The Millarville “Run To The Farmers Market” Half Marathon & COBS Cinnamon Bun Run 8-Miler are point-to-point, starting in Black Diamond, Alberta and finishing at the 37th season opening day of southern Alberta’s largest outdoor market at Millarville Racetrack, about 35 minutes southwest of Calgary, Alberta.
There is a half marathon, a two-person half marathon relay (legs of 9 KM and 12.1 KM) as well as the gastronomically intriguing COBS Cinnamon Bun Run 8-Miler.
For the latter, participants register either as “Bunners” or “Runners,” with the Bunners eating two cinnamon buns along the way. There is a cash bonus if the champion male or female Bunner can beat their “Runner” counterpart to the finish line, in spite of stopping twice to eat. It’s happened twice before!!!
More information is at www.millarvillehalfmarathon.com
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Information about the event is available in : English
The two-person relay is broken down into legs of 9 KM and 12.1 KM. First participant starts in Black Diamond and does a tour of nearby Turner Valley before handing off their timing band to the second person who then races to finish at the Millarville Farmers’ Market. Entry is $110 per two-person team ($55 each).
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The half marathon course is net downhill, start to finish, but undulating throughout. We start in Black Diamond, run through nearby Turner Valley and finally take paved country roads through the Foothills of the Rockies to finish at the 36th season opening of the Millarville Farmers’ Market.
Invite friends and family to meet you at the finish line, then explore the food, music and shopping of southern Alberta’s largest outdoor Market.
Register as a “Bunner” and stop twice to eat delicious COBS Bread cinnamon buns on the 8-Mile route OR register as a “Runner” and race straight through to the Farmers’ Market finish line.