Race start and cut off times
Half marathon: the race begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Olympic Arch in front of the Eau Claire YMCA (101 3 Street SW) and heads west along the Bow river. We also offer a 9:30 start for people who anticipate taking longer than 2 1/2 hours to complete the half marathon. The course will close at 12:45 allowing 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete the distance (with a 9:30 start).
10 km: the race begins at 10:05 a.m. at the Olympic Arch in front of the Eau Claire YMCA and heads east along the Bow River.
Construction is finally complete at Crowchild Trail and under Cushing Bridge allowing for a scenic route along both sides of the Bow River, through Pearce Estates park with a turn around by the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
The race will start 5 minutes after the half marathon and heads out east along the Bow River then through the beautiful grounds of Pearce Estates before turning around and returning the same way.
Aid stations with water and sports drink will be available on the route. Half marathon runners will pass by five stations at approximately: 5 km, 9.5 km, 13 km, 16 km and 17.5 km. 10 k runners will pass by three stations at approximately: 2 km, 5 km and 8 km.
There is plenty of street parking that is free on Sundays. There is also a surface lot accessible from 2 Ave SW and an underground lot accessible from 2 St SW. Both are $3 on weekends.