Sunday September 27th 2020 - 7:45 AM

It it's over 15 years running this race, has raised over $100,000 dollars for conservation causes including the Dian Fossey Fund, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, panda species protection, and locally, protecting the survival of the burrowing owl. 

What makes it unique?

  • A unique distance for both solo and team runners.

  • Calgary's exclusive zoo run. Run 4K through the zoo before it opens to the public!

  • Zoo animal themed swag - watch for our 2020 species announcement!

  • You receive free race-day zoo entry with your registration and the unique opportunity to visit the animals as they awaken at dawn.

  • Supporting conservation.

  • Tiered fundraising incentives - amazing prizes available to be won with your fundraising.

  • Reducing our environmental impact with a cup-less event- bring your bottles and we will supply the water.


16 KM Solo Run
16 KM Team Relay (4KM Legs)

16 KM Youth Team (14 and under)


Calgary Zoo & Surrounding Pathways

Start Line/Transition Zone located at the Rise on St. Patrick's Island.

•Avoid parking tickets! Please note that runners are responsible for their own parking fees and this in not included in your registration.
•The closest parking lot to the rise is the CPA Calgary Zoo West lot off of Zoo Rd NE. This is an hourly parking lot that requires payment upon your arrival.

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up

Location TBD

Friday September 25 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday September 26 from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

**Please note that there will be no package pick-up on race day. Please contact info@calgarymarathon with special circumstances. 

Race Day

September 27 2020, begins at 7:45 am (St Patrick's Island, The Rise)

  • 16 km Solo  -  7:50 am

  • 16 km Team  -  8:00 am

  • Awards (Calgary Zoo)  -  10:30 am

2019 SWAG

  • Custom toque

  • Custom Burrowing Owl finishers' medal

  • **2019 Swag pictured below. Watch this page for our 2020 design, as always inspired by our featured animal of the year!**




























2019 Race RoutE



Past Results







Happily supporting animal conservation and The Calgary Zoo's efforts to "sustain threatened wildlife in Canada and around the world". Raise $250 - you automatically receive an annual Calgary Zoo connect pass worth $65. Each year funds raised will support a special species or cause. Watch this page for our 2020 species!








**All fees associated with race registration are non-refundable and non-transferable to another participant. This act may seem well intentioned, but has many negative implications to the organizers and participants including liability, timing, results, awards and many other factors. Giving or selling a bib to someone who is not officially registered will result in disqualification, and the original participant being banned from future run calgary events.

​Find us: 

1515 Highfield Cres SE Unit 17

Box 296 Station M, T2P 2H9

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

​​Call us:

403 264 2996