May 31st, 2020

Race Distances

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend is the premier race of the Calgary Marathon Society. Taking place in early spring,  kicking off the race season and consisting of a race for every age and ability.

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What's an extra 7.805K ... really?

In 2014, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon launched a 50K Ultra Road Race in celebration of the 50th Anniversary and 500 runners signed up for the sold out race with a whopping 410 finishers crossing the line in the 6.5 hour cut off. Following the race, many provided feedback through survey results, social media and by way of email asking us to keep the 50K. It remains a big part of our race today!

For newcomers to ultra-running, the 50K Ultra, part of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend, is a great way to get in to longer distances and for ultra veterans, it’s a wonderful way to be part of a big city, mass participation event!

National Championships - National Championships 6 years running. In 2019 the organizing committee was thrilled to be awarded the National Championships for the sixth year in a row by the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU). 

International Designation -  The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) is designating the 50K Ultra as a trophy series race and issuing the event a bronze label, which is the international sanctioning for ultra races.

The trophy series is an international 50K series where runners can qualify at any of the designated series race to compete in the 50K world trophy race. The top man under 3:20 and top woman under 3:50 will automatically qualify for the world race. If nobody breaks those times there will be no qualification and if more than one person breaks those times it’s only the first runner in each gender who will qualify. 

For more information on the IAU visit www.iau-ultramarathon.org

Have more question? please see 50KM Ultra FAQs


                            

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Meet your 2019 Pace Bunnies

These experienced runners are here to help you crush your goals! Let them pace while you race. 

Guaranteed to get you across the finish line if you stick with your pace bunny, you can relax, enjoy the ride and lean on our pacers when you hit the wall or need a little extra hype to get you through a tough part of the race. These pacers have been hand-selected because of their love of run, their racing experience and their swagger - high five and hugs for PACERS!

 

DARREN ZABEL
50 km sub 4:30 continuous
I’m super excited to be pacing the 4:30 continuous 50K this year. Whether it’s your first or 50th ultra, you’re going to love the new flat and fast course and the unique opportunity to run 50K on the road. Come run with me on May 26 and I promise to be there with you every step of the way. It’s my personal goal to ensure that each and every one of you achieves your ultra dream! What’s more? We’re gonna laugh and chat the whole way and have a ton of fun doing it! I have run three ultra marathons, including the Calgary Marathon Ultra in 2017 and 2018 and seven marathons and I’m looking forward to adding ultra pacer to my running resume when I run with you this spring. Can’t wait to see you out there on race day!
 

 

CLAIRE BIRD
50 km sub 4:45 continuous
Hi, my name is Claire Bird and I’m at a stay-at-home mom of 4 from Calgary. The 2019 Calgary Marathon 50K Ultra will be my second ultra-marathon and first time pacing this distance.  I caught the marathoning bug after I ran my first race here in 2014 and I have now completed 12 marathons including pacing last year in Calgary. I’m eagerly anticipating taking on the role of pacer again and feel this is one way I can give back to our awesome Calgary running community. My race calendar this year includes the Boston Marathon in April followed by Chicago in October.  I will be completing these races with my husband as part of our goal in participating in all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors. Looking forward to meeting some new runners and hopefully helping them achieve their goals at the 50K Ultra!

 

MAURA STAMLER
50 km sub 5:00 continuous

Maura moved to Calgary less than two years ago and has since connected with many local running groups. Her first marathon was the Calgary Marathon in 2016, which was intended as a “bucket list” item, however couldn’t resist signing up for another as soon as the memory of the discomfort passed. Her interests are now primarily in trail and ultra running, running up to 100kms so far. Much of weekends are usually spent in the mountains. This year’s challenge will be running Sinister 7 100 miler in July. Other skills include eating, napping & buying new runners.

 

 

 

VINCENT WEI
50 km sub 5:15 continuous

I live in Calgary and very familiar with the course route. The new 2019 route is almost the same as my training one, which I did run 50K along it. We'll be running continuously around 6:18 per kilometre to sub 5:15. I take part in every Calgary Marathon since 2014 and it's a great honour to be an official Pace Bunny. So eager to achieve the goals with you and hope we will have a wonderful 50K on May 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY FANG
50 km sub 5:30 continuous

Henry has been a runner for 12 years and running is part of his daily routine. Henry was pacer for 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 3:30 and Scotiabank 2018 Calgary Half Marathon 1:45. Henry started running to keep fit and then became competitive and qualified for Boston in 2016 but is now readjusting the purpose of running and trying to make it more fun.

 

 

 

 

 

SUSAN GALLAP
50 km sub 6:00 continuous

Between my job as a letter carrier and my love for running I've put a lot of miles on these legs!  Although I started running as a teenager, I didn't race my first marathon until I was 40. My then 7 year old son was my "trainer". He rode his little bicycle, carried my water, and even kept my heart rate in "the zone" by watching my heart rate monitor on his handlebars.  Good times!  Since than I've run more than 50 marathons and more than 70 ultra marathons.  My fastest time was in the 2010 Boston Marathon where I ran 3:19 and change.  A few years ago I finished my longest continuously run race... more than 200 miles! 


Running has given me so much. Pacing is a great way to give back to the running community and it's just so much fun helping others meet their goals.   For those of you courageous souls who may be running your first ultra on May 26.... you've worked hard to get here and I'm excited to be a part of your journey. You can do it!

 

 

 

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De retour suite à la demande…

Au départ, nous devions organiser le 50KM Ultra pour une seule année. Nous étions loin de nous douter qu’il existait autant de coureurs ambitieux prêts à relever le défi d’un 7.805 Km d’extra (comme si un marathon n’était pas déjà assez difficile !)

En 2014, la Banque Scotia a donc décidé de lancer le 50KM Ultra de route pendant les festivités du 50e anniversaire et pas moins de 500 coureurs se sont inscrit ! La course affichait donc complet et ce sont 410 coureurs qui ont franchi la ligne d’arrivée en moins de 6.5 heures. Après la course, plusieurs ont exprimé par sondage, par réseau sociaux et par email qu’ils désiraient qu’on continue d’offrir le 50km.

Pour les novices à la course Ultra, le 50km Ultra qui prendra part à la fin de semaine de marathon de la Banque Scotia de Calgary, est une occasion en or pour commencer dans les plus longues distances de course. Pour les vétérans, l’occasion est parfaite pour célébrer un événement d’une telle envergure !

Vous avez des questions ? Consultez les FAQ 50km Ultra.

SVP Notez que les inscriptions sur place se termineront à 12h le samedi 28 mai 2016. AUCUNE nouvelle inscription ne sera acceptée après cette période. En 2014, toutes les distances de course étaient complètes avant la clôture de l'Expo. SVP inscrivez-vous tôt pour ne pas être déçu.


                            

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Si vous êtes intéressé à postuler comme lapin de cadence, svp contactez Juliana au Coin des Coureurs par courriel mstasica@runningroom.com au sujet de "Calgary Marathon Pace Bunny".

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If it is your first marathon or your 55th, voted Alberta's Best Road Race in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009, run Canada's Marathon on May 26th!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon course is certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons Society) and by Athletics Alberta and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

 

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42.2KM Training Plan

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Meet your 2019 Pace Bunnies

These experienced runners are here to help you crush your goals! Let them pace while you race. 

