• 2022 RACE RESULTS ARE AT THIS LINK

    Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023 for a beautiful 21.1 km, half marathon run from Black Diamond, Alberta, through Turner Valley, then along backcountry roads to finish at the season opening day of the Millarville Farmers’ Market.

    The event also features a two person half marathon relay and the COBS Cinnamon Bun Run 8-Miler, with it’s unique and fun “Bunners” and “Runners” divisions, also finishing at the Market.

    The Millarville Farmers’ Market is the oldest and largest outdoor market in southern Alberta.

    Net proceeds benefit the century-old, community-focused, non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society.

    Contact us at millarvillefarmershalf@gmail.com

    Rick Charlton, Race Director

    Important Dates

    RACE DATE

    Saturday, June 17, 2023

    PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

    We will provide a registration link in mid-October, 2022

    RACE PACKAGE PICKUPS

    June 14 – TBA

    June 15 – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – TBA

    June 16 – Noon to 6 p.m., Lower Racetrack Hall, Millarville Racetrack, 306097-192 St, W, Millarville

    June 17 – 6 a.m. to 8:05 a.m., Oilfields Arena, Black Diamond (please use one of the pre-race pickups in the days prior to ensure you can start on time).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Millarville Farmers’ Market is located at Millarville Racetrack, a century-old rural facility about 35 minutes southwest of Calgary or 20 minutes west of Okotoks. From Calgary, take Highway 22X west until you see a “Turner Valley” sign. Turn south on Highway 22. Follow Highway 22 south until you start seeing the many “Millarville Farmers’ Market” signs guiding you onto Highway 549, then 192 St.

    Every participant receives a unique, hand-made, kiln-fired, custom finishers medal fashioned by one of our local Farmers’ Market artisans. Those registering by March 31, are guaranteed a commemorative wicking-type t-shirt.  And, of course, everyone registering enjoys an awesome run through the Foothills of the Rockies to finish at southern Alberta’s largest outdoor market.

    Participants can park at the Farmers’ Market finish line and take a complimentary pre-race shuttle bus to the start line in Black Diamond, then run the race back to their vehicle. OR, you can park in Black Diamond and, after you’ve run to the Farmers’ Market, you can take a post-race shuttle bus back to the start line. We will abide by government Covid rules of the time, which may require mandatory masking on the buses.

    Absolutely. Invite friends and family to meet you at the finish line, then spend the rest of the morning together enjoying the shopping, food and music of southern Alberta’s largest outdoor market.

    The Millarville “Run To The Farmers’ Market” Half Marathon is a fundraising/awareness project of the registered non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society. Net profits from our event go towards facility maintenance and program development, benefiting our community into our next century. The MRAS has roots older than the Province of Alberta itself, with the first Millarville Races being held on this site in 1905 and our grounds serving as a meeting hub for our rural community ever since. The Ag Society has a volunteer base of more than 300 and annually hosts the Millarville Farmers’ Market, the Millarville Christmas Market, the 114th Annual Millarville Races, the 112th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair and the Millarville Rodeo.

    Thank you to Our Sponsors

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