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SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2018

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

 

 

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21 
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21KM
TEAM

10 
KM


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1K
Fun Run

Season Opener End on November 30th 11:59pm $60 $200 $40 $30 $20

Earlybird

Ends on December 31st 11:59pm $75 $240 $45 $35 $20

Regular Season

Ends on March 31st 11:59pm $85 $300 $55 $45 $25

Race Month*

Online registration closes Thursday, April 27th 12:00am. 
You may register in person at package pickup on Friday & Saturday.
$95 $320 $65 $55 $30

ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 10 ARE NOT GUARANTEED A TSHIRT.
*Pricing does not include GST or online transaction fees.

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All Entry Packages Include:

  • Short Sleeve TECHNICAL Running Shirt (not guaranteed after APRIL 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 and MEAL!
  • 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.

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 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, April 27, 2018       5:00pm - 8:00pm     Running Room on 109st
Saturday, April 28, 2018  10:00am - 5:00pm   Running Room on 109st
Sunday, April 39, 2018     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 April 29, 2018

8:00am Hawrelak Park- Race Site Open to all athlete
             NO Race Package Pickup on Race Day

8:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ATHLETES)
9:00am Half Marathon START (Individual and Team entries)
9:15am 10Km Run START
9:30am 5Km Run/Walk START
10:45am 1Km FunRun START
~12:00pm Awards & Draw Prizes


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 (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.  

After a quick feed, please head into the finisher tent for the great post-race meal  - your choice from one our  food trucks (see below for details)!


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

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+.

 

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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