Guaranteed to get you across the finish line if you stick with your pace bunny, you can relax, enjoy the ride and lean on our pacers when you hit the wall or need a little extra hype to get you through a tough part of the race. These pacers have been hand-selected because of their love of run, their racing experience and their swagger - high five and hugs for PACERS!

 

HAISHENG LI
Sub 3:15 Continuous

Weight bothered me when I was in my high school. I tried everything to lose my weight, such as ate less in diet, tried various kinds of weight loss medicine etc., but none of them worked on me. Finally I gave up on myself and I thought I was going to live like this for my rest of life. Even though I already started to have some healthy problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol in my late twenties.

Until 10 years ago I started to run on the treadmill when there was a promotion for new registration with YMCA. At the beginning, I could barely run a few minutes with my 220 pounds body. I didn’t stop but kept on running from 10 minutes, 20 min, 30 min and further.  A few months later, I noted my weight started to lose. Within one year, I lost more than 60 pounds and the running became a part of my life.

In my first a few years, I usually ran for 8-10k till one day I heard of Calgary Marathon. 10K was my first race I started with, then half and full marathons in a row. I still have the deep impression in my first marathon where I hit the wall after 30K due to the lack of the training. My muscle got cramped, my power was running out and I couldn’t control my body to move further, even I thought I was not able to complete the race. After 10K ‘s struggling, I finally crossed the finish line with my time approaching 4 hours. That bad experience drove me to treat it much more seriously and put more effort in the training. Last year I stood in the starting line of Boston Marathon and successfully completed with my PB even under the extremely bad weather.

I am so grateful of the encouragement and the support I received from my friends and my family. No matter in summer raining day or winter cold day, our running group runs together in every weekend and we encourage each other in the training. Now I see why running is incredibly motivating and we love to see each other’s success in the running goal.

 

 

JOHN BIRD
Sub 3:15 Continuous

I’ve been running for most of my life and marathoning for the last 6 years. In that time, I’ve run 12 Full marathons including 4 of the 6 Abbot Majors and pacing Calgary last year with my wife. Hoping to achieve an Abbott Six Star medal in the next few years. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the enthusiastic (and definitely hardy, after this past winter) Calgary running community. Come and say hi at the start line! Looking forward to pacing you to your running goals!

 

 

 

 

 

WEI ZHANG
Sub 3:45 Continuous

With 10 years of running, I did run Boston, Big Sur and Chicago (PB with 3:14:33) in 2018. 2019 Calgary Marathon will be my 10th Marathon race and I am committed to be the 3:45:00 pacer. I train hard as same as you in this cold weather. I will be very happy to see you cross the finish line along with me and congrats you for achieving the time goal. Looking forward to run with you in the race.

Please let me know if there is any more information you need from me.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT GOERTZ
Sub 3:45 (10/1)

Couch potato until age 38. Joined a “learn to run” clinic at the Running Room in 2005 in order to “lose a few pounds”. Within a few weeks I was hooked! I ended up losing about 40 lb.s, have completed 36 marathons (plus lots of ½’s, 10k’s, etc.) including Boston (3x), New York (2x), Chicago. Marathon PB of 3:07:35 (2016). Paced Calgary and Edmonton Marathons approx. 8 or 10 times. Lifetime running goal is to run 100 Marathons by the time I am 75 and continue running until I drop dead (hopefully not from running). I Love pacing because it gives me the chance to talk about running and encourage runners who I probably never would have met.

 

 

 

KYLE MURPHY
Sub 3:50 Continuous

I have been racing Marathons and Ultra Marathons since 2014.  I am currently training for the Whistler Alpine Meadows Ultra Marathon in September.  Last season I paced the Calgary Marathon 50k race and completed the Squamish 50 mile Ultra Marathon.  I am here to help you break the 3:50 marathon barrier and will be holding a 5:27 min/km pace (8:46 min/mile).  I encourage you to practice your nutrition plan ahead of race day as I feel it is just as important as the hours of training you are putting in every week.  Good Luck!

 

 

 

HONGFENG ZHAO

Sub 4:00 Continuous

In 2012, I started from running 2km at lunch break.  I then joined the Dragon Warriors Chinese running group in 2014.  I was encouraged by teammates to run my 1st marathon in 2016 Edmonton.  I qualified for Boston 2017 and Chicago 2017.  During my Boston marathon I got entrance to New York 2018.  I completed 2018 Calgary marathon 4:15 10-1 as a pace bunny. 2019,  I am back on pacer team!

 

 

 

 

SEAN BOUCHER

Sub 4:00 (10/1)

This year I’ll be pacing the 4hr 10/1 at the Calgary marathon. It will be my 9th time as a marathon pacer, 6th time pacing at the Calgary marathon.  

I have a passion for running and triathlon, having completed 27 marathons and 3 Ironman distance events.
This years Calgary marathon will my 13th and my 11th consecutive Calgary marathon.
I’m looking forward to being your 2019 Pace Bunny.

 

 

 

JOEL CAMPBELL

Sub 4:15 Continuous

My name’s Joel Campbell and I’ll be your 4:15:00 pace bunny at the 55th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!

Though late to the running game (I started just 5 years ago), I’ve been bit hard by the bug and haven’t looked back.  My wife, dog and I have covered thousands of miles on foot exploring our city, the province of Alberta and this great country through a combination of runs, walks and ‘wine’ hikes. 

The marathon distance is my true love, and I’ve been fortunate to travel to a handful of other cities to run it.  While each has been special, I can honestly say that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is my favorite.  On race weekend you may find yourself lined up with Olympians (Lanni Marchant), heroes (Chris Koch), local legends (Dave Proctor or Martin Parnell) and Guinness WR holders (Justin Kurek).  On the course you’ll experience some of the best people, neighborhoods and entertainment that Calgary has to offer.  With a new, flatter route this year, the Calgary marathon is perfect for setting PBs.  Top that all off by crossing the finish line at the world famous Calgary Stampede Grandstand and this is an experience that can’t be beat.

On a personal note, I’m especially excited this year to be turning my focus from pushing myself towards a personal best, to helping others achieve their goals.  I’m honoured to have been chosen for this role, and promise to help you prepare for and execute your goal of a 4:15 marathon.

If you’d like to get in touch with me prior to the run I can be reached through the run Calgary office.  We can talk about your progress, meet up for training runs or just talk shop.

 

 

XIAODONG LI

Sub 4:15 (10/1)

Started to run from 2016, I have attended the 2017 Okanagan full Marathon and the 2018 Chicago full Marathon. This September, I will participate in the Berlin Marathon, which I am very excited about. I plan to run one marathon each year until I am around 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENIS REMIER

Sub 4:30 Continuous

When I ran my first marathon (Paris 2011) I didn't even know pace teams existed, but when I saw them on course I used them to help me get to my first finish line at 3:20. I love the idea for myself to help other runners in the same way and I get huge enjoyment now as a pacer myself. As individual a sport as running is, I find a marathon can be a wonderful experience when shared with others. 

This will be my 5th time pacing the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon,.

Trust your training, and good luck!

