Edmonton Runs You Might Like - April
Hooray! It's almost spring! Here are a few Edmonton area runs that you may want to consider racing this April.
Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/edmonton/runs to get a full list of the road runs, trail runs, and OCRs happening in and around the city.
Date: April 9, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k
MEC's second road race of the season features three different distance options, and a few hills through a Hawrelak park route. All distances are only $15 if you sign up before race day and feature chip times road courses.
Date: April 22, 2017
The annual Spring for Sprinkles 5K is a race that helps to raise funds for a Girls on the Run Council in Edmonton. The race is part of the Cupcake Classic Race Series, and every participant is awarded a cupcake at the finish line!
Date: April 23, 2017
The annual Run/Walk Wild for Wildlife is the Wildlife Rehabilitaion Society’s biggest fundraising event of the year. This year's event features a 7km run and 3.5km run/walk plus the usual Migratory Bird Festival after the run which includes face painting, wildlife information & activities and gift items for purchase.
Date: April 29, 2017
Distance: Children's 1k & 3k, 6.3k, 12.6k
This 5 Peaks event taking place in Terwillegar Park is the first event of the Northern Alberta race series. The trail race features a variety of distances including a roughly 6k sport course, and roughly 13k Enduro distance. The event also has a couple options for the kids with a 3k timed kids race and 1k children's challenge.
*Editors Note* The 2017 Terwillegar Park race is sold out at the time of writing this article :( They currently do have space in a few of their other Northern Alberta races.
Date: April 30, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon
The First Responders Half Marathon (formerly EPF Half Marathon) is an annual half, 10k, and 5k run that kicks off the spring running season. The run supports a number of local charitable initiatives and is the unofficial kick off to the spring half marathon season.