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 −


In-Person Event: Saturday October 30, in the evening

Virtual Race Window: October 24 - October 31 

Covid-19 Protocols

Run Calgary is committed to more than just fun, we have a perfect score for safety and experience putting on covid-secure events. Please anticipate some covid adaptations to this event in the near term to ensure it's success and long-term sustainability.

Read the Protocols and FAQs (links coming soon) and shoot us an email if you have questions and would like to know more about our AHS approved covid-secure event plan that follows the 8 covid-secure protocols to keep everyone, participants, volunteers and staff safe.

Although we can't yet gather in large groups, we can still race with some adaptations in controlled events as we get back to the safe return to racing.

What's Included

  • Custom long-sleeve shirt 
  • Custom finishers' medal featuring the 2020 best dog in costume, Flint the rubber ducky in his bubble bath.
  • 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 24 12:01 a.m. MDT - Virtual Race Window opens
October 31 11:59 p.m. MDT - Virtual Race Window closes

October 30 4:00 p.m. MDT - In-Person event kicks off

Course Map


mulligan course map