Calgary Police Half Marathon
The origins of the Calgary Police Half Marathon trace back to a conversation between two police officers out on a run together, late in the fall of 1979. They realized that half marathon races were fast becoming the standard in the running world and there wasn’t one in Calgary. Wanting to rectify this situation, they took their idea to the head of the police fitness unit, and together the group organized the first race, held on Sunday, April 27, 1980. Little did they realize they had started something that would become a fixture of the Calgary road running scene.
The race has evolved to include Half, 10K and 5K distance races and is now hosted annually on the first Sunday in October at Mount Royal University. All registrants receive a long sleeve running shirt and finisher medal. The Calgary Police Half Marathon wouldn’t be the success that it is without dedicated volunteers, sponsors and partners and we are proud to be running in support of the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and the Mount Royal University Bursary Program.
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