Sunday, September 29th 2019 - 7:45 AM

You may be familiar with the Gorilla Run, a beloved Calgary event that in its 15 years running, has raised close to $100,000 dollars for gorilla conservation, specifically the Dian Fossey Fund and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative. We at Run Calgary have been honoured to steward the Gorilla Run for the last 3 years.
We will continue to support gorilla preservation and conservation for years to come, however with the evolution of the Wild Run we are happy to share the love around the animal kingdom. We look forward to supporting animal conservation with you at the same race you know and love, now called the Wild Run.

What makes it unique?

  • A unique distance for both solo and team runners.

  • Calgary's exclusive zoo run

  • Zoo animal themed swag 

  • You receive free race-day zoo entry with your registration and the unique opportunity to visit the animals as they awaken at dawn

  • Supporting conservation

  • Tiered fundraising incentives - amazing prizes available to be won with your fundraising

  • Reducing our environmental impact with a cup-less event- bring your bottles and we will supply the water


16 KM Solo Run
16 KM Team Relay (4KM Legs)

16 KM Youth Team (14 and under)


Calgary Zoo & Surrounding Pathways

New for 2019. Start Line/Transition Zone located at the Rise on St. Patrick's Island.

•Avoid parking tickets! Please note that runners are responsible for their own parking fees and this in not included in your registration.
•The closest parking lot to the rise is the CPA Calgary Zoo West lot off of Zoo Rd NE. This is an hourly parking lot that requires payment upon your arrival.

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up

Running Room Eau Claire

Friday September 27 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday September 28 from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

**Please note that there will be no package pick-up on race day. Please contact info@calgarymarathon with special circumstances. 

Race Day begins at 7:45 am (St Patrick's Island, The Rise)

  • 16 km Solo  -  7:50 am

  • 16 km Team  -  8:00 am

  • Awards (Calgary Zoo event tent)  -  10:30 am


  • Custom beanie

  • Custom Burrowing Owl finishers' medal





























Race RoutE



Past Results







Happily supporting animal conservation and The Calgary Zoo's efforts to "sustain threatened wildlife in Canada and around the world". Raise $250 - you automatically receive an annual Calgary Zoo connect pass worth $65. This year funds will support local species, the Burrowing Owl.Owl fact sheets and fundraising support guide can be found below. 







**All fees associated with race registration are non-refundable and non-transferable to another participant. This act may seem well intentioned, but has many negative implications to the organizers and participants including liability, timing, results, awards and many other factors. the sale or transfer of a bib will result in disqualification.**

​Find us: 

1515 Highfield Cres SE Unit 17

Box 296 Station M, T2P 2H9

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

​​Call us:

403 264 2996