Friday, July 30, 2010

The Canadian Death Race - Good Luck Islanders!

Good luck wishes going out to Islanders
Kim Bailey, Marian Grant & Doug MacEachern
who are taking on the
Canadian Death Race this weekend.

"Since the start of the millennium, elite racers have come to the Canadian Rockies to cheat Death in one of the world's toughest adventure races. The 125 km course begins and ends on a 4200 foot plateau, passes over three mountain summits and includes 17,000 feet of elevation change and a major river crossing at the spectacular Hell's Gate canyon at the confluence of the Smoky and Sulphur Rivers. During the August long weekend each year, extreme athletes, individually and in relays, push themselves to the limits of their endurance against the breathtaking background of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Each year, well-trained and totally committed, they battle heat, cold, altitude and themselves. There are no big prizes for winning: finishing is hard enough. And the bragging rights are priceless…"

You've worked & trained hard for this.
Have fun (?!), enjoy the challenge and celebrate
as many moments as you can from the start line to the finish line.

Looking forward to the stories....

Environment Canada's weather forecast for Grande Cache Alberta:
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing late in the evening. High 24.
Sunny. Low 8. High 26.

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