What’s In A Race?

You have seen the posts and the tweets and maybe now you are wondering what exactly this Culinary Race thing is? Or maybe you are curious but think you don’t know enough about Calgary’s culinary scene to get involved? That’s the best thing about this race, there is no experience required!

I signed my husband and I up for this race for the first time last year when I was just starting to get involved in Calgary’s food scene. After signing up I started to re-think and worry……oh no what have I done? We don’t know anything about Calgary’s food scene……what kind of crazy things are we going to have to do….is this really a good idea…but race day came and we were off on a great adventure.

Ready for our adventure

We arrived at registration along with the many other excited teams, and with our clue list in hand we were off to discover new and interesting local businesses across the city.

We experienced things like shucking an oyster and identifying the sex of a lobster.

Identifying the sex of a lobster

We tossed pizza dough

Tossing pizza dough

and made a water jug sing.

Making a water jug sing

We found the cities smallest coffee shop, identified what fruit was in a drink

Identifying what fruit is in a drink

and learned to fill gourmet chocolates! 

Filling gourmet chocolates

Without a doubt when you choose to run this race you will taste all manner of great food and drinks as well as discover all sorts of culinary delights.  You will find fantastic local businesses while searching across the city making great memories, new friends and taking home all kinds of delicious treats.

Since we ran the race last year we have returned to and visited many of the locations we discovered including new restaurants, shops and liquor stores! Regardless if you are new to the city or have been in the City forever this race is for you.

So what do you need in order to run this race?

A sense of fun & adventure, a phone, a car and of course your tickets (which I would buy right now before they are all gone)!

Keep watching here for more posts and ideas for the race like coming up with a team name, creating a costume, what to bring on the race and more!

Looking forward to racing with you all this year. I am,

Your Everyday Foodie!


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Calgary Food Bank

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce we are once again working with the Calgary Food Bank this year as our charity component.


The Culinary Race team loves to support local businesses and charity and the participants from last year’s race spoke and we listened!

The Calgary Food Bank was established in 1983 and is a charitable organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to those in need.

Eligible people may receive up to seven emergency hampers in a twelve month period with the first three through self referral and the last four through agency partners. This past year the Calgary Food Bank has assisted 141,270 Calgarians.

The Calgary Food Bank will be a bonus clue released between April 22 and June 1 for registered participants.. Please ensure you check your emails regularly!

registration is open

registration open

Registration is now open for the Culinary Race 2017!

Click on this link to Register for the Culinary Race. Purchase individual or team tickets for the foodie race of the year!

Advance registration only. Please note we will not sell tickets at the door.

Your ticket options are:

Individual Tickets: $40

Use this option when adding to a Group of four as they are tickets for one. Use this when joining teams.

Group tickets are for one team of two: $65

Group tickets are for 2. If you have more than 2 people on your team you must buy additional individual tickets (above) or additional teams of 2.

Your Group must be able to fit into one car.

The Culinary Race is 18+ due to some of the tasks potentially involving the sampling of alcoholic beverages.

Last year we sold out weeks in advance! Don’t delay, secure your spot soon – it’s going to be a delicious time!