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Beard Run 2.0 - Mental Health Week 2017
Running for Mental Health + Film Screenings

This great and fun event, in its 2nd edition combines running, mental health awareness, physical health, lifestyle, creativity and art to promote living the most well-rounded life one can

Joinm us for the 2nd annual Beard Run, which is a 5 Mile (8K) Fun Run that celebrates living a phyically healthy bearded lifestyle with great bearded and non-bearded people, followed by some short films including people's stories about dealing with mental health and the awareness.

This is a celebration of Canadian Mental Health Week in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary Region. 

All beard types are welcome, even if you aren't bearded. If you aren't bearded, put on a fake beard that will get you noticed and raise even more awareness. Really awesome swag and finisher medal.

Join us for the short film screening and panel discussion with the featured film subjects and film makers right after the run right near the start/finish line.

The Swag:


  • 5 Mile Fun Run
  • Clock Timing (No Official Timing of Results)
  • Unique Finisher Medal 
  • Custom Event Trucker Cap
  • Ticket to film screening and panel discussion
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Draw Prizes
  • All this for just 20 Bucks if you sign Up Early!

*$5 of all registration fees plus all pledges are donated directly to

Canadian Mental Health Association






The Film Line Up:



5 Mile Race Route Map:

Screening Starts at 7:30PM

Venue: Fort Calgary Thearter 

Start/Finish and Venuue for Film Screening will be in the same area, within walking distance of parking. 

Race Start is at For Calgary

Film Screening is Inside Fort Calgary

Supported By:










Registration fees

5 Mile Fun Run + Film Screening Closed

Run + Film Screening

    1. CA$20.00
      Feb 8 - Apr 16
    2. CA$25.00
      Apr 17 - May 3

Event Schedule

  • May 3 5:00 PM MDT - Package Pick-Up Begins at the Start Line @Fort Calgary

  • May 3 5:50 PM MDT - Package Pick-Up Closes

  • May 3 5:50 PM MDT - Race Briefing

  • May 3 6:00 PM MDT - Race Starts

  • May 3 7:30 PM MDT - Films Begin Rolling inside Fort Calgary

  • May 3 8:30 PM MDT - Panel Q&A with Subjects and Film Makers

  • May 3 9:00 PM MDT - Hang Out and Mingle + Draw Prizes

Contact Information

Event Location

Fort Calgary, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

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