Choose your race and & join us First Responders Half Marathon - CALGARY!

OCTOBER 24, 2021

 EVENT Now Until
August 30 
August 31 until
September 19 
September 20 until
October 22
 21K  $85  $95  $110
 21k Team  $300  $340  $380
10K $45 $55 $65
10k Team $180 $220 $240
5k $45 $55 $60
Virtual Runs (21k/10k/5k) $45 $45 $45

Online registration closes Saturday October 23 11:59am. 
You may register in person at package pickup on Saturday. 














All Entry Packages Include:

  • Short Sleeve Running Shirt (not guaranteed after October 12)
  • Awesome Finisher Medal
  • Chip timing with live event updates
  • Superb Post Race Snacks!
  • Eligibility for great Draw Prizes
  • Aid (fluid) stations with great product to keep you going!

All entries are non-refundable. NO Refunds or Rollovers will be offered for any non-pandemic reason.

In the case of cancellation due to pandemic, very low registrations, or other acts of god, no refunds will be available, but all entries, will be honored at the next available date to operate the event.

UPDATE: COVID – 19 Precautions and Considerations

After the recent announcements by the Alberta Government, we have decided to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for the Calgary First Responders Half Marathon.

Registered participants who are not fully vaccinated* are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result for a test administered within 72 hours of attending the event. If you have symptoms you must stay home and you should book your test online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link at 811.

Official vaccine records are available on MyHealth Records.

Additionally, we request participants wear masks while gathering before and after the race. We are implementing these measures to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff at the event. We are putting these guidelines in place with yuor health and safety in mind.  By implementing mandatory proof of vaccination, it also allows us to be exempt from any current restrictions - this includes allowing us to host mass starts!

This was a decision we have implemented for our Edmonton Heartbeat Run, Edmonton First Responders Half, and will be doing so for any other events we host in 2021.

Any currently registered athletes that are uncomfortable with this decision have the ability to switch to the virtual race or are asked to contact us to have their race credit rolled over to the 2022 event.



Please support the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division.

Additional donations can be made with your Online Registration or by Cheque with your Drop Off Entry form. 



 Saturday, October 23, 2021

 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tri it Multisport
1703 10 Ave SW

 Sunday, October 24, 2021 On site


**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.

Sunday October 24, 2021

9:00am  St. Patrick's Island Park Race Site Open to all athlete
*note:  Please do not arrive until 15 minutes prior to your start

10:00am Half Marathon START
10:15am 10km Run START
10:30am 5Km Run START
*There will be no age group awards onsite.  

View the updated routes on the following links:




Route Summaries:

21k- From the start athletes turn north on the George C King Bridge, then head WEST along the Bow River Pathway.  Athletes will run next to Memorial Drive following the Bow River Pathway to the turnaround point in Shouldice Park.  Athletes will RETURN THE SAME WAY to the finish.

10k - Athletes will follow the same route as the 21k, but turnaround at the 5k mark(17th St). Return the same way to the finish.

Bib numbers contain information specific to you as a runner. Please ensure bib numbers are worn on the front and are visible by Race Marshals.

Chip timing will be used for all participants.

*This is a cup-free event.  There will be water stations along the race route with bottled water available for you to fill your own container.  These are self-sufficient stations.

To be held at the race site in St. Patrick's Island Park.
Washroom and change facilities available within this area.
Storage of personal items will be available during the race.
Please do not bring valuables down to the event.



Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.
All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completion. 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 2022 event!
     2nd place - 50% discount to the 2022 event
     3rd place - 25% discount to the 2022 event

When registration opens for the 2022 event, please contact us to claim your prize.


*rules may change pending local health guidelines.

  1. It is the athletes responsibility to know the course.  The course will be marked with flagging, signage and pylons.  DO NOT expect volunteers at every intersection.  Review your course map, run the route in advance, and add the route to your fitness app to keep you on course!
  2. This is a cup free event.  Water/hydration stations on the courses:
    1. 10km: at the 5km mark;
    2. 21km: at the 5km mark, and run turnaround.
      * Though the race will have aid stations, runners will need to bring their own form of hydration container to refill.   We will have cups filled at stations, but it will be the athletes responsibility to pickup.
  3. Do not arrive at the start/finish area more than 15 minutes before your start time.
  4. Once the race is completed, you will be asked to leave the site. If you want to meet people, it is advisable to meet them elsewhere.
  5. Staff will be wearing masks, and we will be modifying several elements to the event in order to prevent overcrowding and ensure safety for everyone.
  6. Wearing a mask at the start/finish area is highly recommended, but it is not necessary during the race itself.  Please bring a mask for times when you might not be able to properly distance yourself from one another.
  7. The organization reserves the right to expel any participant  who does not comply with the instructions of volunteers and organizers, without warning.

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