The partitioning of elements during solidification can strongly affect precipitation and solute strengthening during creep, especially in alloys where creep is controlled by viscous glide of dislocations. Elemental partitioning during solidification and its influence on creep behavior has been examined for Mg-6.5A1-2.25Ca-0.8Sn with and without 0.25wt% Sr additions. The alloy containing Sr experienced increased partitioning of Al and Ca to the α-Mg phase. However, the creep behavior in compression at 110 MPa and 180°C was not significantly different from that of the alloy without Sr. These observations are discussed in terms of current models for solid solution and precipitation strengthening. In addition, it was determined that the elemental partitioning profiles of permanent mold cast specimens were representative of the grain interiors of die-cast specimens. The partitioning profiles may be less representative for interdendritic regions of the microstructure, however.