Alberta South First Responder Half Marathon

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Race with us in support of all First Responders on November 6, 2016

The First Responders Half Marathon – Southern Alberta, is an expansion of the highly regarded event that takes place annually in Edmonton each spring. We are excited to expand awareness of all First Responders to Southern Alberta!

Additional donations can be made with your Online Registration or by Cheque with your Drop Off Entry form.


Sunday November 6, 2016

9:00am St. Patrick’s Island Park Race Site Open to all athlete

9:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ATHLETES)
10:00am Half Marathon START (Individual and Team entries)
10:15am 10Km Run START
10:30am 5Km Run/Walk START
11:45am 1Km FunRun START
12:00pm Awards & Draw Prizes


Wildfires are not uncommon in our country. But this one is. As you know, the scale of the disaster in Fort McMurray is unprecedented.

CMHA in Alberta is collecting money for the CMHA Fort McMurray Mental Health Fund in response to the fires that have devastated the community.

The stress and trauma caused by the fires has been intense for the adults and children of Fort McMurray. So many fled with the fires at their backs. Thousands were evacuated and displaced. Many have lost their homes and businesses.

Now that it is safe to return, people are starting to put their lives back together. Just as bricks and mortar are key to rebuilding, so are mental health services. With your help, the CMHA Fort McMurray Mental Health Fund will ensure that the community receives the mental health services it needs.

CMHA’s Fort McMurray Region (also known as CMHA Wood Buffalo Region) has provided mental health supports, programs and services to the community for over 20 years and helps thousands of people every year.

The local CMHA branch staff, who were themselves evacuated and displaced, are anxious to help their community. The anticipated mental health needs are immense.

As Jane Barter, local CMHA Wood Buffalo, Executive Director, said:

“Even though the fire is out, people are still going to be dealing with the traumatic event. Thousands and thousands of people who went through this will be in crisis, whether they lost their homes or not. The crisis isn’t over. It’s just beginning. “

Barter added: “We have to pull together with the provincial government and local agencies to deal with the mental health fallout.” CMHA has been asked to join an Emergency Working Group to plan for a concerted mental health response.

Please give generously.

If you would like to VOLUNTEER for the event please click here to register online. Our volunteer coordinators will be in contact with you.

There are numerous volunteer positions available for our events.

Positions include:

  • Site Setup/Teardown
  • Athlete Registration
  • Water Stations
  • Start/Finish line Crews
  • Volunteer Registration
  • Food & Beverage Area
  • Information/Race bag booth
  • And many more!

We need over 200 volunteers!

Date: Sunday November 6, 2016

Location: St. Patrick’s Island Park Race Site, Calgary Alberta 

Shift: Sunday November 6, 2016 7:30Am- 1:00Pm.

7:30am – Checkin Onsite (light breakfast/snacks provided)

8:00am – Meet with captains

8:20am – Volunteers to be taken/or drive to their points 

9:00am – races start

12:30pm – last runner!

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Russell
Phone: (780) 482-6692
Email: [email protected]

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