From marathons to charity golf tournaments, and a variety of conferences designed to help nurture your mind, body and soul, check out what’s happening in Alberta
Health and Fitness Events
June 6: 8th Annual Legacy Park Family Festival 5K Fun Run/Walk
Fort Saskatchewan: Proceeds benefit the River Valley Alliance.
June 7: Alberta Diabetes Foundation Secure the Cure 2008
Sherwood Park: Featuring a 10K, 5K and 3K race. Proceeds benefit the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.
June 7: 2nd Annual ALS Run for Shelly
St. Albert: A 10K run or 5K walk. Benefits research into ALS.
June 8: Betty’s Run for ALS
Calgary: Featuring a 5K walk or a 5-mile run.
June 13–15: Footstock 2008
Cochrane: Footstock 2008 is a marathon/race weekend through Cochrane, Alberta — just at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. The weekend features a marathon, half-marathon, duathlon, triathlon as well as various other races.
June 21: Chinook Half Ironman Triathlon
Calgary: Compete individually or as a team.
June 21–22: Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay
Edmonton: Relay for a cause.
July 25–27: The Weekend to End Breast Cancer
Calgary: Walk 60K for a cure.
July 1: Canada Day Road Race
Edmonton: Featuing a 15K, 5K and 2.5K race.
July 6: HSBC Calgary Marathon
Calgary: Also featuring a half-marathon, 10K, Team 10K and Kids Mile.
July 12: BeStrong Duathlon 2008
Edmonton: Run and cycle.
July 20: Moose Is Loose Trail Run
Edmonton: Featuring a half-marathon trail and 10K run or walk.
Aug 8–10: The Weekend to End Breast Cancer
Edmonton: Walk 60K for a cure.
Aug 10: ING Edmonton Centennial Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Edmonton: This marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Sept 14: Terry Fox Run
Fort McMurray: A 10K or 5K walk or run in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.
Sept 21: Oil Sands Marathon
Fort McMurray: Also featuring a half-marathon and 10K run.
Sept 27: Melissa’s Road Race 2008
Banff: Featuring a 22K and 10K road race.
Oct 4: Turkey Trot
Fort McMurray: A 10K Trail Run in the Birchwood Trail System.
Motivational and Well-Being Events
June 1–3: Women’s Leadership Forum
Calgary: Join this three-day forum centered on the spirit and leadership of women, focusing on personal awakening, balance and aspiration.
June 23: Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Edmonton: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
June 24: Assertive Communication Skills for Women
Calgary: Empower yourself with the skills to be more effective.
Aug 26: Conflict Management Skills for Women
Calgary: Learn how to handle conflict with poise and avoid allowing potentially confrontational situations to damage your relationships.
Sept 29—Oct 1: The 8th World Indigenous Women & Wellness Conference
Calgary: This three-day conference addresses family violence, health and wellness.
Oct 23: The Conference for Women
Edmonton: A special conference designed for women to find fulfillment — in their careers and in everything else they do.
Other Charity / Fundraising Events
June 16: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Golf Classic
Dewinton: Enjoy a day of golf in support of a cure for Type 1 diabetes.