May 26 – Calgary Marathon and St. Bernard’s

It will be (much) more difficult to get to church, Sunday, May 26, due to the running of the Calgary Marathon.

Sunday, May 26, 2019:
3rd Avenue NW / Parkdale Blvd / Bowness Road will be occupied and guarded as the route for the Calgary Marathon across the front of Saint Bernard’s church, and most of the way to Our Lady of the Assumption church.


Please plan for this reality by leaving plenty of extra time to sort out a route for yourself. the following is an email from the Race Director:

“Hello St. Bernard Parish, I wanted to reach out so that you and your team at St. Bernard Parish,  had enough opportunity to notify your community that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon would be running through your neighborhood on Sunday May 26, 2019. Linked is a interactive map that will give your community the opportunity to better understand the road closures and times associated with the roads will re-open. We will do our very best to allow as much traffic through designated points controlled by police officers.

With over 10,000 runners and 1500 volunteers the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is one of Calgary’s largest single day events. We have over 90 charities that utilize the races as a fundraising platforms where with the help of the community raised $700,000.00 in 2018.

If your community is interested in volunteering for the race we are still in need of many positions on course. Please have a look at our volunteer page or email our Volunteer Coordinator

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, we appreciate your support bringing Calgarian’s together.


The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
Jon Bird
Race Director

Office: 403-264-2996
Mobile: 403-618-2473
Fax: 403-251-9070


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WRITTEN BY: Harold Clitheroe