Thursday SEPTEMBER 10, 2020- 6:30pm

Run Calgary and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are back for the second year, collaborating by colliding the wonderful worlds of music and run. Challenge yourself to finish a 8 km Run or a 4 km Walk, 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, finishers' medal and a complimentary glass of rosé under the big white tent while enjoying a free concert by CPO highlighting their upcoming season. You must be 18 to participate in this even.

What makes it special

  • A Thursday evening elevated race experience 

  • Unique wine inspired swag 

  • Guests of the age of majority 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

2020 Event

8 KM run

4 KM walk
Post-race concert, and reception in the East Village under the big white tent.

8 km Run 


RiverWalk Plaza

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up 

East Village Experience Centre

553 Riverfront Ave SE

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

Wednesday September 9th from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

**Please note that there will be no package pick-up on race day. Please contact info@runcalgary with special circumstances.


Race Evening Starts at the East Village


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

  • Best of CPO performance  7:40 pm



  • Each finisher receives a limited edition etched wine glass

  • Wine-themed finishers medal

  • Complimentary glass of Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé

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

  • Light dinner post-race included

  • **2019 Swag pictured below. Watch this page for our 2020 design, something to add to your collection of wine accessories!**


**2019 Race Route pictured below, 2020 race route coming soon!


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

PAST Results



**All fees associated with race registration are non-refundable and non-transferable to another participant. This act may seem well intentioned, but has many negative implications to the organizers and participants including liability, timing, results, awards and many other factors. Giving or selling a bib to someone who is not officially registered will result in disqualification, and the original participant being banned from future run calgary events.

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1515 Highfield Cres SE Unit 17

Box 296 Station M, T2P 2H9

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

​​Call us:

403 264 2996