Canmore Nordic Centre #1 - Race 2

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Canmore Nordic Centre #1 - Race 2

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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The swag item for this race is a custom 5 Peaks Trucker!  Get there early to choose the one you want. All Seasons Pass and registered Sport and Enduro racers will get one!

The swag item for this race is a custom 5 Peaks Trucker!  Get there early to choose the one you want. All Seasons Pass and registered Sport and Enduro racers will get one!


WE ARE PROUDLY A CUP-FREE EVENT!

For all races and events, please bring your own reusable cup/container. Thank-you for being a part of our commitment to the environment!



Race the Rockies!

Join us in rockin' Canmore on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

Sitting at the gates of Banff National Park, Canmore is loaded with great trails, hip eateries, boutiques & towering mountains. Combine Canmore's legendary small town vibe with their pure Rockies' fresh air and this race is one of the must-do runs of the year! 

On-location at the 1988 Winter Olympics site, this race takes place at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Run surrounded by high mountain peaks as you pass through alpine forests on the Centre's world-class trails. With only 175m elevation gain on the Sport course, this is a great event for those wanting to trail running in a spectacular mountain environment for the first time.

*Please remember that the Nordic Centre requires that all racers carry bear spray during their run. This is a rule that applies to all events held at the Canmore Nordic Centre. If you have any questions about this, please call the Canmore Nordic Centre directly at 403-678-2400. Children are not required to carry bear spray. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation!

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

This race will serve as the 2017 National Mountain Running Championships.  

Athletes wishing to compete at the Canadian Mountain Running Championships must qualify for the event prior to registration. Qualifying standards are posted on the Canadian Mountain Running Associate website at the following link: http://www.mountainrunning.ca/series.php Questions about qualifying for the Canadian Mountain Running Championships can be directed to Adrian Lambert (adrian.lambert@mountainrunning.ca).  The cost is $50 per athlete.  The race will be about 10km and starts at 9:00am.

In order to register for this race you must:

  • Have previously competed for Canada in Mountain Running or Cross-Country Running at the International level in the last 5 years (NACAC, Worlds or Commonwealth Championships).
  • Have finished in the top three in my age group in a Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series race.
  • Have run under 36 minutes (men) or 40 minutes (women) for 10 kilometres in 2016 or 2017 in a sanctioned road or cross-country race or any other equivalent race result.

*Registration is open but if you register for the race without having met the qualifying standards, you will not be refunded or transferred. 

National Championship Awards

Lambert Intellectual Property Law is kindly providing the following prize money:

Men and Women

  1. $300
  2. $200
  3. $100
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Canadian Mountain

 

Running Champs

 

Course

2 loops, 10.4km, 368m elev gain


Directions:

Follow Highway 1 West from Calgary for approximately 1 hour, it's located just five minutes from the amenities of the Town of Canmore. 

 

Where:

Canmore Nordic Centre
1988 Olympic Way Suite 100 - Canmore

Canmore Nordic Centre, Start Finish area is staged in the Stadium near main day lodge.

 

Packet Pickup:

Strides Running Store.  5:00-7:30pm on Friday, June 9.  1119, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr SE, Calgary, AB.  You can also pick up your package on race morning.  See schedule below.

 

Category, Fees, & Distances:

Sports Course: 
7 km (1 loop)

$47 plus fees until April 1 then goes up to $55.
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Enduro Course:
15.5 km (1 loop)

$47 plus fees until April 1 then goes up to $55.
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

$15 plus fees until April 1 then goes up to $20.
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY

NOTE: A NEW $5 CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE TRAIL FEE WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR RUN REGISTRATION AT CHECK-OUT.
 


Event Schedule:

7:30am - Packet Pick Up for all events (NO race day registration)
8:15am - Start of the 3km Kids Timed Event
8:30am - Start of the 1km Children’s Challenge
8:45am - Packet Pick Up Closes
9:00am - Start of the National Mountain Running Championships Mass start
9:05 am - Start of the Speedy Wave, Sport and Enduro
9:10am - Start of Midpack Wave, Sport and Enduro
9:30am - 3d Wave Start, Sport and Enduro
9:35am - 4th Wave Start, Sport and Enduro


 


Terrain:

Combination of groomed double-track & single track mountain bike & x-country ski trails.


Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: 600m
Sport Course: 175m

 

First Aid & Water Stations:

1 Water/Aid Station on course at 3km mark. First Aid attendants at the Start/Finish area, at aid station and throughout course with radio communication. Course sweep will travel behind last racer.

 

Washrooms:

In Main Day Lodge

 

Parking:

Park in main or overflow parking areas near main day lodge.

 

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! 

NONE OF THESE THINGS BELONG ON THE TRAIL DURING THE RACE:

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

Important Notice:

As per Canmore Nordic Centre policy, all event participants must carry bear spray. As such, and beyond our control, we are requiring all of our sport, enduro and half marathon (September) participants to carry bear spray. Children participants in the 1 km and 3 km events are not required to carry bear spray but we will be providing additional volunteers (who will carry bear spray) to assist on these courses.

 

Spectators:

Spectators Welcome

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 12:00pm). 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:

INDIVIDUAL RACE REGISTRATION:

Individual registration for this race is $47** and available until April 1st, 2017 -or- until sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to purchase and guarantee your spot.

**Registration fees, park fees (where applicable) & GST not included.

 

BEST DEAL: Purchase a 5 Peaks Season Pass.

Sorry, 2017 Season Passes are SOLD OUT.

Season Passes are available for purchase until January 2nd, 2017. With a season pass, you are automatically registered for the entire race series in one region (at the very best price of the season) and you'll also receive a BONUS custom 5 Peaks T-shirt for FREE!