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  • Eau Claire Festival Market- Calgary, Canada
    The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River and north of 4th Avenue.

  • Half Marathon (wave start):
    • Wave 1- 8:00 AM
    • Wave 2- 8:03 AM
    • Wave 3- 8:06 AM
  • 5K (wave start):
    • Wave 1- 8:20 AM
    • Wave 2 - 8:23 AM
    • Wave 3 - 8:26 AM

Entry Fees

All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Half Marathon fees:

  • $80 until 12/31/18
  • $90 from 1/1/19 to 3/31/19
  • $100 from 4/1/19 to 6/21/19
  • $125 at Health & Fitness Boutique (only if space is available)

5K fees:

  • $55 until 12/31/18
  • $65 from 1/1/19 to 3/31/19
  • $75 from 4/1/19 to 6/21/19
  • $85 at Health & Fitness Boutique (only if space is available)

All prices increase at 11:59 PM EST.


Numerous parking lots are located along in and around the Eau Claire Market area and within the hotels. 

Taking public transit? Take the bus to the corner of 3 Ave SW and 3 St. SW. The start line is a short 3-minute walk north.

Gear Check

All participants may check their gear at the Gear Check Area located near the start line. Gear check drop off will open at 6:00 AM.

The Diva backpack given to you at packet pick up should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach with the supplied zip tie. To claim your bag, show your bib number to the volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag must match.

ALL BAGS MUST BE CLAIMED BY 12:00 PM. Bags not claimed will be disposed of. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Overall & Age Group Awards

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall and Top 3 in each Age Group* for the Divas® Half Marathon & Divas® 5K.

  • Overall Awards will be presented at the finish line stage shortly after the Top 3 participants cross the finish line! 
  • NEW for 2019, cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 Overall Women in the Half Marathon distance. Placement will be based on gun time.
    • 1st Place: $500
    • 2nd Place: $300
    • 3rd Place: $200
      • All Amounts in Canadian dollars
  • New for 2019, all runners over 40 years old on race day will automatically be included in the Masters division. This is in addition to your age group.
  • Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,  55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

If you are not present to collect your award and you want us to send you the award by mail, please download the Awards Claim Form and send it in with the appropriate fee for shipping and handling. Awards will only be available within 4 months of the event.

*Overall awards are based on GUN time and age group awards are issued based on CHIP time. Overall winners are excluded from age groups. Although we are a female-focused event, we do allow men to participate in both the half marathon and the 5K. Male participants are not eligible for awards but still receive a finisher medal. Award times are approximate and subject to change based on course conditions and verification of results. 

Run Club Challenge

The Run Club Challenge is a fun way for clubs to compete against each other. If you are part of a running club, you are invited to join the challenge! Beyond winning bling, we want to help you build a stronger running community. For more information click here. To get more information, please contact us at


On-site photos will be taken by Marathon-Photos

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Calgary half marathon course Half Marathon Course 

The Divas Half Marathon will follow a flat and very picturesque course along the Bow River. Runners will head east along the southern side of the Bow River until historic Fort Calgary, where they will continue south along the Elbow River Pathway. Runners will continue around the perimetre of the of the Calgary Stampede grounds before returning to the Bow River and heading through the charming Pearce Estate Park. Returning on the northern side of the river, runners will experience the diversity and beauty of Calgary and St. Patrick's Island Park with the foothills in the distance. Once again crossing the river, they will take a quick jaunt into Prince's Island Park, before heading for the finish at Eau Claire Market. Get ready to challenge yourself in idyllic temperatures, with an amazing backdrop and getting "hyped" by the music and the "Diva Stations" along the way.

Calgary 5K Course Map5K Course

This amazing 5K course was designed to bring you the best of downtown Calgary.  If you are not yet ready for the 21.1 KM challenge but you are a running Diva or a Diva lover (for all the handsome casanovas), this race is is for you.  Enjoy a great run and an amazing and empowering experience or support the leading lady in your life!

