In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the expected persistence of compulsory gathering limits through mid-June, along with the stated Federal/Provincial government timing for vaccine rollout completion in Fall, 2021, we have decided to hibernate Millarville for 2021.

    We will come back strong with a full physical event on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

    Risk mitigation measures you might see at other events – staggered starts, limited participation size, etc – simply do not translate well to our event.

    We expect to open for 2022 registrations in mid-October, 2021 and we hope you’ll join us once again as we run to the Millarville Farmers’ Market!!!

    As always, we appreciate your support and hope you continue to stay safe and test negative.

    See you on the other side.

    Rick Charlton, Race Director, January 15, 2021

    Important Dates


    Saturday, June 18, 2022





    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. You also get a commemorative wicking type t-shirt with a custom image painted by one of our local Farmers’ Market artists. Race bag with swag. And an awesome run through the Foothills of the Rockies to finish at southern Alberta’s largest outdoor market.

    Yes, participants can park at the Farmers’ Market finish line and take a complimentary pre-race shuttle bus to the start line in Black Diamond. 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.

    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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