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5km & 10km
Join over 1000 of your best running friends for Calgary's first big race of the year! The Calgary Roadrunners started this race 36 years ago and it quickly became a favourite among local runners, as it gave them an opportunity to test their post-winter fitness level. Supporting the Calgary Roadrunners and Diabetes Canada, We are going back to Central Memorial in 2023 after a 3 year absence!
3km, 5km, 10km & 1/2 Marathon
Since 2011, the Run for L'Arche has raised more than $655,000 to provide housing and programs for Calgarians with intellectual disabilities.
The Run for L'Arche began when a group of employees from Acera Insurance (formerly Rogers Insurance) were inspired to raise funds for L'Arche Calgary through a mixed run/walk event. From the beginning, Acera Insurance has provided invaluable support.
Sunday, April 16th, 2023
5km, 10km & 15km
Join us for this early season race and choose from our 10km, 15 km or the stroller and dog friendly 5km, now named in memory of our friend Greg Kuhl. Plus we have a fun cross country run for the kids.
Your entry fee includes t-shirt, finishers medal and lunch!
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
3km, 5km & 8km
Lace up your trail shoes and join us for this mid week evening trail run in the inner city. With three distances, this is a sister race to Spring Trio 5/10/15km, otherwise known as the run the bridges version. Choose from the 3 km, 5 km or 8 km trail distance. The 3km is a great intro to trail running if you’re new to the trail. Single track and elevation for all three distances with more of both the further you go. Don’t miss out on this fun mid week trail race within city limits.
Your race entry fee includes finishers medals, a t-shirt, post race BBQ (veggie option available) and a beer!
Friday, May 26th - 5km
Saturday, May 27th - 10km & 1/2 Marathon
Sunday, May 28th - 5km & 10km
The Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Run & Walk is now The Women's Soap Run. It's the same incredible Canmore experience that you've grown to know and love, with a brand new name and look.
The Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Run & Walk was originally started in 2008 with 600 participants, and has since grown to attract over 3,000 women for an active weekend getaway. A highlight of the season for many runners, this event has historically sold out within the first month of registration being opened!
Saturday, June 10th, 2023
7.1km, 16.1km & 22km
The Canmore Nordic Centre is Canada's premier cross country skiing and biathlon venue. Having hosted the nordic and biathlon events of the '88 Winter Olympics the Centre is host to regional, national and international events every winter.
Saturday, June 17th, 2023
3km Trail, 8 mile, 1/2 marathon & 2-person relay 1/2 marathon
Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023 for a beautiful 21.1 km, half marathon run from Black Diamond, Alberta, through Turner Valley, then along backcountry roads to finish at the season opening day of the Millarville Farmers’ Market.
Sunday, June 18th, 2023
Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km
The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences, all in Canada's first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.
Saturday, June 24th, 2023The 100 mile course begins among the rolling hills of Longview in south western Alberta. At 6:00 a.m. the first heat of leg one runners will make their way along highway 541 towards the majestic Rocky Mountains. The course traverses the Highwood Pass on the highest paved highway in Canada and takes you into the Kananaskis Valley. Leg nine and ten runners will travel cross-country to finish in Kananaskis Village.
June 24th & 25th, 2023
KAILANI Rundle’s Revenge is a two-day fun-fest that includes mountain biking and trail running. No, it’s not a duathlon. KAILANI Rundle’s Revenge is so much more than that! Where duathlons combine the two events into one day, KAILANI Rundle’s Revenge gives you a full day for each event.
If you only want to do the mountain biking on Saturday or just the trail running on Sunday, you can! There are shorter courses and longer courses, and for you competitive masochists that both bike and trail run, you can participate both days for maximum pleasure. Bring your A-game to the full donkey and you just might qualify for The Iron Donkey Award. Really…who wouldn’t want to be an Iron Donkey?
5km, 10km and Half Marathon Races start at the Tennis bubble, located approximately 500m south of the Glenmore Track. All Kids' Races start/finish on Glenmore Track.
All races will finish on the track - stick around for the post-race festivities, including a traditional Stampede Breakfast!