Dash of Doom

Coordinate the costumes because the real winners in this family and dog-friendly Halloween evening race in support of Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) are best costumes not top finishers in the 5 km 10 km or kids race.

Get your dog on next year's swag - top dog costume is featured on medals and shirts!

Run Calgary invites you to be a part of Calgary's only Halloween night race, where the aid stations serve candy and there are prizes for being dead last. Join us before and after the race in our fun festival area with Halloween activities, family dance party and a photo booth to get free pictures of you and your loved ones (including the pooch) dressed up. 

Event Info −


We are thrilled to have helped raise over $40,000 for AARCS since the Dash of Doom began in 2016. This is the perfect end to the Run Calgary season and it is includes the whole family.  This pet-friendly event can be walked, run or you can use your mobility device in either the 5KM or 10KM or Kids Event which is 1KM of cuteness overload.

Check out this race day video from 2019!

What's Included

  • Custom long-sleeve shirt featuring last year's winning dog costume "Pirates of the Carribean"
  • Custom finishers' medal featuring the 2021 best dog in costume, 'Reef in the Pirate costume, complete with treasure chest'
  • Personalized race bib
  • Awards for top podium finishes
  • Prizing for best costumes
  • 'Best Dog Costume" is featured on the next years swag!
  • Chip timed event
  • Opportunity to help support AARCS

Event Schedule

October 26  10:00 a.m.  - Package Pick Up Day 1 Opens

October 26 4:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 1 Closes

October 27 12:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 2 Opens

October 27 7:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 2 Closes

October 28 12:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 3 Opens

October 28  4:00 p.m. - Package Pick Up Day 3 Closes

October 28 12:01 a.m. MDT - Virtual Race Window opens
October 31 11:59 p.m. MDT - Virtual Race Window closes

October 29 4:00 p.m. MDT - In-Person event kicks off

Course Map


mulligan course map