Calgary Run for Water

Saturday, June 8, 2019Register
Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sumas Mountain

10K / 25K / 50K Trail

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mill Lake Park

5K / 10K / Half Marathon

Saturday, June 8, 2019

St. Patrick's Island Park

5K / 10K

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Carburn Park

61K Urban Ultra & Relay

Wilco Contractors Southwest

Calgary Run for Water

Kids’ 500M, 5K, 10K and Urban Ultra & Relay 61K
to raise funds for clean water projects.
Run for Water 5K Fun Run 2015

5K Walk/Run9:35 am, Saturday, June 8, 2019

10K Start

10K Run9:30 am, Saturday, June 8, 2019

10K Start

61K Urban Ultra & Relay5:00 am, Saturday, June 8, 2019

Support Clean Water Projects in Zeneshka, 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 Zeneshka get clean water. Each runner represents a family.

Wilco Contractors Southwest
Calgary Run for Water

Saturday, June 8, 2019
St. Patrick's Island Park, Calgary

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, June 8, 2019

5:00 amUrban Ultra & Relay Start
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 6, 4-8pm 
Strides Running Store Marda Loop 
3558 Garrison Gate SW

Saturday, June 8, 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.


All Run for Water distances take place at Confluence Plaza, on St. Patrick's Island in Calgary, except for the Urban Ultra & Relay, which begins at Carburn Park. The Urban Ultra & Relay finish line will also be at Confluence Plaza, on St. Patrick's Island.


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

Participants in the 5K, 5K Youth, 10K, and Urban Ultra & Relay events will receive a short-sleeved technical shirt. If you registered after the Guaranteed Shirt Deadline of May 18th, 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, 10K Run and 61K Urban Ultra & Relay route maps

Race Fees

Register now to take advantage of lower fees.

2019 Fees

EventUntil March 31On April 1On May 18Race 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.

Register by May 18 to receive a personalized race bib and a guaranteed a race shirt.


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

Race Fees

Calgary Urban Ultra + Relay

2019 Urban Ultra + Relay Fees

Race DistanceEarly Bird (until March 31, 2019)Until June 5, 2019
Relay - Registrant doing 1 leg only$80$95
Relay - Registrant doing 2 or more legs$125$140
Solo runner doing full distance (61km)$125$140


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!


Thank you to all of our sponsors.
Contact us today for your chance to partner with the Calgary Run For Water at

Wilco Contractors Southwest

One Environmental Presents Run for Water Urban Ultra + Relay 61K

One Environmental Presents Run for Water Urban Ultra + Relay 61K


  • Tree to Tree Nurseries


  • Hopewell
  • Calgary Peterbilt
  • Eagle Lake Nurseries

New in 2019... 61km Urban Ultra & Relay!

Did you know there are approximately 61 million people in Ethiopia right now without access to clean water? Change their lives by taking on our ultra. Enter as an individual, or a team of 2, 3 or 4 runners. More details to come!