From ice cream to wearing your best gorilla costume, crawling in the mud and scaling the biggest bouncy slide there are many great kid-friendly fun runs taking place around Edmonton this year! Get all the details below and register for your favourites!
Kid-Friendly Fun Runs Around Edmonton
Spring into Sprinkles – April 25th
The Cupcake Classic Race Series will host it’s Annual Spring into Sprinkles Fun Run, a portion of the proceeds from the race will go to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society. Every participant is awarded a cupcake at the finish line!
WildOnes Kids MaraFun – May 3rd
The Leading Edge WildOnes Kids MaraFun is a unique race format that allows young people ages 4-12 to participate in their first race. On race day the course is 1.3 km but the kids are encouraged to do a 4-6 week training program to log their kilometres. If they get up to 41 km by race day they will complete their first “MaraFun” on the course! Don’t forget to check out the Race Village, which includes a kids’ fun zone, live entertainment, food and beverages and much more!
Edmonton Gorilla Run – May 9th
The Edmonton Gorilla Run is a community event made up of a 1K Little Gorilla Run, 5K and 10K Walk / Run. It is a hilarious sight to see as hundreds of gorillas make their way through Edmonton’s river valley wearing a gorilla suit with some dressing up their costume to participate in the “Gorilla Costume Contest”.
Bubble Chase 5k – June 13th
Canada’s most colourful bubble run is coming to Edmonton. Join us with your friends and family to take on mountains of colourful bubbles through your choice of 2.5k or 5k route. Fun for everyone! Get a group together and join the fun!
Zulu Kids Edmonton – June 27th
Perfect for kids ages 4-13yrs! The level of difficulty increases with age and includes 2-6km of 20 obstacles! This will definitely be a muddy mess of an adventure.
5K Foam Fest Run – July 4th
Join us for over 22 obstacles including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome (family-friendly) music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer garden.
Edmonton Ice Cream Run – July 18th
At the finish line, all participants will receive our genuine keepsake finishing medal and will also get to indulge in the Chapman’s Ice Cream Buffet curiosity of Royal Treats You will enjoy two scoops of ice cream, choosing, from a variety of 20 – 30 different flavours and topping it off with tables full of sprinkles, chocolate syrup, cookies, marshmallows, gummies and more!
Mega Bounce Run – July 25th
Run through our massive foam zone, powered by large foam cannons. This is going to be fun! Join us for the wackiest, craziest and bounciest 5k run ever. It will have you laughing, smiling, sweating, with all your friends and family.
Mud Hero – August 8th
Kids between ages 4 and 12 can experience the legendary Mud Hero fun with downsized versions of adult obstacles. This race takes place in Red Deer, but has been requested by many Edmonton families to be added to the list!
ABC Kids 1km Fun Run/Walk -August 15th
The ABC Kids 1km fun Run/Walk is a fun and active combination of several fitness activity stations, followed by approximately a 1km run. It has been designed best for kids that range in age from 4 to 8 years old to assist with the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. It spans all abilities. It is a gender-equitable program and is adaptive to special needs children, and children with disabilities.