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  • What are the start times for each race?
    Click here for the Schedule of Events.

  • What are the awards times?
    Click here for the Schedule of Events.

  • Do you provide finisher medals for each event?
    Yes, all participants will receive a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line. 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? Brand?
    The shirts are gender specific and there is no brand specified. Click here for the sizing chart.

  • Where is this year’s race located?
    The Horses at Northlands Park is located on the Northlands site just west of Wayne Gretzky Drive at 78th Street & 115th Avenue. The Street Address: 7410 Borden Park Road (click for Google Map link)

  • Where can I park on race day?
    It is strongly recommended that you use public transportation on race day as there are several road closures around Northlands. Light Trail Transit (LRT) is highly recommended. Please view LRT Map here.

  • If I can’t make the race, can I get a refund?

  • Can I transfer to another race? (Full Marathon to Half Marathon or 10K)?
    Yes, but you will not be refunded the difference in price. Please submit request to Requests must be submitted no later than Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • 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 Requests must be submitted no later than Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • Can I transfer my bib to another person?
    Please submit request to Requests must be submitted no later than Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • How frequent are the mile or kilometer markers?
    Every 1 km What are the different pace-bunny times? Marathon: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, to complete Half Marathon: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, to complete 10 km: 55, 1:00, 1:05, 1:10, 1:15

  • What will be offered at the aid stations?
    GU Brew Electrolyte is available at ALL water stations and Powerbar Gel's at 2 water stations: 90th Ave and Valleyview Crescent, and 65St and Ada Blvd.

  • Where do I register?
    You can register online at

  • When is package pickup?
    The Edmonton Expo Centre - Hall D Friday, August 17th: 4 pm – 8 pm Saturday, August 18th: 10 am – 6 pm Located at 7515 – 118 Avenue

  • Can I run with my stroller?
    Strollers are only allowed in the 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 pick up my race package on Sunday?
    No (no exceptions!)

  • Can I bring my dog?

  • Is there same day registration?

  • 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.

  • Is there a bag check or bag drop on race day?
    Bag check for the 5 km and 10 km on Saturday, August 18th will open at 6:00 pm and closes at 8:30 pm. This will be located at the start/finish line. All items not picked up by 8:30 pm will be donated to charity.

    Bag check in the Lower Paddock inside Spectrum Building (west end of building) on Sunday, August 19th. Please note that bag check opens at 6:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm. Any items not picked up by 3:00 pm will be donated to charity.

    Event Organizers assume no risk for items left at the Bag Check.

  • Where do I purchase extra brunch tickets?
    You can purchase them online at the time of registration only.

  • When and where will results be posted?
    Results will be posted online through

  • Are there washrooms on the course?
    Yes, there are portable toilets at every water station along the course.

  • 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 mats at the start and finish of the race and therefore gives you a time that reflects the true distance that you ran. Chip timing 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.

    However Chip timing is only for personal interest. It is not used for official results. Here is a quick “official” response to this common question:
    • According to IAAF rules, race results and awards should be based on official time or GUN TIME (the time from the start gun to the crossing of the finish line). They should not be based on net times found by subtracting the time of crossing the start mat from the time of crossing the finish mat, if chip timing is used with a start mat.
    • Chip times can be displayed on the official results as well as the gun times, but should not be used to sort the finishers. Net chip times are for personal interest only.
    • Running is a true sport and the “winners” are decided by whomever gets to the finish line first, regardless of the exact time you cross the start mat. Any athlete that believes they can win overall or age group should make the effort to be close to the start line.

  • What is iTaB?
    An iTaB is an engraved insert which fits neatly into the recessed box area on the back of a finisher’s medal, detailing the athlete’s name, finish time and finishing position to create a valuable, lasting memento. All you have to do to get this race souvenir is select iTaB during your registration process and shortly after your event you will receive the iTaB in the mail. You will then affix the iTaB to your medal via the 3M adhesive backing. Don’t miss out on this great keepsake!

  • How many aid stations will there be for the marathon?
    Waterstations for each marathon will be at roughly the following KM points: 3.5K, 6K, 9K, 13K, 17.5K, 20K (Gels), 24K, 27.5K (Gels), 30K (Gels), 32K, 35K, 37.5K (Gels), 40K (Gels). We do recommend that you bring your own gels. We cannot guarantee the flavors of the gels that will be provided. All waterstations will have water and GU Brew.

  • What time is the brunch served?
    Brunch will be served inside Spectrum Building (upstairs at Colors Restaurant) from 10 am until 3 pm.

  • Can I raise funds for charities other than KidSport?
    KidSport is the official charity of the Canadian Derby Edmonton Marathon. However, if a charity that you support is listed on the Running Room Giving site, you will be able to solicit for another charity from the giving site.  

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