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Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche

Rogers Insurance helped establish the Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche in 2011 and has continued to coordinate and lead the race. Each year, our staff both run and volunteer to help raise money for this event. To date, we’ve raised over $550,000 to support people with developmental disabilities through L’Arche’s programs.

 


2022 Update

In light of the developing crisis in Ukraine, L’Arche Calgary has decided to donate 50 per cent of the funds raised from the 2022 Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche presented by Economical Insurance to L’Arche Ukraine communities.

In times of crisis, people living with intellectual disabilities are often forgotten by efforts to help, so L’Arche communities worldwide step up to help support their community members. We are very proud to be part of this effort.

Help us surpass our 2022 fundraising goal by participating in the virtual or in-person Run for L’Arche. For those unable to participate, donation opportunities are available. Learn more here.


 

Our Impact

L’Arche has grown to include 153 communities and 21 community projects in 38 countries on five continents around the world. L’Arche Calgary supports five homes, a Supported Independent Living Program, and a Tamarack Day Program. L’Arche creates community for over 100 people, including 33 core members with developmental disabilities.

In conjunction with Economical Insurance, Rogers Insurance helped establish the Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche in 2011 and has continued to coordinate and lead the race. Each year, our staff both run and volunteer to help raise money for this event. The Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche is one of the most popular early spring events on the Calgary running calendar.

Run for L’Arche Race Information

We welcome all levels of runners, walkers and strollers.

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  • In-Person: Saturday, April 2, 2022

    Our 2022 in-person event will be held at Confluence Plaza at St. Patrick’s Island, courtesy of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation. We are offering a half-marathon, 5K, 10K or Snowman 1K Fun Run distance option for our in-person participants. City of Calgary pathway routes are provided on the registration page, and, while not certified for this event, the top three distances will be chipped timed.

 

Race package pick-up from Strides Running Stores and mail-out details have been provided on Race Roster when you register. Start times to be announced at a later date. Please check Race Roster for additional information.

  • Virtual: Saturday, April 2 – Sunday, April 10, 2022

    We are offering a half marathon, 10K, 5K or Snowman 1K Fun Run distance options for our virtual participants.

 

Our creative participants decide on the format, location and date(s) to complete their virtual race! Whether you run along a city pathway, or even on a treadmillit all counts! Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions in your area.

 

Optional routes on City of Calgary pathways can be provided.

Event Volunteers

In past years, our over 200 core supporters have been needed to ensure the success of our events.

Key volunteer positions include:

  • Course marshals and water stations
  • On-course cyclists for each route
  • Venue set-up and break-down
  • Race package distribution (prior to event)

Please contact [email protected] to learn more about current volunteer opportunities.

Ambassadors – Donations & Fundraisers

Even if you are not a runner and can’t make it to volunteer at our in-person event, we still need your vital support.

Consider registering as an Ambassador! You can support a participant or build a team of fundraisers, and we will be drawing for great prizes to recognize your efforts. Individual donations make a difference, every dollar counts.

Sponsors of the Rogers Run for L’Arche

Without our generous sponsors, our event would not be as successful as it has been over the past 12 years.

For 2022, there are a variety of sponsorship levels available. Alternatively, we have an option for employers to consider arranging with us to provide support for employees by paying for their race fees.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

 

 

2021 Sponsors

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Run for L’Arche, please contact:

Lesley Kelly
Race Manager
Run for L’Arche Planning Committee
[email protected]
403-476-4450

Daudi Kawooya
Development Officer & Social Media/Ambassadors Coordinator
Run for L’Arche Planning Committee
[email protected]
403-930-2263

John Eng
Community Leader/Executive Director L’Arche Calgary
Operations & Sponsorship
Run for L’Arche Planning Committee
[email protected]
403-930-2262

L’Arche Calgary

L’Arche Calgary has five homes in Calgary, a Supported Independent Living Program, and Tamarack Day Program. L’Arche Calgary supports 33 people with 20 Live-In Assistants who come from around the world.

Today, L’Arche International has 153 L’Arche communities in 38 countries on five continents. There are 29 L’Arche communities in Canada.

For more information about L’Arche Calgary, you can: