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SUNDAY MAY 5, 2024

CHOOSE YOUR EVENT!

Choose your race and & join us in the annual Edmonton First Responders Half Marathon

Support first responders and enjoy a scenic run along the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton's River Valley Trail System.  Whether you're a seasoned runner or new to the world of racing, our event offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling invigorated and inspired.

 

Not ready to race?  Support us through volunteering!

REGISTRATION FEES

21KM
$ 90
*Fees Increase January 4 and March 29
10KM
$ 60
*Fees Increase January 4 and March 29
5KM
$ 50
*Fees Increase January 4 and March 29
1KM
$ 30
*Fees Increase January 4 and March 29
21K & 10K TEAM EVENTS
$ 200 fees start at
SIgnup your team of 4! *Fees Increase January 4 and March 29

You may register in person at package pickup on Saturday.

ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 15 ARE NOT GUARANTEED EVENT MERCHANDISE.
*Pricing does not include GST or online transaction fees.

All Entry Packages Include:

  • Short Sleeve cotton casual t Shirt (not guaranteed after April 15)
  • Awesome Finisher Medal
  • Chip timing with event updates(pending minimum attendance, otherwise manual timing)
  • Aid (fluid) stations with great product to keep you going!
  • Superb Post Race Snacks
  • Eligibility for great Draw Prizes

HALF MARATHON & 10KM TEAM DETAILS

  • Teams consist of 4 runners 
  •  Each Team must register a Team name
  • **THIS IS NOT A RELAY**  All teammembers run together
  •  All team members must run and complete the half marathon race course to obtain a team time.
  •  Team results are calculated by the average time of all 4 individual runners
  •  Each team member will also receive their individual time
  •  If one or more team members are unable to participate or complete the race, then the remaining team members will run as individuals and only receive individual race results. No team time will be available.

RACE PACKAGE PICKUP

LOCATION TBA

Saturday, May 4   1:00pm - 5:00pm  @  
Sunday, May 5    By request only

**In the event that a participant is unable to pick up their race package (i.e. out-of-town participants), the Race Committee will allow a friend or family member to pick up the package on their behalf.

RACE SCHEDULE

Sunday May 5

9:00am Race Site Open to all athletes
9:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ATHLETES)
10:00am Half Marathon START (Individual and Team entries)
10:30am 10Km Run START
11:00am 5Km Run/Walk START & 1km Fun Run START
~1:00pm Race wrapup

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Please arrive early to allow plenty of time for traffic, parking and final preparations at the Start Line.

START LINE LOCATION
Laurier Park  -adjacent to the Edmonton Valley Zoo

HOW TO LOCATE LAURIER PARK

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park | City of Edmonton

PARKING

Ample parking is available throughouth Laurier Park.  Ample parking is available at the Valley Zoo.
Follow the directions of our parking attendants.  See map for a detailed view.

COURSE DETAILS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

*It is the athletes responsibility to know their course.

21km - From the starting point, athletes will head North along the roadway to loop Laurier Park.  Athletes will head towards, and over, Quesnel Bridge.  Following the paved pathway, athletes will hop onto Fort Edmonton Park Road and cross onto the pathway adjacent to the bridge.  Heading East, athletes will follow the Keelor Road pathway and enjoy the switchback out of the valley!  At the top of the valley, athletes will turn right and continue along the pathway to the turnaround point along Saskatchewan Drive.  Returning the same way, athletes will continue West on the gravel trail system around Fort Edmonton.  Athletes will turn South and cross over the Fort Edmonton Footbridge to the turnaround point in Terwillegar Park.  Returning the same way, athletes will cross onto Fort Edmonton Park Road just under Quesnel Bridge and return to the finish in Laurier Park.
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2096930


10km - From the starting point, athletes will head North along the roadway to loop Laurier Park.  Athletes will head towards, and over, Quesnel Bridge.  Following the paved pathway, athletes will hop onto Fort Edmonton Park Road and cross onto the pathway adjacent to the bridge.  Heading East, athletes will follow the Keelor Road pathway and enjoy the switchback out of the valley!  At the top of the valley, athletes will turn right and continue along the pathway to the turnaround point.  Returning the same way, athletes will cross onto Fort Edmonton Park Road just under Quesnel Bridge and return to the finish in Laurier Park.  When in Laurier Park, athletes will turn right towards the finish. 

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2096946


5km - From the starting point, athletes will head North along the roadway to loop Laurier Park.  Athletes will head towards, and over, Quesnel Bridge.  Following the paved pathway, athletes will hop onto Fort Edmonton Park Road and turnaround at the access point just under the bridge.  Athletes will return the same way.  When in Laurier Park, athletes will turn right towards the finish.    https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2096941

OUR CHARITY

The First Responders Half Marathon is excited to partner with OSI-CAN, a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division for our events in Edmonton (Northern Alberta) and Calgary (Southern Alberta)

OSI CAN Vector file logo     |    CMHA AB ENG logo 4C pos tagline

OSI-CAN is dedicated to helping serving members and Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Community First Responders, which include municipal police services, emergency medical services, fire protection services,  emergency communications specialist (911 operators), hospital trauma personnel and corrections officers. 

It is a joint project of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Saskatchewan Division) and the Royal Canadian Legion (Saskatchewan Command). 

WHAT IS OSI?

Operational Stress Injury (OSI) is often used as a non-medical term that is synonymous with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but specific to traumatic events experienced in the line of duty, or while performing work-related tasks.

The term Operational Stress Injury is becoming more widely adopted, as it removes the stigma of having “disorder” applied to an individual.

OSI-CAN provides many programs for people in need such as peer support groups, equine psychotherapy, and service dog acquisition. 

These support systems are available in  Regina, North Battleford, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Saskatoon, Tisdale and Prince Albert. Support groups in other centres will be starting soon. Please contact us if you have an immediate need in your area.  Visit OSI-CAN HERE

EVENT POLICIES

Awards & Prizing

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completion.

Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time(pending attendance).  Age Group prizing will be provided for the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events.  Prizing is awarded three (3) deep for each of the following age groups: Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

We will not be providing medals, but will be offering the following:

     1st place - Complimentary entry to the 2025 event!
     2nd place - 50% discount to the 2025 event
     3rd place - 25% discount to the 2025 event

Award placements will be posted online after the event.  No onsite awards will take place.

When registration opens for the 2025 event, please contact us to claim your prize.

EVENT RULES
Event Transfers
Deferrals, Refunds & Rollovers
Inclement Weather & Air Quality

About Us

This event hosted and managed by Multisportscanada.

Multisportscanada hosts over 20 events annually including the Jasper Gran Fondo, Vancouver Triathlon and Sport Chek Mother's Day Run, Walk and Ride.

Contact us at:
1-855-515-0693
events@multisportscanada.com

 

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