4 Date-Worthy Winter Run Events in Edmonton

From Ugly sweaters to headlamps, there are plenty of run events to get you outside in Edmonton this winter. Here’s your guide to getting outside and running in the city, after the snow has hit the ground.

The Sweater Run | November 25, 2017
From the start area at Emily Murphy Park, athletes will head West along the roadway, under Groat Road Bridge and onto the trail system next to the North Saskatchewan River.  Athletes will follow the trail to the 2.5km turnaround (west side of Hawrelak Park) and return the same way along the snowy (will there be snow?!) path back to Emily Murphy Park and the finish! Dig deep for your Great Sweater: cheery snowmen, bedazzled snowflakes, and strange snowmen!

The Resolution Run | January 1, 2018
Start the New Year off on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle! In addition to post-event refreshments, you will also receive a stylish limited-edition Resolution Run Jacket. The race is capped at 1,500 participants.

River Valley Revenge | January 20, 2018
River Valley Revenge will challenge you with the best that the Edmonton river valley has to offer. Amazing singletrack, calf burning uphills and heart-stopping downhills will make this a run to remember. Choose from 8k, 25k and 50k!

Dead Cold Run | February 11, 2018
Kick off your race season and beat away the dead cold by participating in the ‘Frozen 5k’ or ‘Icey 10k’ events!    All races take you along the snow-packed trails of the North Saskatchewan River.

Are you inspired to get outside? If you don’t want to hit the trails as part of a formal race, you can always hit up some of your favourite trails in the River Valley and follow it up with a cup of hot cocoa and great conversation to warm you up!