July 7-16, 2023
Celebrate Calgary’s western spirit by registering for Run Calgary’s summer virtual event, the Flapjack 15. Your virtual run or walk can be completed anywhere, and on any surface (trail, road, treadmill, track) anytime during the Calgary Stampede.
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What can you expect in 2023? Youth sizing and adult sizing will both be available so that your whole family can participate. Plus, if you register 3 or more people in the same transaction, you will receive a 10% discount! Get the country music going and pop on your cowboy hats, this run is sure to please any stampede fans!
Event Info −
Run your race, your pace.... anytime and anyplace, during July 7-16 all while supporting the Youth Centres of Calgary (YCC) - a charity organization created to provide a safe space for vulnerable youth to just be kids, get food in their bellies and build bonds.
We encourage registered participants to track their run using RunKeeper, where your results will automatically sync with your Race Roster account and load right onto the Flapjack 15 virtual leaderboard. Alternatively, screen capture any fitness app or watch (Garmin, Strava, Fitbit etc.) and manually upload your time. All registered participants will receive detailed instructions for completing their virtual race prior to the start of the race period.
- A Run Calgary "western shirt” fully sublimated short-sleeve technical shirt Western-themed race bib
- A cowpoke-approved finisher’s medal, custom-engraved here in Calgary!
- Chances to win additional swag throughout the race window
- Personalized virtual finisher's certificate and digital badges upon completion
- A Run Calgary curated Calgary Stampede Spotify playlist
- Access to the Race Roster Leaderboard to see how your finish time compare against other cowfolks
- The option to track your virtual race on RunKeeper - your finishing time will automatically connect to the leaderboard - plus be sure to turn on audio cues to help get you all-fired up on your run
- The opportunity to raise funds for Calgary's vulnerable families through the Youth Centres of Calgary (YCC)
- Extra goodies for those who choose to receive their package by curbside pickup.
2022 Citizen of The Year: Jane Wachowich of Youth Centres of Calgary
Run Calgary is committed to more than just fun and The Flapjack 15 will fill you up in more ways than one.
This event gives back to Youth Centres of Calgary and founder Jane Wachowich was named 2022 Citizen of The Year! Congrats Jane and thank you for the work you do to make our community better. Check out the story on CTV Calgary.
Flapjack 15 Supports Youth Centres of Calgary
The Youth Centres of Calgary (YCC) is a grassroots home, an oasis located in a community where many of the children do not have access to safety, healthy role models, sports coaching, music lessons and many more of the developmental influences most Calgary kids have every day. In 'normal times', YCC’s kids aged 9-16 can spend a few wonderful hours of after school time interacting and with others and doing what kids love to do after school. This includes making new friends, gaining wisdom from 'cool' adult volunteers, free access to technology and homework help, music lessons, and access to sports equipment, games and art supplies. They can also get a healthy hot meal before they leave at 6:00pm, ready to take on the challenges of their lives.
The aim of the program is to reduce the effects of cyclical poverty and to address the multitude of problems associated with vulnerable youth growing up in Calgary’s tipping point communities. This recent year has been particularly difficult for many families. There has been job loss, unpredictability, mental health concerns, and so much more. Our youth are increasingly affected by these troubling times in their homes and at school. For a year now, the centre has provided over 75,000 healthy meal bags and grocery items at the Ogden youth centre, and at various pop-up sites in Forest Lawn/Forest Heights, Bowness, Penbrooke, Radisson Heights, Dover, Shaganappi, Applewood, Pineridge, and Abbeydale.
- July 6 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- July 7 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- July 7 Virtual Race Window Opens: 12:00 AM
- July 16 Virtual Race Window Closes: 11:59 PM