a term we hear all the time, but it has different meanings for different people. For us, it means doing what we can in our day-to-day life to maintain the environment. Over the past 51 years, there has been a huge shift in the way we live and we’ve seen the impact on the world around us. To ensure the sustainability of our environment and our city, we all need to take many small actions to improve our surroundings for future generations. We know that nothing beats the allure of the great outdoors when it comes to running!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is in its fifth year of dedicating time, energy and resources to reduce the environmental impact of the race. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon aims to build upon the previous year’s green initiatives to create an even more sustainable event for the whole family, and we need your help! 

The Sustainability Program offers simple, easy to adopt choices to help you be a green athlete.

Learn more about the efforts to make the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon a leader in race event sustainability.

 

Ongoing Initiatives 

  • Clusters of recycle, compost and waste bins placed around Stampede Park for the Health & Wellness Expo and Race Day.
  • Cups from along the route are collected in clear bags and recycled.
  • Compostable plates and cutlery are used by event staff and volunteers.
  • E-Newsletters and registration for all Scotiabank Calgary Marathon race weekend events are electronic.
  • Expo visitors and race participants are encouraged to walk, run, bike, carpool, or take transit with two C-train stops that service Stampede Park.
  • A team of “Race Recyclers” assist visitors to properly discard waste in recycle, compost or garbage bins and pick up discarded waste around Stampede Park.
  • Repurposed metal medals for finishers of all Scotiabank Calgary Marathon races with remaining finishers’ medals recycled at Blackfoot Metal.
  • Race finishers are able to download a complimentary digital finisher’s certificate.
  • Office paper and plastic recycling is collected weekly.
  • Leftover fruit donated to two of the official charities in The Scotiabank Charity Challenge: The Mustard Seed and Inn from The Cold.
  • Discarded participant clothing is donated to one of the official charities in The Scotiabank Charity Challenge, the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

New Initiatives in 2014

  • More than 225 cyclists rode to and from the 2014 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and locked up at the secure bike valet, which held up to 500 bikes and was manned by volunteers.
  • Solar-powered recycle, compost and waste bins were introduced at The Health and Wellness Expo and on Race Day at Stampede Park.
  • 650 square feet of outdated vinyl banners were recycled to create wine totes and luggage carriers so participants can take home a piece of race history from the 2014 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Health & Wellness Expo.
  • 10 sponsors and partners offered special promotions in the Virtual Goody Bag.  A “no paper” policy at package pick-up means promotions, coupons and discounts were delivered to your inbox on race weekend.
  • A volunteer handbook, printed on 100% recycled paper, with “Be a Green Volunteer” tips page.
Be A Green Athlete

Everyone has a part to play in sustainability, as we are all stewards of the planet. This extends to Race Weekend and what you can do to contribute. We aspire to provide you with simple, easy to adopt choices to help you Be a Green Athlete in ways that make a difference.

 

Take the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Challenge

Reducing, reusing and recycling are three easy ways to help limit our environmental impact. Let us help you incorporate the 3Rs into your regular running routine AND on Race Day! Take the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Challenge” when you register for any Scotiabank Calgary Marathon event and commit to making green choices on race day.

You could win 1,000 CAR2GO Minutes + a lifetime membership!

 

Before you accept the challenge you will be asked to commit to adopting the 3Rs on Race Day:

Reduce your carbon footprint by using green transportation to get to the race (walking, biking, carpooling, public transit)

We are supporting your choice to Reduce your carbon footprint by providing a secure bike valet on Race Day and by being accessible by transit with two C-train platforms that service Stampede Park.

Reuse your water bottle and forgo paper cups

We are supporting your choice to Reuse your water bottle and forgo paper cups by introducing new hydration jugs with quick pour valves and by dedicating “Race Recycler” volunteers, visible in their green shirts, at aid stations to assist runners.

Recycle all that you can and leave nothing behind

We are supporting your choice to Recycle all that you can by providing solar-powered compost, recycle and waste bins and to leave nothing behind by providing clear bags and a secure bag check so you take out what you take in.

