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Plan ahead as thousands of racers take to Edmonton streets for the Servus Edmonton Marathon.

On Sunday August 19, thousands of racers will take to our downtown streets as the Servus Edmonton Marathon winds through several of Edmonton’s historic and scenic neighbourhoods. This marathon is a 2019 Boston Marathon qualifier.

Road Closures and Traffic Delays

The race route starts and finishes at the Shaw Conference Centre (located at 9797 Jasper Avenue). The following road closures will be in effect:

  • Saturday August 18, all day: Full closure of Jasper Avenue, from 97 Street to 99 Street
  • Sunday August 19, 5am-3pm: Full closure of Jasper Avenue, from 95 Street to 109 Street

Expect major traffic delays downtown and west to 142 Street on Sunday August 19 from 5am-3pm. Please plan ahead, as driving across the race course could take up to an hour.

See the Special Event Road Closure Map, or the Current Traffic Disruptions Map for further details.

Crossing the Route

Expect major traffic delays crossing the race route:

  • Jasper Avenue, from 95 Street to 109 Street

  • 102 Avenue, from 112 Street to 138 Street

  • Buena Vista Road at 140 Street

Course marshals and police officers will be stationed at intersections to assist with traffic crossings when a break in the runners safely allows, however this may take up to an hour.

Suggested Alternate Routes of Travel

To detour around the race route, use 104 Avenue, 107 Avenue, River Valley Road, Groat Road, or 75 Street/Wayne Gretzky Drive.


Parking restrictions on the event route will be in effect. Illegally parked vehicles will ticketed and towed.

Weekend rates at downtown parkades and meters are available. Please obey all posted signs.

Neighbourhood Access

Many areas of the race route will allow local access only. Plan ahead and expect delays.

Impacts to downtown neighbourhoods east of Shaw Conference Centre will end by 10:30am. Impacts to downtown neighbourhoods west of Shaw Conference Centre will end by 3pm.

Residential streets in the neighbourhoods of Virginia Park, Bellevue, Highlands, Beverly Heights, Rundle Heights, Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview, Laurier Heights will be impacted. Residents are asked not to park on the route and to follow directions from race course marshals.

ETS Detours 

A number of ETS bus routes will be detouring and some bus stops will be closed during the event:

  • August 18 and August 19, all day: Routes 2, 3, 5, 100 and 120
  • August 19, 5am-3pm: Routes 1, 7, 8, 9, 15, 57, 140, 141, 142 and 151  

ETS customers are encouraged to leave extra travel time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner on Regular fares apply.

LRT Closure

The Capital and Metro Line LRT services will be temporarily suspended for signalling system testing on Saturday August 18 from 5am-1pm. Replacement bus service will run every 7-8 minutes during this time. Bus stops with red "LRT Replacement" signs will indicate where passengers can catch the replacement bus service. Replacement service locations can be found here.

Plan ahead by checking service changes at or by using ETS real-time tools.

Explore Edmonton Cheer Zone

Cheer on more than 5000 racers as they take on the 5km, 10km, half and full marathons. Take part in the excitement with dueling DJs playing your favourite tunes, freestyle dancers, free Red Bull, S'mores roasting with the Explore Edmonton Street team, bubble guns and more!

Date: Sunday August 19, 2018
Time: 8am-2pm
Location: Beaver Hills House Park, 10404 Jasper Avenue
Cost: Free

Marathon Event Information 

For marathon event information, to register, or to volunteer, visit

For More Information

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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