Medal Pick Up & Shirt Exchange

Medal Pick Up & Shirt Exchange

Despite this year`s unfortunate cancellation, we want you to get your medals! Many of you completed virtual runs on your own and we appreciate this spirit. Members of the Calgary Police Service Half Marathon Committee will be available on the following days and times for medal pick up and limited shirt exchange (we have some shirt sizes left, but not all). Please bring your bib with you!

• Tuesday, April 30 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 1 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Thursday, May 2 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Lobby of CPS Headquarters, located at 5111 – 47 Street N.E.

Thank you again for your understanding,

– Calgary Police Half Marathon Committee

2019 Race Cancelled

2019 Race Cancelled

As a result of poor weather conditions, the 2019 Calgary Police Half Marathon has been cancelled.

Our primary concern is the safety of both our participants and volunteers and after considering a number of factors, and in consultation with a number of authorities, the decision has been made to cancel the half marathon, 10K, 5K and Rookies & Legends components of the race.

We have a responsibility to provide a safe and well-marshaled course. Committee members assessed the course and found snow drifts in place of more than two feet. This course is a challenging one at the best of times, and while there are those who will have trained well, today’s race conditions are even more difficult.

In order to run a safe race, we must marshal it well. Our marshaling responsibility is to direct and support runners. Today, the weather conditions would require extraordinary support from our marshals, which is not practical. Our route navigates some roadways, but we have determined that the road conditions also present increased risk to runners and drivers and to those marshaling those key points.

Travel is cautioned by the police. They describe the significant impact of last night’s snow storm around the city with numerous vehicles stuck and abandoned.

We were optimistic that the conditions would improve overnight, however we can’t compete with Mother Nature. We appreciate all the effort that goes into this race every year, from the dedicated volunteers, to our runners, to our greater Calgary community that allow us to put on this great event. We are disappointed it won’t go ahead this year.

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of this iconic run. We hope you’ll stay tuned and join us for this milestone event. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Stay warm and stay safe!

2019 Race Package Pick Up and Other Important Info

2019 Race Package Pick Up and Other Important Info

With only a few days left until the race, we have some more information to share with you about race package pick up and race day logistics for race day, Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Start & Finish Location: We have a new start/finish location near the intersection of Mount Royal Circle and Mount Royal Gate S.W. You can still access the main gym via the lower level doors to Mount Royal Recreation.

Race Package Pick Up: Race package pick up will take place on the following dates:

Location Date Time
Mount Royal University Gym, Recreation Area 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. Friday, April 26 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mount Royal University Gym, Recreation Area 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. Saturday, April 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE:  There will be no race package pick-up on race day.

Package Pick-Up Parking is available in Lot 2. The first 30 minutes in Lot 2 are free. Should you wish to stay longer, Lot 2 is a “pay on foot” system and there is a pay station just inside the Recreation Entrance exterior doors.

Race Day Parking is available at no charge. Please access the parking lot from Flanders Avenue via Crowchild Trail, as Mount Royal Gate will be closed.

Start Times:

  • The Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m.
  • The 10K will begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • The 5K Run & Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cheering Areas: It’s a great feeling to have support along the way! If you have family and friends coming to cheer you on, let them know about the designated cheering areas.  

Race Shirts: If you registered before Monday, March 25, your race shirt is guaranteed and will be available at race package pick up. We over-ordered on the most common sizes so come to race package pick up early to get the best selection.

Team members and friends can pick up race shirts on behalf of registrants, if needed. 

Tech Shop Mother of all Running Sales: Once again we are co-hosting with The Tech Shop the “Mother of all Running Sales” on Friday, April 26, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge selection of technical running shoes, running apparel and accessories will be available at discounts up to 70 per cent off. These deals are only available for two days only during the Calgary Police Half Marathon Package Pickup at Mount Royal University.

Race Warm Ups with Pete Estabrooks, The Fitness Guy: We are excited to partner with Pete Estabrooks to warm up participants before each of the races. Join us in the track area of the main gym at 7:45 a.m. for a half marathon warm up, 8 a.m. for the 10K warm up and 8:15 a.m. for the 5K warm up!

Prizes & Draws: After you finish your race, join us in the main gym to recognize the top finishers for each race. The top male, female and police finishers will receive a gift card for the Tech Shop. The top three finishers from each age category (both male and female) for all three races will also be entered in a draw for one of two Norco Scene 3 bikes from Bow Cycle. We’ll also have massage tables and post-race food for racers. It’s worth it to stick around!

Weather:  in the event of severe weather, the Half Marathon Committee will make a decision to continue with the race or cancel it. If the race is cancelled, all participants will be notified by email.

Rookies & Legends: If you have a friend or family member participating in this year’s Rookies & Legends race, please note that there is no need to pick up a race package before Sunday. You will get what you need when you check in on race day.

For full race details, including the route map, please see our website at or follow on Twitter @YYCPoliceHalf.

And don’t forget to use our hashtag in your social media posts! #yycpolicehalf

Looking forward to seeing you there!

New design for race medals

New design for race medals

If you’ve participated in the Calgary Police Half Marathon before, you know that we modeled our medals off of our CPS Challenge Coins. We thought we’d mix things up this year and are thrilled to share our new medal designs for each race distance.

The only place to get these medals is to register and finish the race, so what are you waiting for!?

Register –>

Half marathon medal
10K medal
5K medal

2019 Race Shirts

2019 Race Shirts

The people have spoken! Last month we gave you a sneak peek of our 2019 race shirts and polled anyone interested in having a say in our shirt colours this year. There was a pretty solid response and we have our shirt colours ready to go.

We’re going with RED for the half marathon, BLUE for the 10K and WHITE for the 5K.

Want to guarantee your shirt size? You have to sign up before midnight on Monday, March 25, 2019.

2019 Shirt Designs

2019 Shirt Designs

We’re so excited about this year’s shirt design. Here are a couple teaser pics and mock ups of what the half marathon, 10K and 5K shirts will look like. Last month we had a poll on Facebook and Twitter to see which colours you wanted for each distance and the results are in!

If you want one of these iconic shirts, register for the race before midnight on March 25, 2019!

Half Marathon – Red

10K – Blue

5K – White

Here’s the teaser. The police tape design is back!

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Did you hear about our early bird prize? Anyone who registered for any distance prior to midnight on Dec. 31, 2018 was entered to win a stay at beautiful Copper Point Resort.

Congratulations to half marathon registrant and draw prize winner, Lisa! She’s pictured here with our Race Director Sgt. Steve Dowler receiving her prize – a two-night stay in a two-bedroom suite, plus a $100 resort credit at Copper Point Resort. Enjoy your stay, Lisa!