Glenbow Ranch - Race 3

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Glenbow Ranch - Race 3

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Saturday, July 16th, 2016.

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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! 



Description:

Celebrate Parks Day with the Riversong Run at the Ranch at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Stretching between Calgary and Cochrane, this is one of Alberta’s newest provincial parks. The beauty of the park will amaze you while the hills will challenge you. 

There are some paved pathways along the routes but we will spend very little time running along them. This course lends itself to all levels of runners and we hope you’ll bring some friends to run and celebrate Parks Day.  

Stick around after the race for a host of free family activities that includes an Alberta Park play, face painting, pony rides, hands on programs, Cochrane Fun Van, hot dogs, drinks, and more. It’s a great way to celebrate the park with your family!

Check out their website at http://www.grpf.ca/parksday

 

Learn more about the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

The GRPF was established in 2007 as a partner in the development of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  Through a partnership with the Alberta Government, the GRPF provides visitors services, public programs and fundraises for the provincial park.  For more information visit www.grpf.ca

GRPF Members receive a 15% discount on run entries.  To receive this discount and other membership Perks while supporting the Park, visit www.grpf.ca/membership


Directions:

From Calgary, head west on Highway 1A (Crowchild Trail NW) towards Cochrane. About 2-3 km east of Cochrane, you will come to the turn off to the park. Take a left turn at the sign for Glenbow Ranch before you get to Gleneagles which you can begin to see. 

Click here for directions

 

Sports Course: 
Grand Avenue Pharmacy - The Health Store 6.8 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

 

Timed Kids' Race: 
Watermark at Bearspaw      3 km

Early Bird Fee: $15
Regular Fee: $20
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Enduro Course:
Big Sky Landscaping 13.6 km (2 Loops)

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

 

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY

Goodlife Half Marathon Course:
21 km (Pavement)

Early Bird Fee: $65
Regular Fee: $75
NO RACE DAY ENTRY


Event Schedule:

7:30 AM - Packet Pickup for all Events
8:15 AM - Start of TD 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 Goodlife Fitness Half Marathon
9:15 AM - Start for the Grand Avenue Pharmacy-The Health Store Sport and the Big Sky Landscaping Enduro Event

9:30 AM - Start of the Sport Course
10:30 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
11:00 AM - Awards Ceremony: time is approximate


Terrain:

All courses will be 90% trail and single track. The half marathon is mainly paved.


Elevation Gain:

Half Marathon Course: TBA
Enduro Course: 500m
Sport Course: 250m

 

First Aid & Water Stations:

Water/Aid Stations 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:

Porta loos on site.

 

Parking:

Parking is very limited so please try to carpool. There is a small parking lot with a limited number of spots at the end of the access road to the main park area. There is a much larger parking area about .5k before you reach this point in a field being made available by a neighbour on the west side of the access road. 

Two other neighbouring property owners have offered their fields for parking so please obey parking volunteer instructions.

Important Notes:

Start/Finish will be at the Yodel Loop. 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

 

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome. Walk along the paved path to the location of your choice to watch racers.

 

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:

July 14, 2016 at midnight.

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