The Harvest Half Marathon has supported the Calgary running community and local Alberta based charities for the past 16 years. We have raised over $600,000.00 to help our beneficiaries’ manage their programs and we look forward to helping you enjoy a premier half marathon race this fall!
We are excited to launch our 2017 race registration. We have partnered with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) at the University of Calgary.
Our motto in this partnership is “Helping Kids Stay Active for Life”. The SIPRC focuses on youth and young adults and is dedicated to provide Injury Prevention in all sport and recreational activities so that we can all lead an active life.
Sport and Recreation participation accounts for over 30% of youth injury in Canada. Injuries are the leading cause of medical attention, hospitalization and death in Canadian youth. Did you know that Youth Injury leads to reduced participation in physical activity, increased weight issues, obesity, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, disability, depression and an increase in chronic illness ? Lifelong participation in Sport and Recreation, including running, is a key component of healthy living. The SIPRC program focuses on the prevention of injury and long-term consequences of injury in youth. We hope that you will work with the HHM to raise donations for the SIPRC and that we are “Helping Kids Stay Active for Life”.
For more information about the SIPRC program please visit the SIPRC site.
We are excited to partner with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary and invite you to see more about this new charity. Please join us on September 30th, 2017 for our 17th annual Harvest Half Marathon.
The link for donations to our beneficiary will be available on April 8.
Not a runner? No problem! We have lots of volunteer positions to fill each year, especially Course Marshall positions. Sign up as a Course Marshall and you can even bring your own cheering section to keep our runners motivated! Please check out our Volunteers page for more information on available volunteer positions and how to register.