It was the 3rd year of the Calgary Stair-A-Thon at the Memorial stairs / McHugh Bluff. Truly this is a race that tests not only your leg strength, but your mental stamina. 28 racers completed 10 laps, 6 racers completed the half-marathon (33 laps), and 3 teams / 6 solo racers completed the marathon (65 laps).
A marathon distance up these stairs...?! Seriously people, that's AMAZING! A new time record for the marathon distance was set today by Bert at 5:07:20 (was 5:29:07).
Inspired by alpine endurance races, the Calgary Stair-A-Thon combines urban racing with a grueling elevation challenge. Competitors run continuous circuits of the race course, ascending up the stairs before descending down and around the adjacent pathway.
TOP 3 MALE
TOP 3 FEMALE
TOP FINISHERS - 10 LAPS
For more info about the race visit http://yycstairathon.com