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Acera Insurance Run for L’Arche

In 2011, Acera Insurance (formerly Rogers Insurance) established the Run for L’Arche. We continue to coordinate and lead what is now one of the most popular early spring season events on the Calgary running calendar. Each year, our staff both run and volunteer to help raise money for this event.

Our Impact

Our annual event supports L’Arche Calgary — an organization that fosters a community of belonging, togetherness, diversity and humanity for adults with intellectual disabilities.   

Since 2011, we’ve raised over $735,000 to support L’Arche Calgary’s five homes, the Supported Independent Living Program (SILP) and Tamarack Day Program.

Run for L’Arche Race Information

Thanks to your support, our 2023 event raised over $80,000 for L’Arche Calgary! Learn more here.


  • In-Person: Saturday, April 1, 2023

    Our in-person event returned to Confluence Plaza at St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary for 2023. We offered half marathon, 10 kilometres, five kilometres, three kilometres, and one kilometre fun run distances.
  • Virtual: Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9, 2023

    Our 2023 virtual option was available for half marathon, 10 kilometres, five kilometres and one kilometres distances. Our creative participants decided on the format, location and date(s) to complete their virtual race. Whether you ran along a city pathway, or even on a treadmill it all counts! 

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 Run for L’Arche

By sponsoring the Acera Insurance Run for L’Arche, you are providing people with developmental disabilities safe homes, loving and respectful communities, and the opportunity to live a more fulfilling life and increase their engagement in daily programs, work, and other public events.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Contact Us

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

Dora Novak
Race Manager
[email protected]


Carmela DiMaio
Fundraising Coordinator
[email protected]

John Eng
Director of Operations
[email protected]

L’Arche Calgary

L’Arche Calgary has five homes in the city, a Supported Independent Living Program (SILP) and Tamarack Day Program. L’Arche Calgary supports 33 people with 20 live-in assistants who come from around the world.

L’Arche Calgary is part of the L’Arche International Federation. Today, L’Arche International has 153 L’Arche communities throughout the world, including 29 in Canada.

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

Rogers Insurance and CapriCMW Merge to Become Acera Insurance.

As one unified company, we are now one of Canada's
largest independent and employee-controlled brokerages.