Summer Trail Race Series

2019 Trail Race Series

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The 2019 Summer Trail Race Series is underway. 2019 is the seventh iteration of the series. The series is designed to get runners together and enjoy trying some great trails not too far from Regina.

The Details

When: Tuesday nights (weekly), 18:15 race time (with some exceptions). Course overview and instructions at 18:10 (or 5 minutes before race time). Series begins August 13 and will end October 1.
Course: A moderate course will be set at each location. Courses will be marked. Maps will be made available electronically (see below) when possible.
Timing: Self timed. In order to be eligible for the evening, be signed in by the time the course overview begins. 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. Please buy your membership online.
Cost: Free for RRRC members
Registration: None required. Just arrive in time to get your name recorded and sign the waiver.
Results: see below the trail details

The Trails

Schedule is tentative. Please check again close to each week to confirm location. The current week will be at the top of the list.

  • Echo Valley Trails – August 13
    • Turn left off Highway 210, at the bottom of the valley, before crossing the bridge. Go to the Nature Centre (formerly Visitor Centre). This is the same starting point as Deadfall 50.
    • This course is a bit further from the city, so start time is delayed until 18:30.
  • Lumsden Trans Canada Trail – August 27
    • Start at parking area off Grid #641 West of Lumsden. Turn right off James street, just south of the tracks in Lumsden, then follow #641 until the pavement ends, after about 300m of gravel, there is a trail map on the north side of the road. The Regina Bypass construction has reached Hwy 11, so please allow some extra time for travel.
    • This will be run as one way course. We will meet and then carpool to the starting location.
    • Distance is about 6 km.
    • Trail is mostly grass covered. The mowing schedule is not known.
    • An overview of the Lumsden area TCT is available along with a detailed map.
    • The Trans Canada Trail was completed on August 26, 2017. This week will celebrate the anniversary of the achievement of a national trail.
  • Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Club – September  3
    • Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Club offered to let us use their new facility with a few kilometres of freshly cut grass trail. Check out the progress on this new club on their Facebook page.
    • Meet at the top of the hill, just past the sign (picture below) Directions to Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Club. The Regina Bypass construction has reached Hwy 11, so please allow some extra time for travel.
    • QVN puts a lot of work into their trails. Donations are welcome.

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White Butte trail 2015

  • Wascana Trails – September 17
    • Meet at the big map near the entrance to the parking lot. Directions to Wascana Trails.
    • Sections will be slippery when wet. An alternate course or location may be devised in the event of rain.
    • The Regina Bypass construction has reached Hwy 11, so please allow some extra time for travel.
  • Valeport area trail – October 1
    • Different start location than past years!
      • To get to start location, travel north on Hwy 20 from Craven. Turn right on Valley View Estates road. Pull in at the playground. Or follow this link.
      • The Regina Bypass construction has reached Hwy 11, so please allow some extra time for travel.
    • Distance is about 5.3 km.

Rankings

  • Moderately styled after Nascar and tennis rankings
    • points awarded to those in attendance
    • top score goes to the first person across
    • point value based on total number registered
  • Rankings will be implemented if participation is sufficient.
  • Rankings just for the fun and glory.

 

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