The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has made their 42.2K and 50K races flatter and faster for 2019. The May race has updated their courses, making Calgary the ideal location for a BQ or personal best.
The marathon course now goes through Bowness, so that runners are able to spend even more time along the scenic Bow River. There have also been small changes made to the 2019 21.1K and 10K courses which can be found here. The 50K will once again double at the Canadian Ultramarathon Road Championships.
The Calgary Marathon is also one of the over 50 marathons in the world where runners can accumulate World Major Marathon age group points.
The age group world rankings comprise a one-year qualifying period during which athletes in nine separate age groups can compete in over 50 marathons to earn ranking points. At the end of the qualifying period, the top ranked runners in each age category will be invited to the Age Group World Championships, held at the London Marathon. The age groups run from 40-44 through 80 plus.
Marathon weekend runs from May 23-26, 2019 and registration is already underway.