Welcome to the 2023 CRR Silver Springs cross-country event, race 5 of the 2023-2024 Grand Prix series. The event features a short fun run for little kids, followed by a mass start for 4 km and 8 km runners.
Directions – From Crowchild Trail heading northwest: exit on the right at Silver Springs Gate/Sarcee Trail and turn left at the overpass. Follow Silver Springs Gate as it curves to the right and becomes Silver Ridge Drive. Proceed through stoplights and the hall is on your right. Race start is about 2 blocks from the Silver Springs Community hall.
Park in designated lots, along the residential streets, or at the Silver Springs Community hall. The CRR Club is not responsible for ticketed vehicles.
Course Description – Kids run course is about ~1 km long on a [hopefully] cleared pathway. The cross-country route traverses hillsides, gullies and thickets. Snow, icy patches or mud may be encountered, depending on the weather prior to race day. Shoes with a good tread or spikes are recommended. The 4K Run follows the same trail as the first portion of the 8K race
Annamaria and Kevin are our Race Directors for the event. Please contact them to offer help – people volunteering at the event, or bringing soups takes a lot of load off RDs’ shoulders.
Post-Race Meal & Social will be held at the Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Dr NW, Calgary (walking distance North of race start)
Hot soup, rolls and beverages will be served. Please bring a dessert to share with race participants and bring your own mug, bowl and spoon to reduce waste.
This is a pre-X-Mas / pre-New Year event – many people have been wearing x-mas sweaters and/or Santa hats at this race. Some even don full on St. Nick / Ded Moroz outfits – sans reindeer. Dress to impress!
Event Registration will be through ZONE4 online portal – the link will be active in the week leading to the race, and will close on Friday December 15th at 9 pm.
In case of extremely cold weather, check the CRR home page for information updates. www.calgaryroadrunners.com
Saturday December 16, 2023 11:45 am – 1 Km Kids Race 12:00 noon – 4 km and 8 km Races
Cross country running course starts on the the North side of the Bowmont Park, two hundred meters South of the Silver Springs Community Hall.
Parking and amenities are at the Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Dr NW, Calgary.
Post-race soups and social at the Silver Springs Community Association.
Please let Annamaria and Kevin know if you will bring hot soup.
Parking, toilets, and post-race soups / desserts are at the Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Dr NW, Calgary.
- 1 km Kids Fun Run Children 12 and Under
- 4 km Children 12 and Under Masters 70+, Male and Female Open
- 8 km Age Categories, 10 year bracket, Male and Female
- General entry – $12
- Calgary Roadrunner members – $8
- Full-time students – $6
- Children 12 & Under are FREE
Parent/Guardian must sign waiver for a participant under 18 years old entered in the all races.
ZONE4 online Registration link will be added in the week leading to the event. Registration will be closed at 9 pm on Friday December 15th 2023.
Post Race social, soups and hot drinks will be held at the Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Dr NW, Calgary
Please let the Race Directors know if you could bring in a hot soup. Also, bring some dessert to share with all.
CRR events are run by Volunteers, We are always in a need to people helping run an event.
Please let the Race Director know if you can volunteer at their Event.
Roles include Start/Finish setup and take-down, Timing, Finish Popsicle Sticks, Finish Results, Course Marshalling, Kitchen, and others.