Sept 17th, Race day registration: $50
registration is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets are limited.
The Popcorn Run - Canada's Poppin' Fun Run!
Fun for everyone! Get a group together and join the fun!
Everyone's welcome at The Popcorn Run - there is no minimum or maximum age limit.
Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted on the course.
Kids 5 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult! Popcorn, lemonade, and finisher medals can be purchased on-site for the little ones if you wish.
Online registration must be completed for all participants.
See FAQ for more info.
Walk, run or dance!
Take on the run your way, you choose. This event is not a timed run, so if you wish to walk or run it is up to you!
Most of our courses will have two water refill stations.
Reward your hard work!
Complete the course and reward yourself to a bag of tasty kettle corn and a refreshing glass of lemonade.
Kick back, listen to music and enjoy the park atmosphere. You've earned it!
Do it for Charity!
Every Popcorn Run is organized in partnership with a local charity.
Have fun and make every step count by raising much needed funds!
Calgary Event Guide
Race Kit Pick Up
Pick up your packet on the event day at the event sign-in tent. If you have chosen to do the run as a virtual run you will receive the time for you to pick up your packet our it will be shipped to you if you choose that option.
Event Location and start times.
The Popcorn Run will be held on Saturday, Sept 17th, 2022. The starting wave will begin at 9am and the following waves will start every 10 min after that.
Location: South Glenmore Park, 90 Avenue, and 24 Street.
Parking And Directions
Parking is free parking in and around the park. Parking is limited and is first come first serve.
Running With Children
Participants who are 13 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult (18+). Participants under the age of 5 can run for free but must still be checked in at the sign-in tent and have pre-registered through the registration system (Race Roster). Wheelchairs, strollers and pushchairs are permitted on course however please note that the terrain on the course may vary (hills, roads, pathways, grass, unpaved trails). Each city will have a unique course. The Calgary course will offer a 5k or 10k course.
Your health and safety is top of mind as we plan to welcome you to the event! We continue to follow Alberta Health Services for updates and guidelines to help us prepare.
Please read through the following important precautions and measures we are taking to prevent the risk of COVID-19 spread:
We will stagger the start times to allow for smaller groups, less density, and physical distancing. Those who would like to run or walk with members of their cohort are encouraged to contact us.
To prevent common touch points, we will not be providing bag check, portable toilets, seating, tables, or additional activities.
Participants must be healthy and not show any COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat - even if symptoms appear mild or resemble a cold). Please complete a self-assessment prior to arriving at the event. Participants showing any symptoms must not attend the event.
If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms at the event, you will be asked to promptly return home. Failure to leave the event site will result in event postponement/cancellation.
Participants are expected to use proper personal protective practices (coughing and sneezing etiquette, hand hygiene, etc.).
Spitting will not be allowed. Consider carrying tissues for spit and mucus and dispose of them promptly after the race.
Faster runners: Please keep to the left and allow two meters of space when passing other runners or trail users.
Slower runners and participants with strollers, etc.: Please keep to the right.
We strongly encourage you to:
Wash your hands frequently, bring hand sanitizer, bring your own water bottle, and maintain two meters of physical distance from others at all times.
Bring a non-medical mask for use in public washrooms and while you are not running or walking.
Use the restrooms at your home prior to arriving onsite. Public restrooms will be available if needed.
Arrive on-time (not earlier than necessary), and refrain from gathering with others after you’ve completed the run/walk.
If you need assistance on the course, please look for race staff/volunteers and ask for assistance.