Updated Course Routes and Finish Line for 2023

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Servus Calgary Marathon is excited to share some updates to our 2023 course routes and finish line area!

Due to construction in and around Stampede Park, we had to revisit our venue layout for 2023. This also gave us the opportunity to create a more enhanced post-race festival atmosphere that provides participants and spectators with a fun and relaxing environment after the races. 

All races will start near GMC Stadium in Stampede Park as they have in recent years; however this year, participants will now finish in ENMAX Park!

Festival Area | New Course Routes | Course Maps

http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/enmax-and-the-calgary-stampede-officially-open-enmax-park
ENMAX Park, Calgary Stampede

POST-RACE FESTIVAL

The Post-Race Festival will contain a number of amenities, including:

  • Food Trucks
  • Beer Garden
  • Massage Heights Post-Race Massage Area
  • GoodLife Stretch Area
  • Recovery Lounges by XACT Nutrition & Air Relax
  • Multiple Photo Booth Opportunities
  • Music by Legendary Calgary DJ Joanna Magik
  • Infant Feeding Station
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Plus, plenty of grass-covered areas to enjoy while you recover and relax!

COURSE ROUTE CHANGES

With road construction north of Stampede Park ongoing throughout 2023, all race routes will leave GMC Stadium (formerly Grandstand) and head east through ENMAX Park into Ramsay, providing a beautiful start and end to the races along the Elbow River with panoramic views of downtown. This will change the first 2.5 km of all race routes. Similarly, all of the routes will return along 9 Ave SE and enter ENMAX Park from the north, heading south across the finish line. The rest of the 10 km, 21.1 km, 42.2 km and 50km course routes will largely remain the same as in 2022, however the 5KM route will be entirely new this year!

We will provide fully detailed resources ahead of race weekend to ensure spectators are well-informed on how they can move from the start line to the finish line area. A spectator map and recommendations for the ‘best places to spectate’ will be included in our Race Guide that is published in the middle of May. We also recognize that the increased distance between the start and finish line may impact those that require the use of mobility devices or require additional support, and we will ensure that an accessible route will be available!

COURSE MAPS

Check out our Interactive Map for details on course elevation, road closures, location of aid stations/infant feeding stations, course entertainment and more.

The Course Routes have been added to Strava, where they can also be exported to GPX file for easy uploading onto your own app/software:

Download a PDF version of your race map:

QUESTIONS?
Check out our FAQ Page to see if your question is answered there, or email info@calgarymarathon.com.

Comments 6

    1. Hi Alex, yes! If you look at the map links at the bottom of the article, you will see links specifically to Strava that can be saved on your own app!

  1. Hi,
    I cannot figure out the start/finish and the direction of the double run segments of the 21.1 half marathon race.

    Nither cah I determine the ditance from Enmax Park to the Earlton LRT station.

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      Hi Frank! I would recommend opening the Interactive Map (https://www.racepoint.ca/maps/calgary.html) on a desktop and toggling “on” the half-marathon route. This way you can really zoom in a see a more detailed version of the route and get a better look at some of the overlapping segments. Once you start the race, the route will take you through Enmax Park and turning right into Ramsay.

      The distance from the Enmax Park finish area to the Erlton LRT Station is approximately 1.5km (20 min walk). The distance to the Victoria Park (17th Ave) LRT Station is a bit closer at 1.0km (12 min walk). We will have signage that helps to direct participants from Enmax Park back to the parking lots/LRT stations.

  2. Will 17th Ave be open to automobile traffic from Sarcee Trail to 9th St S. W. on the day of the marathon, May 28?

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