September 13th 2018 - 6:30 pm

Run Calgary and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are collaborating by colliding the wonderful worlds of music and run. Lace up in support of the CPO in a new fun event to Calgary, as seen in cities around the world. Challenge yourself to finish a 8 km race, in a 4 km looped course along the beautiful Bow River, before the CPO completes 50 minutes of Beethoven's best music. Participants receive a custom Beat Beethoven wine glass, wine stopper finishers' medal and a complimentary sparkling wine under the big white tent while enjoying a free concert by CPO highlighting their upcoming season. Friends and family can enjoy the free outdoor concert and donations are strongly encouraged as Beat Beethoven is a fundraising event for CPO Phil Kids. You must be 18 to participate in this 8 km Run.

What makes it special

  • A Thursday evening elevated race experience 

  • Unique wine inspired swag 

  • Friends and family can enjoy the free outdoor concert from outside the tent.

  • Guests will be welcomed to enjoy the concert with you under the tent by donation to the CPO (to tent capacity, first come first-served).

  • Run to the sophisticated sounds of Beethoven.

  • 48 professional musicians to entertain you under the tent post-run.

  • 18+ event

2018 Event

8 KM run
Post-race concert, and reception under the big white tent at Fort Calgary

8 km Run 


Fort Calgary

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up 

East Village Experience Centre

553 Riverfront Ave SE

Tuesday September 11 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday  September 12 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm


Race Evening Stars at Fort Calgary


  • Beat Beethoven Start 6:30 pm - 50 min performance

  • Best of CPO performance  7:40 pm



  • Each Finisher receives an etched stemless wine glass

  • Complimentary glass of Taittinger Champagne

  • Runners also have the option to purchase a limited edition Beat Beethoven t-shirt (proceeds go towards Phil Kids)

  • Light dinner post-race included















































PhilKids is designed to fuel and support the empowerment of children through the exploration of music. It offers elementary students the opportunity to learn directly from musicians of the CPO. Here is how your funds are put to work.

Provide instruments for one year $7,000

Sponsor a child in PhilKids for one year $1,000

Music books for PhilKids $750

Uniforms for PhilKids (T-shirts) $600

Guest musicians $400

Buckets for the PhilKids bucket band $250

After-school nutrition for 50 kids each week $100

All registered participants that fundraise a minimum of $25 by September 10th at noon MST are entered in the draw to win an East Village stay-cation at The Hilton Garden Inn including one-night stay, parking, breakfast and a massage for two from Clinic Sport & Health. Register and fundraise today to support music literacy is children.



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