Edmonton Runs You Might Like - May 2017

Edmonton Runs You Might Like - May

Looking to run a race? Here are a few Edmonton area runs that you may want to consider racing this May.

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.

MEC Edmonton Trail Race ONE

MEC Edmonton trail race one

Date: May 6, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k (ish)

May kicks off with the first ever MEC Edmonton trail race. This run happens at the Mill Creek Ravine, features 5k (ish) and 10k (ish) chip timed courses and is one of four trail races hosted by MEC this season. Did we mention that these MEC races are under $20 to enter?!?

RunWild Half Marathon

RunWild Half Marathon

Date: May 7, 2017
Distance: Kids race, 5k, 10k, half marathon

The Leading Edge RunWild road race is an annual run that typically attracts north of 2,000 runners. The race features timed road 5k, 10k and half marathon courses.

Gorilla Run

Edmonton gorilla Run

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

The Edmonton Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world's last remaining mountain gorillas. Your entry fee includes a gorilla suit which you get to keep after the run! .... at RunGuides we are way too excited about that.

MEC Edmonton Road Race THREE

MEC Edmonton road race two

Date: May 13, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k

This third MEC Edmonton road race of the year is a quick and dirty course meant to blow your personal best to smithereens! Runners get to choose between a 5k, 10k, or 15k route. The course is chip timed, and like all races in the MEC series comes in at under $20 if you sign up in advance. 

Shoppers Run For Women

Date: May 27, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k

The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women is part of a national women's race series offering a 5K, 10K & Little Steps Girls 1K. The event is timed and raises funds for women's mental health programs.  

Run/Walk for Pie

Edmonton pie run

Date: May 28, 2017
Distance: Kids run, 5k, 10k

Run or walk for pie! This family friendly timed race benefits the Stollery Childrens Hospital Music Therapy Program. Every runner and walker will be rewarded with a slice of pie at the finish line, can you really ask for more out of a running race? We don't think so!


Date: May 28, 2017
Distance: OCR

Woman2Warrior Edmonton is a women's optional timed event covering 5 kms of trails, and terrain. The course features obstacles to test your strength, agility, balance, and sense of adventure and can be completed by individuals or teams.

Published on Apr 26, 2017