Event Information

Race Day Information.

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

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Bag Check

Opens at 5:30 am

A secure bag check is available. You can only check the green reusable bag provided to you in your race kit. Please note this is the ONLY bag that will be accepted at bag check. Please adhere the colored sticker with your bib number to the bag. This is required to check and pick up the bag. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check your bag.

Road Closures

The 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 soon 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.

Toggle routes, distances and closures on our new interactive map!

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Transit to the race start/finish

We encourage you to park for free on Spiller Road and walk west on 25th and into Stampede Park, it's about 800m so this walk can make for a great warm up! Paid parking ($15) is available on Stampede Park and it's best to give yourself plenty of time and access through the South side, off 25th ave SE. The South entrance is open all day and you will have no challenges exiting. The north side, near the Saddledome, is difficult to access after 6:30 am, as this is when road closures come into effect. Please note, wait times are variable throughout the day given the single entrance off 25th Ave. Carpooling, getting dropped off, parking just outside the grounds, and taking transit are great alternatives. The closest LRT station to The Grandstand is 25th Ave. SE station called Erlton Station.

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Pace Program

The 2023 Pace Team has been selected. Please click the link below to meet our pace team!

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Timing Tag Instructions

Your timing device for the 2023 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. Four flavours of XACT bars will be available at all aid stations: Strawberry, Orange, Apricot and Blackcurrant (Blackcurrent contains caffeine).

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.

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.

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Infant Feeding Stations

Servus Calgary Marathon will also be coordinating the addition of 4 Infant Feeding Stations. Two stations will be located on-course, and two stations will be located near the Servus Calgary Marathon start and finish areas. These stations will be freely accessible to any participants, volunteers or attendees who require a private space to breastfeed, pump, or bottle-feed.

The on-course stations will service the half marathon, full marathon and 50K Ultra race events, and will be located by the 10.5K aid station, and the 21K/32K aid station.

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! 

Race entertainment information coming soon!

The Calgary Marathon Weekend

Race Weekend Information.