Presidents Communique – Vicky Bonnell

At the start of this year, the Regina Road Runners Executive had high hopes of returning to in-person events. However, we were able to provide just a few in-person opportunities during 2021 – the Boot Race, Regina Beach Trail Run, and the Harvest Moon Run. These were all outside events with fewer numbers, so it was felt that they could be managed, following the guidelines as recommended by the Local Health Medical Officers.

Unfortunately, due to an increase of the COVID variants in the fall, we had to once again pivot for the Flatlanders event. Even though it was an outside event, the Executive felt that it should be held as a virtual event once again, to mitigate risk for its many participants. Thank you to all who registered and those who continued their participation virtually. We heard great stories of your experiences.

Medal and shirt pickup was held at Track and Trail (thank you to Brian Sampson for allowing us to use his location) on October 16th.  By now, all who participated should have received their medal and shirt (if ordered) by pickup, delivery, or mail. If you did not, please let us know.

At our recent Executive meeting, there was much discussion about holding an in-person volunteer appreciation and RRRC member Christmas dinner in a local restaurant. Unfortunately, because we are still in the fourth wave of this pandemic, it was deemed that now is not the time. We will keep monitoring the situation and try for something in the new year, if and when this covid situation settles down.

We will keep you updated on 2022 events. We are all eager to get back to some RRRC in-person fun, friends and fitness events.

With the Christmas season approaching, on behalf of the RRRC Executive, I wish each of you a safe, enjoyable Christmas season and a happy, healthy 2022.

Harvest Moon 2021

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.

Register here.

This is a night race in October 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.

2021 Boot Race Results

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

Start OrderLast NameFirst Name5 km TimeStart TimeClock  TimeRace TimeFinish Order
3NeufeldRobert35:0009:0037:5628:561
2SteenkampJan35:0009:0037:5728:572
7NewtonMark24:3019:3042:0822:383
6CycaHailey26:5117:0942:4125:324
9BedelKevin23:1520:4543:4422:595
8HynneDoug23:4820:1244:0623:546**
12BurantAndrew20:4323:1744:0620:496**
10RathgeberLane22:0022:0044:0722:077
5BedelJenna27:3016:3044:5128:218
4MaherTom28:3015:3045:0029:299
11GibsonKyle21:2522:3547:1324:3810
1CoderreDel44:0000:0056:0456:0411

Boot Race 2021 – in person

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.

Come on out and have some fun.

Entry fee – $15.00
RRRC Members – Free

2021 — RRRC Boot Race 2021

Harvest Moon Run 2020

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.

26th Annual Flatlanders Road Race

https://raceroster.com/events/2020/32455/flatlanders-road-race-2020

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.