2021 HARVEST HALF MARATHON
We are back! Due to last years cancellation, *this* year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvest Half Marathon! The race started with humble beginnings and only a few dozen participants in 2000. Since then the race has grown and become a staple in many runners fall racing plans.
Weaving its way through beautiful Fish Creek Park, the Harvest Half Marathon checks all the boxes. It has a Beautiful course, awesome volunteers, is well organized and has great prizes. Join hundreds of other runners on September 25th, 2021 for a run through the park!
The Harvest Half Marathon has supported the Calgary running community and local Alberta based charities for the past 19 years. We have raised over $ 700 000 to help our beneficiaries manage their programs and we look forward to helping you enjoy a premier half marathon race this fall !
We are runners ourselves and run this event first and foremost for the local running community. We know many runners including ourselves who have had events cancelled or postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We were all hoping that our event was going to be a go last year but unfortunately it was not possible for us to run it the way our participants deserved for it to be run. With that said we are working with both Alberta Parks and the City of Calgary to make the 2021 event a go!
We have changed the way our refund policy works in order to accommodate the uncertain times we all find ourselves in. For this year we will be offering an 80% refund or a roll over to our 2022 event should this years event be cancelled. We want to spend a little extra money on some sweet swag (which has to be paid for in advance) for our 20th anniversary event, hence the only 80% refund.
We will absolutely not transition the HHM into a virtual event for 2021. We have had enough of those too.
We are excited to launch our 2020 race registration on April 1st. Just prior to the 2019 Harvest Half Marathon our race director, Nolan Tudor, was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 34. In light of this the Harvest Half Marathon has decided to work with the Epilepsy Association of Calgary this year. All proceeds from this years event will be donated to this cause that has now become near and dear to us.
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is a local, charitable organization that has served the community for nearly 65 years. We are the only local organization that addresses the impact of epilepsy. Approximately 2% of the population has epilepsy – 20,000 Calgarians – enough to fill the Saddledome! Many others are affected however, such as family, friends, peers, employers, teachers and others. Anyone, of any age, gender, background, and race can develop epilepsy at any time during their life. The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is 100% self-funded, through donations, small grants, and fund-raising activities.
Epilepsy is “hidden” unless or until a seizure occurs. A seizure can be extremely frightening to witness, and many people don’t know what is happening or how to help. As a result, the stigma surrounding epilepsy persists. Even in situations where the person has achieved good seizure control, barriers can be difficult to overcome. For example: peer rejection, social isolation, underemployment, lack of career advancement and job loss. In some situations, serious injury and even death can occur as a result of seizure related events.
Together we can make a difference. Whether you’re simply helping to get the word out or you’re able to donate, we can crush the stigma of epilepsy once and for all!
Early Bird PricingNow registering Apr. 1 – May 31
$70.00Jun. 1 – Aug. 14
$80.00Aug. 15 – Sep. 19
- September 25 7:45 a.m. MDT - Start Time
- September 25 11:00 a.m. MDT - Race Closes
- Event contact
- Nolan & Kirsten Tudor