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SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2021

Choose your race and & join us in the 
First Responders Half Marathon

 

EVENT PRICING

Event Category

Early Bird Price Tier
(next 300 or Until July 15th*)
Half Marathon $95.00
Half Marathon Relay (4 member) $340.00
10km $75.00
10km Relay (4 member) $260.00
5km Run $55.00

 REGISTER NOW 

*The First Responders Half Marathon offers Tiered Pricing based on registration spot inventory, or a registration deadline date - whichever comes first!
Entries at each tier are limited and once the designated number of entry spots in the block are sold out, the price will increase. Athletes who take advantage of early registration will receive the best entry rates.

ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 1 ARE NOT GUARANTEED A TSHIRT.
*Pricing does not include GST or online transaction fees.

COVID POLICY

  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED

  • If the event is postponed to our backup date of October 3, 2021, the participant will have the following options:
    -Free entry in the 2021 Revised Event Date
    OR
    -Free entry in the 2021 Virtual Run and will receive the event t shirt and finisher medal

  • If the event cannot take place in 2021 due to COVID-19, the participant will have the following options:
    -Free entry in the 2021 Virtual Event and will receive the event t shirt and finisher medal
    OR
    -Deferral to the 2022 event, less a $25 admin fee


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All Entry Packages Include:

  • Short Sleeve TECHNICAL Running Shirt (not guaranteed after September 10)
  • Awesome Finisher Medal
  • Awards for the top 3 in each 10yr age group of the 21k, 10k and 5k events
  • Chip timing with live event updates
  • Superb Post Race Snacks
  • Eligibility for great Draw Prizes
  • CHARITY Donation!  $10 from the 21k, $5 in the 10k and 5k events goes directly to the CMHA
  • Aid (fluid) stations with great product to keep you going!

HALF MARATHON TEAM DETAILS

  • Teams of 4 runners each
  •  Each Team must register a Team name
  •  All team members must run and complete the half marathon race course to obtain a team time.
  • **THIS IS NOT A RELAY**  All teammembers run together
  •  Team results are calculated by the average time of all 4 individual runners
  •  Each team member will also receive their individual time
  •  If one or more team members are unable to participate or complete the race, then the remaining team members will run as individuals and only receive individual race results. No team time will be available.

BACK AGAIN in 2021 - TEAM 10k

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The Edmonton Police Service celebrated 40 years of Mandatory Fitness Testing in 2019 and we are continuing this event! 
This is a unique milestone as the EPS is the only service in Alberta that has a mandatory fitness assessment AND the only service in Canada that has been doing it for 40 years.  To help celebrate this achievement, we are adding a team 10k to the event.

 

   

  • Teams of 4 runners each doing the 10km distance
  •  Each Team must register a Team name
  •  All team members must run and complete the half marathon race course to obtain a team time.
  • **THIS IS NOT A RELAY**  All team members run together
  •  Team results are calculated by the average time of all 4 individual runners
  •  Each team member will also receive their individual time
  •  If one or more team members are unable to participate or complete the race, then the remaining team members will run as individuals and only receive individual race results. No team time will be available.

 

RACE REFUND POLICY

All entries are non-refundable. NO Refunds or Rollovers will be offered for any reason.

EVENT DONATIONS

Proceeds from this race will go to support OSI-CAN through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division.

Additional donations can be made with your Online Registration or by Cheque with your Drop Off Entry form.
You do not have to be in attendance to receive this prize!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RACE PACKAGE PICKUP

Friday, October 1       2:00pm - 6:00pm    Location TBA
Saturday, October 2  1:00pm - 5:00pm    Location TBA
Sunday, October 3     NO race day package pickup.

**In the event that a participant is unable to pick up their race package (i.e. out-of-town participants), the Race Committee will allow a friend or family member to pick up the package on their behalf.


RACE SCHEDULE: 


Sunday October 3, 2021

9:00am Hawrelak Park- Race Site Open to all athlete
             NO Race Package Pickup on Race Day

9:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ATHLETES)
10:00am Half Marathon START (Individual and Team entries)
10:30am 10Km Run START
11:00am 5Km Run/Walk START


RACE DAY INFORMATION

Please arrive early to allow plenty of time for traffic, parking and final preparations at the Start Line.

START LINE LOCATION
Hawrelak Park (9930 Groat Road), just north of the Amphitheatre (the big white tent!)

