Dash of Doom

Saturday Oct 26, 2024

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, and Run Calgary's only pet-friendly race! Join us before the race in our fun festival area with Halloween activities, family dance party, face painting 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 $50,000 for AARCS since the Dash of Doom began in 2015. This is the perfect end to the Run Calgary race 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, 10KM, or Kids Event which is 1KM of cuteness overload.

New in 2024

This year, in an effort to improve our sustainability efforts, we are introducing an optional finisher's medal for the 5km and 10km races. We first piloted this initiative at the 2023 Wild Run with great success. For those that still love to collect medals from races (we see you!) you can add the medal to your cart during registration! Medals will be available while quantities last. For those that wish to help create a little less waste, you can choose not to purchase the optional medal. All kids participating in the Kids Race will receive a medal.

What's Included

All Participants will receive:

  • Custom long-sleeve shirt featuring the 2023 best dog costume winner
  • Candy aid stations
  • Pre-race Halloween festivities including free face painting, candy, photo booth, DJ, food trucks and more!
  • Awards for top podium finishers
  • Prizing for best costumes, best group costumes, and best pet costumes
  • "Best Dog Costume" is featured on the next years' swag!
  • Chip timed event
  • Opportunity to help support AARCS
  • Prize Draw entries for those who fundraise/donate a minimum of $50

All Kids Race Participants will also receive:

  • Finisher medal featuring the 2023 best dog costume winner

5km/10km Participants can add:

  • Optional finisher medal featuring the 2023 best dog costume winner

*2023 swag shown below for reference.


Event Schedule

Package Pick-up

  • To be announced

October 26, 2024 - Event Day

  • Bag Check Opens: 2:00 PM
  • Pre-Race Halloween Fun Fest: 2:00 PM
  • Dog Costume Showcase: 2:30 PM
  • Kids' Race Starts: 3:00 PM
  • 5K & 10K Wave 1 Start (fast runners): 3:30 PM
  • 5K & 10K Wave 2 Start (runners): 3:33 PM
  • 5K Wave 3 Start (walkers): 3:36 PM
  • Costume Prizing: 4:45 PM
  • Bag Check Closes: 5:30 PM

*Event day schedule subject to change.


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