It was a beautiful day in A.E.Wilson park for the 2022 Boot Race. Everyone is back to in person events this year. That is awesome! But we think that gave people lots of choices so our numbers were down for the Boot Race. It was still a fun time and the new champion is Rand Luhning who took home the Coveted Boot Race Award. Congrats Rand!
The Regina Road Runners are hosting our annual Harvest Moon Run. Join us for a relaxing fall, fun run – in the dark!, with social distancing. Walkers are welcome!
The event is on Saturday October 16th – the last event from the RRRC for 2021. 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 tour of parts of Lumsden, including a spectacular view of the valley (in the dark).
This is a fun run to enjoy the company of other runners, reminisce about the 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 required but there is no cost.
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