Races to Conquer in Red Deer this Summer

Is there anything better than lacing up your runners, slapping on some SPF, and hitting the trails? Red Deer has a multitude of races this summer, including walks, marathons, and obstacle courses. If you’re supporting a charity or looking just to get in shape, there is something for everyone! So come one, come all, and see which races you want to conquer this summer.

Family Friendly

  • Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
    This walk takes place at the Mackenzie Trails Recreation Area from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This walk is a fully accessible event that the entire family can do together! There is also additional activities for kids, snacks, refreshments, and prizes to be won!
    June 2nd
  • Muscles in Motion for Muscular Dystrophy
    Sylvan Lake’s 8th annual Muscles in Motion for Muscular Dystrophy includes a kids 1km run, 8km trail walk/run and 4 km trail run and Fire Fighter Fitness Challenge. You will be challenged with natural terrain, hills, and enjoy some lakeside views. Come out for a day of fun and help raise funds for MD!
    June 2nd
  • Stroll for Liver
    1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease. Help change the future for Canadians with liver disease by participating in the Stroll of Liver. The stroll will be a 1km run/walk at Bower Ponds so bring out the entire family and make a difference!
    June 3rd
  • Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis
    The Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis takes place in over 60 different locations across Canada. Every walk is a fun-filled, family-friendly event with different route lengths. Help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and walk to raise awareness!
    June 3rd
  • Aspire’s Annual Push & Pace Fundraising Walk & Run
    Take part in the 6th annual Aspire’s Annual Push & Pace Fundraising Walk & Run. This walk and run is for all ages and ability levels. The goal of the Push & Pace event is to raise funds for the Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. Aspire is a charitable organization located in Red Deer that serves and supports over 350 children and families with special needs.
    June 9th

Push Yourself


  • Red Deer Spartan Race
    Looking for a weekend of challenges? The Red Deer Spartan Race taking place on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th still has spots available for anyone who wants to physically and mentally push themselves. With over 20 different obstacles on a 5km course, you’ll never run the same race twice.
    June 9th and 10th
  • Solstice Race
    The Running Room is hosting a new national run event called the Solstice 5k. This run celebrates the longest day of the year. Join them in a race against the sun!
    June 21st
  • Woody’s Triathlon
    Come out for a weekend of triathlons! With events from the Kids of Steel to the Relay Sprint, the whole family can compete.
    June 23rd and 24th
  • Mud Hero Alberta
    Mud Hero is the most fun you’ll ever have covered head-to-toe in mud! Take on the grimiest challenge ever and crank your adrenaline as you push yourself and fellow Heroes to the finish line. Don’t miss out on this awesome experience!
    August 11th and 12th

Fun for a Cause

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to raise awareness and end domestic violence. Funds raised from the walk go to supporting different programs and services offered at The Outreach Centre. Last year, over 200 men “walked the walk”, will you be one of them this year?
    June 7th
  • Mega Bounce Run
    The high anticipated Mega Bounce Run is coming to Red Deer! Challenge yourself as you run 5 km through Piper Creek Park with a course featuring 10 inflatable obstacles. Run, jump, and bounce through this fun run no matter your running experience. Get ready to jump, slide and bounce for the Ronald McDonald House.
    June 9th
  • Troubled Monk Charity Run
    Join in the 3rd annual Troubled Monk Charity Run with either a 5km, 10km, or half marathon course. Stay after the race for an awesome afterparty and the launch of their new Troubled Tart Cherry Sour!
    June 16th
  • Trillium Relay Race
    Support the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation and participate in the 2018 Trillium Relay Race at Heritage Ranch! Make a team of three or go it alone in 1k, 4k, or 8k walking or running events.
    June 16th
  • Foam Fest
    Red Deer’s 5k Foam Fest is not the be missed! This one-of-a-kind obstacle course features mud pits, 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, and the world’s largest inflatable waterslide! Rock out all day to awesome music, delicious food, a free kids zone, beer gardens, and great vendors. Get filthy clean!
    June 23rd
  • Red Deer Roundup Run
    The Red Deer Roundup Run is an event for all ages and abilities where athletes will enjoy the precise organization and execution of a Blitz event, all with a laid back atmosphere. Choose your 5k, 10k, or 15k course and support of the Canadian Ski Patrol.
    June 30th
  • Abbey Centre Super Kids Triathlon
    Get ready for this fun non-competitive event for kids aged 5 – 12. The Super Kids Triathlon is a non-timed safe introduction to multi-sport for youth taking place on the trails around the Abbey Centre and in the Junior Olympic pool.
    July 7th