Camrose Nordic Centre - Race 3


Camrose Nordic Centre - Race 3


Saturday, July 23, 2016. 


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Founded in 1911 by Scandinavian settlers with the name of Fram Ski Club, Camrose Ski Club is one of the oldest in Canada. In the early days, jumping was the event that drew the crowds as Stoney Creek Valley filled with up to 3,000 people coming to see the “daring Norwegian flyers.”  

Today a large number of competitive athletes as well as recreational skiers of all ages enjoy the winter wonderland of the beautiful Camrose ski trails. During the Summer these trails are excellent for running and hiking. The Camrose trail system has been progressively expanded and improved over the years thanks to contributions from local volunteers, the City of Camrose, the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the Camrose Rotary Club.


From the west city-limits of Camrose (Hwy 13 / 48 Ave) turn Right on Hwy 13A / 68 St. The road will turn eastbound and become Camrose Dr. After crossing the river turn right on 50 St and continue to a T intersection. At the T-intersection turn Right onto Township Rd 463. Follow the road for 800m then turn Right into the Camrose Gun Range / Biathlon Stadium. Allow 15 minutes from the Camrose city limits and 1:15 minutes from Edmonton’s city limits.


Nordic Ski trails at the Camrose Nordic Centre.


Category, Fees, & Distances

Sports Course: 
8 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55

Enduro Course:
12.5 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

Early Bird Fee: $15
Regular Fee: $20

Children's Challenge:
1 km


Event Schedule:

7:30 AM - Packet Pickup for all Events
8:15 AM - Start of the 3km Kids Timed Event
8:30 AM - Start of the Children's Challenge ( Free Kids Event )
8:45 AM - Packet Pickup Closes

9:00 AM - Start for the Enduro Event
9:15 AM - Start of the Sport Event
10:00 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
11:00 AM - Awards Ceremony: time is approximate


Single track and Nordic Ski trails. The race starts at the Biathlon Stadium and opens with a long downhill run into the valley. The first 2.5km are on the Nordic ski trails and will feature two steep climbs from the valley bottom to the top of the bank. At 2.5km the course crosses the stream and narrows into a fun rolling single track section for 2.5km. This section will have you running directly into the sun so be caution of sun/heat exposure. At 5.0km runners will reach the first Aid Station and split point for Sport and Enduro Course. For the Enduro runners, you will head through the Trussel Bridge into Happy Valley.

Once past the bridge Enduros will make a steep climb to the top of the bank then traverse across the top until descending back into the valley at 5.8km. The next section will be a rolling climb through the trees until you break out at 6.5km, there you will be at the top of a massive descent with a spectacular view. You will make a wild drop back into the valley and proceed on double track to the south end of the course. At 7.5km you will head back into the trees for a moderate climb to the turn-around point at 8.0km. From there you head back towards the Trussel Bridge along the valley bottom with two bridge crossings. You then head back through the Trussel Bridge to hit the Aid Station and rejoin the Sport Course.

Once through the Aid Station all runners will cross a bridge at 5.0/9.5km and begin the next section of single track. This section has a sustained climb to the top of the bank. At 5.6/10.1km the course has a fun descent through the trees to the valley bottom. From there runners will make their way through a tight single track until 6.5/11km. Final 1.5km is on Nordic trails has two tough climbs before finishing back at the Stadium. Runners are reminded to be kind when passing/being passed.

Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: 365m
Sport Course: 255m


First Aid & Water Stations:

2 Water/Aid Stations (1 at 5km for Sport/Enduro, and 1 at 8.5km for Enduro). First Aid attendants at the Start/Finish area, at aid station and throughout course with radio communication. Course sweep will travel behind last racer.






Plenty of parking.

Important Notes:

In the interest of racer safety and because of the size of our attendance and the technicality of our course, it’s dangerous! 


  • No dogs
  • No headphones
  • No strollers or baby joggers
  • No nordic walking poles



Spectators are welcome. 


Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:00am). Medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age category in all distances, as well as top three male and female finishers overall. All awards must be picked up at the race and will not be mailed.


Registration Deadline and Fee:

July 21, 2016 at midnight.

Early Bird Deadline and Fees: March 31, 2016 at midnight.