2017 Calgary Police Half Marathon
Come out and support participants of the 2017 Calgary Police Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run & Walk and 1K Rookies & Legends
Sunday, April 30 marks the 37th annual running of the Calgary Police Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Run & Walk. New this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th is the 1K Rookies and Legends (kids and seniors) indoor running track event.
The iconic race has been a staple in the Calgary running community for decades and is continually evolving to ensure there is something for everyone.
This year our “Run with a Purpose” celebrates the inclusion of the Calgary Police Foundation as a recipient of proceeds for six youth-based programs the Police Foundation funds. All programs work exclusively with the CPS in helping youth stay out of a life of crime or becoming a victim of it. For more information on the Calgary Police Foundation, visit www.CalgaryPoliceFoundation.ca . To date, over $50,000 has been raised thanks to the many Calgarians and organizations supporting this highly anticipated event.
We are excited to welcome Akeem Haynes, Bronze Medalist in Men’s Relay at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Akeem will be interacting with participants, handing out medals, signing autographs and posing for photos. Akeem has taken the weekend to depart from his rigorous training schedule in Phoenix exclusively to join CPS and CPF at the event.
As in years past, the race starts and finishes on the west side of Mount Royal University, located at 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. The Half Marathon will start at 8 a.m., followed by the 10K at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. The indoor 1 Km race starts at 8:30 am.
The first police half marathon in 1980 started and finished at the Calgary Zoo with 250 participants. This year an estimated 1,700 supporters and enthusiasts will be participating in the various categories.
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 may be impacted by temporary traffic delays from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Vehicles wishing to enter and exit the community during that time will be directed by police and course marshals when it is safe to proceed. Spectators are welcome to come out and support the runners. For more information about the race, visit www.CalgaryPoliceHalf.ca or follow us on Twitter @YYCPoliceHalf.
Race-Related Road Closures for Sunday, April 30, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- The exit ramp from northbound Crowchild Trail to Mount Royal Gate (50 Avenue S.W.) will be closed between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Mount Royal Gate (50 Avenue S.W.) will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Richard Road S.W. and 16 Street S.W.
- The south side parking lane of 66 Avenue S.W. between Crowchild Trail S.W. and 37 Street S.W. will be restricted for runners/walkers during these hours.