September 8th 2018 - 11:00 AM
Did you know that the Dino Dash was one of Run Calgary's first events outside of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon? In 2004, two enterprising University of Calgary students dreamt up this race to help fund the University of Calgary's Dinos cross-country and track & field teams.Since then, $72,000 has been contributed to help provide scholarships, competition opportunities and uniforms for student athletes. Run Calgary is proud to help support student athletes.Go Dinos!
Why its Rad
Beer Gardens and Pizza. Need we say more? Well we will, because this year your bib gets you free pizza at the finish!
Student pricing! So you can race and save your pennies for..... textbooks.
Age grouper? Finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in your age category and you get not one but two rad dino medals!
So many draw prizes! You get a prize, and you get a prize, and you get a prize....
1) Make a team 2) Be the GOAT (student lingo for the most fab) 3) Get your team name on a giant cup!
Dinosaur. Themed. Everything.
5 KM Run/ Walk
5 and 10 KM Stroller Division
10 KM Run
Schedule of Events
Running Room Eau Claire
200 Barclay Parade SW
Thursday September 6 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday September 7 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Race Day begins at 10:00 am
Stroller 5 & 10 KM - 10:55 am
5 KM - 11:00 am
10 KM - 11:00 am
FREE Kids Event at the track for kids 1-6 years old - Noon to 1:30pm (come and go as you please!)
Awards - 12:30 pm
Money raised for the Dinos helps fund athletes like Stefan Daniel, an Olympic silver medalist in para-triathlon. When not studying, biking, or swimming, he trains with the Dino's cross country group and was recently named an all-Canadian (top 14 in the country) on the Canada West championship Dino's men's XC team.
Your fundraising also supports athletes like Russell Pennock who represented Alberta at the Canada Summer Games in the 5000M race on the track, leading the men's XC team to a national silver medal and conference championship. He finished 4th overall in the country and also represented Canada at the World University Games.
So how will the athletes make use of the funds?
$150 buys one year of gear for a Dino.
$150 allows a competition opportunity on the Prairies.
$240 gains access to the Olympic Oval for a winter's worth of training.
Some of these funds are allocated to scholarships that help the students with their tuition or to help them access competition opportunities that would otherwise not be affordable.