Gran Fondo Badlands is one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada, offering cycling distances from 50 km to 162 km. Ride your bike along the beautiful Red Deer river valley, take in fabulous vistas, the unusual badlands terrain (watch out for the dinosaurs!), cross the river on the ferry and ride over 10 wooden bridges into Wayne (population of 26) on your way to the Baconsaurus Station. Not into road riding? Try the new Gravel Grinder event - ride your gravel or cross bike and try the extremely challenging 92km event. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at the special pre-event dinner.
The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind obstacle course based fun run. Experience 22+ obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a free kids zone for kids 7 and under, delicious food, great vendors and beer gardens. With a variety obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike.
A perfect start to spring training! A chip-timed 5k/10k race in support of the MS Society along the paved trails of Red Deer with low low fees. Expect a well organized, affordable race for runners, joggers & families of all ages and abilities. Great race for beginners and those looking to PB with a flat course.
Lethbridge is excited to host the 2018 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics July 6-8 at ENMAX Centre. Watch high-level athletes from across Canada compete in three trampoline disciplines: trampoline (including synchronized), double-mini trampoline, and tumbling.
Slave Lake's Annual Frost Fest is one way of making the long winter months a little bit more enjoyable! On Feb. 10, bring the kids to the Carnival at the Multi Rec Centre with giant bouncy castles and family fun. Join in the Fur Trade Frenzy at the Boreal Centre for voyageur activities like taffy making and a scavenger hunt. In the evening, the carnival at the Multi Rec centre continues for teens, with a velcro wall, air hockey, bungee run, and more. Wonderland hosts a free play with cupcakes on Feb. 12. There is a drop in swim at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Feb. 13, and a Dance Class for all ages in the evening. Valentines Day is celebrated by the Native Friendship Centre - come and get some homemade Indian tacos! Then go to the MRC and watch the Slave Lake Kodiaks take on the Police and Fire Department in a hockey game. On Feb. 15, why not try out a Family Paint Night at the MRC, or a moonlight cross-country ski at Nine Mile Recreation area? There is cookie decorating and crafts at the library on Feb. 16, a drop in swim at NLC, and a Family Movie Night. Try snowshoeing at the Bird Observatory on Feb. 17. Laugh at Chris Hall and the Comic Orchestra at the Legacy Centre on Feb. 18. Finally, finish off your week of FrostFest with a Frolic in the Park on Feb. 19. Join in the BBQ, sledding, and sleigh rides for tons of free family fun. From snowshoeing to hockey, painting to comedy night, there is something for everyone at FrostFest!
Canada’s longest running marathon, The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. Voted the 2009 2010 2012 2013 and 2014 Best Road Race in Alberta, this is a destination race not to be missed. Experience the vibrancy of Calgary on May 27.