Calgary Runs You Might Like - April
Looking for a Calgary race to do this April? You've come to the right place! We have put together a list of a few local races worth checking out this April.
Already familiar with these? You can always head to www.runguides.com/calgary/runs to get a full list of upcoming local road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.
Date: April 8, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k
The second MEC road race of the season features a fun hill climb at Nose Hill. You get to take a shot at one of three distance options along chip timed road routes. This race fits into your Calgary Marathon training, or gets you out and start running in spring!
Date: April 9, 2017
The Glencoe Icebreaker is a popular early season 10k race hosted by Calgary's Glencoe Club. It's a steady road course with a wildcard of early season conditions thrown in for good measure. A must run early season tune up for any Calgarian.
Date: Every Saturday
Tremendously popular in Europe, parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5k run that has recently begun running Saturday's at Nose Hill. The runs are open to people of all ages and abilities, and are timed with an individual barcode that tracks your stats online.
Date: April 22, 2017
Distance: 1,200 or so stairs
Bit of a different event, the Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day stair climb event where runners get to race up more than 1,200 stairs in the Bow building as fast as they can. Yay!
Date: April 29, 2017
Distance: 15k, 30k
Eyeball The Wall is a 30km or 15km running race around Glenmore Reservoir. This race is perfect for those aiming towards the Calgary Marathon, Ultra or half marathon. In their own words.... Why do your long run alone when you can sign up for Eyeball the Wall and get a fully supported run with an atmosphere you'll never forget?! Can't argue with that logic...
Date: April 30, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, half marathon
Viewed by many as the first major run of the season, the Calgary Police Half is once of the most popular races of the year. The run often becomes a true test of character with the ever changing weather conditions in Calgary. Fun fact! This race has only been cancelled once in its history due to deep snow.