The Health & Fitness Boutique at Westin Calgary will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest trends, designs, and advances in running shoes and apparel. The best thing about the boutique is that it is free and open to the public!

The Health & Fitness Boutique is also the Official Packet Pick-Up Headquarters. Unless VIP Packet Pick-up is purchased, participants must pick up their race packets (race bibs, participant shirts, tutus and drawstring bags) at the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day.


Boutique Location:

Westin Calgary
Eau Claire & Bow Valley Rooms
320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6

Boutique Hours:

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Packet Pick-Up:

Unless you purchase VIP Packet Pick-Up, all race packets (race bibs, participant shirts, tutus and drawstring bags) must be picked up at the Boutique prior to race day. All participants acknowledge this policy during the registration process.

VIP Packet Pick-Up:

Purchasing VIP Packet Pick-up will allow you to pick-up your packet on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-Up is not purchased, you must visit the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day to pick-up your race packet. No exceptions.

  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is an optional paid service that will allow participants to pick-up their race packet on race morning.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up must be purchased in advance during online registration; it cannot be purchased on race morning.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable and does not include race entry.
  • VIP Packet Pick-up will open on race morning at 6:00 AM and close at 7:30 AM. Early arrival on race day is recommended.
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up is located at the Start/Finish area
  • VIP Packet Pick-Up can be added to your registration.

Pick-Up by Proxy:

If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself at the Boutique, someone else can pick it up for you. In order for them to do so, they MUST have a photo of your ID. We suggest texting a picture of your driver's license to whoever is picking up your packet. It is also helpful to provide the person with your bib number.

Exhibitor Information

Please contact us for more information. 

Host Hotel

Westin Calgary LogoWestin Calgary

320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6

DIVAS RATE: starting at$145 per night + taxes and fees


Ideally situated in downtown Calgary, The Westin Calgary offers the best of the city at your doorstep. Packed with exciting attractions, activities, museums, beautiful parks, entertainment and sport venues there is never a shortage of things to do in Calgary. It is a 3-minute walk from the start/finish line.

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Travel Information

Calgary is a destination like no other: a mix of dynamic big-city energy, cheerful western hospitality and wondrous natural beauty.

An urban centre surrounded on all sides by scenic Canadian vistas, Calgary’s diversity as a travel destination is its greatest strength. Wine, dine and take in the ballet, or rough it at a guest ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Or do all of that and more…in the same weekend.

Air Travel

Flying to Calgary is easy. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is serviced by all major carriers and many economy carriers with plenty of choice for travel times and costs. It is conveniently located within 19 kilometers away of the Host Hotel. Enjoy the convenience of the Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) from the airport or take a quick cab ride to the Host Hotel.

Ground Travel

Numerous parking lots are located along in and around the Eau Claire Market area and within the hotels. 

Taking public transit? Take the bus to the corner of 3 Ave SW and 3 St. SW. The start line is a short 3-minute walk north.

Click here for more activities in Calgary.


We can’t control it; but we sure can dress for it!

  • Average high temperature: 70 degrees F
  • Average low temperature: 46 degrees F

Rethink Breast Cancer

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Rethink Breast Cancer is the young women's breast cancer movement. Rethink exists to empower young women concerned about and living with breast cancer wherever they are in the world and in the moments they need it most.

Your gift right now ensures that we improve the lives of young women by providing:

Education- So that young women will have the information they need to be breast aware and risk savvy.

Resources + Community- That support the unique issues young women living with breast cancer face.

Research- That aims to answer some of the unique questions surrounding young women with breast cancer.

Advocacy- To improve breast cancer services, treatment, education and research for young women with cancer.

Awareness- Through bold, attention-grabbing campaigns we spread our mission in a way that gets people talking.


The Top Diva Fundraiser will receive:

The Top Diva Fundraiser will receive: The top fundraiser (over $1,000) will receive a free pair of VIP tickets to Boobyball 2019 in October. (Rethink Breast Cancer’s flagship fundraiser in October)

Give now to support young women dealing with breast cancer.  To pledge a Diva or to make a donation, visit Race Roster

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