 

 

RAINA COCKBURN

Sub 5:00 Continuous

I am mother to two amazing girls and a future high school mathematics teacher. I ran my first half marathon in 2002 and my first full in 2004. Initially, my plan was to run the distance once and check it off my bucket list but I got hooked. I have now run 12 full marathons, countless half marathons, and completed Ironman Canada in 2012. Running is my passion, my escape and my social time. I have met so many amazing people in the running community and many have helped me reach the goals that I am most proud of. My hope for the 2019 Calgary Marathon is to be an encouraging voice and to help others achieve their goals, as so many have done for me. I am so excited to be lining up at the start this year as a pacer, and to cross the finish line with a group of incredibly determined runners.

 

CLAUDIA ALMIRON
Sub 5:30 (10/1)

I’m a runner, dog mom and comic book nerd.  When it comes to running, I’m not a lifer.  I started in 2014 and completed my first 5km race 2005.  But as is the common refrain of so many runners, I was instantly hooked!  Since that time I’ve focused on improving my timing and distance.  I’ve completed 5 half marathons and recently completed my first full marathon last year on the beautiful island of Haida Gwaii.  There is nothing quite like the thrill of completing a marathon!  I am tremendously excited to being the 5:30 (10/1) Pace Bunny for the Calgary Marathon and look forward to helping others reach their goals. 

 

 

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Même s’il s’agit de votre premier marathon ou encore de votre 50e, nommée la Meilleur Course de Route en Alberta en 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 et 2009, le Marathon Banque Scotia de Calgary est tout simplement le bon choix.

Le Marathon Banque Scotia de Calgary est certifiée par l'AIMS (la Société de marathon international) et par Athletics Alberta. Cela peut vous être utile afin de vous qualifier pour le Marathon de Boston.

SVP Notez que les inscriptions sur place se termineront à 12h le samedi 28 mai 2016. AUCUNE nouvelle inscription ne sera acceptée après cette période. En 2014, toutes les distances de course étaient complètes avant la clôture de l'Expo. SVP inscrivez-vous tôt pour ne pas être déçu.

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42.2KM Plan d'Entraînement

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Si vous êtes intéressé à postuler comme lapin de cadence, svp contactez Juliana au Coin des Coureurs par courriel mstasica@runningroom.com au sujet de "Calgary Marathon Pace Bunny".

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Half the Battle...Twice the Fun...21.1K or 50,000 steps...

Whether you're training for your first 21.1K challenge or you're a half marathon veteran, this is a fun race to run!

This is our fastest growing event as more and more people discover their love of running. The Centaur Subaru 1/2 marathon is challenging but not daunting and can be your annual training benchmark as you prepare for your first or next marathon.

 

 

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21.1KM Training Plan

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POLLY MOODY

Sub 1:30 Continuous

 

I am a mom of two, kindergarten teacher and runner. I started running in my teens mostly to maintain fitness for other sports, but when I ran my first marathon in 2008, I caught the bug. I have now run 12 marathons and counting. In 2013, after the birth of my first child, I started taking my training more seriously and have improved steadily since. The running accomplishment I am most proud of is my marathon PB of 2:53:07 (2018). As a busy mom, running is my sanity. It's my social time and my solo time, and although it's tough to fit it all in, for me it is always worth it. I could not be excited to be a half marathon pace bunny this year and to help other runners achieve their goals! 

@mommytosubthree

 

IAN JEFFERY

Sub 1:40 Continuous

 

 

 

I am 37 years old. I have been running most of my life but become more serious about it 7 years ago when I did my first half marathon and then all of a sudden I took a wrong turn and got invoked into Triathlons and haven’t looked back. I have been a run coach for the Calgary YYC run crew for the last year and also have been helping people getting into triathlons and giving them advice. I have always loved being able to help people out with their goals and that’s why I wanted to get involved in the running community in Calgary. My big races this year are Boston Marathon and then Santa Rosa Ironman where I hope to qualify for Ironman world championships in Kona. I am really looking forward to helping everyone reach their race goals at the Calgary half marathon in a few months. Happy training everyone and see you soon

@ ianbjeffrey

 

 

 

DYLAN MASON

Sub 1:50 Continuous

 


 

 

I’m beyond excited to be the 1:50 pace bunny in the Calgary Half Marathon. When I signed up for my first 10K in 2013 I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it. Six years later and I’ll have participated in over 25 races, including seven 10Ks, six half marathons, and one full marathon. On race day I’ll be running even splits and keeping you motivated to cross that finish line. We’ll be hydrating and refuelling along the way, ensuring a strong finish with no injuries. I can’t wait to run with you! 

@dylnmasn

 

 

ANDREW FRASER

Sub 1:50 (10/1)


 

I will be this year's 1:50 half marathon pace bunny doing 10:1's (for those of you who like to treat yourself every once and a while).

I'm excited to pace the Calgary half marathon, as it was my first goal race since starting to run. In that race, I started out with a pace bunny so anyone doing their first race, I know how you feel.

Since then, I've done many different races across Canada ranging in distance from 5km to 100km. I even proposed to my fiancé during one of my 100km races (because we are crazy like that)

If you are thinking of running the half and especially with a 1:50 goal time, feel free to add me on Strava and let me know so I can follow you. That way we can cheer each other on when training in these arctic cold months.

Look forward to seeing you at the start line.

@Andrew.Fraser3

 

 

 

HAYLEY GULAYETS

Sub 1:55 Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When she isn’t out running, Hayley loves spending time traveling the globe and exploring the mountains.  By day, you will find Hayley as a registered dietician helping families and athletes optimize their nutrition. She is thrilled to be pacing the 1:55 half-marathon continuous group and can’t wait to help you crush the course!

“At the end of the day, do what you love, and love what you do!” She believes this applies in all aspects of life, and particularly running, “take it all in and be grateful every step of the way!”  

@Haylsg17

 

SAHAR ASHTIANI

Sub 2:00 Continuous

 

 

 

I’m thrilled to be your sub-2.00 continuous Half Marathon Pace Bunny! I started running 4 years ago and I’ve enjoyed running half-marathon and marathon distances.

Running has given me opportunities to make amazing friends and meet awe-inspiring individuals. It has helped me push my physical limits, reduce stress, and learn more about myself.


As a pace bunny, I hope to be able to share the joy of running with you. I’ll offer you encouragement and lots of high fives, support you to stay on track, and give you tips about what’s ahead. I’m up for singing out loud too, if that’s what keeps you going!

I look forward to meeting and running with you!

 

George Hotson

Sub 2:00 (10/1)


 

 

 

 

 

George only took up running within the last decade as part of his journey to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle. He ran his first race in 2011, and drawing inspiration from the triathlon training group at the Shawnessy YMCA, he completed his first triathlon in 2012. Since then, he has participated in many running events (from 5K to 50K) and several triathlons (from Sprint distance to Half-Ironman). George lives in Chestermere and is an active member of the running community there. This will be his third time pacing the 21.1K at the Calgary Marathon.

@GeorgeHotson

 

 

RICHARD PERLOW

Sub 2:15 Continuous

 

 

 

 

I've been running for over 40 years. I've run over a dozen marathons, and numerous half marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks. I've did my first 50K trail ultra last year and have two more planned for this year. I've been a pace bunny in the marathon, half, and 10K.   I consider it a privilege to serve as a pacer because I enjoy meeting people and helping people have fun as they achieve their running goals. 

