Sunday, May 29 2022 - 7:00 AM
For newcomers to ultra-running, the 50KM Ultra, part of the Calgary Marathon Race Weekend, is a great way to get in to longer distances and for ultra veterans, it’s a wonderful way to be part of a big city, mass participation event!
What's an extra 7.805KM ... really?
No other race in Canada allows you to graduate from the marathon to a longer distance. Enter the 50KM Ultra, where participants have a shot at winning Alberta beer, beef and (cowboy) boots if you can cinch the top spots. This is an IAU Bronze label event and ACU national championship since 2014 meaning you can also use this event to punch your ticket for world 50KM championships.
Start your race with the marathon but when the marathoners head home you keep going to run what is arguably one of the most scenic parts of the route, on the pathways of Bowness surrounded by nature.
Date: May 29
Start Line: Stampede Park
Finish Line: The Grandstand
Course Time Limit: 1:30pm
*This is the 2021 route for reference and is subject to change.
Check out training plans and tips in our Runner Resources.
Experienced runners are here to help you crush your goals! Let them pace while you race.
Guaranteed to get you across the finish line if you stick with your pacer, you can relax, enjoy the ride and lean on our pacers when you hit the wall or need a little extra hype to get you through a tough part of the race. These pacers have been hand-selected because of their love of run, their racing experience and their swagger - high five and hugs for PACERS!
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