Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This weekend's Races - Something old, something new, city streets, forest trails, 5 miles to 50 Km

Mount Edward Grocery Memorial Run
(Points Race)
Saturday August 1, 2009
5 Miles
Starting Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Mount Edward Grocery (Find it on the Map)
Fee: $5.00
Sponsor: Mount Edward Grocery
Contact: Tanya Gregory 368-2457
Course Description: Double loop course through Sherwood

Photos from the Mt. Edward Grocery Run 2004-2008

The brand new

Brookvale Ultra Trail Marathon
(click on poster to enlarge)

What distances: Your choice of 10km, 25km or 50km

Where: Brookvale Nordic Ski Park, Brookvale, PE (Find it on the Map)

When: Sunday, August 2, 2009. All race distances start at 8:00 am

Cost: 10km = $10.00 and 25/50 km distances = $30.00

Registration: Preregister on-line at Atlantic Chip On-Line 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 smccardle@live.ca

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 t-shirts will be given to competitors registered in the 25km and 50km distances only. Quantities are limited.

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. (Find it on the Map)

Accommodations: This is no camping allowed at the race site. For a listing of nearby accommodations log on to tourismpei.com/accommodations

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