|Name||Stampede Road race|
|Lodging||Quality Inn Airport|
|Comments||You better register early…
with 900+ runners in ’10 , 1700 this year 2011
That event is becoming more and more popular for a reason.Jeremy and his team are doing an excellent job in adding for the first time : Pace setters
I was one of those Pace setters”Strides”; the running store where we picked up the bibs is well located easy to find and has a free parking lot near by.
The Staff’ shop is friendly and helpful ..
Chiptime and PUMA Technical shirts included in the priceSunday
The Race starts @ 7:30 am at Glenmore Athletic Park
with a school 2 blocks away there is plenty of parking places if coming by car.
A non covered bag drop is provided … so you might want to leave you bags in the car if it’s rainThe half Marathon will cover the area around the reservoir
Fairly flat and rolling you can get a good amount of speed.
Km 13 you will have a bit of challenge if you don’t like uphills
and near the end, in order to cross the highway, there is a bridge climb but nothing dramaticWater stations are there with sports drinks …
No solid provided only gels once around mid race
The park comes with Washrooms for emergency stops .Finishing line is at the stadium.
Nice Medals, a bit small, are distributed to 1/2 Marathon Finishers as well as Hot Breakfast , Water and sport drink for every bodyOn a nice sunny morning that Stampede Road Race is a great workout a wonderful warn up for what comes after cause if you are passing through don’t forget to pay a visit to the Stampede Festival which goes on for 10 days
It’s a Must DO