May 28th, 2017

Race Series

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 races and giving back to the community. Check out our other races here!

Dino Dash

Dino Dash

Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Dino Dash has raised $50,000 in 12 years!

Thanks for a great 2016 race day! 2016 Results 

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 10, 2016

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 8 from 3 to 6:30 pm 

Friday Sept 9 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

Course Map
Gorilla Run

Gorilla Run

Sunday, October 2nd 2016 - 8:00 AM

Gorilla Run Results

Gorilla Run, now in its 13th year, was established in 2004 to raise funds for Mountain Gorillas and other endangered species.

Over the last 12 years the race/relay has donated close to $100,000 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 2nd – 8am, for the annual ‘Race For Conservation’! T-shirt deadline is September 15th, 2016

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.


Course Map with Legs and Transitions Zones




16km Team Relay

16km Solo


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

Schedule of Events:

Package Pick-up at The Calgary Marathon Society, Eau Claire Market at 200 Barclay Parade 

(East side, main floor, Unit B7) 

Thursday September 29th: Noon-5pm

Friday September 30th: 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

Chip Timing

Category and Team Awards to Top Finishers

Previous Year's Results:







Course Map
Dash of Doom

Dash of Doom

Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 5:00 PM

The 2016 Dash of Doom will take place on Saturday October 29th. 

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 


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 The Calgary Marathon Society, Eau Claire Market at 200 Barclay Parade 

(East side, main floor, Unit B7) 

Thursday October 27 from Noon to 5:00 PM

Friday October 28 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 PM 

Check In & Registration on Race Day begins at 4:00 PM

Race Begins:

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

Prizes and Awards!

Everyone gets a medal with "Doom" dashing from volcanic danger!

2016 Dash of Doom Medal!

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 - Click Here

  • 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
St. Patrick's Island Fun Run

St. Patrick's Island Fun Run

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 11:00 AM

2017 Info Coming Soon!

Begin summer in Hawaiian style and say Aloha! to St. Patrick’s Island with the inaugural St. Patrick's Island Fun Run and Urban Luau on Saturday May 7th beginning at 11:00 A.M.

Dig out your Hawaiian finest and lace up for a fun 4 KM run and walk exploring the newest addition to downtown and East Village - St. Patrick’s Island.

This is a fun run and no results will be posted  or age category awards will be presented. The time you are presented with at the finish line is purely for novel and atmospheric purposes.

Parking* Please note that there is parking on the south side of the Bow River in the East Village at the Simmons Building parking lot where the start of the race will take place. The start of the race is on the South Side of the George C. King Bridge on River Walk in East Village.

The finish of the race is on St Patrick's Island at the rise on the grassed area.

Calgary Marathon Society is partnering with CMLC to present the inaugural run on St. Patrick’s Island will be commemorated with a special t-shirt and bib as well as a finishers’ lei.

The action begins on the South side of the river at George C. King bridge where the hula volunteers will send you off on the 4 KM tour guided by tiki torches. Finish big on top of the hill between the larger than life palm trees where a lei will be placed around your neck.

Stay for an Urban Luau post-race picnic and St. Patrick's Island fun following the event on the Rise.


Registration includes t-shirt, bib, timed race (but not chipped) and post-race snacks.

Adults $35 + GST

Kids $20 + GST (12 and under)

Kids under 3/Stroller division - Free 

Limited spots available!

Bib and T-shirt pick-up takes place:
Thursday May 5th from noon to 6:00 p.m. 
Friday May 6th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

at East Village Experience Centre at 553 Riverfront Avenue SE