MEC Calgary Road Race SEVEN 2017: Run to End Poverty Participants
Run to End Poverty (R2EP) is a Canada-wide event to raise awareness of global poverty issues and generate support for Engineers Without Borders’ (EWB) African ventures. The event brings together a team of enthusiastic runners and innovators from EWB’s universities and professional chapters. With every dollar raised and stride taken, R2EP runners connect our African partners with real opportunities to dramatically change their communities and the world. Find out more about EWB’s ventures at ewb.ca.
The goal of R2EP is to raise unrestricted funds for EWB’s national ventures that mainly occur overseas in Sub Saharan Africa. Unrestricted funding allows EWB to allocate funds to ventures and initiatives that need it the most. This way, EWB can make the smartest investment decisions and create the most meaningful impact.
Last year, Calgary’s R2EP raised over $7,500 for ventures like VOTO Mobile (ewb.ca/en/venture/voto-mobile/), a tech startup to connect African communities to businesses, governments, and NGOs. We have some amazing partners including Morrison Hershfield, MEC, and ConocoPhillips. But there is a lot of work to do and we want you to join our tribe of social innovators and run for a world without poverty.
THE GRAND BANANA
5k / 10k / 21.1k / 42.2k / 2k Kids
Register online or in-store before October 12, 2017.
|5k / 10k||$15||$15||$25|
Note: Race day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30–9:45am on October 12 at the registration tent.
Thursday, October 12 from 4pm–9pm, MEC Calgary
Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package.
Saturday, October 14, from 7:30am–9:45am at event site
RACE DAY INFO
9:00am: 42.2K start
10:00am: 21.1K start
10:10am: 10K start
10:20am: 5K start
Note: There will be a warmup 5 minutes before each race start.
Bottomlands Park, just north of Telus Spark, Calgary.
There are plenty of ways to get to the race. The central location makes transit, cycling or carpooling a great option.
If you choose to drive, we ask race participants use the ZOO PARKING LOT for the event. There is a cost to park here. We suggest downloading the ParkPlus APP prior to the event and paying through the app as the ticket machines are on South side of the parking lot (and you will head north for the race)
Help us keep our races green by bringing your own water bottle. (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)
Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Find out more
We’ll have live unofficial live race results at http://results.blitzevents.ca/. Official standings will be posted on the Blitz Evetns site within two business days of the event. Be sure to check back!
We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each distance category (no age categories awards).
Want to see last year’s results to scope out how fast the course is? They’re on the Blitz site.
Want more? See the full MEC Race Series