Saturday, June 17, 2023
We will provide a registration link in mid-October, 2022
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).
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.