 

Amy Noel

Sub 2:15 (10/1)

 

 

 

 

 

This is my first time pacing and I’m so excited to put on some ears and see you on race day! I started running road races two years ago when a hip injury ended 10 years as a rugby player. My first half marathon was the 2018 BMO Vancouver Half - I quickly got hooked on the distance an ran the 2018 Calgary Half Marathon a few weeks later. 2019 goals include crushing my first time as a pacer for the Calgary Half Marathon and 5K, a sub 4:00 marathon in August, and my first ultramarathon in September! I am currently an Educator with lululemon, and I’m entering my final year of nursing school. My favourite runs are from downtown to Edworthy Park (on the south side of the river!), and any @YYCRunCrew routes in Mission!

@heymenoel

 

KRISTIN BENOIT

Sub 2:20 Continuous

 

 

 

I’m a born-and-raised Calgarian and an all-season runner. I’ve run 15 half marathons, various 10Ks, and one full marathon. I frequently travel to destination races – running is a great way to see a new place! I also love to read books, meal prep and cross train (yoga, spin, barre and strength training are my faves). While I love to travel, I also love a great hometown race. Calgary was my second half marathon in 2014, and I’m so excited to return on May 26 to help lead a group of runners to the finish line! My smile, enthusiasm and positive attitude will help keep you going. You can follow my running journey on Instagram @runrevelry and on my blog at www.runrevelry.com

 

AMY LI

Sub 2:30 Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Calgary.  I was a late starter and did not start running until I was in my forties.  I had to convince myself that just because you are over 40, it does not mean you have to pull the handbrake on running.  On my bucket list were 2 things that I have procrastinated for many years because they both involved running:  Being an Ultra Beast Spartan Race Finisher and Completing the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge.  I always believed “Running was not enjoyable and my body is not capable of running such long distances.”  In 2017, I challenged myself to “ Stop wishing and Start doing!” and started running.  2 years later, I have finished a total of 101 Spartan and road races, which included 31 Half Marathons, 2 Marathons, 2 Ultra Spartan Races and 1 Dopey Challenge.  Running has changed my life.  It has made me mentally strong, inspired me to believe than anything is possible and has helped me heal during difficult times.  I’m so honored and excited to be a Pace Bunny Director for the Calgary Marathon.  I hope to inspire and motivate you to run with me.  This is your year!  Let’s crush your 2019 goals together!

@ amyspartanli

 

KATT MACKENZIE

Sub 2:30 (10/1)

 

 

I’m a 26-year-old nurse currently running in Medicine Hat but raised on the paths of Calgary. I started running in 2016 and have since completed 15 half marathons! Of all of them, the Calgary half marathon is by far my favourite local race, nothing compares to the awesome atmosphere of this race weekend! I can’t wait to help you reach and crush your 2:30 Half Marathon goals on this course! See you race day!

@kattsnow

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Moitié du travail.. Mais double de plaisir… Le 21.1km ou 50, 000 pas…

Peu importe si vous vous entraînez pour votre première course de 21,1 km ou si vous êtes déjà un vétéran, le demi-marathon Centaur Subaru vous met au défi! Cet évènement est en plein essor parce que de plus en plus de gens découvre une passion pour la course. Le demi-marathon Centaur Subaru est stimulant sans être trop intimidant et  il peut servir de bonne référence d’entrainement annuel pour un premier ou un prochain marathon.

SVP Notez que les inscriptions sur place se termineront à 12h le samedi 28 mai 2016. AUCUNE nouvelle inscription ne sera acceptée après cette période. En 2014, toutes les distances de course étaient complètes avant la clôture de l'Expo. SVP inscrivez-vous tôt pour ne pas être déçu.

 

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Plan d'Entraînement 21.1KM

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Si vous êtes intéressé à postuler comme lapin de cadence, svp contactez Juliana au Coin des Coureurs par courriel mstasica@runningroom.com au sujet de "Calgary Marathon Pace Bunny".

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A Race for Everyone!

If you are looking for a great 10K to kick off your summer, this is it! It does not matter whether you run or walk, it is a great feat just to complete the 10K distance.

 

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10KM Training Plan

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Une course pour tout le monde!

Si vous cherchez une bonne course de 10 K pour bien lancer votre été, ça y est! Peu importe si vous préférez courir ou marcher, compléter une distance de 10Km est un grand exploit!

 

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You will still experience a big city race and all the comes with it, including the BIG FINISH at Stampede Park in the Grandstand.

Make this a family tradition!

As we all know, active families are happy families so make this a family tradition!

The GoodLife Fitness Family 5K welcomes walkers and runners to participate in this family friendly race.

Run or walk the GoodLife Fitness 5K at noon AFTER completing either the 10K at 7:30am or the 21.1K, Marathon or 50K at 7am to be part of "The Roundup" earning two medals that fit together to make one SUPER medal! Learn more about The Roundup.

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5KM Training Plan (Advanced)

 

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Faites-en une tradition familiale!

Comme nous le savons tous, les familles actives sont des familles heureuses! Alors commençons une nouvelle tradition santé en famille!

Que vous soyez amateur ou vétéran, la course 5km de GoodLife Fitness est toujours bien amusante! Cette course accueille autant les marcheurs que les coureurs.

SVP Notez que les inscriptions sur place se termineront à 12h le samedi 28 mai 2015. AUCUNE nouvelle inscription ne sera acceptée après cette période. En 2014, toutes les distances de course étaient complètes avant la clôture de l'Expo. SVP inscrivez-vous tôt pour ne pas être déçu.

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5KM Plan d'Entraînement (Avancé)

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This is a unique format that allows young people to participate in their first marathon. Kids start running or walking their marathon one KM at a time completing 41 KM by Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:30am. On race day the kids will complete the last 1.2 KM of their marathon along with elite and citizen runners at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. This event stays on Stampede Park and the kids are contained!

Use this tracking chart to keep tabs on your kids km's leading up to race weekend!

Please Note: We request that all children 5 and over run without parents. Children 5 and under may run with one parent.

Scotiabank Kids Marathon Map 

There are many great viewing locations along the course to watch your child run. Once your child crosses the finish line they will enter the “kids finish corral” where they will receive a medal and snack and be released into the “Parents Corral”. Please go to the “Parents Corral” to pick up your child. You will require your matching race bib to exit this area. In the unlikely event that you cannot find your child, there will be a volunteer with a large “Lost Child” sign to help you reunite with your child. 

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Avec un format de course conçus uniquement pour permettre aux jeunes de participer à leur premier marathon,  les enfants pourront courir ou marcher un KM à la fois jusqu’au dimanche 31 mai 2015 afin de compléter 41 KM. Par la suite, il ne leur reste que les derniers 1,2 km à parcourir et ce, avec le reste des coureurs élites et citoyens le jour même du Marathon de la Banque Scotia de Calgary.

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New in 2020 - The 50K Ultra Relay!

In 2017 Run Calgary hosted a special 150K relay called the Confederation 150K in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada. Since then participants consistently say they want Run Calgary to host a relay in conjunction with the race weekend. Introducing the 50K Ultra Relay - a fun, inclusive way to compete with friends and family. We hope this event is a catalyst to bring new people to the sport and challenge our Run Calgary family to register a team and invite at least one newbie to join it so they can experience the exhiliration of finishing a big city race! 

