October 27th 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Dash of Doom is Calgary's only Halloween Night Race! This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event taking place the Saturday before Halloween. Families, dogs and strollers are all encouraged to don their creative costumes and take part in this race supporting AARCS.

WHY It's Spooktaclar

  • Festive finish line food (is there such thing as too much candy?!)

  • Finish line fun - stay for the carnival-like atmosphere. 

  • Kids race for the wee ghosties.

  • Animals in costumes, need we say more?

  • Photo booth, DJ, face-painting, and poochie vendors to keep the whole gang entertained.

  • Dig deep in to the tickle trunk as we will be awarding costume prizes in a number of categories.

  • NEW this year - we've upped the ante for Best Dog Costume - if your pooch wins, they'll be featured on next years medal and swag!

2018 Events

1 KM Kids Run (12 years and under)
5 KM Fun Run/ Walk
10 KM Run


Eau Claire Market Festival Plaza

200 Barclay Parade

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up

Location Eau Claire Running Room

200 Barclay Parade

Thursday October 25 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday October 26 from 10:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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

Race Day begins at 4:00 PM

  • 1KM  -  4:30 PM

  • 5KM  -  5:00 PM

  • 10KM  -  5:00 PM

  • Awards -  6:00 PM


  • Custom long-sleeved shirt (featuring last year's Best Dog Costume winner, Frenchie Fry!)

  • Custom costumed dog glow-in-the-dark finishers' medal 












Race Route


  • 10K Route is 2 laps 

  • The Course has 1 Water/Candy Station

  • Kids 1K course begins at the start line then heads out fora 500m out and back.

Past Results





Running and walking in support of AARCS. In Alberta, thousands of cats and dogs are homeless, abandoned, abused or living in horrendous conditions.In 2017, AARCS saw over 2,500 cats and dogs through their  programs. Help us make a difference in the lives of animals. 

**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. the sale or transfer of a bib will result in disqualification.**

​Find us: 

1515 Highfield Cres SE Unit 17

Box 296 Station M, T2P 2H9

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

​​Call us:

403 264 2996