Beat Beethoven

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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.

Exciting changes coming soon for 2024!

Registration Coming Soon

Participate in this 18+ adults-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. After your race, enjoy and a glass of wine, light dinner and a short program by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Event Info −


Run Calgary and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are colliding the wonderful worlds of running and music. In the seventh edition of Beat Beethoven, lace up in support of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids — a meaningful after-school program that fuels the empowerment of children through music. Participants can 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  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

  • 2024 Custom Beat Beethoven wine glass
  • 2024 Wine-themed finisher's medal
  • Complimentary wine at the finish line
  • Complimentary light dinner at the finish line
  • Personalized race bib
  • Chip timed event
  • Post race celebration and outdoor concert by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opportunity to help support the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra PhilKids program
  • Prize Draw entries for those who fundraise/donate a minimum of $50

*2023 swag shown below for reference.

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Event Schedule

    Package Pickup

    • To be announced

    Date TBD - 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: 8:15 PM
    • Alcohol Service Ends: 8:15 PM
    • Bag Check Closes: 8:30 PM

    *Event day schedule subject to change.

    Course Map

    * 2023 course route shown below for reference and subject to change for 2024.
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