Run 4 A Cause

The Millarville “Run To The Farmers’ Market” Half Marathon is pleased to partner with local, registered charities.

As you are guided through the registration process, consider donating to one or more of our partner charities and, better yet, join one of their fundraising teams of runners/walkers.  If you’ve decided to lend a hand, it’s easy from there to direct friends, family and corporations to pledge your run, lending financial support to one of our associated worthwhile causes. No pledge sheets, no collecting of money. Use your Facebook and Twitter pages to gather help for your chosen cause.

Your hard work on race day can make a difference in your community.

We will be adding more charity names as we move forward so come back and check us out. You can associate your run with a charity later on, not just when registering.

If you would like your registered charity to be part of our “Run 4 A Cause” program in 2016, please contact us. We would love to help your worthwhile cause benefit from our race event.

Rowan House

Rowan House (Region 3 Family Based Care Society) is a short-term women’s emergency shelter located in the Foothills of Southern Alberta. Our mission is to provide crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities. In doing so, Rowan House works to fulfill its vision: that every person is safe and secure, and lives without abuse.

We provide women and their children a safe environment that nourishes feelings of self-worth, lends an opportunity for healing and personal growth, while facilitating transition back into the community – all at no cost to them.

We also provide Outreach services to women and children who have experienced abuse or are at risk of experiencing abuse and Preventative Education for schools and community groups.

If you’re running in the Half Marathon, please set up a personal pledge page and raise monies in support of Rowan House.

Foothills Country Hospice Society

The Foothills Country Hospice, located near Okotoks, is one of the first rural, purpose built, free standing hospice homes for terminally ill adults in Canada. The hospice is a place of refuge where specialized professionals and volunteers provide care for residents in a home-like setting. Our facility features eight individual patient rooms, one overnight guest room, gathering spaces, a beautiful spiritual space, commercial kitchen and other amenities to support care and living. To meet its annual operating budget, the Foothills Country Hospice relies on various special fundraising events throughout the year, as well as donations from businesses, groups, families, and individuals. These raised funds and generously donated monies are critical to the existence of the hospice. Visit our site for more information and to donate.

Foothills Land Trust

The Foothills Land Trust (FLT) is a volunteer run, non-profit, non-government, community-based land trust with the mission of forever preserving open spaces, working landscapes and wildlife habitat within the Municipal District of Foothills, south of Calgary. We are committed to the permanent protection of our natural heritage and environment through the use of Conservation Easements and/or by direct land ownership. FLT was established in response to a growing recognition by local residents of the need to form a conservation land trust dedicated to the Foothills region. The MD of Foothills is under increasing developmental pressure and is vulnerable to considerable landscape fragmentation and loss of wildlife corridors. If you’d like to “Run 4 Our Cause" on June 17th, 2017 and help preserve our natural heritage and environment, contact us.

Important Dates


    Saturday, June 16, 2018




    June 13 - Eau Claire Running Room, downtown Calgary, noon to 6 p.m.
    June 14 - Shawnessy Running Room, downtown Calgary, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    June 15 - Millarville Racetrack Hall, noon to 6 p.m.
    June 16 - Oilfields Arena, Black Diamond, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

    THANK YOU!!!

    A special thank you to all our 2017 volunteers for making race day so successful.

    We hope you'll be joining us once again for another fabulous run to the Millarville Farmers Market on June 16, 2018!!!

Special Thanks
to our sponsors