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Join IPM throughout the Edmonton River Valley for eight 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 $65 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 Trees for the IPM forest or donate this cash to Wild North. Must be present to claim your return fee.
In Pursuit Multisport encourages everyone to help grow the IPM forest and 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.
Wild North’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 6th...Race # 1...
Grandview & Whitemud Creek...7.25 km*
Beginning in Whitemud park, runners will heads south into the gravel trails of Whitemud Creek South. After an out and back climb to the top of the hill in Ogilvie, your return to the lower trail and quickly regroup for a second big climb on this route. Once up top, enjoy some sweet singletrack in Grandview, finishing with a long and fast decent on wide gravel trails all the way back to the finish. Expect big hills with some curvy flats and small rollers on the first run of the series.
June 13th...Race # 2...Mactaggart Sanctuary...7 km*
The course for week #2 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.
June 20th...Race # 3…Forest Heights...6.5 km*
Starting on the track at MacNally high school, head south into the trails of Forest Heights. After some twist and turns the trail will turn you back toward the climbing trails of above Rowland Rd. Continue East towards Capilano on a with a mix of gravel, paved and singletracks. Return on some of the best singles in Edmonton to finish back at the school. This course will test your mettle.
June 27th...Race # 4...Big Bear Park...7.5 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 4th...Race # 5…Patricia Heights & Rio Park...6.5km*
"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 that will follow the river up to the Fort Edmonton foot bridge. Just beyond this, enter the twists and turns of the Oleskiw area before returning to climb your way to the top of the Wolf Willow staircase. From here return via a long section of rooty upper singletrack trails. Finish is back at the school.
July 11th...Race # 6...Belgravia...6 km* "New Route for 2018"
Beginning at the top of the lookout to Fox Drive we head north on some wide gravel track to Hawerlack Park. On the way back take on some great single tracks on the edge of the river before scrambling up to the "End of the World" ridgeline. Some easy rollers will turn into a switchback above the equine centre and one final epic climb will bring you back to the finish line.
July 18th...# 7...Fort Edmonton...7.5* "New Route for 2018"
Once again starting in Whitemud Park, you'll head east to the equine centre before doubling back along the river west all the way to the boundary of Fort Edmonton Park. From here work your way back to the start on some roller coaster singletrack in the trees above Fort Edmonton. Once you pop out finish back where you started.
July 25th...# 8...Goldbar Park...the Grande Finale....7.5 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 on their toes, We begin near the main public building and work our way north toward the river, then follow this into Capilano park. From here, a long section of singletrack will take runners to the south end of the park. A few solid climbs later, you'll will have a brief window to catch your breath before once again joining more single track. A solid final push across grassy terrain will bring you back to the finish...and the end of the Summer Run Series.
*** all distances area approximate and are subject to change