Beat Beethoven

Thursday Sept 7, 2023

Run, walk or waltz 4 km or 8 km before the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra completes 50 minutes of Beethoven's best music. This is an elevated race experience and a fundraiser for Calgary Phil.

A beautiful mash-up where music and run intersect. 

Participate in this 18+ only elevated evening race experience, perfect for a unique date night or healthy and fun GNO (girls' night out!). Listen to the sounds of Calgary Phil amplified as you run, walk or waltz along the Bow river. Complete your race in the East Village and enjoy an evening with the orchestra complete with an included glass of wine, light dinner and a short program by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under our big white tent.


Event Info −


Lace up in support of Calgary Phil in the 6th annual Beat Beethoven and choose between a 4 KM walk or 8 KM run.  All participants receive the latest edition of a collectible Beat Beethoven wine glass and a wine-themed finisher's medal. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling water and a light dinner under the big white tent on RiverWalk Plaza in the East Village while Calgary Phil puts on a show highlighting its upcoming season. You must be 18 or older to participate in this event in-person. 

What's Included

  • Custom 2023 Beat Beethoven wine glass (2021 glass shown for reference)
  • Wine themed finishers medal (2021 medal is shown for reference)
  • Complimentary wine at the finish line
  • Complimentary lite dinner at the finish line
  • Personalized race bib
  • Chip timed Event
  • Post race celebration and outdoor concert by the Calgary Phil
  • Opportunity to help support the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra PhilKids program

Event Schedule

    Sept 5 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Sept 6 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    September 7 Event Day

    Bag Check Opens: 5:00 PM

    Race Starts: 6:30 PM

    Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Starts Playing: 6:30 PM

    Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Finishes: 8:30 PM

    Bag Check Closes: 9:00 PM

    Course Map

      2022 Course Map for reference. 2023 map subject to change.

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