2018 Wascana Wander – May 26

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.

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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.

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RRRC Wascana Wander – April 22

Participants in the Weekly Trail Series the past two years will have had a sneak preview of the Wascana Wander. Now it has finally evolved into its own event!

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 90 minutes for loop 1, 75 minutes for loop 2 and 60 minutes for loop 3.

Where: Wascana Trails
When: April 22 (if the trails are determined to be too wet and potentially dangerous, we will delay one week)
Time: Kids event starts at 5:00 PM, everyone else at 5:30 PM. Be there early enough to get your race bib.

Registration is online at Race Roster

Cost: The event is free to register, but in order to get your bib – please bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank or used clothing for Salvation Army.

There will also be a collection for anyone wishing to donate to the local library.

Marsh Dash 2014

Marsh Dash will be held for the fifth year, starting from Candy Cane Park near the Science Centre.

Marsh Dash is a running, walking, cycling scavenger hunt race. Solve the Clues, Run the marsh, Snap the pictures!

Can you answer this clue?

Has needles but is soft,
Is organic but resists decay,
Has cones but not ice cream,
Turns golden.

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Marsh Dash Results

Marsh Dash 2013 was a success! Thanks to all those folks who came out and participated. Extra thanks to Robb, Jeannette, Doug, Tom, Leah and all others who helped out with the event.

There were some great costumes out this year! 11 clues were given to the participants. Some reported the clues being more challenging this year, but points were awarded to at least one team for each clue – although there were three clues where no team received full points. All the more challenging for the teams! Continue reading

Marsh Dash Event Details 2013

Marsh Dash 2013 is tomorrow! This is the fourth annual running of the Dash.

Here are some more details for participants, or latecomers thinking about the event. If you have any questions please e-mail events(at)reginaroadrunners.ca.

All participants, walking, running or cycling will start at 09:00. Please plan to arrive for 08:40. There will be a briefing at 08:50, with clues given at 08:55 and the race starting at 09:00.

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Marsh Dash registration open

Marsh Dash will be held for the fourth year, starting from Candy Cane Park near the Science Centre.

Marsh Dash is a running, walking, cycling scavenger hunt race. Solve the Clues, Run the marsh, Snap the pictures!

Can you answer this clue?

This “feature” of the park is rarely appreciated. It is slippery when wet, randomly dispersed in space but not in time and is a natural part of the park.

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