The day was hot with smoke in the air but 42 runners came out and ran the race. We had difficulties at 1 turnaround point that affected all of the 15km runners and some of the 10km runners. The actual distance run is noted where we have that information. We appreciate the positive attitude of those who had fun with the longer run.
There were 14 volunteers involved in putting on the race.
The results are not all tallied but there was a significant amount of donations and profit from the race that will go to Theo’s Challenge – the total will be posted when it is finalized. Many thanks to all of you who participated in whatever way. All in all a fun and successful day.
There were some challenges to the 2021 Boot Race: McCarthy Boulevard is closed to vehicle traffic and an obstacle course for pedestrians, The rain Thursday night made the normal race route unsafe, flooding closed the washrooms at Rick Hansen park and the race clock failed before the race but the volunteers and runners were eager for the first live club event since the beginning of the pandemic so everyone showed up.
The race began on time with 12 runners and a great crowd of volunteers to time them. Jan and Robert ran neck and neck throughout the race right to the finish line where Robert edged Jan out to take the much coveted trophy home to Waldeck. (Ok, I think they were chatting until the last few metres).
Sunshine and laughter were everywhere and we look forward to seeing everyone at future RRRC events
Great news! We are proceeding with this years Boot Race. We are limiting registration to 20 people and we expect everyone to maintain social distancing at the event.
Boot Race is a 5 km handicap race. For those who have never run a handicap race, or need a reminder, each runner starts the race based on his/her best 5 km time in the past year. If everyone matched his/her time exactly, everyone would cross the finish line together. BUT, if you can beat your best time, you come across the line just a little bit ahead of everyone else – unless they beat their time, too.
Now that the race season that never was is coming to a close, the Regina Road Runners will come together for a relaxing fall, fun run – in the dark!, with social distancing. Walkers are welcome!
The event is on Saturday September 26th – the last event from the RRRC for 2020. There will be a short briefing at 18:45, and the running/walking shall begin at 19:00. We will gather and run from the outside of the Lumsden Hotel and Steak Pit, 30 2nd Avenue, Lumsden.
The course will be a breath-taking (it could be cold, and yes – there is probably a hill) tour of parts of Lumsden.
This is a fun run to enjoy the company of other runners, reminisce about what you would have done if there had been a race season and enjoy fall in the Qu’Appelle Valley. It isn’t a race and won’t be timed, but it will be fun! Registration is not required and there is no cost.
This is a night race in late September and sunset occurs early. A headlamp or flashlight is required. Reflective clothing is required.
Following the run/walk, everyone is invited to gather (not too close!) at the Lumsden Hotel and Steak Pit for appetizers and beverages.
The 2020 Flatlanders Road Race will be a virtual event that can be completed over a 1 week period of time. This allows us interesting options like allowing people to sign up for more than one distance if they choose and to remove any restrictions on people wishing to walk any of the distances.
Our charity this year is Theo’s Challenge.
Please click on the link above to learn the details of the race and about this year’s charity.