Guide: 2020 Kid-Friendly Fun Runs in Edmonton

Edmonton’s Fun Run season is here. It’s a summer and spring filled with fun run events where the entire family can stay active on shorter courses, and enjoy things like bubbles and foam, mud and even an inflatable obstacle course created with bounce castles. 

Edmonton kid-friendly Fun Run Events in 2020

Spring Into Sprinkles | April 25 

The Spring into Sprinkles Fun Run is hosted by The Cupcake Classic Race Series. This family oriented event takes participants around Edmonton’s beautiful Rundle Park, with participants receiving a post race cupcake at the finish line.

WildOnes Kids Marafun | May 3

The Leading Edge WildOnes Kids MaraFun is a unique race format that allows young people ages 4-12 to participate in their first race. On race day the course is 1.3 km but the kids are encouraged to do a 4-6 week training program to log their kilometers. If they get up to 41 km by race day they will complete their first “MaraFun” on the course! Don’t forget to check out the Race Village, which includes a kids’ fun zone, live entertainment, food and beverages and much more!

Edmonton Gorilla Run | May 9 

The Edmonton Gorilla Run is a family event made up of a 1K Little Gorilla Run, 5K and 10K Walk / Run. It is a hilarious sight to see as hundreds of gorillas make their way through Edmonton’s river valley wearing a gorilla suit with some dressing up their costume to participate in the “Gorilla Costume Contest”.

Bubble Chase 5K | June 13 

Start in a sea of bubbles and encounter 4 bubble bogs filled with masses of colourful bubbles and music. Plus it’s a 2-lap course, so you can go through each bubble bog twice!

Zulu Kids Mud Race | June 27

Obstacles involve all things our natural body movements can handle.. no fancy rigs, just primitive contraptions..logs, sleds, monkey bars, hay bales to name a few..movements involve crawling, pushing ,pulling, flipping, throwing, jumping, climbing, swinging, and hanging for dear life. Kids ages 4-13yrs..level of difficulty increases with age category 2-6km 20 obstacles..a muddy mess of an adventure.

5K Foam Fest | July 4 

5k Foam Fest has 22 of some of the best and most exciting Obstacles in the world including the worlds largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits! Combine these with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that we pump out at each event and you are destined to have a awesome day! Check out the obstacles:

Edmonton Ice Cream Run | July 18 

The Edmonton Ice Cream Run is a community event made up of a 1K Little Scoops Run, 5K and 10K Walk / Run. The idea for the Edmonton Ice Cream Run was created from our Annual Edmonton Gorilla Run. It is such a pleasure to see our community coming together, sharing conversation, having fun and participating in outdoor activities. Its like having an extended family event, so much fun! At the finish line all participants will receive our genuine keepsake finishing medal and will also get to indulge in the Chapman’s Ice Cream Buffet curiosity of Royal Treats   

Mega Bounce Run | July 25

This is a “serious” run for people that want to have “serious” fun and physically challenge themselves and their friends to the best run ever. Join us to have the most fun you will ever have on an inflatable as you run, jump, bounce around the ten Mega Inflatables. Mega Bounce is open to all levels of runners and walkers. No matter if you are a seasoned runner or just want to join the fun, this obstacle course is for you.

Mud Hero Run | August 8 

Kids between ages 4 and 12 can experience the legendary Mud Hero fun with downsized versions of adult obstacles. Check out our calendar & register for a mud run near you.