Prairie Summit Run-It Adds 5 km Distance

Challenge yourself to a race on the scenic trails of Buffalo Pound Park, SK, September 27, 2015

The best part about trail races, aside from the scenic views and challenging terrain, is the friendly atmosphere and amazing camaraderie of trail runners, race sponsors, organizers and volunteers at each event. The Prairie Summit Run-It Trail Race is no different, as it embodies all that is awesome about trail races; not only does it have a fun (and free!) family component, but also supports the Greenall Outdoor School program, whose students volunteer to help with trail maintenance, set up and clean up each year. Thanks to your participation in this event, the Prairie Summit Shop and The North Face Regina are able to raise anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000 for this great program each year.

The 5th annual Prairie Summit Run-It Trail Race, happening on Sunday, September 27, 2015, features a fun yet challenging 10 km and 25 km course on the scenic trails of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park near Moose Jaw, SK, for the reasonable registration fee of $50. All 10 km and 25 km runners will receive a sweet North Face grab bag that includes a North Face coupon, Smartwool socks, Kicking Horse coffee, a Cliff Bar and water bottle.

New for this year are a 5 km distance (which only costs $35 and includes the same grab bag, minus the socks) and a Kid’s Fun Run for ages four to 12. The Kid’s Fun Run, which takes place at noon, offers a 400 m loop course around the Rankins Campground for four and five year olds and a 800 m out-and-back course on the trails for the six to 12 year olds. Best of all, the Kid’s Fun Run is free and all racers will get a prize pack for participating.

The new 5 km race – a great option for cross country runners or those new to trail running – starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be a single loop of Joe’s Trail. The 10 km race also starts at 10:30 a.m. and will follow a different series of trails connected within the park. The 25 km race starts at 10:10 a.m. and will follow two loops of the 10 km course, plus one lap of the 5 km course. For park maps, course information and package pick-up details, check out the event website.

Support the Greenall Outdoor School program, challenge yourself and have a blast while doing it by signing up for this event before registration closes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015.   

By: Bri Wilson


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