Join IPM throughout the Edmonton River Valley for six weeks of trail running fun each Wednesday night starting at 7pm. Each week features a new trail and new challenges on routes between 6-8km in length. Register for the whole series for only $50 or pay per race. We run rain or shine.
Each week all participants will have a chance to win their entry fee back via random draw. You then have three options...keep the money, buy more Carbon Farmer Trees or donate this cash to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. Must be present to claim your return fee.
In Pursuit Multisport encourages everyone to support forest rehabilitation in Alberta by purchasing a couple of trees from The Carbon Farmer, an Alberta based company doing its part to restore habitat and address climate change.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton’s mission is to provide compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on the importance of wildlife in the community. In Pursuit Multisport supports this mission and we think you should too.
In an effort to host a somewhat "Green" event, IPM will provide a source of hydration but will NOT be providing cups for water during the run. Please bring your own water bottle to use before,
during and after the event.
during and after the event.
June 28...Race # 1...Grandview & Whitemud Creek...6.9 km*
Beginning near the Quesnel bridge, runners will heads south into the gravel trails of Whitemud Creek South. The turn around point for this section will be the top of the hill in Ogilvie. After working your way back, the route will take you into some sweet new singletrack in Grandview, finishing with a super long and fast decent.. Expect big hills with some curvy flats and small rollers and some great single track.
July 5...Race # 2…Capilano & McNally...7.8 km*
This weeks run starts in Capilano park. Runners will head west along both gravel and singletrack trails. Follow the markers up to McNally school before turning back to retrace most of the same route on the way back. Expect a mix of rolling terrain with lots of fast corners.
July 12...Race # 3…Westbrook & Mactaggart
The course for week #3 of this series is one of my personal favorites. The start and finish will be in the green space under the powerlines in Westbrook. The race begins heading west along the grass and quickly ducks into the trees. After a bit of single track, you will traverse the edge of a park, before heading into the Mactaggart Sanctuary. Conquer a long steady climb, then catch you breath again over some paved flats. Soon you will re-enter the single track to run a super fast downhill trail. Twist and turn your way out and then meet up with the first third of the trail to bring you back to the finish.
July 19...Race # 4...Big Bear Park...7.8 km*
Week four will begin in the large field in Big Bear Park. The route will head across the field and down into the trails of Blackmud Creek Ravine. A couple of steep hills will challenge your fitness. This route will even have a bit of rock hopping over the creek. This will be a two lap course on a mix of grass, singletrack, gravel trails and concrete paths. Expect lots of ups, downs, twists and turns on this short loop.
July 26...Race # 5…Patricia Heights & Rio Park...5km*
"The White Tiger"
Starting at the Patricia Height elementary school, runners will circle the park before quickly entering the trails of Rio Park. Plan for the most technical of the singletracks in the series. Trails will follow along forested paths before hooking up with a speedy gravel descent. and again meet up with more single track. Climb your way to the top where and make your way to the top of the Wolf Willow staircase. Here you will make you will turn around and make your way back on the long section of rooty upper singletrack trails. Finish is back at the school.
Aug 2...Race # 6...Goldbar Park...6.10 km*
The grand finale for the series will be the challenging Goldbar park. This course will piece together all of your running skills and keep everyone working hard. The trail route will offer a good mix of parkland, flowing singletrack, large ups and downs and a fast flat finish. Once you cross the finish line, give yourself a pat on the back for taking on all six weeks of this series.
*** all distances area approximate and are subject to change