Committing to the 3R’s is a big step towards becoming a green athlete. The winner will be announced on the Calgary Marathon Facebook page on Race Day. Thank you for choosing to Be a Green Athlete.

 

The Green Athlete Honour Roll

  • Congratulations to 50K runner Colin Paddington for taking the 2014 TOTAL Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Pledge and winning the 1000 car2go minutes. 
  • Congratulations to half-marathoner Cindy Getson for winning the green social media contest and taking home the Ninja Commuter Bike.
  • Congratulations to 21.1k runner Kirk Johnson for taking the 2013 TOTAL I Race Green Pledge and winning the $500 sustainable running prize package.
  • Congratulations to marathoner Jim Thorne for taking the 2013 TOTAL Green My Race Challenge and winning a Car2Go Grand Prize for his idea to improve the BYOB program. Jim donated his prize back!
  • Honourable mention in the 2013 TOTAL Green My Race Challenge goes to 21.1k runner Audra Dufour for suggesting ways to repurpose old signs. Purchase a piece of history at the 2014 Health and Wellness Expo.  Various goods made from old signs will be available.
  • Honourable mention in the 2013 TOTAL Green My Race Challenge goes to 10K runner Charlotte Curtis for her entry for a Valet Bike Service. A secure bike lock for 500 bikes will be available on site at the 2014 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.
Race Recylcers

Green Ambassadors

Join the “Race Recyclers” in their quest to divert waste from the landfill and educate participants, spectators and volunteers about how they can do their part.

Throughout The Health and Wellness Expo and on Race Day, “Race Recyclers” are charged with being green ambassadors.

This includes:

  • Educating participants about the Sustainability Program.
  • Assisting visitors to properly discard waste in recycle, compost or garbage bins.
  • Picking up discarded waste around Stamped Park.

Sign up for a “Race Recyclers” shift (or three!) HERE 

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • It feels great to give back!
  • Receive a free “Race Recyclers” green technical t-shirt.
  • Be invited to the pre-race volunteer orientation and pizza party.
  • Be eligible for exclusive volunteer draw prizes.
  • Free entry to the The Dino Dash
  • Volunteer food and refreshments are provided for your shift.
  • Experience the fun and excitement of a marathon without the training, sweat or anxiety.

Is your sports team or youth club interested in becoming “Race Recyclers”? Email info@calgarymarathon.com with “Race Recyclers” in the subject line to learn how your team or club could earn a honourarium for giving back to the community.

 

Rules & Regulations

Following is a list of the most important rules and regulations surrounding the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon events. Please check out the race FAQ for more questions and answers.

 

Age Restrictions

You must be 16 years of age or older on race day to be eligible to participate in the Scotiabank Marathon, 14 years of age or older on race day to be eligible to participate in the Centaur Subaru 21.1K and 18 years of age or older on race day to be eligible to participate in the 50K. 

Parents/guardians are urged to ensure that young runners have the training and pace judgment needed to complete the event comfortably and safely. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Directors and staff reserve the right to require proof of age. Please contact the office at info@calgarymarathon.com if you are underage and have permission from your parents to participate.

 

Course Safety/Road Closure

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a foot race. For safety and liability reasons courses are limited to registered runners only. Inline skates, bicycles, skateboards, and running with dogs is strictly prohibited. Non-compliance with these safety rules will result in disqualification. Traffic will be controlled by the police and course marshals, but runners should take extreme caution at all times

 

Course Closure, Walk or Run

Walkers are invited to participate in all events with precautions for the marathon distance. Marathon walkers are asked to start at 6:30 am with marathon runners. Please seed yourself accordingly. The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours where all walkers must be finished thereafter. After 12:30pm, some roads will have to be re-opened and walkers will be moved up to the sidewalks.

 

Headphones and Music Players

The race directors prohibit the use of these devices for the runner's safety and the safety of those around them. There is no risk of disqualification for simple use, however, if a runner puts themselves or other runners at risk through an unsafe act that the Board of Directors determine was caused directly or indirectly through the use of a prohibited item, the race directors reserve the right to disqualify the runner.

