Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market" Half Marathon

19 Jun 2021 (Sat)

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12.87km, 21.10km

Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market" Half Marathon

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Join us mid June for one of our beautiful point-to-point Run to the Millarville Farmer’s Market events.

We start in nearby Black Diamond, run/walk through spectacular countryside in the Foothills of the Rockies and finally finish at the annual season-opening day of southern Alberta’s largest outdoor Market.

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This is a beautiful, point-to-point course, starting in Black Diamond, heading south and then west through the beautiful Turner Valley golf course area, turning north on urban pathway that takes us into Turner Valley and then back towards Black Diamond. 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 35th season.

Aside from brief, 100 foot gravelled stretches at KM 7.2 and another brief, 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.

You may see deer bounding beside you, there may be elk in the vicinity and you’ll see cows and horses along the way for sure. And, of course, as far as we can see, this is the only longer distance race in North America finishing at a large, fun-filled Farmers’ Market.

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Practicalities

Accommodation

Black Diamond Hotel is a few blocks from the start line. Okotoks is a 20 minute drive from the start and finish lines and has modern hotel accommodations. South Calgary and High River, with modern hotel accommodation, are about 35 minutes drive from the start line and finish line. The Rotary campground in Black Diamond is a few blocks from the start line. Millarville Racetrack, the finish line, has primitive camping with access to a washroom/shower building. Turner Valley, a few minutes drive from the start line and Kananaskis Country, about 30 minutes drive from the start line, have camping facilities. High River has a campground about 35 minutes from the start line.

Age Limit

Half Marathon – Ages 12 and older. Half Marathon Relay – Ages 12 & older. COBS Cinnamon Bun Run – “Bunner” category – Ages 12 & over. COBS Cinnamon Bun Run – “Runner” category – Ages 12 & older. Kid’s Event – no pre-regisration. Just show up at the finish line!! Ages 11 and under.

Aid Stations

here will be six water/AID stations along the half marathon/8-Miler routes. Gatorade and water will be available. On the half marathon route, Aid Stations will be located at approximately KM 3.2, KM 6.3, KM 9.1, KM 13.9, KM 15.3 and KM 18. For 8-Milers, you will see Aid Stations at approximately Mile 3.4, Mile 4.6 and Mile 6.4. COBS Cinnamon Bun participants will encounter two Cinnamon Bun Stations, the first at approximately Mile 3.4 (KM 13.9 on the half marathon course) and the second at Mile 6.4 (KM 18 on the half marathon course). The Cinnamon Bun stations are not true Aid Stations but do have Aid Stations next to them.

Award Medals

Male & Female Division winners for 12-14 years of age, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and older in the half marathon will receive sponsor gifts as prizes. We will mail these prizes to you in the weeks following the event when results are official. In the Half Marathon Relay, first, second and third place teams OVERALL will receive sponsor prizes.

Equipment Storage

Check a sweater or other items at our Gear Bag Drop at the start line in Black Diamond and we will transport your bag and have it ready for your pickup when you cross the finish line at the Farmers Market. Our Alliance Church ladies are borrowing a brand-new, never-used cargo trailer from Bar T-5 Agra Services to move your stuff around!!! We would suggest Relay runners transport their own gear although the gear check is for everyone.

Parking

At the Millarville Racetrack finish area, we will have ample signage and a team of volunteers directing you to parking and to pre-race shuttle buses (participants only on the buses). At the start area, while there is parking behind Oilfields Arena, we would suggest you can better avoid traffic and congestion by looking at the ample street parking surrounding the Arena, the high school and the elementary school, then take a few minutes to walk over to the start area at the Arena. Please respect resident driveways when you park.

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