Love is Love Mile

Sunday Sept 1, 2024

The Love is Love Mile is back in 2024! This race takes places on closed downtown streets along the parade route (in reverse!) before the Pride Parade begins. Like all Run Calgary events, this is an inclusive event and everyone is welcome.


Our goals are many... to bring two exceptional communities together, fundraise for Calgary Pride, make fitness more accessible to the LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Two-Spirit +) community and finally to further a culture of learning and allyship in the running community.

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Event Info −

Overview

Launched in 2020, the Love is Love Mile was created to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride. Run Calgary is proud to support Calgary Pride, the LGBTQ2S+ community, and hopes that this race will continue to bring more love to this wonderful city.

The in-person Love is Love Mile will take place on Sunday September 1, 2024, and occur on the Calgary Pride Parade route prior to the parade kicking off. The virtual Love is Love Mile will take place September 1 - September 8, 2024. If you choose to participate virtually, you can complete your run or walk anywhere, anytime, on any surface during the virtual race window!

What's Included

In-Person participants will receive:

  • 2024 Love Is Love Singlet
  • 2024 Love is Love finisher's medal
  • Personalized Love is Love race bib (Must register by August 20th to receive your name on your bib)
  • Finish line treat
  • Chip timed event
  • A safe, inclusive and competitive (if you want it to be) event
  • Opportunity to help support Calgary Pride
  • Prize Draw entries for those who fundraise/donate a minimum of $50
  • Finish the race and then join us to watch the parade in the designated Run Calgary zone

Virtual participants will receive:

  • 2024 Love Is Love Singlet
  • 2024 Love is Love finisher's medal
  • Personalized Love is Love race bib (Must register by August 20th to receive your name on your bib)
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate
  • Opportunity to help support Calgary Pride
  • Prize Draw entries for those who fundraise/donate a minimum of $50
  • A Run Calgary curated Spotify playlist

*2023 swag shown below for reference.

Love is Love 2023 swag

Event Schedule

Package Pick-up

  • To be announced

September 1, 2024 - In-Person Event Day

  • Bag Drop Opens: 9:00 AM (at start line)
  • Bag Drop Closes: 10:15 AM (at start line)
  • Race Starts: 10:30 AM
  • Pride Parade Starts: 11:00 AM
  • Bag Pick-up Closes: 11:15 AM (at finish line)

*Event day schedule subject to change.

Virtual Race Window

  • September 1, 2024 - September 8, 2024

RUNtalks with Calgary Pride

Check out this 1-hour RUNtalks Breaking down Gender Barriers in Sport (it's like TED talks but for runners!) It was recorded in September of 2020 and features James Demers (he/him) who was Executive Director of Calgary Queer Arts Society at the time of this recording and Victoria Bucholtz (she/her) a teacher at Mount Royal University, entertainment producer, drag queen and runner. This TEDtalks is facilitated by Run Calgary Executive Director, Kirsten Fleming.

Course Map

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