Runners with little ones two and beneath, this one’s for you. On Tuesday, Run Calgary introduced the inaugural “Wee Wild Ones Diaper Sprint” to affix the Calgary Marathon race weekend festivities on Might 25.

The 42.2-foot sprint will function “a joyful household expertise to have interaction our future marathoners of their first ever aggressive occasion,” says Run Calgary govt director, Kirsten Fleming. Designed for contributors beneath the age of two, the Diaper Sprint will function a toddler- and baby-friendly course lined with neon pylons to assist little ones keep on track and permit household and buddies to become involved within the enjoyable.

Calgary Marathon Diaper Dash
Picture: Run Calgary

Whereas this occasion is the proper alternative for enjoyable household pictures, don’t let the cuteness idiot you–it’s nonetheless a contest! Crawling and strolling are allowed and the quickest child will probably be topped the highest Diaper Dasher and stroll away with a prize bundle value $200.

There are additionally some “rules” to concentrate on:

  • Mother and father can make use of varied ways to inspire their little ones, together with toys, cameras, stuffies and snacks.
  • Within the spirit of equity, race administrators will diligently confirm beginning certificates if wanted to make sure that not one of the contributors exceed the allowable age limits.
  • Athletes are inspired to put on diapers and in addition garments acceptable for a spirited competitors.

The occasion is capped at 60 contributors, registration is $10 and you may join right here. For racers with older youngsters searching for extra family-friendly alternatives,  take a look at the Youngsters Marathon as nicely.