La French Run

Courir et découvrir Rouleauville!

Sunday, September 18th 2022

Run Start Time - 10:30 a.m.

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

The run is open to all adults and teenagers (12+). 

Register before May 14 and get the early bird price: $50

AFC members get 20% off on their registration.

La French Run 5k consists of a fun and very runnable course in the historical Francophone neighbourhood of Calgary: Rouleauville (now known as Mission). The trail will go mainly along the Elbow River and in the Mission streets. As this is a short run, there are no water stops, so carry a water bottle if you think you need it! 


Prizes - Oh lala!

For all participants: a tee-shirt, a medal, a totebag, AFC goodies, a gift card from Yann Haute Pâtisserie

For the top 3 men and women: all of the above + a box of macarons from Yann Haute Pâtisserie AND a gift card from Black Sheep

For the top man and the top woman: all of the above + $300 credit at Alliance Française Calgary (towards class or activities)

For the overall winner: all of the above + a 30 day pass card at MNP Sport Centre (formerly Repsol)

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

Do you want to support us and make a donation? Please click here. As a charity, the AFC will be happy to issue a donation receipt that allows you to received 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. This French catholic mission 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 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 as to develop health care, trade and Catholic religious education in French. 

Rouleauville is named after the Rouleau brothers, two notable mission residents who had a major influence on the area. To learn more, follow the link here to step into Calgary's authentic francophone past. 

(Source: Francophonie Calgary)