RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Bag Drop/Bike Lock-up Open at 5:00AM
60K Ultra begins at 5:30AM*
Marathon and 21.1KM begins at 7:00AM
10KM begins at 7:30AM
Kids Race begins at 9:30AM
5KM begins at Noon
Bag Pick-up/Bike Lock-up Close at 2:00PM
*Start time is subject to change
Please Note: Bag Check logistics for 2024 are subject to change.
Opens at 5:30AM | Closes at 2:00PM
Secure bag check is available and will open at 5:30AM 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.
PLEASE NOTE: 5KM bags will not be moved to the finish line due to the time constraint and will remain at the Start Line Bag Drop tent.
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 email@example.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.
Transit to the race start
We strongly encourage participants to take public transit to the race venue. There are two LRT stations in close proximity to GMC Stadium/start line, Erlton Station and Victoria Park/Stampede Station.
An alternative to taking public transit is 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 on Stampede grounds is limited due to construction and there can be significant delays on race morning due to the volume of participants.
The Finish Area/Post-Race Festival is located in ENMAX Park, and will be approximately 800 meters from the GMC Stadium/Start Line Area/Lot 6.
The 2024 Pace Team will be announced in early 2024. Please click the link below to meet our 2023 pace team and check out the pace times we typically available!
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
Please note the information below is for 2023 and is subject to change for 2024!
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.
The 50KM 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.
Infant Feeding Stations
Servus Calgary Marathon will also be coordinating the addition of 4 Infant Feeding Stations. Two stations will be located on-course (2), and two stations will be located at the Servus Calgary Marathon start (1) and finish area (1). 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!
Entertainment and Cheer Station locations can be found on our Interactive Map. Note that these are subject to change for 2024.