What an awesome day for a run! By race time it was 20 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. The race followed the usual course from Rick Hansen park and circled A.E. Wilson Park with a full loop of the island. The crowd (all 3 of them) watched with racing hearts as the race unfolded. Several unexpected passes mid-race left the timers and finish judges on edge as the group neared the finish line. It wasn’t quite a photo finish but close enough to be exciting.
This year we had 3 first time Boot racers. Rob Humphries ended his first ever Boot Race by taking home the coveted trophy.
All the runners did a great job and there was lots of chatting as runners and volunteers enjoyed a snack and a drink while waiting for the official results. Mary Simrose was sad to give up the trophy but ran a very strong race.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.
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After the first Wascana Wander in 2017, the event is back!
The Wascana Wander is part trail race, part scavenger hunt. There is no set course (other than on the trails at Wascana Trails). It is meant to get you out on the trails, exploring and trying trails you haven’t tried before. Because there is no set course, there is no specific distance either.
The objective will be to explore the area and find several books that have been hidden throughout the area. Each participant will have a number and will have to bring back the corresponding page from each book (don’t worry bibliophiles – the books on course were destined for recycling anyway).
There will also be a kids version of the Wander. For kids, the course will be marked – with a short distance between 500 and 1000 m.
There is an option for runners to do up to 3 loops (with a new number each loop). To enter the second or third loop, the runner must be within the time cut-off and have collected all the pages. The final loop will be dark so runners will be required to carry a headlamp and cell phone, as well as wear reflective gear. The time limits are 105 minutes for loop 1, 75 minutes for loop 2 and 60 minutes for loop 3.
Where: Wascana Trails
When: May 26
Time: Kids event starts at 5:30 PM, everyone else at 6:00 PM. Be there early enough to get your race bib (bib pickup at 5:00 PM)
Registration is online at Race Roster
Cost: The event is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Members will receive a full cost discount upon completing the registration, but in order to get your bib – all participants are asked to please bring non-perishable food item for the Food Bank, used clothing for Salvation Army or a donation to the Lumsden Library.
There will also be a collection for anyone wishing to donate to the local library.
When – May 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
Where – A.E. Wilson Park
Cost: Non-members – $15, Members – free
Click here to register.
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.
Come on out and have some fun.
Maps will be provided electronically, closer to the event.
Watch for others using the pathways.
Another Deadfall 50 finished for another year. Thanks to all the racers for coming out to support the run and, more importantly, support the All Nations Healing Hospital.
Congratulations to Conor Renouf for repeating as the Deadfall 50 Champion, with a course record time of 4:51:08. Other winners include:
50K Relay – Savage Fartleks (Misty Wensel, Elias Williams, Jeff Dudar, Cameron Wensel) in a time of 4:43:22
25K Men’s Champion – Gerry Nagy (2:11:37)
25K Women’s Champion – Amy Carlson (2:42:10)
12.5K Men’s Champion – James Munroe (1:05:40)
12.5K Women’s Champion – Kyra Ives (1:11:07)
Also thanks to our major sponsors, Campbell Safety Consulting and Track and Trail, for their support.
Finally, no race is possible without a host of volunteers and this fine group of people really helped to make it all come together. A big shout out to:
Wade Hagen, Pat Lee, Wanda Bouchard-Barry, Alan Barry, Wendy Lazarou, Terry Lazarou, Linda & Danny Mosely, Tom McDougall, Larry Bedel, Graham Taylor, Lee Ubell, Iona Glabus, Jeff Campbell, Laurie Campbell, Trish, Craig Johnson, and Marie.
An especially big shoutout to Rick Minett for his ongoing work to make this race a great success.
The 2017 trail race series will start August 17 at Wascana Trails.
Similar to previous years, meet ready to run at 6:15 PM.
When: Thursday nights (weekly), 18:15 race time. Course overview and instructions at 18:10. Series will begin August 17 and end September 21 (6 weeks).
Course: A moderate length course will be set at each location. Courses will be marked in 2017. Maps may be made available electronically when possible. Locations subject to change. Notification of changes will be by email. Email Mitchell to be sure you receive notice of any changes.
Timing: Self timed. In order to be eligible for the evening, be signed in by 18:15. Timing is on the honour system. Any deviation from the course should be addressed by the runner as a self-assessed penalty.
Aid Stations: None
Course Marshall: Member in charge for the evening. This person will be participating as well.
Who: RRRC members. Guests are welcome to come for an evening race, but the series is planned for members. Buy your membership online.
Cost: Free for RRRC members
Registration: None required. Just arrive in time to get your name recorded
Results: Will be posted online weekly here