Goldbar - Race 2 Presented by Yukon Magnum Bear Deterrent

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Goldbar - Race 2 Presented by Yukon Magnum Bear Deterrent

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Saturday, June 3, 2017. 

 

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Description

Distance: 6.8 km per loop

5 Peaks is excited to host a race at a new venue: Edmonton’s Goldbar Park! Goldbar is located in east Edmonton (near 50 Street and the North Saskatchewan River). It hosts a variety of challenging and scenic trails for runners, bikers, and cross country skiiers. The park has a bit of everything, paved paths, single track trails, and hills that will really test your limits! 


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!


Where:

Goldbar Park

10955 50 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

 

Categories, Fees & Distances:

Sports Course: 
6.6 km

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

Enduro Course:
13.3 km

$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


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 Enduro Event (self seeded wave starts – 3 minute intervals)
9:15am - Start of the Sport Event (self seeded wave starts – 3 minute intervals)
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

The 6.8 km loop will begin adjacent to the main building (close to main parking lot) and will head immediately north towards the trail along the North Saskatchewan River. This section is mostly flat on a gravel trail allowing for a quick pace and easy to pass. At the end of this trail, you will turn right (south) towards the Esso hill, which will be one of the toughest climbs of the day. 

After climbing Esso hill, you will take a quick right, which will enter you into the Goldstick trail system. There are a few rolly hills before you climb to the top of Goldstick and head north towards the end of the park. Here, you will encounter the steepest hill of the day and begin your journey back towards Goldbar Park. 

At the 4km mark, you will reach the main aid station and begin descending gently into Goldbar Park. When the trail bottoms out, you will turn left into a single track trail known as Golddigger. This new trail, while fun, will test your endurance and technical skills as it heads westbound towards the 50th street turnaround. There will be a few spots to allow easy passing before you loop back towards the finish line. Enduro runners will bypass the finish line for the 2nd loop. 


 

COURSE MAPS

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First Aid & Water Stations:

2 Water/Aid Stations (1 at start / finish area, and 1 mid 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.


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

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:00am). 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.


Packet Pickup:

Packet Pick Up will be held at Fast Trax (7326 101 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB) on Friday, June 2  from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  Get 15% off all in store purchases for all registered participants.  You can also pick up your packet on race morning.


Registration Deadline and Fee:

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.