Sunridge - Race 2

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Sunridge - Race 2

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Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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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:

Strathcona Science Provincial Park is a provincial park, located between Edmonton and Sherwood Park, south of the Yellowhead Highway and west of Highway 216. The park is situated in the North Saskatchewan River valley, on both banks of the river, at an elevation of 625 m (2,051 ft) and has a surface of 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi). It was established on December 12, 1979 and is maintained by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.


Sunridge is four blocks south of the Yellowhead Trail on 17th Street. It is just across the river from Rundle Park in the Strathcona Science Park. Look for the Strathcona Science Park signs at the entrance, which is right at a railway crossing on 17 Street. Note: the Start/Finish has moved to the Park Pavilion (300m south of the parking lot). 
http://www.albertaparks.ca/strathcona-science.aspx

 

Sunridge is four blocks south of the Yellowhead Trail on 17th Street. It is just across the river from Rundle Park in the Strathcona Science Park.  Look for the Strathcona Science Park signs at the entrance, which is right at a railway crossing on 17 Street. Note: the Start/Finish has moved to the Park Pavilion (300m south of the parking lot).

Lat: 53.5594512508   Long: -113.374602965

 

Category, Fees, & Distances:

Sports Course: 
7.5 km

$47 plus fees until April 1
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Enduro Course:
15 km

$47 plus fees until April 1
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

$15 plus fees until April 1
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY


Schedule of Events

 

7:30am      Packet Pick Up for all events (NO race day registration)

8:00am    Warm up with Coral
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 Enduro Event
9:15am      Start of the Sport Event
9:30am      3km Kids Awards
10:00am    Post Race food & beverage available in the Expo
10:45am    Verify Results for Podium winners (Top 3 in each category)
11:00am    Awards start


Terrain:

Ski trails with a mix of double and single track. Bring on the HILLS!!! The course begins with a 300m pavement section followed by a single track downhill to the edge of the river. This is immediately followed by a three step climb from the bottom to the top of the bank. There, a crowd will be waiting to cheer you on into the next section of technical single track. This section has plenty of twists and short climbs and ends with a blazing descent through the trees. From there you break out onto a short section of pavement and are greeted by the first Aid Station. After that, you face a 1.5km section of rolling single track along the river’s edge. This is follow by a grueling uphill that will take you to the top of the bank and into the Nordic ski trails. The ski trails are 1.5km and are a mix of double and single track with a few punchy up-hills. This section concludes when you reach the top of the Chairlift and make your way into the Down-hill ski section. This area will have a number of slalom descents and off-camber traverses mixed in with some switch back climbs. The last section of single track is as wild as it gets. Be sure to follow the markers here my friends because you will see people running in every direction! As you break out of the trees from the mind-bending single track the course concludes with a run-way finish. For the Enduro runners, you will break to the right, grab a drink and head out for lap two So have fun, cheer on your fellow trail runners and always be sure to thank a Volunteer!


Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: 1746 feet
Sport Course: 873 feet

 

 

First Aid & Water Stations:
 

2 Water/Aid Stations(1 at start / finish area, and 1mid way through course). 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:

Washroom facilities are available in the Park Pavilion and @ the 5.5km at the Biathlon Shooting Range.

 

Parking:

Parking along the road way is not permitted. Please park only in designated parking areas.

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

     

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome. 

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:30pm). Awards 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:

BEST DEAL: Purchase a 5 Peaks Season Pass.

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!

 

Just want to register for one or two races?

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.