Beautiful Bowness Park is one of Calgary's inner city gems, with access to multiple single track trail connections. The race begins in a large group picnic area beside the Bow River, with access to playgrounds, picnic shelters, creeks and the river. This is a wonderful location for our finale, so bring a blanket or your lawn chairs and stay a while.
The sport and enduro course will run along a shale path beside the river for a few hundred metres, cross under the Stoney Trail bridge, head up the pavement for about 1.5km and into the single track 12 mile coulee trails adjacent to the community of Tuscany. Sport runners will complete one loop of the trails, and return to Bowness Park. Enduro racers will come to the bottom of the single track trail, and head up for a second loop. Please be aware, there are multiple creek crossings, so if you don't want to take time to use the stepping stones, be prepared to get wet! Creeks are quite shallow. But you may want to bring a change of shoes for after the race.
More details can be found HERE
Friday – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Packet Pick Up at Strides Canyon Meadows
380 Canyon Meadows Drive SE
Bowmont Park lies along the northern bank of the Bow River in the northwest part of the city. The park was created in the early 1980s and occupies about 164 hectares. The name is a contraction of the names of the nearby communities of Bowness and Montgomery.
Experience nature in the city
2018 details coming soon!
Runs Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11
(Marda Gras Festival on Sunday)
The same people who organize the Stampede Road Race are presenting Run To The Taps. It’s like a pub crawl on your feet! Grab some friends, pick a distance, and then your starting brewery. Space is limited so sign up soon.