5 Reasons Why the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Will Never Go Out of Style

The city’s largest race, which runs May 24 – 27, may just be the event of the year.

Not EVERYONE looks this good crossing the finish line, but every finisher feels better than great.

Forget sitting in traffic or watching the world from your patio. One weekend a year, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon takes over the city for a huge (and hugely challenging) footrace. Here are 5 reasons why this event is the best.


We run this town

Take to the streets — closed to cars for the race —  and experience the city in a whole new way. People travel from all over the globe to race through Calgary’s hippest urban neighbourhoods. Join them and rediscover your favourite 'hood in your sneaks.



…not to mention all the other finish line goodies. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is known for spoiling runners with its finish line smorgasbord. The spread includes organic bananas from SPUD, a Jugo Juice smoothie, KIND bar, Old Dutch chips, coffee and a plethora of other sweet and salty treats. It’s all available once you cross the magical finish line at the Stampede Grandstand — and that doesn’t include all the tasty food truck fare for purchase.


Giving back feels so good

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge (the fundraising arm of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon) has been giving back to the community since 2009, raising $6.9 million (or $1 million annually) for 100+ charities.


Three words: Bling. Swag. Medals.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has won awards for its medals. Running the 50K or full marathon? You get a belt buckle medal you can wear at Stampede the next month. Running the kids race, 5K, 10K or half-marathon? Everyone who crosses the finish line gets a medal.


Calgary runners have style

Since the city first toed the line in 1963, the race has welcomed cowboys, clowns, fab queens and even Speedos. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon runners are on fleek.


To learn more and to register visit: calgarymarathon.com
Race Weekend: May 24 – 27, 2018