Contests & Promos

Earn, Burn and Learn.

Win $2,000 in fitness gear or programming for your school!

There are so many benefits to getting kids running early. As well as physical and mental benefits, with the Calgary Marathon's Earn, Burn & Learn School Contest, you could win money for your school! Continue reading to find out more and learn how to get involved.

Running improves physical well-being, reduces stress, helps build a stronger immune system, and prevents muscle and bone loss. It builds self-confidence and is something you can do alone or as a family unit and is essential for many sports. Perhaps the most important for us, running promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. The chance to win some money for our school is just icing on the cake!

Just ask the students at Monsignor Doyle:

a chance to win $2,000

Get Involved.

Change is in the air and this program is relaunching soon.

Your school has a chance to win $2,000 (and a prize package for your captain)! To take part, register for any distance in the virtual or in-person Calgary Marathon and select "YES" to participate in the Earn Burn and Learn School Contest then select your school from the drop down menu, which has participating schools listed in alphabetical order.

If you would like to participate and your school is not already listed in the drop down please contact us at

Who –  Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Calgary or surrounding area may enter the contest.

When and Where – TBD

What – The school that accumulates the most points through kilometres registered by runners and walkers, and volunteer hours in 3 separate categories will be awarded $2,000. If your school accumulates the most points, the school captain will also receive a prize package from Run Calgary. Any race day distance counts towards total kilometres: 1.2KM Kids Marathon 5KM 10KM  21.1KM 42.2KM or 50KM. 1KM = 1 point.

Volunteering earns points too! For every volunteer shift, you can earn 10 points for your school. When you sign up through Volunteer Local, be sure to answer 'YES' and choose your school from the drop down menu.

Why – Promotes running literacy, volunteerism and health and wellness through physical activity and community involvement.

How – Anyone connected with the school may participate: parents, students, teachers, family and friends. Just ask them to select “yes” during their race or volunteer registration for the question: “Are you participating in the Earn Burn & Learn School Contest?” They will need to select your school name from the list, and that’s it!

All runners and walkers will receive a t-shirt and a medal; and volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Youth sizes only available in the Kids Marathon and GoodLife Fitness 5KM walk and run. Youths can choose gender neutral XXS volunteer shirts.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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Are you a parent or teacher who would like to start a run club in your school?

Ever Active Schools can help!

Email to register your school and start participating in Earn Burn & Learn!