Dino Dash

Sunday September 10, 2023

Registration opening May 1st, 2023

Early bird pricing until June 18th, 2023

This longstanding fundraising event has contributed close to $100,000 to the U of C Dino track and cross country team.

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)
  • Free Kids Run/Jump/Throw Mini Track Meet

Why you should come?

  • You get a unique Dinosaur T-Shirt and Medal
  • Prizes for age group winners and draw prizes for al participants!
  • Fun for the whole family with stroller race categories and a FREE kids mini triathlon
  • 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 from 10:30 am to 5:00 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. Please register your child and you will get specific information emailed to you.
  • 12:30 pm – Awards​

New Finish Line for 2023

Due to construction on Foothills track, finishing on the track will have a one-year hiatus, but don’t worry, we aren’t going far, and the Dino head isn’t going anywhere!

2022 T-Shirt and Medal

2022 Dino Dash T-Shirt
2022 Dino Dash Medal

**Previous Dino Dash pictures below, including the 2022 Shirt and Medal design.


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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

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