Rad Runs – The Coolest Edmonton Fun Runs and Races!

Rad Runs Edmonton Fun Runs and RacesIs there a better way to get fit as a family than to hit the road or trail for a race? Fun runs and races have come a long way, and Edmonton’s race scene features something for everyone, from music and mascots to cupcakes and ice cream!

We can’t include every race on our list, so we’ve picked a few of the most unique Edmonton Fun Runs and Races. Feel free to share your favourite in our comments section!

The Great Neighbour Race 3, 5 & 10km plus Kids Fun Run 1km
The Great Neighbour Race offers 3 distance options for walkers, joggers and runners, plus a 1km race for kids 7 & under! Proceeds from the raise go to the EFCL 100th Anniversary Project which will build the new Community League Plaza in William Hawrelak Park.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Where: William Hawrelak Park
Supports: Edmonton Foundation of Community Leagues
Register: efcl.org

Run For Music 5 & 10km
Musicians of all ages, performing all kinds of music, line this picturesque race course in Sir Wilfred Laurier Park. The musicians will stick around while you enjoy pancakes after the race! Money raised will be split between Choir Alberta and individual choirs.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Where: Sir Wilfred Laurier Park
Supports: Choir Alberta and individual choirs
Register: raiseathon.ca

Mascot Race for Hope 5 & 10km
Mascots from Edmonton and area will gather to cheer on the 5km & 10km participants and then rally back to the start line to compete in their own 400m race!
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Where: Sherwood Park Alliance Church, 1011 Clover Bar Road, Sherwood Park
Supports: Expand Hope
Register: expandhope.org

Teddy Bear Fun Run 5km
Walk or run this family-friendly 5km course in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Bring your teddy bear along, or purchase a charity bear on-site, and make a visit to the Teddy Bear Hospital!
When: Saturday, May 12
Where: Rundle Park
Supports: The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
Register: events.stollerykids.com

Foam Fest 5km
This obstacle race includes an inflatable waterslide, slip and slides and mud pits, not to mention the 2.5 million cubic feet of foam they pump out at each race. Bonues – they give you a commemorative beach towel! (you’ll need it!)
When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Where: William F. Lede Park, Leduc
Supports: The Make A Wish Foundation
Register: www.eventbrite.ca

The Edmonton Ice Cream Run 1, 5 & 10km
Billed as the tastiest fun run of summer! Pick your distance, then when you cross the finish line enjoy a treat from the ice cream buffet, and your choice of a table-full of toppings!
When: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Where: Kinsmen Park
Supports: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society of Alberta
Register: www.mountaingorillaconservationsocietyofcanada.com

Mega Bounce Run 5km
With names like Double Trouble, Wave Runner and Pillow Land, you’re in for a fabulous, fun challenge. Participants will run, jump, and bounce around ten huge inflatables along the 5km route, through Capilano and Gold Bar Parks.
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Where: Capilano Park
Supports: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Register: www.megabouncerun.ca

Servus Edmonton Marathon
Our city’s signature race, the Edmonton Marathon is a full weekend of fun that includes a 1km Kids’ walk and run, and a Free 3km Friendship run on Saturday, as well as the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km on Sunday.
When: August 18 & 19, 2018
Where: Shaw Conference Centre
Supports: KidSport
Register: www.edmontonmarathon.ca

The Cupcake Classic 5k
Walk or run this 5km course through Edmonton’s beautiful river valley, and enjoy a gourmet cupcake treat at the finish line!
When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Where:  Kinsmen Park
Supports: Girls Who Run Canada
Register: thecupcakeclassic.com

Halloween Howl 3, 5 & 10km
Costumes are encouraged at this race, that offers 3 distance choices. Before and after the race, be sure to hit the Butterdome for the kids’ fun zone, prize draws and a lifestyle expo.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Where: University of Alberta Butterdome
Supports: Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Register: www.albertadiabetesfoundation.com

Santa Shuffle 5km Run and 1km Elf Walk
Wear your Santa hat, elf costume, or jingle bells (or all three) to this festive fun run! Money raised in this merry event helps The Salvation Army support people in the community who may be struggling to make ends meet.
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: William Hawrelak Park
Supports: The Salvation Army
Register: www.santashuffle.ca

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