12Ks of Christmas

Dec 1-12

Join your fellow holiday-loving runners and walkers to participate in the fourth 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 12Ks 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 12Ks of Christmas has become a quaint little tradition signalling 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 12Ks 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)
  • Opportunity to purchase matching 14" compression matching custom socks
  • Opportunity to purchase matching custom knit sweater in 1 of 3 sizes for your furry fashionable and holiday loving running friend.
  • Christmas-themed race bib
  • A collectors edition festive finisher medal 
  • 12 chances to win additional swag from December 1 - 12.
  • Personalized finisher's certificate upon completion
  • Downloadable Finisher Badge
  • Access to the Race Roster Leaderboard to see how you compare against other festivus goers
  • The option to track your virtual race on RunKeeper - your finishing time will automatically connect to the leaderboard
  • Fun audio cues to brighten your spirit along the way
  • Opportunity to help support local charity Seniors Secret Service 

      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