Flapjack 15

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 to Expect in 2022!

  • Youth Sizing: So you can rope in the whole family
  • Group Pricing: Register 3 or more cowpokes in the same transaction and receive 10% off
  • Pet Swag: Matching western-wear swag available for purchase
  • RunKeeper Audio Cues: Additional motivation to keep you galloping along
  • Shirt Sizing: Register by April 12th and your shirt size is guaranteed
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Event Info −


Run your race, your pace.... anytime and anyplace, 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.

Purchase your registration and select to collect your swag by curbside pickup or to have it mailed to you. Run your race anywhere and anytime between July 8-17.

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 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.

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.

Here’s how your donations make a difference:

$25 donation provides a wholesome bagged lunch for 6 kids

$75 donation covers the cost of fresh produce for a week at one of our 10 pop-up sites

$150 donation covers the cost of eggs and milk for a month at one of our 10 pop-up sites

$250 donation provides a nutritious breakfast for 80 kids during our free outdoor summer program

$500 donation covers the cost of fresh produce and groceries for two weeks at two of our pop-up sites

What's Included

  • A Run Calgary "western shirt” (fully sublimated short-sleeve technical shirt - see the mock up below) 
  • Western-themed race bib
  • A cowpoke-approved finisher’s medal that is wearable as a lapel pin (*2021 medal is shown for reference)
  • 10 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.

Event Schedule

July 6 10:00 a.m. MDT - OPEN for Curbside Pick Up at Run Calgary HQ
July 6 4:00 p.m. MDT - Curbside Pick up CLOSES

July 7 12:00 p.m. MDT - OPEN for Curbside Pick Up at Run Calgary HQ
July 7 7:00 p.m. MDT - CLOSES Curbside Pick Up

July 8 12:00 p.m. MDT - OPEN for Curbside Pick Up at Run Calgary HQ
July 8 4:00 p.m. MDT - CLOSES Curbside Pick Up

July 8 12:01 a.m. MDT - Race Window and Leaderboard Opens
July 17 11:59 p.m. MDT - Race Window Closes

July 20 12:00 p.m. MDT - Leaderboard Closes
July 25 12:00 p.m. MDT - Fundraising Closes