2019 Race Package Pick Up and Other Important Info

2019 Race Package Pick Up and Other Important Info

With only a few days left until the race, we have some more information to share with you about race package pick up and race day logistics for race day, Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Start & Finish Location: We have a new start/finish location near the intersection of Mount Royal Circle and Mount Royal Gate S.W. You can still access the main gym via the lower level doors to Mount Royal Recreation.

Race Package Pick Up: Race package pick up will take place on the following dates:

Location Date Time
Mount Royal University Gym, Recreation Area 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. Friday, April 26 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mount Royal University Gym, Recreation Area 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W. Saturday, April 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE:  There will be no race package pick-up on race day.

Package Pick-Up Parking is available in Lot 2. The first 30 minutes in Lot 2 are free. Should you wish to stay longer, Lot 2 is a “pay on foot” system and there is a pay station just inside the Recreation Entrance exterior doors.


Race Day Parking is available at no charge. Please access the parking lot from Flanders Avenue via Crowchild Trail, as Mount Royal Gate will be closed.

Start Times:

  • The Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m.
  • The 10K will begin at 8:15 a.m.
  • The 5K Run & Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cheering Areas: It’s a great feeling to have support along the way! If you have family and friends coming to cheer you on, let them know about the designated cheering areas.  

Race Shirts: If you registered before Monday, March 25, your race shirt is guaranteed and will be available at race package pick up. We over-ordered on the most common sizes so come to race package pick up early to get the best selection.

Team members and friends can pick up race shirts on behalf of registrants, if needed. 

Tech Shop Mother of all Running Sales: Once again we are co-hosting with The Tech Shop the “Mother of all Running Sales” on Friday, April 26, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge selection of technical running shoes, running apparel and accessories will be available at discounts up to 70 per cent off. These deals are only available for two days only during the Calgary Police Half Marathon Package Pickup at Mount Royal University.

Race Warm Ups with Pete Estabrooks, The Fitness Guy: We are excited to partner with Pete Estabrooks to warm up participants before each of the races. Join us in the track area of the main gym at 7:45 a.m. for a half marathon warm up, 8 a.m. for the 10K warm up and 8:15 a.m. for the 5K warm up!

Prizes & Draws: After you finish your race, join us in the main gym to recognize the top finishers for each race. The top male, female and police finishers will receive a gift card for the Tech Shop. The top three finishers from each age category (both male and female) for all three races will also be entered in a draw for one of two Norco Scene 3 bikes from Bow Cycle. We’ll also have massage tables and post-race food for racers. It’s worth it to stick around!

Weather:  in the event of severe weather, the Half Marathon Committee will make a decision to continue with the race or cancel it. If the race is cancelled, all participants will be notified by email.

Rookies & Legends: If you have a friend or family member participating in this year’s Rookies & Legends race, please note that there is no need to pick up a race package before Sunday. You will get what you need when you check in on race day.

For full race details, including the route map, please see our website at www.calgarypolicehalf.ca or follow on Twitter @YYCPoliceHalf.

And don’t forget to use our hashtag in your social media posts! #yycpolicehalf

Looking forward to seeing you there!