May 26th, 2019

Awards & Prizes

NEW in 2019 - FLAT & FAST MARATHON COURSE

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is thrilled to announce a new flat and fast marathon and 50K course.

Prize money is up for grabs for top athlete performances in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. 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 tough and the competition is sure to be fierce. We look forward to cheering on all athletes on May 26, 2019.

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

Awards & Prizes*

*You must be present at the awards to be eligible for your prize money, which is mailed by cheque within 30 days of the race. Please provide a CORRECT address in your application so as not to delay receiving your cheque. The organizing committee is not able to pay out cash on race weekend. No exceptions.

Scotiabank 42.2KM overall fastest male and female

1st      $3,000**

2nd    $2000**

3rd     $1000** 

**Male top finishers must finish under 2:30 in the marathon to take full purse. 50% take for Male top finishers with times over 2:30 hours. Female top finishers must finish under 2:55 in the marathon. 50% take for Female top finishers over 2:55 hours.

Centaur Subaru 21.1KM overall fastest male and female

1st      $750***

2nd    $500***

3rd     $250***

***Male top finishers must finish under 1:10 in the 21.1K to take full purse. 50% take for Male top finishers with times over 1:10 hours. Female top finishers must finish under 1:20 in the 21.1K. 50% take for Female top finishers over 1:20 hours.

Jugo Juice 10K overall fastest male and female

1st     $200 Running Room Gift Certificate + Prize Package

2nd    $100 Running Room Gift Certificate + Prize Package

3rd     $50 Running Room Gift Certificate + Prize Package

50K Ultra overall fastest male and female

1st     Beef, Boots & Beer:  Cowboy Boots from Alberta Boot Company,

2nd    Beef & Beer: AAA Alberta Beef from Community Meats, and a flat of beer.

3rd    Beer: A flat of Craft Alberta Beer courtesy of Village Brewery

Arrangements can be made with the CMS office following the race to pick up the prize package as we are not able to ship alcohol or frozen meat. You can take your beer home with you race day if you should have the means. You will receive a gift receipt with your boots and can exchange for pair of same or less value at Alberta Boot Company.

2019 Canadian Only Prize Money

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon supports local athletes and is pleased to offer Canadian only prize money in the Marathon in addition to our regular prize money. Thank you to IMPACT Magazine for their generous contribution to the prize money awarded to the top Canadian male and female Scotiabank Calgary Marathon athletes.

Scotiabank 42.2KM

1st     $1,000

2nd   $500.00

3rd    $300.00

Proof of Canadian citizenship or status of landed immigrant is necessary to qualify for Canadian only prize money. A top three Canadian athlete who also places top overall is eligible to receive both the Canadian prize and the overall prize.

Marathon Course Record Bonus:

The male marathon course record on the current course was set in 2018 by Dadi Feyera (Ethiopia) with a time of 2:16:37

The female marathon course record on the current course was set in 2017 by Gladys Jepketchei Tarus (Eldoret, Kenya ) with a time of 2:42:13. 

There is a $1,000 bonus prize for the top female and top male finishers to break the respective records.

The following bonuses are based on the respective Canadian Marathon Records.

Male                                              Female

Sub 2:20:00 - +$1000                   Sub 2:38:00 - +$1000

Sub 2:18:00 - +$1000                   Sub 2:35:00 - +$1000

Sub 2:16:00 - +$1000                   Sub 2:33:00 - +$1000

Sub 2:15:00 - +$1000                   Sub 2:32:00 - +$1000

Gun Time is the OFFICIAL time. All awards and finishing positions are based on the time from the start of the race (GUN) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada and AB Athletics standards. 

To ensure excellence of the championship races, elite runners may be subject to drug testing. Athletes having positive drug test results will have their cases investigated and CMS reserves the right to withhold any and all prize money until any such investigation has been completed. 

Apply for an elite bib HERE