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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 $500,000 to support people with developmental disabilities through L’Arche’s programs

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

**Please note: COVID-19 has impacted all events and our upcoming 2021 Run for L’Arche event format is subject to all City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services guidelines and restrictions. As such, we are only offering two events – an in-person race and a virtual race. For 2021, our in-person event has a registration limit of 200 race participants and our virtual event has a registration target of 450 race participants. Due to these restrictions, there will also be limited on-course services and volunteers.

For our 2021 race, we are providing a finishing medal for participants of our event. In the future, we will return to offering top placement times, age categories, teams and insurance industry awards.

All 2021 participants will receive an exciting kitbag consisting of a face mask, a lunch bag and a finishing medal. Pick-up location and mailout details for Calgary to be provided.

We welcome all levels of runners, walkers and rollers (no pets are allowed at the in-person event).

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  • In-Person – 10Km & 5Km Formal Routes on the City of Calgary Pathways will be provided after registration, and, while not certified for this event, both distances will be chipped timed.

Event – Saturday 27th March 2021 – No race day registration service available.
New & Special Venue set-up details include:

  • 10K Start-Time is 8:30am with staggered start times**
  • 5K Start-Time is 10:00am with staggered start times**
  • Virtual – Half Marathon, 10Km & 5Km Optional Routes on the City of Calgary Pathways will be provided.

Event – Dates  Saturday 27th March – Sunday 4th April 2021

Our creative participants decide on the format, location and date(s) to complete their virtual race!

Event Volunteers

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

This year, subject to the City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services guidelines, we will need fewer positions for the in-person event day on Saturday, March 27th, 2021. These volunteer positions include:

  • Event Venue – Greeters and set up and break down approximately 16
  • Course Marshals approximately 16
  • Cyclists 2

Volunteers will be provided face masks and be socially distanced from other volunteers and participants. Depending on the role, other measures may be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

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.

For the first year ever, 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 10 years.

Our presenting sponsor, Economical Insurance, has supported The Run for L’Arche, since its inception in 2011.

There are a variety of sponsorship levels available from to $250 to $2,500. Please contact for more information about sponsoring the race.

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

Daudi Kawooya
Development Officer & Social Media & Ambassadors Coordinator.
Run for L’Arche Planning

Robyn Jackson
Community Leader/Executive Director L’Arche Calgary
Media, Fundraising & Sponsorship
Run for L’Arche Planning Committee

L’Arche Calgary

L’Arche Calgary was founded in 1973 with 5 homes here in Calgary and is a member of L’Arche Canada [featuring 30 Communities] and is also part of the International Federation of L’Arche Communties with 152 Communities in 37 countries.

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

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