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“I loved the Millarville course. A beautiful sunny day, nice country roads with no traffic, no pollution. It’s nice and clean and just beautiful.” - Lisa Harvey, former Canadian Olympian and winner of the 2013 and 2014 women’s side of the Millarville Farmers’ Market Half Marathon
Join us Saturday, June 13, 2015, for a beautiful point-to-point Run to the Millarville Farmer’s Market.
We start in nearby Black Diamond, run/walk through spectacular countryside in the Foothills of the Rockies and finally finish at the 33rd season-opening of southern Alberta’s largest outdoor Market.
Our race menu consists of three different point-to-point events:
1) a 21.1 KM Half Marathon
2) a two-person Half Marathon Relay (legs of 9 KM and 12.1 KM)
3) the new, fun COBS Cinnamon Bun Run (8-Miles/12.8 KM).
Bring everyone to the Farmers Market at the finish line!!!
RACE DATE: Saturday, June 13, 2015
RACE START TIMES: 7:30 a.m Half Marathon & Relay (no early walker start in 2015. See note on our Race Info page)
8:05 a.m. COBS Cinnamon Bun Run (8-Miles)
START LINE: Oilfields Arena, 3rd St. SW, Black Diamond (map of the Black Diamond start area)
FINISH LINE: Millarville Racetrack – (map to the Millarville Farmers’ Market/Racetrack)
Bus service for participants pre-race and post-race from Millarville Racetrack to Black Diamond. Click on our Race Info page for details.
Following our now established tradition, every participant in 2015 will receive a unique, hand-crafted, Stoneware Finishers Medal fashioned by Two Springs Ceramics of Millarville, one of our Farmers’ Market artisans.
Participants also received a dynamic, commemorative tech shirt and products, discounts, etc from sponsors and Farmers Market vendors in their race packages.
The event benefits the non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society. We are also proud to partner with important, local, registered charities. Make a difference in your community by choosing to join the teams of of one of our partnering registered charities, raising pledges to support their worthwhile causes. See our “Run 4 A Cause” page for more details.
“The race was fabulous, thank you so much! You had enough signage, cheerful volunteers, varied countryside, and an awesome place to finish!! The medals are so cool . . . . I feel extremely lucky.” – Nadyia Fry, second place woman at Millarville and 2013 winner of the Calgary Marathon.
“Can I just say again what a great race you put on. It really is fun.” – Duncan Marsden, 2012 Millarville overall winner and runner-up in 2013.
“Just wanted to congratulate you on an awesome race. The pickup at Eau Claire went really smoothly, the bags were well organized and the volunteers were great. The shuttle buses to the start were great too ….and the location of the start was good, tho it might be a bit small when your race grows as we know it will. The course was MAGNIFICENT and the km markers were nice and accurately placed. The water stations were also well placed and the volunteers were great. The finish was awesome…the medals neat. What more can I say…all in all a great event and well run and I will defiinitely be running it again next year and bringing extra running buddies with me! Great job.”
“I would like to thank and congratulate the Organizing Committee for the excellent half marathon event. I have run many half marathons in Alberta, through Canada and in the Unitied States and would categorize this half marathon as one of the best. The volunteers were so helpful and friendly, the route was well-marked and so scenic, the presence of the first aid personnel was very reassuring, the t-shirts are very colorful, finishers medals are unique and food after the run was plentiful.“
“The Millarville Half Marathon has the best volunteers ever! The genuine excitement and energy from each and every one is uncomparable. This has to be my favorite half marathon. The breathtaking scenery is the icing on the cake. You’ll see me again next year!!!!”
“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! WHAT AN AMAZING RACE! I appreciate all the hard work that went into this day. I can’t wait for next year!!”
“The volunteers were the best!!! Our best cheerleaders along the way.. thanks for an excellent well-organized race.. My first half marathon is in the books and I wouldn’t have wanted to be running anywhere else this morning than through that beautiful countryside! Cheers!”
“A superbly well organized race from every aspect, kudos to you guys! I absolutely loved having the chance to get out of the city and run in the fresh country air! Can’t wait to do it again next year!”
“The volunteers were definitely enthusiastic and offered encouragement wherever possible! I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart because without the volunteers I wouldn’t have been able to run my first half… So thank you for making my crazy dream a reality by giving your time!! And encouragement!”
“Great event! The volunteers were amazing! The best energy and support I’ve seen. Outstanding!”
“Fabulous race yesterday! Good job, abundance of wonderful happy volunteers and great support! Lots of water stations too… Beautiful scenery and very well organized (buses, etc…) So nice to go back to the market ! I had not been in a couple of years. Love the clay medal too.”
“Many thanks to the organizors and volunteers. The course is terrific and the event was very well run. I’ll definitely come back next year. After 40 plus years in Calgary, that was my first time to Millarville.”
“Congratulations on a wonderful race! I thought everything was very well organized and ran very smoothly. The volunteers did a wonderful job of directing/encouraging and made it a fun race to run. I also thought it was great that everybody’s name was announced as they crossed the finish line. That doesn’t happen at every race, so it was nice to see.”
Net proceeds from the Half Marathon event benefit agricultural-related programming and facility improvements for the non-profit Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society. Current priorities for our century-old Society include flood mitigation and land reclamation efforts, along with facility improvements.
We operate the Millarville Farmers’ Market, every Saturday June 13 through Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Millarville Christmas Market in early November. In addition, our three large historic events, supported by over 100 members and more than 500 volunteers in our rural community, are the 110th Annual Millarville Races, Canada Day, July 1, 2015, the 19th Annual Millarville Rodeo July 24-26, 2015 and the 108th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair Aug 15th, 2015.
Go to www.millarvilleracetrack.com for more information about all our events and services.