Edmonton Marathon

Sunday, August 18th 2024 Register Now!

FAQ Our frequently asked questions

GENERAL INFORMATION

What is the date of the Servus Edmonton Marathon?

The Edmonton Marathon will run on Sunday August 18th, 2024. 
We will host in-person events for the Marathon, Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and a 1K Fun Run for Kids.

Is there a minimum time requirement for finishers?

There is no set maximum time for 1K, 5K, 10K, Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon, and Marathon Participants.

However, ALL Marathon runners and walkers MUST cross the halfway mark at 96 St-Jasper Ave by 9:50 am. If you have not crossed this halfway point, you will be stopped and given a Healthcare Solutions Half-Marathon finisher medal at that point.

What are the start times for each race?

Marathon Start : 7:00 A.M.

Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon Run/Walk : 8:00 A.M.

Army 10K Run/Walk : 10:30 A.M.

5K Run and Walk: 11:30 A.M.

1K Kids Run and Walk: 12:15 P.M. 

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

Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon Route – Click here

Army 10K Route – Click here

5K Run / Walk – Click here

1K Kids Run – Starts at the ECC. Head West on Jasper. Turn around at 103 street.

Please Note:
We will add to the Event’s green policy by reducing carbon impact by 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.

Is there a reduced rate for Youth participants?

We believe that being connected to positive community building and healthy active events such as the Servus Marathon and Festival of Events is important for a young person’s sense of belonging and overall well-being.

Youth Pricing (Under 18) of $20.00 in the 5km, and 10km.  In the Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon, you must be 16 years of age to run; youth pricing for ages 16 – 18 years in the Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon.  Click Here for details.

What is the difference between the Team and Individual registrations?

Team Registrations are for participants who run in the same event as a group. The group can comprise a family, club, or corporate team. Team registrations are ideal for fundraising groups in support of one of our charity partners.

Is there a minimum/maximum number of team members?

There is no limit to the number of members in a team. You can run with a partner or invite as many members as possible!

Do team members have to run as a group?

Your team does not have to run as a group but must participate in the same event. Members can run or walk at their own pace. Team invitations only apply to the same event.

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 posted in August. 

What are the awards times?

The award times for 2024 will be posted in August. 

Do you provide finisher medals for age categories for each distance event?

All participants will receive a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line. Due to post-pandemic concerns, the event may modify how finisher medals are handed to the finishers. The instructions for issuing awards will be posted in August.

Awards Medals are awarded to the top 3 males and females in the following events and age categories, with the exception of the 5K event where only the top 3 male and female runners will receive medals.

Army 10K & Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon

15 & Under (Army 10K only)
16-19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70+
Elites

Marathon

19 & Under
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70+
Elites

Is this race a Boston Marathon qualifier?

Yes, Participants can qualify for Boston in the Edmonton Marathon

Sportstats provides the complete results to the Boston Athletic Association after the event.
BAA will have a record of your qualifying times so you can start the registration process.
Information on the BAA website.

BAA – Qualification information

Wiki how to Qualify

Are shirts unisex or men/women?

The shirts are gender specific and slim fitting.
Should you prefer a loose-fitting t-shirt consider going 1 size larger.

Event Shirt size charts

Where is this year’s race located?

The Start Finish on Sunday August 18th, 2024 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

Participants are encouraged to purchase the Race Roster Enhanced Refund Protection Program when registering

Protect your purchase by enrolling in the Race Roster Enhanced Refund Protection Program. Participants that enroll in the refund program will be refunded if they are unable to attend due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances, such as injury & illness, COVID-19, severe weather, work travel conflict, layoffs/termination or mechanical breakdown. Click Here for more information.

Can I transfer my bib to another person?

Yes – Participants are able to self-transfer their registration to another participant on Race Roster. 

Can I transfer to another race, after I have registered? 
(For example, Full Marathon to Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon or 10K)?

Yes, but you will not be refunded the difference in price.

Can I transfer from 10K to the Full or Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon?

Yes, but you will have to pay the difference in the price.

How do I start the Transfer my registration to another person or event?

Participants are able to self-transfer their registration to another event or participant on Race Roster  Click here for instructions.
Online transfers can ONLY be done online until Wednesday, July 31st, 2024.
Subject to limiting runner registration, you may be able to transfer at the time of your race package pick-up. Transfer fee at kit pick up is $15.00.

What is the administration fee charged for online transfers?

There is a $12 Online administration fee charged for the participant transfers.

How frequent are the kilometre markers?

They are every 5 km’s. These are subject to change. At times, might be 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: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15
Healthcare Solutions Half Marathon: 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 To Complete
10 km: 50min, 1:00, 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, 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.

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 15th – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday August 16th – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday August 17th – 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 1K, 5K and 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?

No

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 receive 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. Ensure 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 18th. 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 a Massage available after I run my race?

Yes. You can sign up and pay online when you register for your race. The price is $35 for 20 minutes in the Edmonton Convention Center, 9797 Jasper Ave. First come first served. Day of race walk-ups are welcome, with lineup preference for those who pre-registered.

Where will the results be posted?

Results links are posted online at Sportstats.

QR codes with links to results will also be available on race day

Are there washrooms on the course?

Yes, there are portable toilets at every water station along the course.

Event Rules

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 Healthcare Solutions 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.