Project Description


May 13, 2017 // Type: Stadium

Calgary, Ab

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Not your average visit to the track / ball park. 5km course, 20+ race type specific obstacles, 85% pavement, stairs & cement. Count on a few surprises coming your way too. The good thing is, no one has ever drowned in their own sweat…yet.

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Primary skills to be tested in this race:










  • X Warrior Challenge Finisher Medal
  • X Warrior Challenge Finisher T Shirt & Wristband
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Photos
  • Post Race Beer (Melrose Cafe & Bar) (18+)
  • Post Race Evening Party Ticket (Details TBA)
  • Special Offers from X Warrior Challenge Partners


  • 9:30 am – ELITE MEN
  • 9:45 am – ELITE WOMEN
  • 10:00 am – TITAN HEAT start
  • 10:30 am – OPEN HEATS commence
  • 12:30 pm – NEW!! *LITTLE WARRIORS RACE – Approx 500m Kids Course
  • 2:30 pm – NEW!! *HEROES CHALLENGE (First Responders / Military Exclusive Competition)
  • 3:00 pm – NEW!! *KIDSPORT CHALLENGE *2nd Lap* (Exclusive Heat for Paid Registrants Only. Proceeds to Kidsport!)

Starting at 9:30am, waves of up to 15 racers will be released every 1 minute.

CHARITY CHALLENGE  – Run for Charity…Run for FREE

A large part of what makes X Warrior unique is a special focus on the community & the charities within it.  Calgary is known for its generosity, making it headquarters to many great organizations that focus on giving those who need it most, a helping hand.  X Warrior exists not just to inspire physical challenge and health, but to inspire life-changing behaviours.  Raising money for our named charity is a critical part of that.

Individual Fundraising Incentives Include:

  • Raise $250….Receive a $50 Gift card to a Sponsor Restaurant / Bar
  • Raise $750…Receive a future 2017 or 2018 FREE X Warrior Challenge race entry!
  • Raise $1000…Receive 2 FREE  future 2017 or 2018 X Warrior Challenge race entries!
  • Raise $2500…Receive a 2 Year X Warrior Challenge Season Pass

What time do I need to Arrive?
– We Suggest arriving 60-90 minutes before your heat

What if I don’t like my heat time?
– Well we could tell you to suck it up like other races….but feel free to drop us a line and we will do our best to make sure you are running with your pals / co workers / or against your ex spouse.

Is the race timed?
– Yes. Timing system will be in place and race results will be posted on line 24 hours following each event

What does my registration Fee Include?
– Race Entry, Finisher Medal, X Warrior Finisher T Shirt & Wristband, Timing Chip, Race Photos, Free Beer Post Race, Official Post Party Entrance, & Offers from X Warrior Partners

Is there a minimum age to run the event?
– Yes.  We have a few age requirements
– 5km Sprint : 14 & up
– Junior Warrior 5km Heat : 10 -14 years
– Little Warriors Race : 4 – 9 years old
– If you are under 18 you will beed a waiver signed by your parent/ legal guardian

What do I need to bring to race?
– In no particular order… Your RACE TICKET,  ID, Signed Waiver (We will be issuing waivers closer to the race), Shoes,  Costume (if thats your thing), Cash/Debit card for all the cool stuff that will be for sale and maybe a change of clothes…it going to get sweaty. 

Where do I park?
– Stampede Park Lots

What does Parking cost?
– $15 per car

Can I bring friends to watch and hopefully buy me things for being so awesome?
– YES!  Spectators are always FREE.

Do spectators need to bring ID?
– Yes please. 

Are you looking for volunteers for the race?
– YES!  Always!  Please email us at

What is in it for Volunteers?
– Other than being part of an amazing day/weekend, Volunteers will receive a free X Warrior T Shirt, Lunch or Snacks.   Any volunteers working a 4 hour shift will be able to run the race before/after their shift at a discounted rate.  Any volunteers working a full 8 hour shift will receive a FREE entry to a Future X Warrior Challenge Race 

Are refunds?
– Short answer is No.

Can I Transfer my Registration to someone else?
– If you can’t make the race, you can transfer your ticket to someone else before 2 weeks prior to event. This can be done yourself through EVENTBRITE.

What happens if it Rains/Snows?
– Suck it up princess.  The event is going forward.  Just imagine how awesome the photos will be.

What is the Charity Challenge?
– By offering amazing incentives, we encourage our XWarrior Challengers to raise money for specific charities in the city they are racing in, helping to raise the entire community. From there, we are able to show where the raised money goes…and it’s right back to your community!

Who is the Charity for 2017?
– Kidsport

How do I choose a charity & start raising money?
– Once you register for the race you will be brought to the CROWDRISE fundraising platform automatically.  Click a few more buttons, and BOOM.  Fundraiser extraordinaire.

Do I have to raise money for a charity to run an X Warrior Challenge?
– No you don’t.  But the question is, why wouldn’t you want to? 🙂 

Can I Run a Second Lap?
You certainly can!  Go and see our team at the registration Tent & they will look after you!  Cost to run a 2nd Lap at the time of  your choice is $30.  You should checkout the heat below though…its much cooler.

What is the KIDSPORT Charity Challenge Heat?
We created a special Heat in support of KIDSPORT!  Racers can run a 2nd lap for only $20 at 3pm and will receive a special limited edition Kidsport X Warrior Medal! Proceeds from this heat are going directly to KIDSPORT!

Have more questions?  No problem.
– Fire us an email to  We will get back to you with the answers.

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