12Ks of Christmas

Join your fellow holiday-loving runners and walkers to participate in the third edition of Run Calgary's popular virtual Christmas run. Your 2021 virtual run or walk can be completed in any country or locale, and on any surface (trail, road, treadmill, track), all at once or over the 12 days. We just want to see you run, run, Rudolf!

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.

Event Info −

Delivering a little health and wellness for the holidays

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 2021.

Happy Holidays

Run Calgary loves to surprise and delight participants so you just never know what we might have up our Santa sleeves. In 2020, participants who used Runkeeper and turned on the audio cues to complete the race, enjoyed Run Calgary's version of the 12Ks of Christmas recorded by Calgary musicians. Check out the full song and video!

What's Included

  • A Run Calgary “ugly sweater” (fully sublimated long-sleeve technical shirt)
  • Christmas-themed race bib
  • A collectors edition light up medal and holiday window ornament
  • 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

      *Due to supply chain issues and delays in deliveries we suspending package pick up until further notice and extending the race window. Please watch your inbox and our social channels for timely updates.

      November 29 10:00 a.m. - Package Pick Up Day 1 Opens

      November 29 4:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 1 Closes

      November 30 - 10:00 a.m. - Package Pick Up Day 2 Opens

      November 30 - 6:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 2 Closes

      December 1 - 12:00 p.m.  - Package Pick Up Day 3 Opens

      December 1 - 7:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 3 Closes

      December 2 - 10:00 a.m. - Package Pick Up Day 4 Opens

      December 2 - 4:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 4 Closes

      December 1 9:00 a.m. MDT - Race Window opens
      December 12 11:59 p.m. MDT - Race Window closes