Love is Love Mile

Sunday Sept 3, 2023

The Love is Love Mile is back in 2023! This race takes places on closed downtown city streets on the parade route 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.


Event Info −


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 3, 2023, and occur on the Calgary Pride Parade route prior to the parade kicking off. The virtual Love is Love Mile will take place during Calgary Pride week, August 25, 2023 - September 4, 2023. If you choose to participate virtually, you can complete your run or walk anywhere, anytime, on any surface during Calgary Pride week.

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.

What's Included

  • Access to the 2020 Spotify playlist and 2021 playlist created by Calgary Pride to celebrate Pride Week.
  • Love is Love Mile unisex tank (2022 tank shown below for reference)
  • Love is Love Mile Finisher's medal
  • Personalized Love is Love race bib
  • Downloadable finisher's badge
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate
  • Opportunity to help support Calgary Pride
  • Eligibility for awesome prizes
  • Goodies from partners for those doing curbside pickup

Event Schedule

  • Sept 1 Package Pickup: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sept 2 Package Pickup: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

September 3 Event Day

  • Bag Check Opens: 9:00 AM
  • Race Starts: 10:00 AM
  • Pride Parade Starts: 11:00 AM
  • Bag Check Closes: 11:00 AM

Virtual Race Window

  • August 25, 2023 - September 4, 2023

Course Map

2022 Course Map shown for reference. 2023 route subject to change.
love is love course map