Dash of Doom

Saturday Oct 28, 2023

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 $45,000 for AARCS since the Dash of Doom began in 2016. 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.

What's Included

  • Custom long-sleeve shirt featuring the 2022 best dog costume (2021 costume shown for reference)
  • Custom finishers' medal featuring the 2022 best dog in costume (2021 medal shown for reference)
  • Pre-race Halloween festivities including free face painting, candy, photo booth, DJ, food trucks and more!
  • 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 25 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

October 26 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 27 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 28 Event Day

Bag Check Opens: 2:30 PM

Pre-Race Halloween Fun Fest: 2:30 PM

Dog Parade: 3:00 PM

Kids' Race Starts: 3:30 PM

5K & 10K Wave 1 Start (fast runners): 4:00 PM

5K & 10K Wave 2 Start (runners): 4:02 PM

5K Wave 3 Start (walkers & strollers): 4:04 PM

Awards: 5:15 PM

Bag Check Closes: 6:00 PM


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