The race was started 25 years ago by the Red Deer Runners, with a purpose of supporting the development of youth running in Red Deer. The race proceeds are used through a bursary to allow youth runners in Red Deer, and area, to participate in regional, provincial and national events. Applicants to the bursary are required to provide background for their application and be vetted through a sponsor before being considered for a bursary cash award.
The Harvest Run itself is a non-profit organization. The event is not a fundraiser.
We work to keep the entry fees low and strive to give back!