DATE:  September 19, 2021
LOCATION: Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, AB
DISTANCES: 10km, 5km, 3km, 1km

Join us for the Edmonton Heartbeat Run on September 19, 2021 at Hawrelak Park. Register today for a run or walk and raise funds in support of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Don’t miss out on a great Fall day where you’ll run along the North Saskatchewan River and take in the breath-taking views of trees changing colour and leaves falling

Our Goal is to raise $20,000 for Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

After year of lockdown – Let’s get outside, get moving, together. Join us for the Edmonton Heartbeat Run on September 19, 2021 at Hawrelak Park.


EVENTNow Until
July 11
July 12 Until
August 31
September 1 – September 17
10km Run$55$65$70
5km Run/Walk$45$55$60
3km Walk$35$45$50
1km Fun-Run$30$30$35
Virtual Run

By registering for the race, you agree to the event terms and conditions. The registration is binding and fees will not be refunded if you are forced to cancel unless you have taken out race insurance and meet the conditions of this insurance.


All entrants receive a great moisture wicking race tshirt!  Entries received before September 6 are guaranteed a shirt – and sizing!

Once you cross the finish, you will be rewarded with a great commemorative Heartbeat Run Medal.

Chip Timing!  Using a chip on the racebib, your time is recorded from the time you cross the starting line to you cross the finish!

Cool down with some great finishline snacks!


William Hawrelak Park (originally Mayfair Park) is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open grassy areas. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to explore.

Ample parking is available in Hawrelak Park.  Follow the directions of our parking attendants.


After discussions with the medical leadership team at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz), we have decided to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for the Edmonton Heartbeat Run. Registered participants who are not fully vaccinated* are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result for a test administered within 72 hours of attending the event. If you have symptoms you must stay home and you should book your test online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link at 811.


Official vaccine records are available on MyHealth Records.


Additionally, we request participants wear masks while gathering before and after the race. We are implementing these measures to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff at the event. Many of our participants, volunteers and staff are heart patients and healthcare providers themselves. We are putting these guidelines in place with their health and safety in mind.


Any currently registered athletes that are uncomfortable with this decision have the ability to switch to the virtual race or are asked to contact us to have their entries rolled over to the 2022 event.



The 5kmMAP
From the start area in Hawrelak Park, athletes will head west and loop Hawrelak Park – then exit and head up Groat Road! Turnaround at the top (yes a Waterstation!) and return the same way down the hill. Enter the park and head straight back to the finish.
Enjoy the scenery and hills!

The 10km – MAP
From the start area in Hawrelak Park, athletes will head west and loop Hawrelak Park – then exit and head up Groat Road! Turnaround at the top (Waterstation!) and return the same way down the hill. Complete another loop of Hawrelak Park, climb the hill to the turnaround then head straight back to the finish.

All events are chip timed!


Refreshments are served at ONE Station per lap . Waterbottles will be available to pickup and fill your container.

After passing the finish line please move forward 200 meters. Just past the finish, you will find fruit, muffins & more!
Our medical services will also be available here.

We will not be providing age group awards at this years event.

Results will be posted onsite as they are updated and official results will be posted on our website within 24hours of the event.

View details here


Package Pickup
Saturday, September 18 1:00pm-5:00pm  Location TBD

Race Day

Sunday, September 19

  • 9:00am-9:50am  Race Package Pickup

  • 9:50am                Pre-race briefing

  • 10:00am              10km Start

  • 10:15am              5km Start

  • 10:20am              3km Start

  • 11:00am              1km Start

**covid regulations may  apply


The University Hospital Foundation was created in 1962 by an act in the Alberta legislature. In the decades since, we have evolved into one of the most successful hospital fundraising organizations in Canada. We raise funds to advance patient care and innovation at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

Funds raised by the Edmonton Heartbeat Run will support the Maz Innovation Fund, ensuring the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute remains a world-class cardiac centre for years to come. Support of this fund will lead to the advancement of clinical programs, quality improvement, the purchase of new equipment, and research, in order to support developments in cardiac care, such as minimally invasive approaches.

This fund has already supported initiatives like:

– Surgical procedure to remove blood clots blocking the arteries carrying blood to the lungs, improving oxygen levels – one of only two programs in Canada

– Virtual cardiac rehabilitation for patients unable to attend in-person programs

– After a successful pilot program, proving the safety and effectiveness of Ev-Vivo equipment to essentially keep lungs ‘alive’ outside the body, this technology will begin to be used with patients.


Can’t make the in-person event?  Still leery of large gatherings?  No Problem!
You can participate in our virtual run.  We will have a finisher medal and tshirt (if you meet our cutoff deadlines) for you.

You can participate in the virtual event from the time you register up to race day.  

Items will be made available for local pickup after the event. Purchase shipping to have the items sent to you!


Coming soon.