 

We are still finalizing lots of details but here is what we know for sure so far! Check back for more details and when you sign up for one of the 200 team registrations we will communicate updates directly with the team captain.
 

The 50K Relay FAQ’s

How many members can we have on a team?

Teams can consist of 2 to 4 members, however ALL team members must be registered by May 1st or the team will be disqualified.

What are the distances of each leg?

LEG NUMBER FROM TO  LEG DISTANCE
       
LEG 1 START LINE  9TH AVE & 5TH ST. 10.8
LEG 2
9TH AVE & 5TH ST.
PARKDALE & LIONS 7.8
LEG 3 PARKDALE & LIONS BAKER PARK PADDLE STATION 12.8
LEG 4 BAKER PARK PADDLE STATION FINISH LINE 18.6

 

How do I sign up for the relay?

The first person to register is The Captain and responsible for paying the team registration. The Captain can create a password (optional) but will get a link to forward to the rest of the team and those people can then register.

Is there a cut off to add all my teammates?

May 1st, 2020

 

What do we get?

There are no t-shirts for the 50K Ultra Relay - instead each 50K team member gets special swag  (reveal coming soon!) and a medal(s) unique to their leg

 

How do I get to my transition point on course?

The first leg is within walking distance - less than km From the startline. A shuttle bus service will be available to/from the remaining legs. More details coming soon!

 

How do the bibs work?

Each team will receive 3-5 bibs (one for each team member plus the timing bib on a race belt). The race belt (with attached chipped bib) must be handed off at each of the 3 best parties on the 50K course — the Relay Transition Party Zones.

 

Can someone run the first leg and keep going?

If a team member wishes to run the Marathon or 50K, they must register for both events, pay the cost of both events and they have to run the first leg for their team. Relay team members running the Marathon or 50k can ONLY run the first leg. NOTE: all Relay awards are based on net chip time to accommodate those running two events.

 

Can my team cross the finish line together?

Unfortunately not, there is a 50K relay party zone in the stands and we encourage your team to cheer in the last runner who will get medals for the whole team. We will have a photographer in the party relay zone for a group photo with an awesome back drop including the finish line.

 

What is there at the Relay Transition Party Zone?

A party! These Zones will have food tents to provide a light snack to each relay participant ending their leg, porta-lets, music and buses waiting to get you back to Stampede Park.

 

 

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50K Ultra

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 7:00 AM

What's an extra 7.805K ... really?

In 2014, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon launched a 50K Ultra Road Race in celebration of the 50th Anniversary and 500 runners signed up for the sold out race with a whopping 410 finishers crossing the line in the 6.5 hour cut off. Following the race, many provided feedback through survey results, social media and by way of email asking us to keep the 50K. It remains a big part of our race today!

For newcomers to ultra-running, the 50K Ultra, part of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend, is a great way to get in to longer distances and for ultra veterans, it’s a wonderful way to be part of a big city, mass participation event!

National Championships - National Championships 6 years running. In 2019 the organizing committee was thrilled to be awarded the National Championships for the sixth year in a row by the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU). 

International Designation -  The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) is designating the 50K Ultra as a trophy series race and issuing the event a bronze label, which is the international sanctioning for ultra races.

The trophy series is an international 50K series where runners can qualify at any of the designated series race to compete in the 50K world trophy race. The top man under 3:20 and top woman under 3:50 will automatically qualify for the world race. If nobody breaks those times there will be no qualification and if more than one person breaks those times it’s only the first runner in each gender who will qualify. 

For more information on the IAU visit www.iau-ultramarathon.org

Have more question? please see 50KM Ultra FAQs


                            

Pace Bunnies

Meet your 2019 Pace Bunnies

These experienced runners are here to help you crush your goals! Let them pace while you race. 

Guaranteed to get you across the finish line if you stick with your pace bunny, you can relax, enjoy the ride and lean on our pacers when you hit the wall or need a little extra hype to get you through a tough part of the race. These pacers have been hand-selected because of their love of run, their racing experience and their swagger - high five and hugs for PACERS!

 

DARREN ZABEL
50 km sub 4:30 continuous
I’m super excited to be pacing the 4:30 continuous 50K this year. Whether it’s your first or 50th ultra, you’re going to love the new flat and fast course and the unique opportunity to run 50K on the road. Come run with me on May 26 and I promise to be there with you every step of the way. It’s my personal goal to ensure that each and every one of you achieves your ultra dream! What’s more? We’re gonna laugh and chat the whole way and have a ton of fun doing it! I have run three ultra marathons, including the Calgary Marathon Ultra in 2017 and 2018 and seven marathons and I’m looking forward to adding ultra pacer to my running resume when I run with you this spring. Can’t wait to see you out there on race day!
 

 

CLAIRE BIRD
50 km sub 4:45 continuous
Hi, my name is Claire Bird and I’m at a stay-at-home mom of 4 from Calgary. The 2019 Calgary Marathon 50K Ultra will be my second ultra-marathon and first time pacing this distance.  I caught the marathoning bug after I ran my first race here in 2014 and I have now completed 12 marathons including pacing last year in Calgary. I’m eagerly anticipating taking on the role of pacer again and feel this is one way I can give back to our awesome Calgary running community. My race calendar this year includes the Boston Marathon in April followed by Chicago in October.  I will be completing these races with my husband as part of our goal in participating in all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors. Looking forward to meeting some new runners and hopefully helping them achieve their goals at the 50K Ultra!

 

MAURA STAMLER
50 km sub 5:00 continuous

Maura moved to Calgary less than two years ago and has since connected with many local running groups. Her first marathon was the Calgary Marathon in 2016, which was intended as a “bucket list” item, however couldn’t resist signing up for another as soon as the memory of the discomfort passed. Her interests are now primarily in trail and ultra running, running up to 100kms so far. Much of weekends are usually spent in the mountains. This year’s challenge will be running Sinister 7 100 miler in July. Other skills include eating, napping & buying new runners.

 

 

 

VINCENT WEI
50 km sub 5:15 continuous

I live in Calgary and very familiar with the course route. The new 2019 route is almost the same as my training one, which I did run 50K along it. We'll be running continuously around 6:18 per kilometre to sub 5:15. I take part in every Calgary Marathon since 2014 and it's a great honour to be an official Pace Bunny. So eager to achieve the goals with you and hope we will have a wonderful 50K on May 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY FANG
50 km sub 5:30 continuous

Henry has been a runner for 12 years and running is part of his daily routine. Henry was pacer for 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 3:30 and Scotiabank 2018 Calgary Half Marathon 1:45. Henry started running to keep fit and then became competitive and qualified for Boston in 2016 but is now readjusting the purpose of running and trying to make it more fun.

 

 

 

 

 

SUSAN GALLAP
50 km sub 6:00 continuous

Between my job as a letter carrier and my love for running I've put a lot of miles on these legs!  Although I started running as a teenager, I didn't race my first marathon until I was 40. My then 7 year old son was my "trainer". He rode his little bicycle, carried my water, and even kept my heart rate in "the zone" by watching my heart rate monitor on his handlebars.  Good times!  Since than I've run more than 50 marathons and more than 70 ultra marathons.  My fastest time was in the 2010 Boston Marathon where I ran 3:19 and change.  A few years ago I finished my longest continuously run race... more than 200 miles! 


