Event Information

Race Day Information.

Find information about race day schedules, timing, bag check, road closures and on-course details on this page.

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RACE DAY SCHEDULE

5:15AM & 5:45AM - 60KM Ultra starts (more details here)

6:00AM - Bag Drop/Bike Lock-up Open

7:00AM - 42.2KM and 21.1KM start

7:30AM - 10KM starts

9:30AM - Kids Marathon starts

12:00PM - 5KM starts

2:00PM - Bag Pick-up/Bike Lock-up Close

*Times are subject to change

Bag Check

Opens at 6:00AM | Closes at 2:00PM
All bags subject to searching.

Free & secure bag check is available and will open at 6:00AM on race day. Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to check your bag.

We have eliminated the use of the single-use clear plastic bags in an effort to make our race more sustainable. As a result, all your gear must be contained within your own bag. The bag you choose to use must meet the size requirements and specifications listed below. Bags that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.

Bag Check Requirements 

  • Bag dimensions cannot exceed 20 inches (51cm) X 12 inches (30cm) X 8 inches (20cm). If your bag exceeds these dimensions, it will not be accepted.
  • Bag weight cannot exceed 10 pounds (4.5kg). If your bag exceeds this weight, it will not be accepted.
  • Your bag must have a strap/handle to which the Bag Check Tag can be easily attached.
  • Bag must have Bag Check Tag securely fastened and visible PRIOR to arriving at Bag Drop Tent
  • When you receive your Bag Check Tag at Package Pick-up, ensure your bib number is clearly written and that the number is correct.
  • Loose gear will not be accepted and must be contained within your own bag

Participants will check their bag at the Bag Drop area located beneath the Nashville North tent in the Start Zone (outside GMC Stadium).. All bags (with the exception of 5 km bags) will then be moved to the Bag Pick-up area just west of the Elbow River, in close proximity to the Post-Race Festival at Enmax Park. Please Note: 5 km bags WILL NOT BE MOVED to the Bag Pick-Up area due to time constraints - they will remain at the Bag Drop area located beneath the Nashville North tent in the Start Zone (outside GMC Stadium).

Bag Retrieval Process

To retrieve your checked bag, you (or someone else on your behalf) must present the Bag Check tab from your race bib - simply tear off the tab and present it to a volunteer at the Bag Pick-Up area.

Bags will be available to pick up by the time you finish your race (with the exception of 5 km bags which will not be moved). Bag Pick-up will remain open until 2:00PM on race day. Any bags not picked up by 2:00PM on race day will be taken to Run Calgary HQ (1515 Highfield Crescent SE #17, Calgary, AB T2G 5M4) and kept for 14 days before being donated to charity. Event Organizers assume no risk for items checked or left behind.

Bag Check Info for 60 km Ultra Participants

60 km Ultra participants will be able to drop off their bags at the 60 km start line at the Telus Spark Science Centre. Bags will then be transported back to Stampede Park and placed in the Bag Pick-up area which will be located just west of the Elbow River, in close proximity to the Post-Race Festival at Enmax Park.

Secure bag check is available and will open at 6:00AM on race day. You can only check the clear bag that is provided to you at Package Pick-up. This is the ONLY bag that will be accepted at bag check. Please clearly write your bib number in large numbers on the tag provided and staple it to the clear bag. This is required to check and pick up the bag. Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to check your bag.

Participants will check their bag next to the start line (outside the GMC Stadium). All bags will then be moved to the finish line in Enmax Park just 75m from the finish line, and be available by the time you finish your race. Bag Pick-up will remain open until 2:00PM on race day.

Transit to the race start

COMPLIMENTARY CALGARY TRANSIT

Run Calgary is thrilled to be partnering with The City of Calgary and Calgary Transit to provide complimentary transit on Sunday May 26 all day for anyone wearing a participant race bib. Alleviate race morning stress and park at a nearby LRT lot and ride the C-Train, taking advantage of this sustainable perk!

Calgary Transit will also have a booth at the Runner's Expo to help you plan ahead; or you can confirm transit times on the Calgary Transit website using the ‘Plan a Trip’ tool.

The Erlton LRT Station is the closest stop to GMC Stadium (start/finish). Spectators and volunteers must purchase a regular fare ticket.

LIMITED PARKING

EXTREMELY limited paid parking ($18) is available on Stampede Park (Lots 3, 5, 6 and 25A/B) and we encourage you to make this your last choice. It's best to give yourself plenty of time and access through the South side, off 25th Ave SE. A limited number of spots will be reserved for those with accessibility placards.

Alternatively, you can walk, run or ride your bike. We increased the number of bike racks so there is plenty of room! Please bring a lock.

ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures begin at 6:00 am on race day. Allow ample time to make it to the start area of the race. Please refer to our Interactive Map for info on road closures.

Timing Tag Instructions

Your timing device for the 2024 Servus 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

All Aid Stations will have water and Lemon Lime Endurance Nuun, as well as a supply of XACT Energy Fruit Bars. Three flavours of XACT bars will be available at all aid stations: Strawberry, Orange, and Apricot.

In addition to hydration/nutrition at each Aid Station, menstrual products will also be available and visible on all Aid Station tables.

GoodLife Fitness 5KM has 1 aid station on course.

ASICS Runkeeper 10KM has 2 aid stations on course.

Centaur Subaru Half Marathon has 6 aid stations located on course, approximately every 3KM.

The Servus Calgary Marathon has 14 aid stations located on course, approximately every 3KM.

The One For The Road 60KM Ultra has 18 aid stations located on course, approximately every 3KM.

Please refer to our interactive map for your specific race distance and toggle on "Aid Stations" to view the approximate location for each aid station along your route.

View interactive map ›

Road Closures

The Servus Calgary Marathon is one of Canada’s premier running events and in order to put on event of this caliber, city resources and temporary road closures are a requirement.

Please check back in 2024 for road closure information to ensure your community is aware of the road closures resulting from the race and that we inconvenience you as little as possible. Traffic and safety plans are in place to mitigate impact in the communities we are running through and please contact the Calgary Marathon Society directly at info@calgarymarathon.com if you have any questions or concerns.

For reference, check out our 2023 Interactive Map to view the 2023 course routes, air station locations, and road closures. Note that these are subject to change for 2024.

Infant Feeding Stations

Four (4) Infant Feeding Stations will be available on race day.

  • Two (2) stations will be located on-course; one (1) station will be located near the Servus Calgary Marathon start line and one (1) feeding station in finish area. These stations will be freely accessible to any participants, volunteers or attendees who require a private space to breastfeed, pump, or bottle-feed.
  • The two (2) on-course stations will service the half marathon, full marathon and 60 km Ultra race events, and will be located by the 10 km aid station, and last km aid station. The 5km will also have the opportunity to use one feeding station near the 2.5km turn around point.

Pace Program

Please click the link below to meet our 2024 pace team and check out the pace times we typically available!

Pace Team ›

Results

2024 live results and tracking will be available at the link below on Sunday, May 26, 2024!

Live Results ›

View Past Results ›

The party's already started

Race Day Entertainment.

Thank you to our on-course entertainers for giving of their time and talent to energize our participants and volunteers! 

Entertainment and Cheer Station locations can be found on our Interactive Map. Note that these are subject to change for 2024.

The Calgary Marathon Weekend

Race Weekend Information.