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Alberta’s Best Road Race 2017

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May 17, 2018

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has crowned Alberta’s Grand Champion Road Race in 2017 Edmonton, AB ‐ Athletics Alberta is pleased to announce that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has crowned the Grand Champion Road Race in 2017.  Building on their top 3 and top 10 placements from last years Alberta Road Race awards Scotiabank is back on top via Alberta Athletics provincial‐wide survey conducted by Athletics Alberta.

Beginning in Spring and finishing after the last complete Athletics Alberta sanctioned road race, these awards are based on direct participant feedback from the road running community at-large in which each participant could evaluate each race they competed in and provide critical feedback on their experience.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon dominated this years award honours capturing the Top 3, Top 10, and Grand Champion Award categories improving their standing from 2016.

The Melissa’s Road Race , and Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run & Walk received notable wins as runners up to the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon in the Top 3 Award Category. Congratulations to all three of the Top 3.

The Top Road Races in Alberta are all prominent races that have been given an official Provincial Ranking (for 2017) based on: Participant attendance, Race course popularity among runners, results management, and participant satisfaction. Each Winner of their category (Race Directors) will receive keeper trophies with the Grand Champion winner being acknowledged as “Alberta’s Best Road Race Grand Champion in 2017” at the Athletics Alberta’s Annual Awards on June 16, 2018.

The awards are tabulated from all Road Races that are included in the Sanctioned Provincial Road Running Series – the Run Alberta Series. The Run Alberta Series includes a variety of challenging and fun runs from 5 Miles to 100 KM over some of Alberta’s most spectacular terrain and engage Albertans to stay physically active and to pursue a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of running in their local communities.

Athletics Alberta is the provincial organizing body for track and field, cross-­‐country running and road running. As a branch member of Athletics Canada, Athletics Alberta is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. The purpose of the Association is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics.

Overall Grand Champion

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Top 3

1. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
2. Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run & Walk
2. Melissa’s Road Race

Top 10

1. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
2. Melissa’s Road Race
3. Rocky Mountain Soap Women’s Run & Walk
4. St. Albert Road Race
5. K-100
6. Dino Dash
7. Last Chance Half Marathon
8. Rotary Run for Life
9. MEC Race 6 Edmonton
10. MEC Race 7 Calgary

For more information:

Brad Babiak
Technical Manager, Athletics Alberta Office: (780) 427-­8792
Email: bradbabiak@athleticsalberta.com