Will there be an In-Person event for this year the summer of 2023?
Yes. The Edmonton Marathon will run on Sunday August 20th, 2023. We will be hosting in- person events for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances.
Why is there no Kids event?
The residual effects of the pandemic have impacted event logistics, volunteers, sponsors, with uncertainties and other mitigating factors make it prudent for the race organizers to restart after a 2 year stoppage focusing on the main aspects of the race events, the Marathon, Half-Marathon 5K and 10K.
Is there a minimum time requirement for finishers?
There is no set maximum time for 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon Participants.
However, ALL Marathon runners and walkers MUST pass the Marathon half-way point on Jasper Avenue and 96 Street by 9:55 A.M. Those arriving after 9:55 am WILL BE STOPPED and presented with a Half Marathon Medal.
What are the start times for each race?
Marathon Early Start : 6:00 A.M. (6 hours + Runners / Walkers)*
Marathon Regular Start : 7:00 A.M. ( 5.55 – Runners)
Half Marathon Run/Walk : 8:00 A.M.
Army 10K Run/Walk : 10:30 A.M.
5K Run and Walk: 11:30 AM (Tentative)
The start times will also be listed in the Event Guide, which will be posted at a later date.
What are the courses for the events?
Marathon Route – Click here
Half Marathon Route – Click here
Army 10K Route – Click here
5K Run / Walk – Appearing soon.
We will be adding to the Event’s green policy by reducing carbon impact in providing computer & mobile device friendly interactive course maps. This feature means that we can avoid printing thousands of hard copies.
Printed copies will not be available at package pick-up.
Do you provide Awards Medals?
The award medals will be for the overall top 3 finishes for each distance (male & female) and for the top 3 finishers in each age category for each distance. Due to post-pandemic concerns the Event may be modifying the presentation of awards medals. The instructions for issuing of awards will be found in the Event Guide, which will be posted at a later date.
What are the awards times?
The award times will also be listed in the Event Guide, which will be posted at a later date.
Do you provide finisher medals for age categories for each distance event?
Yes, all participants will receive a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line. Due to post-pandemic concerns the Event may be modifying how Finisher Medals are handed to the finishers. The instructions for issuing of awards will be found in the Event Guide, which will be posted at a later date. Award medals are also provided for the top 3 male/female in each event.
Is this race a Boston Marathon qualifier?
Are shirts unisex or men/women?
The shirts are gender specific. Our t-shirts are designed for a runners physique. Should you prefer a loose-fitting t-shirt consider going 1 size larger. Sizing Chart coming soon.
Where is this year’s race located?
The Start Finish on Sunday August 20th, 2023 for all events is located in front of the Explore Edmonton’s Edmonton Convention Center. The Street Address: 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5N 1N9
Where can I park on race day?
Public parkades are available in the vicinity around the conventions center. Arrive early to secure parking. It is strongly recommended that you use public transportation on race day as there are several road closures around ECC.
If I cannot make the race, can I get a refund?
ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-DEFERRABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
Can I transfer to another race, after I have registered? (For example, Full Marathon to Half Marathon or 10K)?
Yes, but you will not be refunded the difference in price. Please submit request to [email protected] Requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 31st, 2023. Subject to availability, you may also be able to transfer at the time of your race package pick-up.
Can I transfer from 10K to the Full or Half Marathon?
Yes, but you will have to pay the difference in the price. Please submit request to [email protected] Requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 31st, 2023 Subject to limiting runner registration, you may be able to transfer at the time of your race package pick-up
Can I transfer my bib to another person?
Please submit request to [email protected] Requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 31st, 2023. Subject to limiting runner registration, you may be able to transfer at the time of your race package pick-up
How frequent are the mile or kilometre markers?
They are every 1-2 km’s. These are subject to change. However, this may vary or, at times, might be removed/moved by wind, spectators, etc. It is suggested that you know the key milestone landmarks/distances with your pace times.
What are the different pace-bunny times?
Marathon: 3:05, 3:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:15
Half Marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45 To Complete
10 km: 50, 1:00, 1:10, 1:30 To Complete
Pace Times are subject to change. You will find the pace bunnies lined up at the start line, positioned (seeded) according to their times.
What will be offered at the Water/Aid stations?
