MEC Calgary Road Race SEVEN 2017: Run to End Poverty Participants

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  • Date
    Saturday, 14 October, 2017
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 02:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary
  • Price
  • Address
    Bottomlands Park
    528 Saint Georges Drive NE
    Calgary, AB


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


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 (, 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.


Once you register here, go on to EWBs UNITE platform and start fundraising today for thU of C and Calgary City chapters!"


5k / 10k / 21.1k / 42.2k / 2k Kids 

Welcome to the Grand Banana, the final of SEVEN road races MEC Calgary Race is hosting this year. Throughout the year we have a tonne of distance options from a one 1km kids race all the way up to a full marathon. If you want a challenge, sign up for all 7 MEC Calgary Races for a discounted rate!
For MEC Calgary Race SEVEN, there are 5 distance options to get everyone’s blood flowing!


Register online or in-store before October 12,  2017.

Distance Online In-store Race day
5k / 10k  $15 $15 $25
21.1k $20 $20 $30
42.2k $25 $25 $35
2k Kids $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.

Register now



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



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.)

Race Route 







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 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

Road Races

Trail Races

Tris / Rides