REGISTRATION: Click here to register for 2024!!
START TIME: 7:30 a.m., main start, (7 a.m. early Walker start).
START LINE LOCATION: Oilfields Arena, Diamond Valley (formerly Black Diamond)
FINISH LINE: Millarville Racetrack, Millarville Farmers’ Market
This is a beautiful, point-to-point course, starting in Diamond Valley East (formerly Black Diamond), heading south and then west through the scenic Turner Valley Golf Club area, turning north on urban pathway that takes us into Diamond Valley West (formerly Turner Valley) and then back towards Diamond Valley East. Finally, we’ll head out into the country, darting through breathtaking, big sky, prairie landscapes on Racetrack Road to finish at the Millarville Farmers’ Market as it opens for its 41st season.
Millarville Farmers’ Market is southern Alberta’s largest outdoor market, only 35 minutes southwest of Calgary.
Click on this MAP link for a look at the course.
Aside from a brief, 100 foot stretch of gravel at KM 7.2 and another less-than-2/10ths-of- a-km stretch at the finish, this run is entirely on regular pavement or “soft” pavement and/or paved pathways.
Traffic will be eliminated or restricted on about 18.8 KM of the course.
Start line elevation in Diamond Valley is 3,848 ft (1,173 metres). Highest point is 4,019 ft (1,225 metres) at KM 4.25 in the Turner Valley golf course area. Lowest point is the finish line at 3,819 ft (1,164 metres).
Ages 12 and older
|Until end Dec 31||$75|
|Until end Mar 31||$85|
|Until end May 31||$95|
|Until end June 10||$105|
“This race needs to be shared with everyone. The farmer’s market afterwards is the best post race food supply I’ve ever seen. I got a delicious Saskatoon pie.”
“The race was fabulous, thank you so much! You had enough signage, cheerful volunteers, varied countryside, and an awesome place to finish!! The medals are so cool . . . . I feel extremely lucky.” – Nadyia Fry, second place 2013 woman at Millarville and 2013 winner of the Calgary Marathon.
“Can I just say again what a great race you put on. It really is fun.” – Duncan Marsden, 2012 and 2017 Millarville overall winner.
“Just wanted to congratulate you on an awesome race. The pickup at Eau Claire went really smoothly, the bags were well organized and the volunteers were great. The shuttle buses to the start were great too ….and the location of the start was good, tho it might be a bit small when your race grows as we know it will. The course was MAGNIFICENT and the km markers were nice and accurately placed. The water stations were also well placed and the volunteers were great. The finish was awesome…the medals neat. What more can I say…all in all a great event and well run and I will defiinitely be running it again next year and bringing extra running buddies with me! Great job.”
“I would like to thank and congratulate the Organizing Committee for the excellent half marathon event. I have run many half marathons in Alberta, through Canada and in the Unitied States and would categorize this half marathon as one of the best. The volunteers were so helpful and friendly, the route was well-marked and so scenic, the presence of the first aid personnel was very reassuring, the t-shirts are very colorful, finishers medals are unique and food after the run was plentiful.“
“The Millarville Half Marathon has the best volunteers ever! The genuine excitement and energy from each and every one is uncomparable. This has to be my favorite half marathon. The breathtaking scenery is the icing on the cake. You’ll see me again next year!!!!”
“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! WHAT AN AMAZING RACE! I appreciate all the hard work that went into this day. I can’t wait for next year!!”
“The volunteers were the best!!! Our best cheerleaders along the way.. ? thanks for an excellent well-organized race.. My first half marathon is in the books and I wouldn’t have wanted to be running anywhere else this morning than through that beautiful countryside! Cheers!”
“A superbly well organized race from every aspect, kudos to you guys! I absolutely loved having the chance to get out of the city and run in the fresh country air! Can’t wait to do it again next year!”
“The volunteers were definitely enthusiastic and offered encouragement wherever possible! I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart because without the volunteers I wouldn’t have been able to run my first half… So thank you for making my crazy dream a reality by giving your time!! And encouragement!”
“Great event! The volunteers were amazing! The best energy and support I’ve seen. Outstanding!”
“Fabulous race yesterday! Good job, abundance of wonderful happy volunteers and great support! Lots of water stations too… Beautiful scenery and very well organized (buses, etc…) So nice to go back to the market ! I had not been in a couple of years. Love the clay medal too.”
“Many thanks to the organizors and volunteers. The course is terrific and the event was very well run. I’ll definitely come back next year. After 40 plus years in Calgary, that was my first time to Millarville.”
“Congratulations on a wonderful race! I thought everything was very well organized and ran very smoothly. The volunteers did a wonderful job of directing/encouraging and made it a fun race to run. I also thought it was great that everybody’s name was announced as they crossed the finish line. That doesn’t happen at every race, so it was nice to see.”
Saturday, June 15, 2024
June 12 – Noon to 6 pm, Strides Running Store, 3566 Garrison Gate, SW, Calgary
June 13 – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Strides Running Store, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE, Calgary
June 14 – Noon to 6 p.m., Lower Racetrack Hall, Millarville Racetrack, 306097-192 St, W, Millarville
June 15 – 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).