La French Run 2024

Join us for the 3rd edition of La French Run in 2024!

Registrations are OPEN for 2024. Secure your spot now and benefit from different pricing options depending on the earliness of your registration, with discounts up to 23%!

Our second edition in September 2023 was a roaring success, attracting 170 runners and 25 amazing volunteers. We've taken the tremendous feedback to heart, and our team is thrilled to announce the third edition

Sunday, September 15th 2024

Run Start Time - 10:30 a.m.

Starting place - Rouleauville Square (18th Ave. S.W.)

Race Options: 5k & 10k Run/Walk: Open to all adults and teenagers aged 12 and above. New! A special fun run just for kids aged 4 - 10.

La French Run 5k/10k takes you on a beautiful journey through the historical Francophone neighbourhood of Calgary: Rouleauville (now known as Mission) and its surroundings. As a special treat, after crossing the finish line, participants can relish in a tasting and degustation of authentic French pastries. Truly an "Oh là là!" experience!

While 2024 might seem a while away, it's the perfect time to challenge yourself. Set your fitness goals with La French Run and start your preparations now!
*Runners are not allowed to run with a stroller or a dog.


Interested in being part of this race as a team? Participating together adds an extra touch of fun and camaraderie. Reach out to us at to register your group (consisting of 10 people or more) and avail of a special discount!

The routes

Check the registration page for more details on each route! The trail will mainly go along the Elbow River and through the streets of Mission.

Prizes - Oh lala!

For the winners in each category (Female 10k, Male 10k, Female 5k, Male 5k), we have exciting rewards lined up: a gift card from one of our partners (minimum value of $50) and a $100 gift card to be used at AFC.

For the second and third-place runners in each of the four categories, we have a special treat in store: a $20 gift card at Black Sheep Pâtisserie, along with a $20 gift card at AFC.

And that's not all! For all participants, we have a fantastic package: a well-deserved medal, a stylish t-shirt, and a delightful gift card from Yann Haute Pâtisserie!

Get ready to run, compete, and be rewarded in style!

Un grand merci to all the sponsors and partners of this event:

Do you want to support us by making a donation? Please click here. As a charity, the AFC will be happy to issue a donation receipt that allows you to receive a tax credit (25% to 50% in tax credit).

About Rouleauville

Rouleauville is the historical French neighbourhood of Calgary that is now known as Mission. The first permanent French Catholic mission in the area settled along the Bow River in 1883 as Notre Dame de la Paix. It was, for a time, the incorporated Village of Rouleauville before it was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1907 and renamed the district of Mission. Originally, the missionaries sought to establish peace between the colonists from eastern Canada, the Métis and the Indigenous peoples, particularly the Blackfoot. As well, they aimed to develop health care, trade and Catholic religious education in French. 

The neighborhood is named after the Rouleau brothers, two notable mission residents who had a significant influence on the area. To learn more about the history of Rouleauville and its role in Calgary's francophone past, follow the link here here.

(Source: Francophonie Calgary)

About last year: some pictures from the 2023 edition!