Think you have what it takes to tackle the 50k? Or perhaps, you want to form a team with one, two, or three friends? The 50k route consists of four laps of 12.5k each so if you're going solo it will easy to self support (don't worry .. we'll have lots of food and beverages for you). Each 50k participant or team will be assigned their own spot in the Athletes' Village to organize your stuff.
If you're up for a more challenging competitive event, try the 12.5k or double it up and run two loops for 25km. Either way you'll test yourself with lots of hills.
So you've never been trail running and not sure what it's all about? Want to get started in trail running? Try the 5k fun run/walk. There's no timing or medals, so you can just go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery.
Nestled in the heart of Saskatchewan's Qu'Appelle Valley, Echo Valley Provincial Park is a perfect setting for a trail run. There are many single track trails winding up and down through the coulee's and hills. There are also many flat, open, grassy cross country ski trails. This mixture of terrains provides some very challenging hill climbs and descents, and also gives you the chance to really "open it up" and pour on the speed. The trails also offer stunning vistas of Echo Lake and Pasqua Lake.
Don't let your traditional view of Saskatchewan lull you into a false sense of security. There are plenty of hills in the valley and the course will definitely challenge you.
This race is presented by the Regina Road Runners Club. If you live in the Regina area, please consider joining the club.
This event is a fund raiser for the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the hospital.
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