Edmonton Pride Run & Walk 2017

 

Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

MEDIA SPONSOR

 
 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 
 

VIDEO


Video by Brandon Mattice

 
 

PHOTOS


To see all the photos from the 2017 event, visit our Facebook albums:

Photos by Katie Hughes

Photos by Sithara Fernando

Photos by Jeffrey Kelly

Photos by EG Orren

 
 

Results


Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2017 Edmonton Pride Run & Walk. The official race results (provided by Ellis Timing) are available by clicking the link below:

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Community Partners


 
 

Training Resources

Are you looking for a way to get into better shape for the Edmonton Pride Run & Walk?  Here are some great free options:

NOVEMBER PROJECT

November Project Canada was born from an idea in Boston about getting together with like-minded people and getting fit and having fun together, for free.

They welcome everyone and anyone regardless of age or fitness level.  It is about exercise, yes, but it is also about inclusive community building and being part of something real. They hug, laugh, swear and sweat together. 

Workouts start at 6 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, rain or shine or snow!

Monday: Workouts are at a different location in the city every week. They post the location on Twitter on the weekend so you can plan your run/bike/walk to the location.

Wednesday: A stair workout, typically for a 30 minute duration, to see how many times you can get up and down. 

Friday: Hill workout. They meet at the base of Walterdale Hill.

Website: www.november-project.com
Twitter: @Nov_ProjectCAN

EDMONTON ARCTIC FRONTRUNNERS

A recreational running and walking group for Edmonton's LGBTQ community. Their goal is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to engage in these activities. Runners and walkers of all degrees of experience and ability are welcome. 

If you are joining for the first time they encourage you to contact the run coordinator prior to the run so that they are sure to meet you and introduce you before they set out.  There are no fees associated with the group but members are encouraged to support LGBTQ recreation in Edmonton by joining Team Edmonton. 

They usually meet at 10 am on Sunday at the west end of the parking lot in Emily Murphy Park. 

Website: www.teamedmonton.ca
Twitter: @TeamEdmonton
Email: running@teamedmonton.ca

 

RUN COLLECTIVE

A collective of runners that meet at Lululemon on Whyte Avenue on Wednesday evenings for a free run in the Edmonton river valley.

Runs are anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and all levels of running experience are welcome. 

Twitter: @Run_Collective

 
 

Fundraising


Thank you to everyone that donated to the Edmonton Pride Run & Walk in 2017. For a list of the top team and individual fundraisers click the link below:

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Race Details


DATE AND LOCATION

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Race Start: 10:00 AM
Venue Open: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:
Argyll Community League
6750 88 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6

 

RACE PACKAGE PICK UP

Participants will be able to pick up their race packages (including t-shirts for those that order them) at United Cycle (7620 Gateway Blvd. NW) during the following times:

  • Friday, June 9, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Race package pick up will also be available on the day of the race starting at 8:30 AM at the Argyll Community League near the start/finish line. Pick up will remain available until 9:45 AM (15 minutes before the race starts).

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

8:30 AM

Package pick up, bag check, same-day registration open

9:30 AM

Same-day registration closes

9:45 AM

Package pick up closes

9:55 AM

Pre-race announcements at start line

10:00 AM

10 KM run starts

10:10 AM

3 KM walk and 5 KM run/walk start

10:30 AM

BBQ begins

11:15 AM

Post-race announcements and prize draws

12:45 PM

Bag check closes

 

SITE MAP

Registration, bag check, and washrooms will be located in the main hall at the Argyll Community League (6750 88 Street NW).  Parking is available in the paved parking lot located Northeast of the hall and along the perimeter of Argyll Park.  The start/finish line and community BBQ will be located just behind the hall.  Click the image below for a larger PDF version of the site map.

 

EVENTS AND ROUTE MAPS

This year we have expanded to three events:

3 KM Walk: This non-competitive event is intended for walkers of all ages and abilities. This event will not be chip-timed and results will therefore not be recorded. The 3 KM walk takes place on a fully paved trail (other than a 200-metre flat section on grass near the start/finish line) with one minor hill.

5 KM Run/Walk: This event is intended for either runners or walkers. This event will be chip-timed and results will be recorded. The 5 KM run/walk takes place on a fully paved trail (other than a 200-metre flat section on grass near the start/finish line) with one minor hill. There is a water station near the half-way point of the route.

10 KM Run: This event is intended for runners. This event will be chip-timed and results will be recorded. The 10 KM run takes place on a combination of paved and gravel trails (with a 200-metre flat section on grass near the start/finish line) and has several hills throughout. Water stations will be located near the 2.5 KM and 7.5 KM points of the route.

Below are detailed route maps for the various Pride Run & Walk events. Click on a distance to open the relevant PDF version:

 

BAG CHECK

A complimentary bag check will be available for participants on race day starting at 8:30 AM at the Argyll Community League near the start/finish line. Items will be available for pick up until 12:45 PM. Bags will not be provided so please bring your own.

 

WATER STATIONS

There will be a water station located at the start/finish line and a second water station located on the course for the 5 KM run/walk and the 10 KM run.

 

POST-RACE BBQ

A free community BBQ, sponsored by Team Edmonton, will take place near the start/finish line after the race. Everyone is welcome, including participants, volunteers, and spectators. No registration is required for the BBQ.

Team Edmonton is a local non-profit organization that offers a free communications platform aimed at promoting locally volunteer-run (or low-cost) LGBTQ2S+ inclusive sports and recreational activities.

 

PARKING

We encourage you to carpool, walk, ride, or take public transit to the event. There is also free onsite parking available in the paved parking lot located Northeast of the Argyll Community League and ample street parking along the perimeter of Argyll Park.

 
 

Financials


Thanks to your generous support, we were able to donate $24,000 to the Edmonton Pride Run Endowment in 2017.  If you're curious about exactly how money was raised and spent, we encourage you to review our financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.