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


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!


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

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!