Summer Trail Race Series

The 2016 Summer Trail Race Series is now complete. 2016 was the fourth iteration of the series. The series is designed to get runners together and enjoy trying some great trails not too far from Regina.

2016 Trail Race Series

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The Details

When: Thursday nights (weekly), 18:15 race time. Course overview and instructions at 18:10. Series will begin August 11 and end September 29.
Course: Short and long course at each location. Long course will be 2 loops of the course. Courses will be marked in 2016. 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 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. 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: Will be posted online weekly here:

Runner Rank Total Points
Aaron Popp 7 23
Leah Fichter 11 13
Dave Wild 11 13
Lane Rathgeber 5 27
Kevin Bedel 2 43
Jenna Bedel 4 32
Pauline Beaulieu 5 27
Dan Bihun 8 16
Mitchell Japp 3 34
Fiona Cribb 10 14
Amanda McConnell 18 2
Shaun Grundle 15 7
Kaytlyn Criddle 16 6
Karen Lawson 14 8
Michelle Barnet 11 13
Christy Thackeray 9 15
Jason Hubick 1 45
John Ritson 17 3
Iris Howden 19 1
Colleen Bailey 19 1

Summary of times 2016 (pdf)

The Trails

  • Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Club – August 11
    • 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.
    • 4.9 km. Long course option is 2x around.
    • Follow the course on the RunGo App – labelled quappelle valley nordic. Or view a GPX file of the course. You can use this in Google Earth or on a GPS

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qu'appelle valley nordic

  • Wascana Trails I – August 18
    • 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 may be devised in the event of rain.
    • 6 km. Long course option is 2x around. A detailed Wascana Trails 2016 course 1 (PDF) with directions is available for download
    • There is no GPX file available of the course.Wascana Trails 2015 course 1
  • White Butte – August 25
    • Meet at the maps by the primary trailhead. Click for directions to White Butte. PLEASE NOTE – due to construction the south access via Highway 1 is not usable. Access to White Butte must be from Highway 46.
    • Potentially wet and muddy – be prepared.
    • Distance will be 6-6.5 km.
    • The course will be similar to last year’s, but slightly different than 2014’s White Butte course. It will follow Marsh instead of North Willow to checkpoint 2, and will be the most direct route between checkpoints 9 and 10.
    • There is no GPX file available of the course, but map is: White Butte trail 2015 (PDF)

White Butte trail 2015

  • St Michael’s Retreat and Conference Centre – September 1
    • Meet in the parking lot at the north end of St Michael’s. Thanks to St Michael’s Retreat and Conference Centre for allowing us access to their trails.
    • Directions to St Michael’s. The Regina Bypass construction has reached Hwy 11, so please allow some extra time for travel.
    • Grass may be long. Watch your step!
    • Distance will be 5-6 km.
    • There is no GPX file available of the course yet.

 

  • White Butte II – September 8 
    • Meet at the maps by the primary trailhead. Click for directions to White Butte. PLEASE NOTE – due to construction the south access via Highway 1 is not usable. Access to White Butte must be from Highway 46.
    • Potentially wet and muddy – be prepared.

White Butte trail 2015

  • Valeport area trail – September 15
    • Start from private residence, then head up the hill and hit the trail.
      • To get to start location, travel north on Hwy 20 from Craven. Across from the Valeport Dam, turn right into the driveway. From the Craven Esso, it is 4.0km to the driveway.
    • Trail is in good condition.
    • Distance is 5 km.
    • GPX file of the course. You can use this in Google Earth or on a GPS.

Craven trail

 

  • Wascana Wander (Wascana Trails II) – September 22
    • Meet at the big map near the entrance to the parking lot. Directions to Wascana Trails.
    • Sections will be slippery when wet.
    • Choose your own course! Similar to last July’s Wascana Wander, but with a twist this year. Time limit will be 45 minutes. Plan your route to get back on time! Sunset is 7:11.
      • times will be recorded as time/marker found. Anyone over 45 minutes will be deducted one marker.
    • Wascana Trails map (PDF) might help you plan but there is a map on each marker too. Also, new trails were added last year that are not on the maps.
  • Douglas Park Hill – September 29
    • Same course as Offroad Syndicate (they race on the trail during the summer)
    • Meet at the near the bottom of the hill – off the road.
    • Likely impassable when wet, so an alternative course may be used. Meeting location will be the same.
    • Distance is 4.3 km. Long option is 2x around if day length allows.
    • Follow the course on the RunGo App – labelled Douglas Park Hill loop reverse. Or view a GPX file of the course. You can use this in Google Earth or on a GPS.

Douglas park hill course 2015

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
  • Most improved (based on pace)
  • Fastest overall
  • Steadiest
  • Rankings will be implemented if participation is sufficient.
  • Prizes subject to participation and availability.
  • Eligibility for prizes has not yet been fully developed, but will change depending on the number of runners attending.

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