HOW TO LOCATE HAWRELAK PARK

William Hawrelak Park (originally Mayfair Park) is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open grassy areas. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to explore.

PARKING

Ample parking is available in Hawrelak Park.  Follow the directions of our parking attendants.  See map for a detailed view.


START LINE SERVICES

Baggage Check

If you need to leave some gear, please provide it to us in a sealed bag/container.  Baggage check will be available next to the start/finish line.

All items checked can be reclaimed with your runner bib.  All unclaimed items will be held until the end of the event..  Unclaimed items will then be donated to a local charity.  Do not give your items to any volunteer except those at the Baggage Check.  Nothing left on the course will be available to reclaim. Multisportscanada and the First Responders Half Marathon are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Washrooms
Portable Toilets will be available just west of the start line.  

Medical
The Canadian College of EMS will have a base medical unit available to the west of the Start line.  


RACE STARTS

All athletes are to congregate on the grassed area to the west of the start line.  Athletes will be called to the startline 5 minutes prior to their race start. Please seed yourself accordingly!  Fastest to the front.  Jogging strollers are allowed but must start at the back of the group.

While we have a horn to start the race, your time does not start until you cross the timing mats!

PROHIBITED DEVICES ON COURSE

Wheeled devices are not permitted on course by anyone other than registered and authorized wheelchair and hand cycle participants.   Prohibited devices include but are not limited to walking strollers, roller skates, skateboards, and/or bicycles.  

Selfie sticks, Go Pro’s, camera mounts, video devices and all other mobile devices, while not prohibited, are not recommended on course.  Any damage/loss suffered on course is at owner’s expense.

Music devices are permitted for use on course so long as participants are alert to their surroundings at all times. We recommend that only one headphone is used in order to hear important announcements made on course

SUPPORT ON THE COURSE

All events will be fully supported with water stations, volunteers, and police at major intersections, course marshals to direct runners at turns, and a network of EMS resources and radio operators on the course and at the start and finish.  Water stations will have water, UItima Sport Drink, and enthusiastic volunteers.

WATER STATIONS

There will be 6 fluid aid stations along the Half Marathon race route, with both water AND sports drink at each station. Aid Stations will be located at the following km markers: 3km, 6km, 10km, 13km, 16km & 19km. The aid station at the 11km mark will also have porta-potties nearby.

RACE FINISH

The course and finish line will be open for 4.5 hours (9am thru 1:30pm).  All participants must maintain a pace no slower than 15 minutes per mile throughout the course in order to be recorded as an official finisher (with time and place).  Early starts are not allowed. The SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 15-minute per mile pace. After crossing the Finish Line, participants will receive a finisher medal, water and plenty of post-race runner food.  


RACE RESULTS

Race Results will be available on the Multisportscanada Trailer and will update regularly throughout the afternoon.  Once you cross the finishline, grab your phone and visit http://resultscanada2017.com/results/ - they will be automatically posted there!  Results will also be emailed out directly to each participant a the finish of the race.  Results will be also be posted on the FirstRespondersHalfMarathon.ca website within 24 hours.

FINISH LINE PROCEDURES

Upon finishing, please continue past the finish area to the finisher foods.  Please notify anyone on staff if you are in need of medical attention at this point.  For the convenience and safety of all participants, please continue moving; no stopping or loitering is allowed. Once you exit the Finish area, there is no re-entry.

POST-RACE MASSAGE **details TBF

Treat yourself to a post-run massage! Post-event massage provides relief to tired muscles, encourages circulation, and assists with your recovery. Plus, it feels awesome and you deserve it!  Sign up for a post-event massage to support our charity, the Canadian Mental Health Association. Massages are provided by second year students from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy who have received training in Sports Massage.   ONLY $15!

AWARDS

Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.
All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completion. Age Group awards will be provided for the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events.  Prizing is awarded three (3) deep for each of the following age groups: Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.


COVID GUIDELINES

Please be patient while guidelines are updated to reflect the most current Alberta Health Services policies.

 

About Us

This event hosted and managed by Multisportscanada.

Multisportscanada hosts over 20 events annually including the Jasper Gran Fondo, Vancouver Triathlon and Sport Chek Mother's Day Run, Walk and Ride.

Contact us at:
1-855-515-0693
events@multisportscanada.com

 

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