You’re invited to help us celebrate the opening of Canada’s longest 
 runway at YYC on June 14 and 15, 2014. 

Run and Roam the Runway
Run The Runway
June 14, 2014
9:45 A.M. – NOON

Gather your friends, challenge your co-workers, or sign up your family for the unique opportunity to RUN THE RUNWAY at Calgary International Airport (YYC)! Be one of the first to set foot on the new runway and run either the entire length and back (8.4 km) or a 5 km fun run. The new runway has been under construction since 2011 and we're excited to celebrate its completion with you! This is a significant milestone for the city, province and region and, at 14,000 feet, it will be the longest runway in Canada, so you won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Both runs are open to all ages and abilities, and your registration includes a t-shirt and post-run snacks. The run is hosted by The Calgary Airport Authority in partnership with the Running Room. All proceeds from the run will benefit KidSport™ Calgary, a non-profit organization, which removes financial barriers to ensure that all children can benefit from participating in organized sports.

9:45 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies
10 a.m.
Warm up with Hal and Joanne from BodyBreak and Amazing Race Canada!
10:15 a.m.
Wheelchair start
10:20 a.m.
Run the Runway (8.4 km) run/walk starts
10:30 a.m.
5 km run/walk starts

Register for either run below. We can't wait to see you there!

Roam The Runway
June 15, 2014
9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

On Sunday, June 15, ROAM THE RUNWAY at YYC. You are invited to join us for a FREE day of fun and entertainment on Canada's longest runway! What better way to spend Father's Day than by checking out one of the most extraordinary events of the year! The ROAM event includes attractions that are geared towards all ages. Whether you're an aviation enthusiast, an excited member of the community or simply want to be a part of a moment in your airport's history, you'll certainly want to check out this event.

Attractions include:

  • Vintage plane displays and aviation exhibits
  • Family-friendly activities, including face-painting stations, obstacle courses, street performers and much more
  • The chalk zone - showcase your artistic talent
  • Food trucks and more!

We can't wait to celebrate the new runway with you. Although the ROAM event is complimentary, all participants must register in advance to gain access to the site. Please note: This is an alcohol-free event.



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We are looking to members of the community to share their creative and innovative ideas for opening Canada’s longest runway. You can submit as many ideas as you would like to the site. Your submission enters you in a draw to win $300 YYC Bucks, which can be spent any of YYC’s fabulous shops and restaurant locations!

The winner of the draw will be announced in January 2014. So stay tuned to YYCRunway.com for more information, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter (@FlyYYC) and on our Facebook page (facebook.com/FlyYYC).