Air quality concerns from the B.C. forest fires had organizers and runners concerned for this year’s running of the Servus Edmonton Marathon. Over 5000 participants enjoyed the weekend of activities, including young runners in the the Kids’ Run, which was moved to Sunday.
On Sunday morning, the runners were greeted with ideal running conditions and clear skies. The winners of the marathon were Lucas McAneney (with a time of 2:26:14) and Leanne Klassen (in 3:00:03). The men’s half marathon winner was Evan Esselink, and the top three runners in the women’s half marathon were Anteneh Emebet, Rachel Cliff and Dayna Pidhoresky. All finishers were presented with Servus Marathon Medals by members of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.