2017 Boot Race

https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12770/rrrc-boot-race-2017

When – May 14, 2017
Where – A.E. Wilson Park
Details available at the registration link.

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.

Boot Race is Coming – May 14

Boot Race is coming soon – May 14!!

Boot Race is a 5 km friendly handicap race. In a handicap race, 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, thus being awarded the prestigious trophy!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016. Register 9:30. Race at 10:00.
Where: Rick Hansen Playground, A.E. Wilson Park, Regina, SK.
Cost: FREE
Register: Online or on race day 30 minutes prior to race time and feel free to email Milo with any questions.
Course:
Boot Race course 2015

Rules:

  • Each runner provides their best 5 K time in the past year.
  • (If you have not run a 5K in the last year, give your best estimate)
  • The runner with the highest time starts first with the following runners starting later by the difference between their time and the highest time.
    • For example, Runner #1 best time is 35 minutes, Runner #2 best time is 30 minutes, and Runner #3 best time is 25 minutes. Runner #1 starts at 10:00AM, Runner #2 starts at 10:05AM (35-30=5, thus starting 5 minutes later) and Runner #3 starts at 10:10AM (difference of 10 minutes, thus starting 10 minutes later).
  • If everyone finishes on their time, everyone should finish at the same time.

Maps will be provided electronically, closer to the event.

Snacks will be provided for all participants following the race.

In case of extreme weather, the race will be cancelled. If this is the case, check the blog or Facebook one hour prior to the race.

2015 Boot Race Results

We had a beautiful day for the race.  The course started from Rick Hansen park with a short loop that allowed spectators to cheer the runners on as they recrossed the start line within a minute.  There was a full loop of the island which caused the tension in the crowd to build as they could watch the runners catching and passing each other as the race developed.  The timers and finish judges were preparing for a video finish but the pack spread out some before crossing the finish line so a normal photo finish was all that was required.

All the racers did a great job and there was lots of chatting and laughing as runners and volunteers enjoyed a snack and a drink while waiting for the official results.  Doug Leask is the proud owner of the Coveted Boot Race Trophy for the next year.

 

2015 RRRC Boot Race
Runner Name Predicted 5km time Start time Gun Time Running (Net) Time
Doug 37:30:00 10:02:30 37:57:00 35:27:00
Linda 37:00:00 10:03:00 37:57:00 34:57:00
Murray 31:00:00 10:09:00 38:01:00 29:01:00
Jan 26:15:00 10:13:45 38:32:00 24:47:00
Jeanette 33:00:00 10:07:00 38:41:00 31:41:00
Tania 29:00:00 10:11:00 39:11:00 28:11:00
Mitchell 27:00:00 10:13:00 39:37:00 26:37:00
Jaime 33:00:00 10:07:00 39:45:00 32:45:00
Tyler 23:00:00 10:17:00 39:47:00 22:47:00
Doug 36:00:00 10:04:00 39:49:00 35:49:00
Lindsay 33:00:00 10:07:00 40:12:00 33:12:00
Lynn 33:00:00 10:07:00 40:12:00 33:12:00
Mark 19:36:00 10:20:24 40:55:00 20:31:00
Darren 22:00:00 10:18:00 42:27:00 24:27:00
Laura 40:00:00 10:00:00 43:07:00 43:07:00

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped set up and take down the course, timed the race and gathered data for the results.

Our next event is the Mountain of Hope.  Registration is now open on RaceRoster

Boot Race is coming soon – May 2!!

Boot Race is a 5 km friendly handicap race. In a handicap race, 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, thus being awarded the prestigious trophy!
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015. Register 9:30. Race at 10:00.
Where: Rick Hansen Playground, A.E. Wilson Park, Regina, SK.

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Boot Race Wrap Up – The Windy 2014 Edition

This year there was no fear of flooding in A E Wilson Park, but the wind made quite the impression!  Typical Saskatchewan.

Thank you very much to the volunteers that set up the course, handled registration, timed the race, took photos and brought snacks. There were even boot shaped cookies!  Without all of you, the race would not have taken place.Image

Results

Predicted times ranged from just under 20 minutes to 34 minutes.  The first runner to cross the finish line, or finish circle, was Jeannette Taylor!  She had predicted 33 minutes and came in at 30:56.  Great run Jeannette!  It was said that her husband, Robb, was quite pleased to take the prized boot back to Lumsden.  Image

First Name Start Time Best Time Clock Time Finish Time
Garry 10:01 34 34:12:00 33:12:00
Jeanette 10:02 33 32:56:00 30:56:00
Doug 10:03 32 38:14:00 35:14:00
Linda 10:05 30 33:33:00 28:33:00
Leah 10:05 30 33:30:00 28:30:00
Michelle 10:05 30 33:31:00 28:31:00
Lindsay 10:07 28 34:27:00 27:27:00
Gary 10:07 28 34:12:00 27:12:00
Mitchell 10:07:30 27.5 37:14:00 29:44:00
Gareth 10:10 25 34:52:00 24:52:00
Jan H. 10:10:30 24.5 33:39:00 23:09:00
Tom 10:10:37 24.38 34:27:00 23:50:00
Jon 10:12:33 22.27 33:15:00 20:42:00
Mike 10:13 22 35:05:00 22:05:00
Rick 10:15:00 20:20 35:57:00 20:57:00
Mark 10:15:00 19:46 34:33:00 19:33:00

Hope to see all of you at our next event!