The Calgary Marathon loop course starts and ends at the Calgary Stampede with the finish in front of the grandstand. The course rises gradually from approximately mile 7 to 12 and then back down (with a few small rolling hills) from there to approximately mile 16. From mile 19 to the finish at the grandstand, it is mostly a gradual downhill or flat.
The Calgary Marathon was the 10th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 8th largest in 2015.
Last year 9.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Calgary Marathon the 36th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 35th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 96.83 ranks it as the 30th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 2nd fastest course in Alberta.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Calgary Marathon a PR Score of 96.83. This PR Score ranks it as the 26th fastest marathon in Canada and the 2nd fastest in Alberta.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.