2018 Boot Race Results

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.2018 Boot Race Collage

Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.

2018 Boot Race
Last Name First Name 5 km time Start Time Gun Time Running Time
Humphries Robert 29:00:00 2:00:00 26:14:00 24:14:00
Rathgeber Lane 23:11:00 7:49:00 30:07:00 22:18:00
Bedel Jenna 27:30:00 3:30:00 30:34:00 27:04:00
Simrose Mary 31:00:00 0 30:34:00 30:34:00
Bedel Kevin 24:00:00 7:00:00 30:39:00 23:39:00
Hynne Doug 25:00:00 6:00:00 31:14:00 25:14:00
Rathgeber Carolyn 25:20:00 5:40:00 35:43:00 30:03:00
McGaffey Sean 30:00:00 1:00:00 DNF

 

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2017 Boot Race Results

We had a beautiful day for the race, although wind strength did influence the outcome.  The course started from Rick Hansen park and circled A.E. Wilson Park with a full loop of the island.  This allowed the crowd to watch the race develop and cheer on their favourites.  The timers and finish judges were able to relax as the runners were quite spread out by the finish although no one was able to accurately predict the results.

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 is the proud owner of the Coveted Boot Race Trophy for the next year, after having missed the podium for the last 5 years.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped setup, tear down and manage the race.

Photos to follow

2017 RRRC Boot Race
Runner Name Predicted 5k Time Start Time Gun Time Running Time
Mary 34:00:00 3:00:00 30:53:00 27:53:00
Carolyn 30:07:00 6:53:00 34:52:00 27:59:00
Marilyn 34:30:00 2:30:00 35:42:00 33:12:00
Lane 23:07:00 13:53:00 37:04:00 23:11:00
Kyle 20:00:00 17:00:00 37:32:00 20:32:00
Doug 37:00:00 0:00:00 38:44:00 38:44:00

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 is around the corner – May 3

Happy Easter! The rabbits are changing colour and the Boot Race is right around the corner.
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 3, 2014. Register 9:30. Race at 10:00.
Where: Rick Hansen Playground, A.E. Wilson Park, Regina, SK.

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Boot Race Results

Boot Race just beat the flood. After checking out the bridges and deciding that we could go with the “bridges open” course that we had set, we put the signs up, only to see a City truck coming from the bridge! They were ready to close the bridges due to hazards from ice starting to hit the bridges! Fortunately, they were quite willing to wait a couple of hours for us! And Sunday morning, the path turning off McCarthy was under water.

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To get things started, we had a military flyby (photo). Although we started out with a bit of cloud, the weather was fantastic overall and quite warm at the end.

First of all, thanks to our volunteers! Your help was much appreciated! We had volunteers to set the course, assist with registrations, bring snacks, take photos and time us – thank you!

Results

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Boot Race – Kick off the summer race season with a big BOOT to winter

Despite the snow on the ground and the white stuff that keeps falling every other day, the summer (?) race season must begin!

And for the Regina Road Runners, that starts with the Boot Race!

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, just like Mary (left) did in 2012 and Leah (right) in 2011.

2012 Boot Race winner

This year, Boot Race will be on Saturday May 4, 2013, starting at 10 AM.

Where: Rick Hansen Playground in A.E. Wilson Park
Cost: (until Wednesday May 1) RRR Members: Free     Non-members: $10.00
Registrations received after Wednesday May 1 will be charged an additional $5.
Register Online:  If you have problems or questions please e-mail events@reginaroadrunners.ca.

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, or give a time from another race, and we’ll convert it.)
  • 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 30 minutes, Runner #2 best time is 28 minutes, and Runner #3 best time is 25 minutes.Runner #1 starts at 10:00AM, Runner #2 starts at 10:02AM (30-28=2, thus starting 2 minutes later) and Runner #3 starts at 10:05AM (difference of 5 minutes, thus starting 5 minutes later).
    • If everyone finishes on their time, everyone should finish at the same time.
  • Maps will be provided electronically, closer to the event.
  • Watch for others using the pathways.

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