Calgary Police Half Marathon
The running of the 32nd Annual Calgary Police Half Marathon and 5K Run & Walk kicks off tomorrow Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Viewed by many as the first major run of the season, this run has a following like few others. Often the race becomes a true test of character with the ever-changing weather conditions in Calgary. However, this run has only been cancelled once in its history due to deep snow.
The first police half marathon in 1979 started and finished at the Calgary Zoo parking lot with about 250 runners taking part. This year, nearly 2,000 half marathoners and another 500 5K runners and walkers will participate in the event.
This year’s race starts and finishes on the west side of Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. The Half Marathon will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m.
Due to a number of road closures for the race, residents who live in the areas of Lakeview, Garrison Woods, Lincoln Park and North Glenmore, will likely be impacted by temporary traffic delays between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Vehicles wanting to enter and exit the community during that time will be directed by police and course marshals when it is safe to proceed. There will also be parking restrictions on 50th Avenue from Crowchild Trail to 19 Street.
Along with hundreds of other police service members, Chief Rick Hanson will be running the Half Marathon.
Spectators are welcome to come out and support the runners. For more information about the race go to www.calgarypolicehalf.ca or follow us on Twitter @YYCPoliceHalf.
Road Closures Associated to the Calgary Police Half Marathon
Sunday, April 29 - 8 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
• The exit ramp from northbound Crowchild Trail to 50 Avenue S.W. will be closed.
• Richard Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Mount Royal Gate and Peacekeeper Way.
• 50 Avenue S.W. will be closed between Richard Road and 16 Street S.W.
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