Running has given me so much. Pacing is a great way to give back to the running community and it's just so much fun helping others meet their goals.   For those of you courageous souls who may be running your first ultra on May 26.... you've worked hard to get here and I'm excited to be a part of your journey. You can do it!

 

 

 

Scotiabank 42.2K
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Scotiabank 42.2K

Friday, May 31st 2019 - 7:00 AM

 

If it is your first marathon or your 55th, voted Alberta's Best Road Race in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009, run Canada's Marathon on May 26th!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon course is certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons Society) and by Athletics Alberta and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

 

Marathon Training Plans
Pace Bunnies

Meet your 2019 Pace Bunnies

These experienced runners are here to help you crush your goals! Let them pace while you race. 

Guaranteed to get you across the finish line if you stick with your pace bunny, you can relax, enjoy the ride and lean on our pacers when you hit the wall or need a little extra hype to get you through a tough part of the race. These pacers have been hand-selected because of their love of run, their racing experience and their swagger - high five and hugs for PACERS!

 

HAISHENG LI
Sub 3:15 Continuous

Weight bothered me when I was in my high school. I tried everything to lose my weight, such as ate less in diet, tried various kinds of weight loss medicine etc., but none of them worked on me. Finally I gave up on myself and I thought I was going to live like this for my rest of life. Even though I already started to have some healthy problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol in my late twenties.

Until 10 years ago I started to run on the treadmill when there was a promotion for new registration with YMCA. At the beginning, I could barely run a few minutes with my 220 pounds body. I didn’t stop but kept on running from 10 minutes, 20 min, 30 min and further.  A few months later, I noted my weight started to lose. Within one year, I lost more than 60 pounds and the running became a part of my life.

In my first a few years, I usually ran for 8-10k till one day I heard of Calgary Marathon. 10K was my first race I started with, then half and full marathons in a row. I still have the deep impression in my first marathon where I hit the wall after 30K due to the lack of the training. My muscle got cramped, my power was running out and I couldn’t control my body to move further, even I thought I was not able to complete the race. After 10K ‘s struggling, I finally crossed the finish line with my time approaching 4 hours. That bad experience drove me to treat it much more seriously and put more effort in the training. Last year I stood in the starting line of Boston Marathon and successfully completed with my PB even under the extremely bad weather.

I am so grateful of the encouragement and the support I received from my friends and my family. No matter in summer raining day or winter cold day, our running group runs together in every weekend and we encourage each other in the training. Now I see why running is incredibly motivating and we love to see each other’s success in the running goal.

 

 

JOHN BIRD
Sub 3:15 Continuous

I’ve been running for most of my life and marathoning for the last 6 years. In that time, I’ve run 12 Full marathons including 4 of the 6 Abbot Majors and pacing Calgary last year with my wife. Hoping to achieve an Abbott Six Star medal in the next few years. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the enthusiastic (and definitely hardy, after this past winter) Calgary running community. Come and say hi at the start line! Looking forward to pacing you to your running goals!

 

 

 

 

 

WEI ZHANG
Sub 3:45 Continuous

With 10 years of running, I did run Boston, Big Sur and Chicago (PB with 3:14:33) in 2018. 2019 Calgary Marathon will be my 10th Marathon race and I am committed to be the 3:45:00 pacer. I train hard as same as you in this cold weather. I will be very happy to see you cross the finish line along with me and congrats you for achieving the time goal. Looking forward to run with you in the race.

Please let me know if there is any more information you need from me.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT GOERTZ
Sub 3:45 (10/1)

Couch potato until age 38. Joined a “learn to run” clinic at the Running Room in 2005 in order to “lose a few pounds”. Within a few weeks I was hooked! I ended up losing about 40 lb.s, have completed 36 marathons (plus lots of ½’s, 10k’s, etc.) including Boston (3x), New York (2x), Chicago. Marathon PB of 3:07:35 (2016). Paced Calgary and Edmonton Marathons approx. 8 or 10 times. Lifetime running goal is to run 100 Marathons by the time I am 75 and continue running until I drop dead (hopefully not from running). I Love pacing because it gives me the chance to talk about running and encourage runners who I probably never would have met.

 

 

 

KYLE MURPHY
Sub 3:50 Continuous

I have been racing Marathons and Ultra Marathons since 2014.  I am currently training for the Whistler Alpine Meadows Ultra Marathon in September.  Last season I paced the Calgary Marathon 50k race and completed the Squamish 50 mile Ultra Marathon.  I am here to help you break the 3:50 marathon barrier and will be holding a 5:27 min/km pace (8:46 min/mile).  I encourage you to practice your nutrition plan ahead of race day as I feel it is just as important as the hours of training you are putting in every week.  Good Luck!

 

 

 

HONGFENG ZHAO

Sub 4:00 Continuous

In 2012, I started from running 2km at lunch break.  I then joined the Dragon Warriors Chinese running group in 2014.  I was encouraged by teammates to run my 1st marathon in 2016 Edmonton.  I qualified for Boston 2017 and Chicago 2017.  During my Boston marathon I got entrance to New York 2018.  I completed 2018 Calgary marathon 4:15 10-1 as a pace bunny. 2019,  I am back on pacer team!

 

 

 

 

SEAN BOUCHER

Sub 4:00 (10/1)

This year I’ll be pacing the 4hr 10/1 at the Calgary marathon. It will be my 9th time as a marathon pacer, 6th time pacing at the Calgary marathon.  

I have a passion for running and triathlon, having completed 27 marathons and 3 Ironman distance events.
This years Calgary marathon will my 13th and my 11th consecutive Calgary marathon.
I’m looking forward to being your 2019 Pace Bunny.

 

 

 

JOEL CAMPBELL

Sub 4:15 Continuous

My name’s Joel Campbell and I’ll be your 4:15:00 pace bunny at the 55th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!

Though late to the running game (I started just 5 years ago), I’ve been bit hard by the bug and haven’t looked back.  My wife, dog and I have covered thousands of miles on foot exploring our city, the province of Alberta and this great country through a combination of runs, walks and ‘wine’ hikes. 

The marathon distance is my true love, and I’ve been fortunate to travel to a handful of other cities to run it.  While each has been special, I can honestly say that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is my favorite.  On race weekend you may find yourself lined up with Olympians (Lanni Marchant), heroes (Chris Koch), local legends (Dave Proctor or Martin Parnell) and Guinness WR holders (Justin Kurek).  On the course you’ll experience some of the best people, neighborhoods and entertainment that Calgary has to offer.  With a new, flatter route this year, the Calgary marathon is perfect for setting PBs.  Top that all off by crossing the finish line at the world famous Calgary Stampede Grandstand and this is an experience that can’t be beat.

On a personal note, I’m especially excited this year to be turning my focus from pushing myself towards a personal best, to helping others achieve their goals.  I’m honoured to have been chosen for this role, and promise to help you prepare for and execute your goal of a 4:15 marathon.

If you’d like to get in touch with me prior to the run I can be reached through the run Calgary office.  We can talk about your progress, meet up for training runs or just talk shop.

