What is the race date for 2016?
The race will be held on September 11, 2016.
How can I register for 2016 race?
Registration for the 2016 race is now opened. Click here to register.
When does registration close?
Half an hour before the race starts. To qualify for a race shirt you must register before the August 15th, 2016. Late registration will have to pay a special order fee to get a race shirt.
How far is a half marathon?
21.0975 kilometres or 13.1 miles.
Is there a start time for slower runners and walkers of the 21km?
Yes for 21km walkers and runners who will not complete the race in under 3.5 hours. Should you fall into this category, we encourage you to take advantage of the early start time.
What are the race start times?
7:30 am *early start for ½ marathon
8:30 am Half Marathon start
8:45 am 10K start
9:00 am 5K start
*early start available for walkers & participants expecting to finish in longer than 3 ½ hours for the half marathon.
Race package pickup.
Badlands Community Facility
80 Veterans Way
Friday Sept 9th. 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday Sept 10th. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Race Day 6:30 - 7:30 am
How do I train for a distance event?
Here is a helpful training program for runners Click here
Can I walk instead of run?
Yes, you may walk in all events.
Is there a separate walking half marathon?
Are there course markers?
Yes, there will be markers each kilometre along all routes.
Will there be water stations?
Yes, please reference each course map to see the location of aid stations.
Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the race?
Yes, although we ask that you remove the headset when running on Downtown streets. Runners share the roadway with traffic for part of the race, and it can be very dangerous to wear a headset as it tends to isolate the runner from his/her environment.
Are there shower facilities near the race location?
Yes at the BCF and the Aquaplex that is located beneath the World’s largest Dinosaur and is less than 3 minutes from the finish area. Note there will be a $2.00 charge for the use of the facilities.
Where are the best locations to watch the race from?
There will viewing locations along the route. Care should be taken to avoid traffic congestion and to ensure safety for all participants and road users.
How will I get my results?
Following the event, race results will be posted on our web site.
Do all finishers receive medals?
Yes race finishers will receive a medal.
Will there be portapoties located throughout the race route?
Yes and handwash stations
Will the race be chip timed?
Yes, the race will be chip timed.
Is this an official race?
The half marathon and 10K have been certified by Athletics Canada. The 5k is a little short and only measured with a handheld GPS unit.
Are there awards?
Trophies or medals will be awarded by age category for both male and females in the half marathon and 10KM event. Cash prizes may be awarded.
Is there on site parking?
Yes, however parking is limited and runner are encouraged to car pool to the site.
What is the weather in Drumheller on race day?
In the races 6 year history our starting temperatures have been 5-10 degrees and in no year has the 10 or ½ marathon exceeded 20 degrees prior to the end of the event. 2015 was the only wet one, it comprised of a light drizzle for a couple of hours.
Are there many hills on the courses?
No all routes are flat! The 21km route has a few short hills around the Museum. The 10km &
5km routes have no hills at all!