Calgary Run for Water

Saturday, June 9, 2018View Results
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sumas Mountain

10K / 25K / 50K Trail

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mill Lake Park

5K / 10K / Half Marathon

Saturday, June 9, 2018

St. Patrick's Island Park

5K / 10K



10K Run, 5K Walk/Run
to raise funds for clean water projects.
Run for Water 5K Fun Run 2015

5K Walk/Run9:35 am, Saturday, June 9, 2018

10K Start

10K Run9:30 am, Saturday, June 9, 2018

Support Clean Water Projects in Sheni Kondala, Ethiopia

Either donate the full amount OR start a fundraising campaign.

If you like, we can help you set up a fundraising page and ask friends to support your efforts to help an entire family in Sheni Kondala get clean water. Each runner represents a family.

Calgary Run for Water

Saturday, June 9, 2018
St. Patrick's Island Park, Calgary

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, June 9, 2018

7:30 – 9:15 amLate Package Pick-Up and Race Registration (on site)
9:00 amKids’ 500m Race Starts
9:15 amWarm-Up
9:30 am10K Race Starts
9:35 am5K Race Starts
10:45 amPost-Race Program (awards, kids activities, dancing)

Race Information

Package Pickup

Thursday, June 7, 4-8pm 
Strides Running Store Marda Loop 
3558 Garrison Gate SW

Saturday, June 9, 7:30-9:15am 
Race day pickup available on-site, 7:30-9:15am 
St. Patrick's Island Plaza

Our out-of-town race participants can also pick-up their race packages on race morning, between 7:30am - 9:15am.


Run for Water takes place at St. Patrick's Island in Calgary (please take care to note the location change from previous years!)


Pay parking is available on the east side of St. Patrick’s Island off 12th Street and Zoo Road NE. Please car pool and allow extra time for walking to the race start.

Bag Check

Bag check is available at the start/finish area. Please label all items and allow extra time to check bags prior to race start.

Additional Information

Course Markers, Aid Stations, & Services

  • Course markers are at every kilometre along the race courses.
  • All aid stations provide water.
  • Washroom facilities are available at the start/finish line.
  • Please refer to course maps for further details.

Race Timing

All events will be timed using a Chronotrak technology system integrated into participants' race bibs. Chronotrack technology is the timing choice for 25 of the Top 26 running events in North America and also the timing solution for the largest running event on the planet - the 85,000 person City to Surf in Sydney, Australia.


Complete race day results will be posted on the Run for Water website on race day at or available on the Startline Timing website (

Participant Shirts

All participants will receive race shirts. Participants in the 10K will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt. Participants in the 5K will receive a cotton race shirt. If you registered during the late registration period, we cannot guarantee a race shirt.

At your point of registration, you can opt out of your race shirt if you so choose. Opting out allows Run for Water to donate more money to water projects in Ethiopia. Thanks for your consideration!


Medals will be given to all youth 5 k fun run finishers & all kids 500 m fun run particupants. All kids 12 and under will receive a medal!


Official Run for Water merchandise (race shirts, hats, water bottles, etc.) will be available for sale on Race Day.


Funds raised for the Run for Water Foundation can be delivered to the Run for Water event team during Race Package Pickup, or on Race Day.


Over 40 volunteers help make Calgary Run for Water a success. We thank all those who have given their time to this great event, as it would not be possible without them!

Route Maps

5K Walk/Run and 10K Run route maps
5K Walk/Run route map

5K Walk/RunRoute Map

10K Run route map

10K RunRoute Map

Race Fees

Register now to take advantage of lower fees.

2018 Fees

EventUntil March 31Until May 22After May 22Race Day Walk-Up
5K Walk/Run$35$40$45$50
5K Walk/Run Youth (5-12 Years)$25$25$25$30
10K Run$45$50$55$60
Kids' 500m Fun Run (5 and Under)$10$10$10$10

Race Fees are non-refundable & non-transferable and are subject to GST and processing fees.

Late Registration Rates

  • 5K Walk/Run = $45
  • 10K Run = $55

Register by May 23 to receive a personalized race bib, and be guaranteed a race shirt.

  • Race transfers can be managed by participants on their dashboard.
  • Race confirmation can be checked here.


Race Fees cover the following:

  • Entry to the selected race events
  • Official race shirts for all finishers
  • Post-race snacks and beverages
  • Post-race awards ceremony


Here are some ways to get the most out of race day

Helpful Training Tips

  1. Good shoes are everything
    Spend some time at a running store working with someone who knows running shoes. Everyone has a different foot type, and you need the one right for you. Ask the experts!
  2. Hydrate.
    Increase your water consumption as you increase the length of your runs. Make sure you're well hydrated starting three days before the big run.
  3. Avoid foot blisters.
    Before you put on your socks and shoes, squish vaseline between your toes and all over your foot.
  4. Wear clothes that breathe.
    A technical garment designed for running will feel a lot better than your old cotton T.
  5. Don't forget to eat.
    As you get into longer runs, think about bringing some nutrition along such as power gels or even jelly beans.
  1. Protect from chafing.
    Use a lubricant such as Body Glide. You can buy it at your local running retailer.
  2. Be prepared.
    Before race day, think through everything you need. Lay out your clothes, bottles, watch, etc. Look through your race packet. Arrive early.
  3. Visualize success.
    Visualize the day and every motion to ensure you are mentally prepared. Think about how you'll overcome pain or fatigue. Imagine your sense of accomplishment when you finish.
  4. Always have 3 goals.
    Goal #1 should be finishing the race. Goal #2 should be finishing it in a very reasonable time. Goal #3 is a best case scenario time. NEVER SET YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE.
  5. Have fun!