The start takes place on Bow Avenue (at Caribou Street) alongside the beautiful Bow River. The runners will travel north to the end of Bow Avenue and on to the Bow River Trail heading to Norquay Road. Just before arriving at Norquay Road, the runners will keep left along the Legacy Trail connector trail to Vermilion Lakes Road. Once on Vermilion Lakes Road, the runners will travel approximately 4km along the magnificent lakes to the turnaround point just past the Vermilion Lakes Aid Station. The return trek will travel along the same route, and once the runners reach Bow Avenue back in town, they will stay right along the Bow River Trail then turn left at Caribou Street, across Lynx Street and left on to Bear Street for the finish.