The Best of Calgary Kid Friendly Fun Runs in 2016

Fun runs are one of our favorite activities to do during the summer months. Grab a group of friends and get out there, getting a work out where the energy can only be described as infectious and taking part in fun things like water fights and bouncy castles. Here are some of our favorite upcoming fun […]

Fun runs are one of our favorite activities to do during the summer months. Grab a group of friends and get out there, getting a work out where the energy can only be described as infectious and taking part in fun things like water fights and bouncy castles.

Here are some of our favorite upcoming fun runs you can bring the kids to in Calgary, in 2016:

Graffiti Run (June) | Get out your best Whites! Throughout the course you encounter “Graffiti Zones” where our diabolical team of volunteers, staff, sponsors and leprechauns will douse you with Color.

Citychase (June) | Teams are given clue sheets that give them locations around Calgary dubbed ChasePoints. They have to get to ChasePoints using their own two feet or public transit and complete various challenges. Once teams complete a certain number of ChasePoints they race back to the start line as fast as they can.

Color Me Rad (July) | Color Me Rad is one of those races that I didn’t bring the kids along to the last couple of years that I’ve gone and I got looks of sheer jealousy when I came home brightly colored. This year, I thought, why not? Kids are free to sign up and you can order race packs online, to reduce the costs of entering the race. If you’re running with a toddler or infant in a stroller, I don’t think I would do it – for the sake of the stroller, and the kid. Wait until they can walk along with you and run a little too.

Neon Run (September) | Before the event begins runners are usually able to get their hands on small neon bombs that they can use to coat themselves (or their other fellow runners) in all sorts fancy bright colours. Then, during the run, participants follow a path that takes them through a number of glow zones. These areas of the course typically have one or more of the following: Glowing neon water (don’t worry, it’s safe!), Laser lighting, Fog, Music.

Insane Inflatable 5K (September) | Inflatables are one of the best parts of childhood, and now you can do it as a family. Children must be 42″ tall to take part in the race, but there is no age limit for running. The inflatables are going to be epic, so kids must be ready to tackle them.

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