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!
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!
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)
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
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
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’! T-shirt deadline is September 15th, 2017
Start the race/relay running through the Zoo, and return for the Post Race Ceremony at the Kitamba Cafe inside the grounds for medals, prizes and more.
16km Team Relay
The race starts at the main, north entrance to the Calgary Zoo.
Schedule of Events:
Package Pick-up at Running Room Eau Claire
Thursday September 28th: Noon-5pm
Friday September 29th: 2pm - 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
Early Registrants get a Custom Race Tee
Category and Team Awards to Top Finishers
Previous Year's Results:
2015 - no race
2014 - no race
The 2017 Dash of Doom will take place on Saturday October 28th.
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!)
See pictures from 2015 HERE
1 km Kids Run (12 years and under)
5 km Fun Run/Walk
10 km Competitive Run
Package Pick-up at Eau Claire Running Room
Thursday October 27 from Noon to 5:00 PM
Friday October 28 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 PM
Race Day begins at 4:00 PM
Everyone gets a medal with "Doom" dashing from volcanic danger!
2017 Dash of Doom Medal! Check out the 2016 Medal for reference.
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: