May 27th, 2018

Race Series

Run Calgary also known as The Calgary Marathon Society (CMS) is a not-for-profit organization made up of staff and volunteers committed to sharing the joy of running, putting on road races and giving back to the community. Check out the entire season of fun runs and road races at 

2017 Season 

St. Patrick's Island Fun Run 

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend

The Sporting Life 10K in support of Kids Cancer Care

The Dino Dash in support of the U of C track and cross country teams

The Gorilla Run in support of the Dian Fossey Fund

The Dash of Doom in support of AARCS

St. Patrick's Island Fun Run

St. Patrick's Island Fun Run

Saturday, May 6th 2017 - 11:00 AM for more info!


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Dino Dash

Dino Dash

Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 11:00 AM

The Dino Dash has raised $60,000 in 12 years!

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday September 6. You can register in person at the Running Room Kensington on Thursday September 7 beginning at 3:00pm when package pick up opens.

Nurturing running talent at The U of C - GO DINOS!

The Dino Dash was conceived in 2004 by two University of Calgary Students as a way to increase funding for the University of Calgary's Dinos cross-country and track & field teams. $50,000 has been contributed to help provide scholarships, competition opportunities and uniforms. It is a great success, back to school community event and it continues to grow under the Calgary Marathon Society. Go Dinos!



2016 Results 

2015 Results 

2014 Results

2014 Photos

5K & 10K Road Race, Foothills Track

Saturday September 9, 2017

Fast, flat, certified race course around the  U of C campus
Technical t-shirt, dino-inspired medal, great draw prizes and top awards!

Family Fun!

5K and 10K stroller race category
Free Dino kids mini track meet from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(long jump, ball throw, 50m sprint)

Race Start Times

  • 10K Run - 11:00 am
  • 5K Run/Walk - 11:00 am
  • 10K Stroller - 10:55 am
  • 5K Stroller - 10:55 am

Race Kit Pick-Up

Pick up your package from the Kensington Running Room


Thursday Sept 7 from 3 to 6:30 pm 

Friday Sept 8 from 10 to 6:30 pm


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Dino Dash Course Records

5K Male                 Trevor Hofbauer     14:46               2015

5K Female              Amy Barnett           18:43.0            2004


10K Male               Matt Norminton      31:16.5            2008

10K Female            Lisa Harvey            36:04.0            2007


5K Stroller Male     Richard MacDonald         17:29               2015

5K Stroller Female Jennifer Alexander  21:47.00          2011


10K Stroller Male   Phil Doucette          38:26.85          2012

10K Stroller Female    Patricia Tsang         47:13.0            2013

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Gorilla Run

Gorilla Run

Sunday, October 1st 2017 - 8:00 AM



Gorilla Run, now in its 14th year, was established in 2004 to raise funds for Mountain Gorillas and other endangered species.

Over the last 13 years the race/relay has donated close to $115,000 dollars to wild animals threatened with extinction, with funds sent to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, and many more.

We would like to continue supporting animal conservation which has been made possible by the fantastic donations from sponsors and of course continued support from the Calgary running community.

Please join us again to run through the zoo on Sunday October 1st – 8am, for the annual ‘Race For Conservation’!

Start the race/relay running through the Zoo, and return for the Post Race Ceremony at the Kitamba Cafe inside the grounds for medals, coffee, prizes and more.

2017 medal featuring KAKINGA!


16km Team Relay

16km Solo


The race starts at the main, north entrance to the Calgary Zoo.

Schedule of Events:

Package Pick-up at Running Room Eau Claire

Friday September 29th: 12pm - 5pm

​Saturday September 30th - 2pm to 6pm 

No Race Day Check in or Package Pick Up

Solo and Relay starts at 8:00am

Prizes and Awards:

Every team member and solo finisher gets a Gorilla Run Medal with Kakinga on it!

Early Registrants get a Custom Race gloves

Chip Timing

Category and Team Awards to Top Finishers


Previous Year's Results:



2015 - no race

2014 - no race








Dash of Doom

Dash of Doom

Saturday, October 28th 2017 - 5:00 PM

Thank you for helping us exceed our fundraising goal of $3000 for AARCS in 2017! 

Results HERE

The Calgary Marathon Society invites you to be a part of Calgary's only Halloween race happening at dusk! This is a family-friendly AND pet-friendly event taking place the Saturday before Halloween come rain or shine (or snow!) 

The Dash of Doom proudly supports the charity Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). AARCS raises funds to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals. Meet some animals ready for adoption and AARCS ambassadors on race day. You and your furry friend can make a one-time donation or raise funds for AARCS HERE.

See pictures from 2015 HERE 

2017 Events

1 km Kids Run (12 years and under)
5 km Fun Run/Walk
10 km Competitive Run


Eau Claire Market’s Festival Place

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up at Eau Claire Running Room

Thursday October 26 from Noon to 5:00 PM

Friday October 27 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 PM 

Race Day begins at 4:00 PM

  • 1KM  -  4:45 PM
  • 5KM  -  5:00 PM
  • 10KM  -  5:00 PM
  • Awards 6:00 PM

Prizes and Awards!

Every participants receives a Run Calgary beanie with reflective Run Calgary on it at package pick-up! Did you run all 3 Run Calgary autumn events (Dino Dash, Gorilla Run and Dash of Doom? Pick up your Insulated bottle at the race - there will be a table at check in on race day!

Everyone gets a glow in the dark medal featuring a dog in a skeleton costume!

Dig deep in to the tickle trunk and get your creative cap on because the committee will be awarding best costume prizes in the following categories:

  • Best Pet Costume
  • Best Family Costumes (including kids) 
  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Overall Individual Costume 
  • Runner Up on Best Overall Individual Costume
  • Top awards for timing will be awarded to both the top male and female in both the 5KM and 10KM races. 
  • There may or may not be a prize for deadlast

Race Route 

  • 10K Route is 2 laps of the Above Map
  • The Course has 1 Water/Candy Station
  • Kids 1K course begins at the start line then heads west on south side of river 500m out and back.
Course Map