Dino Dash

Sunday September 08, 2024

Registration is opened!

Early Bird pricing until June 14th

2024 is the 20th anniversary of the Dino Dash! This long-standing fundraising event has contributed over $100,000 to the U of C Dinos track & field and cross-country teams.

In 2004, two enterprising University of Calgary students dreamed up this race to help fund the University of Calgary’s Dinos cross country and track & field teams. Since then, over $100,000 has been contributed to help provide scholarships, competition opportunities and uniforms for student athletes. Go Dinos!

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What is the Dino Dash?

The Dino Dash is a 5K and 10K road race on our fast and flat course around the University of Calgary. 

What events can I sign up for?

  • 5km Run/Walk (including stroller and age group divisions).
  • 10km Run (including stroller and age group divisions).
  • For only a $8 donation Kids mini legends track meet, including sprinting, hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put & javelin.

Why you should come?

  • You get a unique Dinosaur T-Shirt and Medal
  • Prizes for age group winners and draw prizes for all participants!
  • Fun for the whole family with stroller race categories and a kids mini track meet.
  • Beer Gardens and great food after the race.
  • Student pricing.
  • You will be supporting the University of Calgary’s Track & Field and Cross Country teams!

Where is package pick-up?

Package Pick-up – Strides Running Store – Marda Loop

Saturday September 7th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

**Please note that there will be no package pick-up on race day. Please contact info@dinodash.ca with special circumstances.​

Race Day Schedule

  • 10:55 am – Stroller 5km and 10km start
  • 11:00 am – 5km and 10km main races start
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – FREE Kids Event at the track for kids 1-9 years old. (Sold out for 2023!).
  • 12:30 pm – Awards​

Returning to Foothills Track for 2024!

Dino Dash 5K Course
5 km course
Dino Dash 10K Course
10 km course (2 laps)

2024 Special 20th Anniversary T-shirt and Medals coming soon!


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Course Records

5K Male Trevor Hofbauer 14:37.83 – 2018
5K Female Bridget Pyke 18:11 – 2021

10K Male Matt Norminton 31:16.5 – 2008
10K Female Lisa Harvey 36:04.0 – 2007

5K Stroller Male Richard MacDonald 17:29 – 2015
5K Stroller Female Jennifer Alexander 21:03.12 – 2011

10K Stroller Male Richard MacDonald 36:22.46 – 2017
10K Stroller Female Patricia Tsang 47:08.69 – 2016