WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL RUN?
The Virtual Run is a 5k or 10k event that can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a park, or even on the treadmill. Sign up, decide on a route, and then celebrate after you've rocked your run!
Event packets will start shipping the first week of September. The popcorn is popped every Thursday in September and then shipped that day.
YOU CHOOSE THE PLACE
RUN OR WALK FROM ANYWHERE YOU LIKE!
YOU CHOOSE THE TIME
FIT IT IN ON YOUR SCHEDULE!
ENJOY YOUR REWARDS
POPCORN AND RACE MEDAL SHIP STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RUN
> This is a cost-effective way to get others to join the fun with you!
Bag of kettle corn $12.99
Event packets will start shipping the first week of September. The popcorn is popped every Thursday in September and then shipped that day. (Will only ship within Canada)
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's up to you.
Most of our courses will have two water 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!
Virtual Run Guide
Event packets will start shipping the first week of September. The popcorn is popped every Thursday in September and shipped that day.
Choose a Location.
A virtual run gives you the freedom to race from anywhere, whether it be a local track, the beach, a park or even the gym. Choose somewhere comfortable and exciting where you can go the distance.
Complete Your Race.
It’s entirely up to you how you finish it. Walk, jog, run or even jump on the treadmill to get that distance in! Many races come in various distances, virtual 5k runs, virtual 10k runs, and virtual half marathon runs, and even if you choose a longer distance, most of these will allow you to break up the distances until you complete it. Talk about flexibility!
Submit Your Results.
Once you finish your run/walk, submit your results to the website. It’s all based on the honour system, however, some runners track their run/walk with a wearable fitness tracker, such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin or any others. Note you do not need to submit your results to receive your race kit... this is just for fun!
Share Your Accomplishments.
No, seriously. You deserve to shine and social media can be your flashlight. Use the hashtag #thepopcornrun to show off your win and bring awareness to this amazing opportunity. It will also give you a chance to connect with other virtual racers.
Supporting rural healthcare!
Hearts for Healthcare is a non-profit, registered charity developed to enhance and enrich the quality of rural healthcare. Our focus is on physician attraction and retention, raising community awareness, purchasing necessary medical equipment, and providing facility upgrades within the Cold Lake healthcare community.
100% of all donations go to Hearts for Healthcare, any donations over $25 will receive tax receipts.