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Banff Ekiden Relay

Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am

What is Ekiden?

Unfamiliar with the term? Then you are likely unfamiliar with the ancient Japanese system of mail delivery. Couriers would run from station to station in a task called Ekiden.

Location: 
The Banff Centre
Banff, AB

Hills/Speedwork group - weekly drop in.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Strides Fish Creek will be hosting a weekly group aimed at working on hills and speedwork. Weeks will alternate, this week will be speedwork. Meet at the store at 6:30PM and everyone will run from there! All levels are welcome, and the best part is this group is free to join!

In addition to our weekly drop-in group from Fish Creek, we are excited to announce a weekly drop-in on Wednesday nights from Marda Loop as well, and will be doing a combination of speedwork/intervals and hill training under the guidance of our friend Ed Bickley.

Location: 
Strides Fish Creek & Marda Loop

Halloween Howl Run

Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation is proud to present the 2017 Halloween Howl. Taking place in Calgary’s Bow River Valley, this ‘spooktacular’ event features a 3 & 5 KM fun run/walk and a 10 KM chipped/timed run. With prizes for money raised and best individual and team costumes, this highly anticipated event is a Howl of a good time for family, friends, and colleagues! The Halloween Howl Fun Run and Walk, supports life-changing diabetes research through family fun and exercise. Last year, the Halloween Howl raised $110,000, and we believe that this year’s impact can be even greater.

Location: 
Eau Claire Market

Hills/Speedwork group - weekly drop in.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Strides Fish Creek will be hosting a weekly group aimed at working on hills and speedwork. Weeks will alternate - this week will be hills. Meet at the store at 6:30PM and everyone will run from there! All levels are welcome, and the best part is this group is free to join!

In addition to our weekly drop-in group from Fish Creek, we are excited to announce a weekly drop-in on Wednesday nights from Marda Loop as well! The group will meet at 6PM at Marda Loop, and will be doing a combination of speedwork/intervals and hill training under the guidance of our friend Ed Bickley.

Location: 
Strides Fish Creek & Marda Loop

7th Annual Strides Run Streak

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Begun just seven years ago as a way of encouraging runners to stay active over the busy Holiday Season, the Strides Run Streak has quickly turned into one of our most anticipated events of the year. Come Streaking with us! It's pretty simple and actually involves keeping your clothes on. Register (for free) on the Strides Facebook page (HERE) and join us as we burn off Holiday calories and fight the winter blues by running at least 1 mile per day (or longer), every day in December. Not on Facebook?

Location: 
Strides Running Store

Original St Patricks Day Road Race

Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Join over 1000 of your best running friends for Calgary's first big race of the year! The Calgary Roadrunners started this race 31 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 the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, the race course starts and finishes at Central Memorial High School in SW Calgary and loops through the communities of North Glenmore and Lakeview.

Location: 
Central Memorial High School

Rogers Insurance Run for L'Arche

Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Run for L'Arche was started in 2011 and has raised over $300,000 for L’Arche Calgary’s homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities. 

The Run for L’Arche was started by a group of Rogers Insurance employees after they traveled to France to participate in a marathon and had the opportunity to meet Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche. Their visit inspired them to organize a half marathon to raise funds to support the L’Arche Calgary community.

Location: 
Eau Claire Market

5 Peaks Central Alberta Series - Sikome Lake

Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:00am

2018 details coming soon!

Back by popular demand.  We have been given permission again to host a race on the beautiful trails in Fish Creek Park starting at Sikome Beach area, and running out past the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre. This course is largely flat, but a few steep hills thrown in for fun! You will run from Sikome parking lot up through a forest, down a hill, along the river, past the Ranch House and out into the trails on the north side of Fish Creek.

Location: 
Sikome Lake - FIsh Creek Park

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women's Run

Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

2018 info coming soon.

The Rocky Mountain Soap Company is Canada’s leader in 100% Natural Bath and Body products. A key aim of the RMSC is to provide healthy, 100% natural bath and body products and to promote a healthy and  well-balanced lifestyle. 

The Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Run & Walk was initially started in Canmore in order to:

Location: 
Canmore Nordic Center, Canmore AB

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