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2019 Rogers Insurance Run for L'Arche
presented by Economical Insurance


2019 will be the 9th annual Run for L'Arche and to date has raised over $400,000 for L’Arche Calgary, a charity which helps and supports people with developmental disabilities.  

Both the Half Marathon and 5 Mile distances are Canadian Certified Timed distances and the course is primarily flat!  The Start / Finish line is located at Fort Calgary with two new certified routes.  Run for L’Arche features super cool shirts, medals to all finishers, age category medals including 70+, lots of cheering along the way, special recognition and valuable prizes for the top fundraiser and top fundraising team and fun awards for insurance industry participants. Everyone is a winner at the Run for L'Arche! 

For the kids and family, the Snowman 1K Fun Run has developed into a central feature on race day with hot chocolate for the kids and an emphasis on fun! And the Run’s mascot Winter Willie is always a popular attraction.   

The Run for L'Arche is a popular early season start to the Calgary race calendar and we welcome all levels of runners to participate.     

Over the years this event has grown to over 450 participants on race day including over 100 volunteers, friends and family. We even have celebrity race starters!  

Economical Insurance has been the principal sponsor since its inception in 2011.  L'Arche Calgary commented: “Great community minded organizations like Economical and the Roger’s Insurance Planning Committee, are both a real asset in supporting the Calgary community”. Recently Strides Running Store has come on board and lent their valuable expertise to further raise the profile of the event.  


Start Times

Half Marathon - 10:00am

5 Mile - 10:15am

1K Fun Run/Walk - 10:30am

Note: No early start times are permitted, as course set up, course marshals, water stations, chip timing and Emergency Services will not be available before 10:00am

Race Day Registration Fees ( Cash and Cheque only)

Half Marathon - $75

5 Mile - $50

1K Fun Run/Walk - $20


Back by popular demand!  Run in both the Original St. Patrick’s Day Road Race (March 17th, 2019) and the Run for L’Arche (March 30th , 2019) and receive a $25 gift card form Stride’s Running Store!  You can choose any two distances and all you have to do is cross the finish line in both races to earn your gift card!

Paid parking is available through the Calgary Park Plus system on the grounds as well as community street parking nearby.  The LRT is three blocks away and Fort Calgary is serviced by transit. 

Registration fees

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Nov 30 – Dec 1
    2. CA$60.00
      Dec 1 – Jan 31
    3. CA$70.00
      Feb 1 – Mar 24

5 Mile Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Nov 30 – Dec 1
    2. CA$40.00
      Dec 1 – Jan 31
    3. CA$45.00
      Feb 1 – Mar 24

Snowman 1K Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Nov 30 – Dec 1
    2. CA$15.00
      Dec 1 – Jan 31
    3. CA$20.00
      Feb 1 – Mar 24


Sometimes people wonder what difference their support makes. As a donor, you provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to be an important part of a community; you help individuals live life with dignity by contributing to their involvement in day programs, work, church and other public events; you ensure their homes are safe, comfortable and well maintained; and most of all, you remind people that they are not forgotten but are loved and respected. Thanks for being a crucial part in building a compassionate world and a more human society.

Fee Notes

1. Online registration will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, March 24th, 2019.

2. An online processing fee will be applied to your online registration into this event.

3. All funds payable in Canadian Dollars.

4. VISA, MC, Amex, and Discover Card accepted.

5. Your credit card statement will show a charge from Fast North Corp or Race Roster for your online registration into this event.

Race Kit Pick Up Dates and Locations

Race kit pick-up dates and times:

Economical Insurance
Suite 700 322 – 11th Ave SW
Tues. March 26, 2019
 11:30am – 2:00pm

Economical Insurance
Suite 700 322 – 11th Ave SW
Wed. March 27, 2019
 11:30am – 2:00pm

Marda Loop Strides
3558 Garrison Gate SW
Thurs. March 28, 2019
 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Fish Creek Strides
1119, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr., SE
Fri. March 29, 2019
 4:30pm -8:00pm

Race Day – Fort Calgary
Sat. March 30, 2019
 8:30am – 10:00am

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Jorge Marzetti CA$1,000.00
2 Richards & Associates Management Consultants Inc. CA$1,000.00
3 Frank Walsh CA$1,000.00

Top Teams


L'Arche Board "Speedsters"





Team Awesome

Raised: CA$650.00



Raised: CA$325.00

Top Fundraisers


Frank Walsh

Raised: CA$14,150.00


Lindsay Jones

Raised: CA$12,550.00


Mark Richards





Event Schedule

  • March 30 10:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start

  • March 30 10:15 AM MDT - 5 Mile Start

  • March 30 10:30 AM MDT - 1K Fun Run/Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Calgary, AB, Canada

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