The Organizing Team

The Calgary Marathon Society.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is organized and operated by Run Calgary (legal name: Calgary Marathon Society), a non-profit volunteer organization promoting health and fitness.

Our mission is to inspire people to move, cultivating healthy communities that are passionate about giving back and we do this through Run Calgary’s extraordinary experiences, including our premier race weekend, The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.

A non-profit, volunteer organization

Our Board Members & Committee.

Our dedicated volunteer board of directors and our longtime operating committee is a collective of passionate people who bring a variety of skillsets. These remarkable people give of their time and talent to help the staff create a vision, plan for its success and execute at the highest level.

Board Members

Louise Taylor


Louise is a physiotherapist and partner at Movement Sports Clinic. She has a primary interest in helping keep all Calgarians moving well and staying active. A passionate runner and triathlete, Louise is pleased to assist the Calgary Marathon Society in enriching lives through running.

Alan Richter

Vice Chair

Alan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA (CA)) and has held several senior finance roles in Calgary and is currently Director, Financial Planning, Analysis and Tax for Badger Daylighting Ltd. Alan has a passion for running and the marathon in particular, having completed close to 30 marathons including Boston six times and two Ironman Triathlons.

Sabina Lokanc


Sabina Lokanc is a CPA, CA with over 11 years of experience as a designated accounting professional. She is the former CFO of YMCA Calgary and currently works in the energy sector. Sabina is an avid recreational endurance athlete that enjoys combining her passion for running with supporting causes in the Calgary Community. Sabina proudly became MitoCanada’s Volunteer of the year in 2017 for co-managing a successful Guinness World Record attempt. She along with 111 other runners became two time Guinness Record Holders by running linked together to achieve the longest linked half and full marathon. Participating in this event was a life changing experience that raised awareness and over $150K for MitoCanada.

Nancy Farries


Nancy has spent her career at the YMCA and currently works with YMCAs across Western Canada as VP of the Regional Development Centre. Purpose focused and passionate about leadership leadership development, Nancy is excited to be engaged for the mission of Run Calgary. Nancy is a dedicated trail runner and feels very fortunate to have access to great spaces in and around Calgary.

Please email if you are interested in board, organizing or committee opportunities.