UPDATED – 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Training Plans

UPDATED – 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Training Plans

Exciting news! We’re going virtual this year and we’ve opened registration back up until midnight on June 30, so if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time. We have also updated our training plans so that you can have your best **virtual** run yet. Start your training now and be ready for virtual run time – anytime between September 17 and 30, 2020, anywhere you like – on our pathways, at home on a treadmill, hey, we even heard about a guy who ran a marathon on his apartment balcony in France!

Click the links below to access the plans, courtesy of Run Coach Donny Marchuk.

5km Training Plan – 8 Week Plan for Beginners

10km Training Plan – 10 Week Plan

Half Marathon Training Plan – 12 Week Plan


Race Postponement

Race Postponement

To all of our city’s first responders, health care workers and essential service providers, we will wait to start until after you reach the finish line. This week would have been the Calgary Police Half Marathon’s 40th anniversary event. While we share your disappointment that we are not able to participate at this time, we must remember this is all for each other’s safety and that we are in this together. Your health and safety as a valued CPHM supporter is our priority, and we will do our part as responsible corporate partners to abide by all government issued event cancellations and restrictions.

Our hope is to hold the CPHM 40th anniversary event in the Fall later this year. We are working with our partners at the City of Calgary to make this happen and will communicate more details to you as they become available. We know that last year’s cancellation followed by a postponement this year makes it difficult to continue the momentum, but please know we are doing everything we can to honour our commitment to hosting this special event at a later date.

We know everyone could use a reason to smile, and in celebration of our 40th race year, we invite you to share your favourite memories of past CPHM events, like this vintage photo of a CPHM. Let’s use social media to jog our memories and share your favourite photos or stories on our Instagram or Twitter (both @YYCPoliceHalf) and Facebook (@CalgaryPolice) channels using the #YYCPoliceHalf.

We thank you all for your continued support, understanding and patience as we work through this difficult time.

 – CPHM Committee

CPHM update – 2020 race postponement

CPHM update – 2020 race postponement

To our Calgary Police Half Marathon racers,

These are exceptional times for our nation. With extraordinary restrictions being placed on our day-to-day life, the CPHM Committee has been working diligently to develop contingencies for the 2020 race.

Given the most recent restrictions as detailed by the Premier in his March 17th news conference and the declared State of Public Emergency,  the City of Calgary has asked that events between now and April 30th be cancelled or postponed. Effective immediately we have temporarily suspended registration. We are working with the City of Calgary on contingencies to host our race this Fall.  As soon as we have more information and race details, we will share it with you via email and our social media platforms.

Given the complicated circumstances we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work together through this.

On behalf of the entire CPHM Committee, thank you for your continued support.

Stay healthy!


COVID-19 update

The Calgary Police Half Marathon Committee has been closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19. We recognize that information related to COVID-19 is changing rapidly and information related to closures around the City of Calgary is changing by the hour.  Updates for racers relating to CPHM and COVID-19 will be communicated as race day approaches. Visit calgarypolicehalf.ca, @YYCPoliceHalf, @CalgaryPolice on Twitter and yycpolicehalf on Instagram for the latest race information.

Half Marathon Training Plan – 12 Weeks

Half Marathon Training Plan – 12 Weeks

You’ve thought about it…As a novice runner, you aren’t sure if there’s enough time to train properly for a half marathon at the end of April. But you can do it and our run coach partner Donny Marchuk has a plan for you!

Click on the PDF link below to access a 12-week half marathon training plan that will have you ready for the Calgary Police Half Marathon on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Lace up those runners now!

Calgary Police Half Marathon Training Plan 21.1km (002)


Introducing….Run Coach Donny Marchuk!

Introducing….Run Coach Donny Marchuk!

The Calgary Police Half Marathon very happy to be partnering with local runner Donny Marchuk. Donny is a run coach (find him at @JustRunYYC on Facebook and Instagram) and we’re teaming up so he can provide our followers with plans and tips for your best run yet.

Donny is a dad of three and high school physical education teacher and basketball coach. Calling Calgary home since 1997, he loves to spend time in the mountains and mixes long distance running with trail runs and yoga.

Good news! You can now follow us on Instagram too! Check us out at @yycpolicehalf for the latest and greatest info on the Calgary Police Half Marathon.

2020 Race Shirts – The BIG Reveal

2020 Race Shirts – The BIG Reveal

We’re so excited to share with you our NEW design for the 2020 race shirts. It’s not every year that we reach such an incredible milestone and we wanted this year’s race shirts to reflect this. So here they are – modern technical long sleeve shirts for 2020 with a bit of a vintage vibe in the design.

Register by Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to guarantee your race shirt!

Half Marathon Shirt

10K Shirt

5K Shirt