Sunday, September 30th 2018 - 7:45 AM

You may be familiar with the Gorilla Run, a beloved Calgary event that in its 13 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

  • Panda-themed swag to commemorate our newest Asiatic Ursine visitors

  • 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, with this years funds allocated to preserving panda habitat.

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

  • Raise $1000 and be entered to win a VIP exclusive panda brunch & experience for you and 7 friends with the panda keeper!!!

  • New this year - this event is now going cup-less - bring your bottles and we will supply the water

  • Purchase a hot breakfast at staff price to enjoy post-run

2018 Events

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

16 KM Youth Team (14 and under)


Start Calgary Zoo North Lot

Schedule of Events

Package Pick-up

Running Room Eau Claire

Friday September 28 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday September 29 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

  • 16 km Solo  -  7:50 am

  • 16 km Team  -  8:00 am

  • Awards  -  10:30 am


  • Custom panda trucker hat

  • Custom finishers' medal

  • If you raise $250 - you get an annual Calgary Zoo connect pass worth $65. 

  • Take home "Wild"flower seeds to commemorate this great race for conservation































Race RoutE








Past Results




**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.**


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. Raise $1000 and be entered to win a VIP exclusive panda brunch & experience for you and 7 friends with the panda keeper!!!

​Find us: 

1515 Highfield Cres SE Unit 17

Box 296 Station M, T2P 2H9

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

​​Call us:

403 264 2996