Hang on to your (cowboy) hats

Hang on to your hat. Your cowboy hat, that is. Because it is the Calgary Marathon pre-race week coming right up. And Calgary is known of course for its cowboys, stampede, and crazy runners.

The lineup this week is packed.

It starts off with Calgary hosting the Canadian Race Director’s Summit on Wednesday.

Then it’s package stuffing by our amazing volunteers. They will be giving up their evenings to get those goodies packaged up.

We have package pickup Thursday to Saturday with VIP speakers at the fitness expo. – Elite Runner Panel, John Stanton (Running Room), Jordan Alicandro (The Biggest Loser)

We have a Running Room friendship run at 9:00 on Saturday with John Stanton at Eau Claire

We have a social tweetup right after that at 9:30, also at Eau Claire – #RunSocialYYC

On Sunday at 6:30AM, yes, AM, we have the national half marathon championships – At the sharp end, we have Canadian Olympian Reid Coolsaet looking to take top spot. I will be in the not-so-sharp end of the field. Wish I could watch the finish line.

And we have the 50k race for those masochists out there. Back by popular demand!

And of course there is a kids run, 5k, 10k, half, full and 50k. Bring out the whole family. Enjoy the day. Cheer on the other runners.

And besides the amazing medals and t-shirts, there are 10,000 bags of potato chips waiting at the finish line. Thanks Old Dutch.

Offical Hash tag: #RunYYC

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Yee Haw!

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