The countdown has begun for the much-anticipated 59th Annual Servus Calgary Marathon! As the excitement builds, we’re thrilled to unveil our spectator map, which will guide you through race day from convenient restroom locations to picturesque areas to cheer on the participants. We’ll highlight some key points about the map and showcase the exciting changes we’ve made this year so that you’ll be as prepared as you can be for race day!
Start your race day by taking advantage of the convenient parking lot (Lot 6) located off 25th Avenue. Lot 6 is easy to access and is situated right alongside the start line. The parking fee at this lot is a flat rate of $15. If you’re looking for free street parking, we suggest Spiller Road, which is a short walk from the start line. Those spots are expected to fill up fast so we’d recommend getting there early!
If you’re planning to bike to the event, we’ll have bike racks available near the Bag Drop at our Start Line Area. We strongly recommend utilizing public transportation the day of the event as it’s a low-cost and more eco-friendly option! You can plan your transit route on the Calgary Transit website.
NEW FINISH LINE AND POST-RACE FESTIVAL LOCATION
You may have noticed that this year, it’s not just the runners who will be getting their steps in on race day, it’s also our spectators! As you may recall, this year we’ve moved the finish line from the GMC Stadium Tarmac to Enmax Park. Spectators will be able to enjoy a quick walk from the start line to Enmax Park, following the Spectator Route indicated on the Spectator Map by a bright yellow line. If you are not able to make the walk, we will be offering a shuttle service that is marked on the map as a bus icon. This shuttle will be operating on a continuous loop between the west side of the pedestrian bridge at the south end of Enmax Park, and the Bag Drop tent in the start line area. The shuttle is open to all attendees, however priority will be given to those who require mobility assistance.
The beautiful Enmax Park will provide a stunning backdrop for participants as they complete their run and enter our Festival Zone. There will be plenty for both participants and spectators to do at this year’s Festival! In the stage area, our live DJ Joanna Magik will be spinning some tunes while you enjoy food trucks and activities provided by our partners and sponsors.
Whether you’ve just completed a race, or the walk to the festival area has you wiped, XACT Nutrition and Air Relax will have you covered with their Recovery Tents set up on the South end of the festival zone near the stage and beer garden. This dedicated space will offer runners and walkers a place to cool down, rejuvenate, and replenish their energy levels after their remarkable achievements.
After cooling down with XACT, don’t forget to get a stretch or massage in! Located in the heart of the festival grounds, the GoodLife Fitness Stretch Zone and Massage Heights Massage Tent will provide runners with an opportunity to unwind both physically and mentally. This zone offers a much-needed respite from the race-day adrenaline.
Our Festival Zone is going to be a blast – but we can’t forget about our friends participating in the race! To ensure you don’t miss a moment of the excitement, we’ve identified several prime viewing spots on our 2023 Spectator Map. Look out for the yellow and white binocular icons, indicating the best areas to catch the action. The start line and finish line are particularly noteworthy, offering front-row seats to witness the triumphant moments of the participants.
While these Stampede Park locations are highlighted on the map, we also encourage spectators to explore the race course to find other on-course locations and plan their viewing spots in advance. Some spots we would suggest that are out on the course include:
- East Village
- Charity Block Party on 9 Ave SE between 6 St SE and Fort Calgary
- Bow River Pathway
- Victoria Park (1st ST SW and 11th Ave SW)
- Centre Street Bridge (Memorial Drive)
- Prince’s Island Pedestrian Overpass (Memorial Drive)
- 14 Street Bridge (Memorial Drive)
- 21 Street NW Pedestrian Overpass (Memorial Drive)
As the Servus Calgary Marathon draws near, we invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of the participants. With our spectator map as your guide, you can navigate the event seamlessly. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of an unforgettable experience.
Remember to follow our social media channels for the latest updates and live coverage during the event. Let’s make the 59th Servus Calgary Marathon a day to remember!