The event provides electrolyte and water in disposable cups at all water stations. There will be Gels at 2 water stations. We recommend you bring your own gels. We cannot guarantee the availability or flavors of the gels that will be provided. The types and locations will be confirmed in the Event Guide, which will be posted on the event website closer to the event date.
Where do I register?
You can register online at www.runningroom.com. or on the Event website https://www.edmontonmarathon.ca/
Where and When is package pickup?
Pick up for the 2023 Edmonton Marathon will be at the 109th Street Running Room.
8537 – 109 St. Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4:
Thursday August 17th – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday August 18th – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday August 19th – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Can a friend or family member pick up my race package for me?
In the event that you cannot pick up your race package in person, you can send your email confirmation to a friend or family member to pick up your race package for you.
They will need to show written or email authorization that they have permission to pick up your race package.
Can I pick up my race package on Sunday?
No (no exceptions!)
Can I run with my stroller?
Strollers are only allowed in the 10K and will be placed at the back of all runners/walkers, and will be asked to stay on the outside of runners (either to the left or right)
Can I bring my dog?
Is there same day registration?
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS
Do I have to return my timing chip?
We are using a new system this year called BibTag in which your timing chip is integrated into your bib. You will not be receiving a separate timing chip to put onto your shoe.Your timing chip is embedded into your race bib. It is yours to keep. You do not need to return it. Make sure you do not bend or fold your race bib as it may damage the timing chip. Remember to get your safety pins to attach your bib to your shirt or use a bib belt.
Is there a bag check or bag drop on race day?
FREE Gear check is available at the ECC Hall D Foyer on Sunday, August 20th. opens at 5:30 am and closes at 2:00 pm. Any items not picked up by 2:00 pm will be donated to charity. Event Organizers assume no risk for items left at the Bag Check.
Is there Massage available after I run my race?
Yes. You can sign-up and pay online when you register for your race. The price is $30 for 20 minutes, located in the Edmonton Convention Center, 9797 Japer Ave. First come first served. Day of race walk-ups welcome, with lineup preference to those that pre-registered.
Why is there is No Brunch or Sports Expo?
The residual effects of the pandemic have impacted event logistics, volunteers, sponsors, with uncertainties and other mitigating factors make it prudent for the race organizers to restart after a 2 year stoppage focusing on the main aspects of the race events. These are planned to return in
Where will results be posted?
Results will be posted online. The location will be posted in the event guide at a later date.
Are there washrooms on the course?
Yes, there are portable toilets at every water station along the course.
Athletics Alberta road running rules apply. It is the responsibility of athletes to be familiar with these rules.
Strollers are only allowed in the 10K and will be placed at the back of all runners/walkers, and will be asked to stay on the outside of runners (either to the left or right).
For the Marathon and Half-Marathon strollers, roller blades, support vehicles, pace/escort runners, pets or cyclists are not allowed.
For your safety and the safety of other runner’s, headphones or any other personal listening devices make it difficult to hear vehicular traffic and marshal instructions and therefore are discouraged.
The race courses will be marked with traffic cones and barricades. Athletes MUST stay within the traffic cones and barricades unless otherwise directed by an event official or course marshal. Be aware that some road sections may be uneven or have potholes.
Medical personnel and race officials reserve the right to remove any athlete from the race judged to be physically incapable of continuing without health risk.
Timing, Results and Awards.
What is the difference between chip time and gun time? The difference between chip and gun time is the chip is able to register with the electronic timing mats at the start and finish of the race (and a few other locations along the course), and therefore gives you a time that reflects the true distance that you ran. Chip timing is the standard for large events. has become popular over the last ten plus years as mass participation events have grown and participants do not get to the start line when the gun goes off as they are behind thousands of people.
Gun Time is the OFFICIAL time for the Top Men and Top Women Overall winner, in each event. All top awards and finishing positions are based on the time from the start of the race (GUN) to when the runner cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada and AB Athletics standards.
CHIP time is the OFFICIAL time Age Category awards. The Top Men and Top Women Overall winner in each event are ineligible for age category awards.
Can I raise funds for charities other than KidSport?
Kidsport is the official charity of the Servus Edmonton Marathon. Applicant can also make donations and fundraise for the Terry Fox Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation, and the Edmonton Food Bank.