12K's of Christmas

Dec 1-12, 2023

Join your fellow holiday-loving runners and walkers to participate in the fifth edition of Run Calgary's popular virtual Christmas run. Your virtual run or walk can be completed in any country or locale, and on any surface (trail, road, treadmill, track), all at once or spread out over the 12 days. We just want to see you run, run, Rudolph!

Run Calgary’s holiday gift to you! 


This event sells out as The 12K's of Christmas has quickly become a wee holiday tradition amongst runners far and wide. Get into the holiday spirit solo or with your friends and family, as well as the spirited online community. Don your ugly Christmas sweater technical long-sleeve shirt - it's what we like to call kitschy cool and it guarantees you will be the hit of the party circuit this holiday season.

Register for 2023

Event Info −


This was Run Calgary's first ever virtual race in 2019. It is extra special because we love the holidays and running and because our community embraced the event beyond our wildest elf dreams. The 12K's of Christmas has become a quaint little tradition signaling the start of the season. Through the generous support of our sponsors, donating incredible prizing, Run Calgary gives away thousands of dollars in prizing to participants who post the most creative, fun and wild pics of their 12K's of Christmas experience. Together, we are spreading the joy of the season - join us in 2023!

What's Included

  • A Run Calgary “ugly sweater” (fully sublimated long-sleeve technical shirt)
  • Festive Finisher's medal
  • Opportunity to purchase matching 14" compression 12K's running socks
  • Christmas-themed race bib
  • 12 chances to win additional swag from December 1 - 12
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate upon completion
  • A Run Calgary curated Spotify playlist
  • The option to track your virtual race on RunKeeper - your finishing time will automatically connect to the leaderboard
  • Youth Sizing - so the whole family can partake in the festive magic
  • Group Pricing - Register 3 or more reindeer in the same transaction and receive 10% off
  • Extra stocking stuffers for those who choose to receive their package by curbside pickup
  • Opportunity to help support Senior's Secret Service

    2022 swag shown for reference

      Event Schedule

      • November 29 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • November 30 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • December 1 Virtual Race Window Opens: 12:00 AM
      • December 1 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      • December 2 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • December 12 Virtual Race Window Closes: 11:59 PM