 

 

XIAODONG LI

Sub 4:15 (10/1)

Started to run from 2016, I have attended the 2017 Okanagan full Marathon and the 2018 Chicago full Marathon. This September, I will participate in the Berlin Marathon, which I am very excited about. I plan to run one marathon each year until I am around 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENIS REMIER

Sub 4:30 Continuous

When I ran my first marathon (Paris 2011) I didn't even know pace teams existed, but when I saw them on course I used them to help me get to my first finish line at 3:20. I love the idea for myself to help other runners in the same way and I get huge enjoyment now as a pacer myself. As individual a sport as running is, I find a marathon can be a wonderful experience when shared with others. 

This will be my 5th time pacing the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon,.

Trust your training, and good luck!

 

 

RAINA COCKBURN

Sub 5:00 Continuous

I am mother to two amazing girls and a future high school mathematics teacher. I ran my first half marathon in 2002 and my first full in 2004. Initially, my plan was to run the distance once and check it off my bucket list but I got hooked. I have now run 12 full marathons, countless half marathons, and completed Ironman Canada in 2012. Running is my passion, my escape and my social time. I have met so many amazing people in the running community and many have helped me reach the goals that I am most proud of. My hope for the 2019 Calgary Marathon is to be an encouraging voice and to help others achieve their goals, as so many have done for me. I am so excited to be lining up at the start this year as a pacer, and to cross the finish line with a group of incredibly determined runners.

 

CLAUDIA ALMIRON
Sub 5:30 (10/1)

I’m a runner, dog mom and comic book nerd.  When it comes to running, I’m not a lifer.  I started in 2014 and completed my first 5km race 2005.  But as is the common refrain of so many runners, I was instantly hooked!  Since that time I’ve focused on improving my timing and distance.  I’ve completed 5 half marathons and recently completed my first full marathon last year on the beautiful island of Haida Gwaii.  There is nothing quite like the thrill of completing a marathon!  I am tremendously excited to being the 5:30 (10/1) Pace Bunny for the Calgary Marathon and look forward to helping others reach their goals. 

 

 

Centaur Subaru 21.1K
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Centaur Subaru 21.1K

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 7:00 AM

Half the Battle...Twice the Fun...21.1K or 50,000 steps...

Whether you're training for your first 21.1K challenge or you're a half marathon veteran, this is a fun race to run!

This is our fastest growing event as more and more people discover their love of running. The Centaur Subaru 1/2 marathon is challenging but not daunting and can be your annual training benchmark as you prepare for your first or next marathon.

 

 

Marathon Training Plans
Pace Bunnies

POLLY MOODY

Sub 1:30 Continuous

 

I am a mom of two, kindergarten teacher and runner. I started running in my teens mostly to maintain fitness for other sports, but when I ran my first marathon in 2008, I caught the bug. I have now run 12 marathons and counting. In 2013, after the birth of my first child, I started taking my training more seriously and have improved steadily since. The running accomplishment I am most proud of is my marathon PB of 2:53:07 (2018). As a busy mom, running is my sanity. It's my social time and my solo time, and although it's tough to fit it all in, for me it is always worth it. I could not be excited to be a half marathon pace bunny this year and to help other runners achieve their goals! 

@mommytosubthree

 

IAN JEFFERY

Sub 1:40 Continuous

 

 

 

I am 37 years old. I have been running most of my life but become more serious about it 7 years ago when I did my first half marathon and then all of a sudden I took a wrong turn and got invoked into Triathlons and haven’t looked back. I have been a run coach for the Calgary YYC run crew for the last year and also have been helping people getting into triathlons and giving them advice. I have always loved being able to help people out with their goals and that’s why I wanted to get involved in the running community in Calgary. My big races this year are Boston Marathon and then Santa Rosa Ironman where I hope to qualify for Ironman world championships in Kona. I am really looking forward to helping everyone reach their race goals at the Calgary half marathon in a few months. Happy training everyone and see you soon

@ ianbjeffrey

 

 

 

DYLAN MASON

Sub 1:50 Continuous

 


 

 

I’m beyond excited to be the 1:50 pace bunny in the Calgary Half Marathon. When I signed up for my first 10K in 2013 I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it. Six years later and I’ll have participated in over 25 races, including seven 10Ks, six half marathons, and one full marathon. On race day I’ll be running even splits and keeping you motivated to cross that finish line. We’ll be hydrating and refuelling along the way, ensuring a strong finish with no injuries. I can’t wait to run with you! 

@dylnmasn

 

 

ANDREW FRASER

Sub 1:50 (10/1)


 

I will be this year's 1:50 half marathon pace bunny doing 10:1's (for those of you who like to treat yourself every once and a while).

I'm excited to pace the Calgary half marathon, as it was my first goal race since starting to run. In that race, I started out with a pace bunny so anyone doing their first race, I know how you feel.

Since then, I've done many different races across Canada ranging in distance from 5km to 100km. I even proposed to my fiancé during one of my 100km races (because we are crazy like that)

If you are thinking of running the half and especially with a 1:50 goal time, feel free to add me on Strava and let me know so I can follow you. That way we can cheer each other on when training in these arctic cold months.

Look forward to seeing you at the start line.

@Andrew.Fraser3

 

 

 

HAYLEY GULAYETS

Sub 1:55 Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When she isn’t out running, Hayley loves spending time traveling the globe and exploring the mountains.  By day, you will find Hayley as a registered dietician helping families and athletes optimize their nutrition. She is thrilled to be pacing the 1:55 half-marathon continuous group and can’t wait to help you crush the course!

“At the end of the day, do what you love, and love what you do!” She believes this applies in all aspects of life, and particularly running, “take it all in and be grateful every step of the way!”  

@Haylsg17

 

SAHAR ASHTIANI

Sub 2:00 Continuous

 

 

 

I’m thrilled to be your sub-2.00 continuous Half Marathon Pace Bunny! I started running 4 years ago and I’ve enjoyed running half-marathon and marathon distances.

Running has given me opportunities to make amazing friends and meet awe-inspiring individuals. It has helped me push my physical limits, reduce stress, and learn more about myself.


As a pace bunny, I hope to be able to share the joy of running with you. I’ll offer you encouragement and lots of high fives, support you to stay on track, and give you tips about what’s ahead. I’m up for singing out loud too, if that’s what keeps you going!

I look forward to meeting and running with you!

 

George Hotson

Sub 2:00 (10/1)


 

 

 

 

 

George only took up running within the last decade as part of his journey to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle. He ran his first race in 2011, and drawing inspiration from the triathlon training group at the Shawnessy YMCA, he completed his first triathlon in 2012. Since then, he has participated in many running events (from 5K to 50K) and several triathlons (from Sprint distance to Half-Ironman). George lives in Chestermere and is an active member of the running community there. This will be his third time pacing the 21.1K at the Calgary Marathon.

@GeorgeHotson

 

 

RICHARD PERLOW

Sub 2:15 Continuous

 

 

 

 

I've been running for over 40 years. I've run over a dozen marathons, and numerous half marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks. I've did my first 50K trail ultra last year and have two more planned for this year. I've been a pace bunny in the marathon, half, and 10K.   I consider it a privilege to serve as a pacer because I enjoy meeting people and helping people have fun as they achieve their running goals. 

