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Run Santa Run! Saturday December 14, 2019

Many thanks to all of the runners, walkers, sponsors, and volunteers that made the Fourth Annual Third Academy's Run Santa Run! 2015 a tremendous success. The funds raised directly benefited deserving children with special needs. Together, we do make the difference!

It's now time for our Sixth Annual Third Academy's Run Santa Run!

To register for this year's exciting race or walk, visit the Running Room's Event Website at:

To make a pledge for a runner/walker or to make a general donation, visit the Running Room's Run Santa Run! Donate page at:



How to Help?

Run, Walk, Volunteer, or Sponsor a Participant. Do this online through the Running Room's website by clicking on the image below.

Register early to ensure that we have a Santa Suit for you. Registration closes on December 9th, 11:59pm.


Run Santa Run is a fun running/walking fundraising event for runners and families in support of Third Academy , a school for children with special education needs. Our first run was in 2010, with over 250 participants. This year, we are expecting 700 participants who want to have fun in the spirit of Christmas and make a difference in the life of a child with special education needs. Yes, we will all have the chance to dress up in Santa suits and walk/run… kinda silly, but why not! And you can always attempt to best 4 year in a row 10km champion Scott Finney’s 45:00 time!

All money raised will support a child who otherwise could not access services they desperately need. Third Academy is a registered charity #88694 2085 RR0001. At Third Academy, ‘It’s education, your child’s way’.


We need you - runners, members of the Third Academy community, Friends of Third Academy - to participate. Register for the event now at Set yourself a goal to raise even $50. It all adds up in the end and buy running/walking, ‘together, we will make a difference’ in the life of a child will special education needs.


You can have fun and make a difference in your community. Third Academy come from every community in Calgary and beyond, including: Airdrie, Cochrane, Bragg Creek/RedWood Meadows, Priddis, Okotoks, DeWinton, Landgon, and Chestermere. Third Academy provides ‘hope to families - now and for all of our collective futures’ by given a child who is struggling at school, who is not able to realize their potential as human beings, who has given up a quality education in a specialized environment. To find out more about Third Academy, visit or call Sunil Mattu, our Executive Director (403) 690-1408. Thank you all and best wishes for the Holiday Season!


Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, main Level food court (indoor)


Saturday, December 14th, 2019

  • Meet us for a warmup at 9:45 am in the Centre Court, Eau Claire Market

Walk/run start times:

  • 10 km run 10:00 am
  • 5 km run 10:05 am
  • 3 km walk 10:10 am

Runs and Walks held at Calgary's Prince's Island Park and along the Bow Pathway (outdoor)

Post Race:

  • Awards to be presented inside Eau Claire Market

Pledge drop off/Package Pick-up:


  • Thursday, December 10, 4 pm-8 pm
  • Friday, December 11, 3 pm-8 pm




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