Calgary Run for Water 2017

Calgary, AB

Calgary Run for Water 2017


Note: Please be aware that due to the rising levels of the Bow River and possible bridge and pathway closures, the actual 10K route may not remain as posted. Stay tuned for more details, closer to race day. Thanks for your understanding!

Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday June 8th, but please feel free to register on race day morning (7:30 to 9:00am SHARP).

Calgary Run for Water is a non-profit organization that raises money for clean water projects in Ethiopia. For the 6th year, Run for Water will feature a 10k Run, and 5k Walk/Jog/Run, as well as a 500m event for kids 5 and under.

The average person in North America is only 5 seconds away from clean water...the average person in Ethiopia is a 5 hour walk away from water. This shouldn't be. BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS.

Money raised by donating and fundraising goes to providing clean water, which means that Ethiopian families no longer have to go on daily journeys just to access contaminated water. With access to safe, clean drinking water, kids in the village can go to school, mothers can start businesses, fathers can water their crops, and lives are no longer lost to waterborne diseases.

To date, the Calgary Run for Water has raised over $400,000, bringing clean water to more than 11,000 people in Ethiopia. Imagine if we ALL fundraised or donated? Think about the profound impact we can make.


If you are experiencing technical difficulties in trying to register, please reach out to the Customer Success team at Email:

Race Details:

Start/Finish Location: Confluence Plaza @ St. Patrick's Island

Start Times: Kids' 500m Race: 9:00am; 10K - 9:30am; 5K - 9:35am

Your registration includes: Adults: chip timing, race plaza entertainment, post-race food. T-shirt optional purchase. Youth: chip timing, cotton t-shirt, race plaza entertainment, post-race food. Kids: race bib (not timed), kids medal, R4W tattoo, race plaza entertainment, post-race food.

Race Package Pickup: Thursday, June 8, 4-8pm at Strides Running Store (Marda Loop)

3558 Garrison Gate SW

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

On-Site Race Registration will be available on race morning from 7:30am-9:00am.

*Got a question? Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Calgary Run for Water event administrator at or leave a message via our Facebook page.