 

Amy Noel

Sub 2:15 (10/1)

 

 

 

 

 

This is my first time pacing and I’m so excited to put on some ears and see you on race day! I started running road races two years ago when a hip injury ended 10 years as a rugby player. My first half marathon was the 2018 BMO Vancouver Half - I quickly got hooked on the distance an ran the 2018 Calgary Half Marathon a few weeks later. 2019 goals include crushing my first time as a pacer for the Calgary Half Marathon and 5K, a sub 4:00 marathon in August, and my first ultramarathon in September! I am currently an Educator with lululemon, and I’m entering my final year of nursing school. My favourite runs are from downtown to Edworthy Park (on the south side of the river!), and any @YYCRunCrew routes in Mission!

@heymenoel

 

KRISTIN BENOIT

Sub 2:20 Continuous

 

 

 

I’m a born-and-raised Calgarian and an all-season runner. I’ve run 15 half marathons, various 10Ks, and one full marathon. I frequently travel to destination races – running is a great way to see a new place! I also love to read books, meal prep and cross train (yoga, spin, barre and strength training are my faves). While I love to travel, I also love a great hometown race. Calgary was my second half marathon in 2014, and I’m so excited to return on May 26 to help lead a group of runners to the finish line! My smile, enthusiasm and positive attitude will help keep you going. You can follow my running journey on Instagram @runrevelry and on my blog at www.runrevelry.com

 

AMY LI

Sub 2:30 Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Calgary.  I was a late starter and did not start running until I was in my forties.  I had to convince myself that just because you are over 40, it does not mean you have to pull the handbrake on running.  On my bucket list were 2 things that I have procrastinated for many years because they both involved running:  Being an Ultra Beast Spartan Race Finisher and Completing the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge.  I always believed “Running was not enjoyable and my body is not capable of running such long distances.”  In 2017, I challenged myself to “ Stop wishing and Start doing!” and started running.  2 years later, I have finished a total of 101 Spartan and road races, which included 31 Half Marathons, 2 Marathons, 2 Ultra Spartan Races and 1 Dopey Challenge.  Running has changed my life.  It has made me mentally strong, inspired me to believe than anything is possible and has helped me heal during difficult times.  I’m so honored and excited to be a Pace Bunny Director for the Calgary Marathon.  I hope to inspire and motivate you to run with me.  This is your year!  Let’s crush your 2019 goals together!

@ amyspartanli

 

KATT MACKENZIE

Sub 2:30 (10/1)

 

 

I’m a 26-year-old nurse currently running in Medicine Hat but raised on the paths of Calgary. I started running in 2016 and have since completed 15 half marathons! Of all of them, the Calgary half marathon is by far my favourite local race, nothing compares to the awesome atmosphere of this race weekend! I can’t wait to help you reach and crush your 2:30 Half Marathon goals on this course! See you race day!

@kattsnow

Jugo Juice 10K
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Jugo Juice 10K

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 7:30 AM

A Race for Everyone!

If you are looking for a great 10K to kick off your summer, this is it! It does not matter whether you run or walk, it is a great feat just to complete the 10K distance.

 

Marathon Training Plans
GoodLife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run
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GoodLife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 12:00 PM

You will still experience a big city race and all the comes with it, including the BIG FINISH at Stampede Park in the Grandstand.

Make this a family tradition!

As we all know, active families are happy families so make this a family tradition!

The GoodLife Fitness Family 5K welcomes walkers and runners to participate in this family friendly race.

Run or walk the GoodLife Fitness 5K at noon AFTER completing either the 10K at 7:30am or the 21.1K, Marathon or 50K at 7am to be part of "The Roundup" earning two medals that fit together to make one SUPER medal! Learn more about The Roundup.

Marathon Training Plans
Scotiabank Kids Marathon
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Scotiabank Kids Marathon

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 9:30 AM

This is a unique format that allows young people to participate in their first marathon. Kids start running or walking their marathon one KM at a time completing 41 KM by Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:30am. On race day the kids will complete the last 1.2 KM of their marathon along with elite and citizen runners at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. This event stays on Stampede Park and the kids are contained!

Use this tracking chart to keep tabs on your kids km's leading up to race weekend!

Please Note: We request that all children 5 and over run without parents. Children 5 and under may run with one parent.

Scotiabank Kids Marathon Map 

There are many great viewing locations along the course to watch your child run. Once your child crosses the finish line they will enter the “kids finish corral” where they will receive a medal and snack and be released into the “Parents Corral”. Please go to the “Parents Corral” to pick up your child. You will require your matching race bib to exit this area. In the unlikely event that you cannot find your child, there will be a volunteer with a large “Lost Child” sign to help you reunite with your child. 

50K Relay
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50K Relay

Sunday, May 31st 2020 - 7:00 AM

New in 2020 - The 50K Ultra Relay!

In 2017 Run Calgary hosted a special 150K relay called the Confederation 150K in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada. Since then participants consistently say they want Run Calgary to host a relay in conjunction with the race weekend. Introducing the 50K Ultra Relay - a fun, inclusive way to compete with friends and family. We hope this event is a catalyst to bring new people to the sport and challenge our Run Calgary family to register a team and invite at least one newbie to join it so they can experience the exhiliration of finishing a big city race! 

 

We are still finalizing lots of details but here is what we know for sure so far! Check back for more details and when you sign up for one of the 200 team registrations we will communicate updates directly with the team captain.
 

The 50K Relay FAQ’s

How many members can we have on a team?

Teams can consist of 2 to 4 members, however ALL team members must be registered by May 1st or the team will be disqualified.

What are the distances of each leg?

LEG NUMBER FROM TO  LEG DISTANCE
       
LEG 1 START LINE  9TH AVE & 5TH ST. 10.8
LEG 2
9TH AVE & 5TH ST.
PARKDALE & LIONS 7.8
LEG 3 PARKDALE & LIONS BAKER PARK PADDLE STATION 12.8
LEG 4 BAKER PARK PADDLE STATION FINISH LINE 18.6

 

How do I sign up for the relay?

The first person to register is The Captain and responsible for paying the team registration. The Captain can create a password (optional) but will get a link to forward to the rest of the team and those people can then register.

Is there a cut off to add all my teammates?

May 1st, 2020

 

What do we get?

There are no t-shirts for the 50K Ultra Relay - instead each 50K team member gets special swag  (reveal coming soon!) and a medal(s) unique to their leg

 

How do I get to my transition point on course?

The first leg is within walking distance - less than km From the startline. A shuttle bus service will be available to/from the remaining legs. More details coming soon!

 

How do the bibs work?

Each team will receive 3-5 bibs (one for each team member plus the timing bib on a race belt). The race belt (with attached chipped bib) must be handed off at each of the 3 best parties on the 50K course — the Relay Transition Party Zones.

 

Can someone run the first leg and keep going?

If a team member wishes to run the Marathon or 50K, they must register for both events, pay the cost of both events and they have to run the first leg for their team. Relay team members running the Marathon or 50k can ONLY run the first leg. NOTE: all Relay awards are based on net chip time to accommodate those running two events.

 

Can my team cross the finish line together?

Unfortunately not, there is a 50K relay party zone in the stands and we encourage your team to cheer in the last runner who will get medals for the whole team. We will have a photographer in the party relay zone for a group photo with an awesome back drop including the finish line.

 

What is there at the Relay Transition Party Zone?

A party! These Zones will have food tents to provide a light snack to each relay participant ending their leg, porta-lets, music and buses waiting to get you back to Stampede Park.

 

 

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