 

Handcycles Rules & Regulations 

Please note: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is not a bike course and safety of all participants is paramount. With rolling road closures and tight corners, handcyclists will only be permitted to participate recreationally in the 5K and 10K distances

Athletes using a push rim wheelchair will be allowed to race competitively in all distances. Racing wheelchair results have their own category. Absolutely no handcycles will be allowed in the race (competitive) category for any distance.

Participation is at sole discretion of the Calgary Marathon and omission of any steps will result in disqualification and removal of bib.

If you are participating in any event using a mobility device of any kind:

  • Register as a participant who will be using a wheelchair (it’s a mandatory question when you register) by May 1st at calgarymarathon.com
  • You will be contacted by CMS staff to confirm your mobility device and to review rules for participation no later then May 5th
  • When you pick up your package, your bib will have a special sticker on it
  • Be at the start line 30 mins before your race distance starts to check all equipment and listen to any last minute instructions. Please note: anyone missing briefing will not be allowed to start the race.
  • Participants in all Wheelchairs will have a 1 min silent start before the runners.

Some things to remember:

  • Anyone trying to enter chutes using a handcycle without the appropriate approvals will be removed from the course.
  • Participants are not allowed to pass any emergency vehicle doing so will result in an immediate disqualification and no longer allowed to participate in future events
  • Participants will stay as safely to the far right of the road as possible to allow others to pass
  • Participants will obey and listen to all directions given on course by lead bikes
  • Roads are closed on a rolling time schedule as such all intersections must be approached with caution and you may be required to stop

Definitions:

Wheelchair – Traditional push rim wheelchair with 2 wheels identical in size (rear) and two smaller wheels (front casters)

Racing Wheelchair – Has two large wheels (rear) and one small wheel (front).

Handcycles – A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs

 

Strollers

Strollers are only permitted on the 5km Family Walk or Run. Strollers are prohibited on all other courses.

 

Course Availability

All race courses are limited to registered event participants only.

Elite Information

Elite Athlete Qualifying Standards for Potential Assistance/Complimentary Entry

Assistance

Marathon Male

Marathon Female

21.1K Male

21.1K  

Female

10K Male

10K Female

Travel Assistance and Complimentary Entry

2:30

2:55

1:10

1:22

n/a

n/a

Complimentary Entry

2:37

3:00

1:15

1:27

0:34

0:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance is based on passed performance, where runners are traveling and will cover accommodation, either at a hotel or at a host family, and where applicable, travel costs. The elite coordinator will contact runners with details on assistance once you have confirmed your attendance. Travel Assistance is only paid upon participation in the race.

Badges

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Volunteering!

Final Stretch

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Course Entertainment

 

We are pleased to invest in local talent and provide a platform for them to shine. Thank you to all the musicians who get up early and play an unconventional gig! You can learn more about the 2015 talent below!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is celebrating 52 years running on May 29th and is seeking bands, musicians, singers, DJs, solo artists …you name it …to bring the Year of Music to life on the streets of Calgary for some 25,000 participants, volunteers and spectators!

Who – Local musicians

What – Perform a unique gig to a running audience + receive an honorarium

When – May 28th! Time is dependent on location, duration is from 1 to 4 hours, done no later than 2pm.

Where – 30 locations on the route. Power can be provided in some locations, acoustic preferred. Tents are provided.

Why – Because running through this beautiful city is awesome, but more awesome with rad music!

Please email: Pam Pettie at pampettie@shaw.ca

With your title/name, contact information, availability, type of performance, power requirements and if you can go without power and any other pertinent information.

Honorarium to be paid after the event and is dependent on duration of performance.

We will come back to you within 10 business days with confirmation, however final placement is determined by City of Calgary permits and is subject to change. 

 

2017  Entertainment on Course:

Coming Soon....

 

Thank you to Solar Trailer for powering our band at Crowchild Trail and Memorial with solar power!