Net proceeds from our June 17, 2023 event will benefit debt repayment from construction of a new multi-purpose Arena, replacing the old one destroyed in Spring, 2018 due to a roof collapse from heavy snow. Our event also supports local agricultural producers through raised awareness of our Farmers’ Market as well as promote health & wellness and volunteerism in our rural community. Both donations and sponsorships, including goods and services, are welcomed and appreciated. Recognition for sponsorships can include social media brand recognition, brochures/pamphlets in our race packages, banners and/or displays at the Farmers’ Market finish line, website logo’s clickable through to your site, naming rights for aspects of our race and/or any custom ideas you might request. We would love to talk to you. If you would like more information/details, contact us at [email protected] or 403-931-3411.
For June 17, 2023, we anticipate 600 overall, combined registrations, for the half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay and the COBS Cinnamon Bun Run 8-Miler. Our surveys indicate the average participant brings another 1.5 spectators to the Millarville Farmers’ Market finish line. Additionally, the average, non-race related, opening day attendance at the Farmers’ Market is about 1,500. So, roughly 3,500-4,000 at the Racetrack on race day. For the previous four years of operations, registrations for our event have averaged 70% female. Thirty-two percent of our registrations are between the ages of 30-39, another 27% are between the ages of 40-49 and 19% are between the ages of 50-59. About 56% of our registrations are from Calgary with the rest from the local area. We also have large contingents from Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Airdrie, and Medicine Hat. A recent Running USA survey found that, on average, 68.5% of half marathoners are married, 92.1% have a college education and 60.2% have an income greater than $100,000. Half marathon is the fastest growing distance event in North America and there are now more Half Marathon finishers than 10 KM finishers.
Please call us at (403) 931-3411 to discuss our overall Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society sponsorship levels, including customizing options for exposing your name/brand to our Farmers’ Market and other events such as the Christmas Market, Rodeo, Fair and Races. If you would like more information/details, contact us at [email protected] or 403-931-3411.
The Race Committee would like to thank our 2023 sponsors/donors, COBS Bread, Centennial Village Okotoks (Kelly & Lee Hodgins), Riverwood Veterinary Clinic, High River (Dr. Teri Kibblewhite), Sobey’s Okotoks (David Gilbert), Country Food Mart AG Foods, Black Diamond (Mark & Rachelle Muller), Safeway Okotoks, Strides Running Store, Calgary (Jeremy Deere), Saucony Shoes, Bar T-5 Agra Services, Millarville, Loft Coffee Company, Strathmore, (Mark & Marjorie) ), Active Sports Therapy, Calgary, and Impact Magazine. Please support these community-focused businesses when you have a chance.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Opens Saturday October 15, 2022
June 14 – Strides Running Store, 3566 Garrison Gate, SW, Calgary
June 15 – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Strides Running Store, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE, Calgary
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).