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All marathon, half marathon, and 10K participants will use chip timing. Timing chips will be picked up at package pick-up and returned at the finish line. Chips not returned are the responsibility of the participant and a $40 charge will be administered for unreturned chips. Deposits are not required.

course restrictions

For safety reasons, courses are limited to registered runners and walkers only. Rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles and pets are prohibited. The marathon course will close at 1:00 p.m. Any marathon participant not completing the half way mark by 10:00 a.m. will be awarded half marathon medals upon reaching that point and transported back to the Shaw Conference Centre.

runner services

  • Water and electrolyte beverages at all stations on the route located approximately every 3K.
  • Toilets are located at each station.
  • Gel station located at approximately 32K on the marathon route.
  • Full medical services on the route and at the finish line.
  • Running Room Pace Bunnies for the half and full marathon.
  • Bag check available for Sunday events only.
  • Post-race massage is available on Sunday for a fee. Register on the entry form.
  • Kilometre markers along the entire route.
  • Split time at marathon halfway mark.

Course Preview

View the ING Edmonton Marathon preview video and interview of John Stanton, courtesy of Michigan Runner TV.

Running room friendship Run

  • 9:00 am Running Room Friendship Run

Join our FREE Friendship Run at the University of Alberta Butterdome. Meet your pace bunny, get a few last minute tips from John Stanton and head out for a short 3K run/walk to loosen up your legs and work out any last minute nervous energy.

extreme pita 10K Run / Walk

  • 9:15 am Extreme Pita 10K Walk
  • 10:00 am Extreme Pita 10K Run

Be a part of the Weekend of Champions. Fun For Everyone!!! A flat and fast two loop course on the roads surrounding the University of Alberta. The 10K Run is part of the Athletics Alberta Timex Road Race Series. This is a chip timed event. There will be age group awards presented.

Kid's Marathon Mile

  • 9:30 am Kid's Marathon Mile

Who says you have to run/walk a marathon all in the same day? This one-mile run/walk is the culmination of the marathon distance (26.2 miles or 42.2 km) that students have completed throughout the spring and summer leading up to this event. The final mile will be celebrated together with all finishers receiving the same finisher's medals their adult counterparts receive upon completion of their marathon. All children 16 and under looking to say active and learn the benefits of lifelong 0physical fitness are encouraged to participate in this event. Pick up the Kid's Marathon Mile Brochure and Log Book at any Running Room location.

5K fun Run / Walk

  • 10:05 am 5K Fun Run / Walk

Walk or run through the University area with your family and friends. A non-competitive event with all the post race perks of the day. Walkers and runners of all levels are welcome.


  • 6:00 am ING Marathon Walk
  • 7:00 am ING Marathon Run

The Marathon was designed to showcase Edmonton's scenic river valley and surrounding neighborhoods for both local and visiting runners and walkers. Participants will feel the excitement and enthusiasm of the volunteers and spectators on this well supported route. Runners can use this event as a Boston qualifier as it is AIMS Certified. The marathon begins and ends at the Shaw Conference Centre located in the heart of downtown Edmonton. The course traces a route that features the many faces of this friendly city including Hawrelak Park, MacKinnon Ravine, downtown Edmonton and some great views of the river valley from a number of established communities on both sides of the river.

Energy capital 1/2 Marathon

  • 8:00 am Energy Capital 1/2 Marathon Run National Half Marathon Championships
  • 8:15 am Energy capital 1/2 Marathon walk

Half the run, twice the fun!! This year's event has been designated the Canadian Half Marathon Championships, and is open to all participants. The top 5 canadian male and female finshers can win a total of $13,000 in prize money. The popular half marathon route follows the same path as the marathon but excludes the south side of the city. The half marathon participants will head through downtown and into the river valley and separate from the marathon at MacKinnon Ravine where they wind their way through the west end neighborhoods before heading back downtown to the Shaw Conference Centre. All course challenges occur in the first half of the race allowing everyone to pick it up as they head back for their replenishing feast! Separate start time and age group awards for all walkers.

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