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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 beside the magnificent lakes and on to the Legacy Trail connecting to the Bow Valley Parkway.  Runners will travel under the “Welcome” arch and journey approximately 12km up the scenic Parkway turning around just east of the Hillsdale Meadow Roadside Exposition.  The runners will then complete a small loop of approximately 3km at the top of the course that loops around the Sawback Aid Station and back to the turnaround.  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 until they arrive at Central Park for the finish.

Marathon Route and Course Elevation HERE

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