Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I sing the Body electric;
The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them;
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul.
Walt Whitmans words uttered after completing this years Svoboda Trail Run (max. heart rate 189)

Thanks to everyone who attended the two fundraising runs. This is only the start so keep checking this blog for upcoming athletic challenges.

Do you have a special trail or epic run you could write about? I would love to post it here to share with others. Please send ito the e-mail attached to this site.
Special thanks to the folks at Snowpak, Hellman Canoes and Kayaks and Gericks Cycle and Ski for the great draw prizes and support.

And a very special thanks to my cohorts in crime Liz and Randy, volunteers Thiery Brionne, Sheryl Richmond, Troy,Gabe Carpindale, John Price and Holli Kosof.

These races are fundraisers for KLH CT Scanner Campaign. Please see the Kootenay Lake Hospital link at the bottom of the page for more information about the campaign or if you wish to donate.

"Race to the Flagpole"
Sunday September 27 2009, 9:00 AM sharp race start.

Race starts from the new Pulpit Rock parking lot. There is no parking on Johnstone Road so please run or ride to the race start. All athletes who arrive by bike or running receive a 30 second time bonus! If you want our sherpa's to carry a warm shirt to the flagpole for the walk back down please arrive no later than 8:00 AM as we need to give them a head start. We will have some water at the top however we recommend that you carry your own water and nourishment.

The race climbs up to the flagpole where finishers will wait and re hydrate. After the last athlete finishes we will give out the draw prizes then walk back to Johnstone Road. Racers to take the left "easier" fork above pulpit rock.

"Svoboda Trail Run"
Sunday October 4 2009, 9:00 AM sharp race start

Race starts in the Svoboda Rd parking lot. Limited parking so please run or ride to the race start. A 30 second time bonus to those who do. The race starts up the road to the Frogjam outlet. Up Frogjam to the Svoboda Traverse. Left on the Traverse past the Logjam outlet to the road, up the road to the entrance to Logjam. Down Logjam to the Traverse. Left on the traverse over the footbridge, turn right back onto Frogjam back to the start/finish line. 12 km's and 500 meters of elevation gain. Please be self sufficient in water.

Costs are $25.00 for a single race or $40.00 for both (you must register for both races at the same time). Since this is a fund raiser there are no refunds. All money raised goes directly to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation in support of the CT Scanner Campaign.

A special prize for the male and female with the lowest accumulated time for both races plus the long course Fat Tire XC mtn bike race to be awarded after the Svaboda Road race

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Matt said...

Hey Folks;
Thanks very much for putting on the first of two events! Looking forward to the second.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a race all the way up Mount Nelson. (to the towers), called the "Nelson Challenge".