First, from Canadian Running Magazine's "Canada’s 10 Must-Do Trail Races":
From The PEI RoadRunners:
Brookvale Trail Ultra Marathon, (10K, 25K and 50K) Brookvale, P.E.I.
August 1, 2010 www.peiroadrunners.ca
Prince Edward Island is a beautiful place to visit in the summer. And what better way to vacation than by hitting a trail race? The Brookvale Trail Ultra takes place in Provincial Park and Forestry land over a 25K loop. Half of the course is singletrack trail, with the rest being run over Nordic ski trails and heritage roads. Brookvale is located in the hilliest part of P.E.I., so you get some good climbs. Most participants agreed it was the most difficult race they had run. The small-town feel and laid back approach to the race is what runners seem to embrace the most. Also, with the Department of Forestry involved in the race, each participant takes home an oak tree seedling to plant, while race winners receive a handmade cutting board. As race participant Spencer Greenwood said, “The Brookvale Ultra doesn’t have the prestige of a big time race but it’s definitely a challenging course and is the ‘friendliest little ultra’ that I’ve run.”
10K / 25K / 50K
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Start Time: 8:00 am
Registration: 7:00 am at the Brookvale Nordic Centre - Online at Atlantic Chip Online
Fee: $10.00 - 10K, $30.00 - 25K/50K (race day - $15 for 10K, $40 for 25K/50K)
Contact: Shawn McCardle 902-887-3751 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: 25K course using Provincial Park nordic ski trails, single track mountain bike trails, heritage roads, and Provincial Forestry Demo Woodlot trails.
50K does the course twice.
Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Brookvale Nordic Ski Park
Brookvale, PE, CA
Where: Brookvale Nordic Ski Park, Brookvale, PE
When: Sunday, August1,2010 All race distances start at 8:00 am
Cost: Online pre-registration : 10km = $10.00 and 25/50 km distances = $30.00
Race day registration : 10km = $15.00 and 25/50 km distances = $40.00
Registration: Preregister on-line at www.atlanticchip.ca/events paying by credit card. Or, register in person on race day between 7:00 and 7:45 am paying by cash or cheque only.
Contact: Shawn McCardle at 902-887-3751 or email@example.com
Course: The 10km course winds you through the Nordic Ski Park. The 25km course uses Brookvale Provincial Park, the nordic ski trails, single-track mountain bike trails, a heritage road, and Provincial Forestry Demonstration Woodlot trails. The 50km route is a second loop of the 25km course.
Aid Stations: Two staffed aid stations are on course, each passed twice during the 25km loop. The stations are stocked with water, Gatorade, soda pop, and a variety of food items. Runners are strongly advised to carry their own water supply (ie. Water bottles, camelback, etc.)
Litter: We are using Forestry and Park land, and will be taking a strong stance against littering. Anyone found littering will be automatically disqualified.
Pacers: Runners in the 50km race will be allowed to have a pacer during their second loop only. Pacers are allowed to run with the competitors and carry supplies for their own run, but cannot carry any food, water or supplies for the competitor.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female competitors in each race distance.
T-Shirts: Short-sleeve technical t-shirts to the first 50 registered in the 25 or 50 km events.
Time Limit: There will be a time limit of 10 hours for the 50km race.
Directions to Brookvale: From the Confederation Bridge - take Highway #1 (TransCanada) towards Charlottetown. Turn off at Crapaud and take Highway #13 north towards Cavendish. Brookvale Nordic Ski Park is approximately 9 km from Crapaud.
Accommodations: This is no camping allowed at the race site. For a listing of nearby accommodations log on to www.tourismpei.com/accommodations
there is a limitted number of t-shirts available; to the first 50 to register in either the 25k or the 50k, there are no t-shirts for the 10k entrants
Pre-registered competitors can pick up their race kits on Saturday, July 31, between 12pm and 4pm at Sporting Intentions at 614 North River Road, Charlottetown. For those that cannot make it on Saturday, they will still be able to pick up their race kits the morning of the race.
see the PEI RoadRunner message board for days & times of training runs.