Hey Calgary, summer is just around the corner. Have you thought about how you’re going to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit? Luckily, Calgary as well as the surrounding area has several races planned this year. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 upcoming races that we think you might be interested in.

Confederation 150K Solo and Relay Run

A once in a lifetime chance to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by running 150K solo or in teams of 2 to 12 people. For the relay, there are 5 categories to enter in: Open, Masters, Men, Women, and Corporate. This is an overnight event and the website warns that this is a tough race intended for serious runners.

For a full list of rules and criteria, check out the website here.

When: May 27, 2017

Wild Rose Rough Runner

Find your way through 16 obstacles in a 4k or 8k course through the Rocky Mountains. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, finisher medal, photos, and more!

Sign up on their website here today!

When: June 3, 2017

Millarville Run to the Farmers Market

Choose between a Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay or the COBS Cinnamon Bun Run 8k. There will be children events after the race including sack and three legged races. The best part that COBS bread cinnamon buns will be served to all runners throughout the race and at the finish line. Last year, 1600 cinnamon buns were eaten.

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Check out the website here.

When: June 17, 2017

Banff Marathon

Experience the natural and historic beauty of Banff through a marathon, half marathon, or 10k. Start at the village of Banff, run past Vermilion Lake, and end at Banff’s famous bridge nearby Banff downtown. There is a limited number of race entries so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

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Register here.

When: June 18, 2017

Colour Me Rad 5k Run

Run through 5K of colour bombardment and become a piece of artwork by the end. All colour is safe and certified non-toxic. It’s a lot of colour and a lot of rad this year at the Canada Olympic Park.

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Find out more info here.

When: Jun 24, 2017

Stampede Road Race

It’s the 9th Annual Stampede but spots are limited so register as soon as you can. There is a 5K, 10K, and half marathon option. All races start and end on the Glenmore Track to a huge stampede breakfast!

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To sign up, check out the website here.

When: July 9, 2017

Rugged Maniac

Located at Spruce Meadows, Rugged Maniac is a mud run that’s about 3 miles long and features #25 obstacles. Rugged Maniac is more than just a run though, there will be mechanical bulls, volleyball, and a post-race pie eating contest. Hurry though because the event is already 65% full and spots are filling up fast.

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Check out the website here.

When: July 29, 2017

Pure Protein Night Race

It’s a 5K walk/run and 10K run through the night, illuminated by the runners themselves. Each participant will receive an Energizer LED Headlight and Night Race t shirt. If you chose to go with friends, you can sign up in teams of a minimum of 5 people. The course will feature a live band, a DJ, and a selfie station. Join in the post-race festivities inside the beer garden.

Learn more here.

When: August, 17, 2017

Mega Bounce Run

This run is actually in Cochrane but it’s a lot of fun and the best part is that Mega Bounce is partnered with the Ronald McDonald House. A 5K punctuated by inflatable obstacles throughout, the race is open to all ages: adults, youth, and kids alike.

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Head over to the website here.

When: August 26, 2017

Zombie Survivor

Avoid being tagged by zombies and make it out alive in this 5k obstacle course. You’ll be given 3 lives prior to the start of the race but zombies will be lurking at every corner to take them away. Zombie Survivor recommends working in teams to successfully complete the course.

To find out more information, click here.

When: August 26, 2017

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