We have a LOTTERY!

Well, we are rapidly count­ing down the hours until the entry dead­line for Knee Knacker 2011… Monday, Feb­ru­ary 28th at 11:59pm. We cur­rently have 296 entrants, and his­tor­i­cally, the last 24 hours brings a bit of a flurry of activ­ity. Last year we had a record number of 375 entrants, so we’ll be watch­ing closely to see how close to this we come. You can also keep tabs of who has entered at our con­fir­ma­tion page, and I hope that you’ll join us to be the first to find out the lot­tery results at our “Runner’s Night and Lot­tery” on Thurs­day, March 3, 2011 (6:00pm — 8:30pm). North Shore Ath­let­ics — 101‑1200 Lons­dale Ave, North Van­cou­ver - will be host­ing, and run­ners, friends, family and vol­un­teers are wel­come. We’ll reveal the lot­tery results around 7:00pm and kick off the ‘Knee Knacker Season’.

I look for­ward to seeing you on Thurs­day or on the trails,

Kelsy Trigg
KKNSTR 2011 Race Director

Stories and experiences

Whether you’re a newbie or a griz­zled ol’ vet­eran of the Knee Knacker, it’s always inter­est­ing to learn about other people’s expe­ri­ences of the event. Do you have a story to share? Let us know! Case in point, here’s Ellie Greenwood’s descrip­tion of the course and the race from her 2010 run in Run­ning Times Mag­a­zine.

WELCOME TO KNEE KNACKER 2011!

Hello fellow trail run­ners & wel­come to the 23rd run­ning of the Knee Knack­er­ing North Shore Trail Run!  Seri­ously, where does the time go?

Plan­ning is well under­way and we’re gear­ing up for another fun & excit­ing year.  I want to start by thank­ing our depart­ing 2010 com­mit­tee mem­bers, Bonnie Walm­s­ley and Lucinda Igle­sias.  Both Bonnie and Lucinda have been inte­gral to our com­mit­tee and though we wish them all the best in their cur­rent adven­tures, they will be missed.  Join­ing our crew this year are two addi­tions that I’m thrilled to announce — Patri­cia Jensen and Tim Jones.  Many of you know Patri­cia for her out­stand­ing per­for­mances at the Knee Knacker (yes, do check the results :)) and with 9 fin­ishes, she knows this run and our com­mu­nity inside and out.  And most people who have spent time on the North Shore know Tim Jones who has a wealth of knowl­edge and leads the North Shore Search and Rescue (NSSR) team.  NSSR is not only a big part of our runner’s safety on race day, they are also the recip­i­ent of our annual com­mu­nity dona­tion.  Wel­come Patri­cia and Tim!  And a big thank you and wel­come back to the return­ing mem­bers of the Knee Knacker Com­mit­tee… Rod Hat­full, Glenn Pace, Andrew Wong, Enzo Fed­erico and Jeff Trigg.  

 But we’re not quite done yet… we are look­ing for 2 more key vol­un­teer com­mit­tee mem­bers for (1) Aid Sta­tion Co-ordinator and (2) Ban­quet Co-ordinator.  If you are inter­ested in either of these posi­tions, please be in touch with me.

Addi­tion­ally, there is a crew of over 200 vol­un­teers that works to make the race a suc­cess each year.  With­out them, it just wouldn’t happen.  If you will be enter­ing the race this year, please do your best to recruit a vol­un­teer.  If you are a vol­un­teer, thank you.

Entry Dead­line

Mark your cal­en­dars! This year the entry dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011 – please make a note of the date if you want to enter the lot­tery. Entry info is avail­able at http://www.kneeknacker.com/registration/. You can also check out the entry con­fir­ma­tion page at http://www.kneeknacker.com/registration/lottery-entrants/. We already have 183 entrants which is ahead of this time last year… when we had a record number of entrants!

Entry Require­ment

Please note the entry require­ment of 4 hours of com­mu­nity vol­un­teer work is in place again for 2011. The period to meet this require­ment is from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, and this can be per­formed in the com­mu­nity of your choice. I get ques­tions about this every year; this can be vol­un­teer hours of your choice, not related to Knee Knacker and com­pletely geo­graph­i­cally inde­pen­dent. You don’t need to have anyone ’sign’ for your hours, you just need to fill in the online Vol­un­teer Require­ments Form your­self to meet this require­ment. The Knee Knacker Com­mit­tee must receive all nec­es­sary infor­ma­tion by June 30, 2011.  We rec­og­nize that many people already con­tribute numer­ous hours for many dif­fer­ent causes and we thank you for this.

Run­ners Night and Lottery

Be the first to find out the lot­tery results!  This year Run­ners Night and Lot­tery is Thurs­day, March 3rd, 2011 – we’re for­tu­nate again to have North Shore Ath­let­ics as Knee Knacker Spon­sor & host of the event. Every­one is wel­come – par­tic­i­pants, friends, family & volunteers. 

Train­ing Runs

Join your fellow KneeK­nack­er­ers for the offi­cial Knee Knacker train­ing runs. These will begin the first week­end in May – there’s no charge and every­one is welcome.

Race Week­end

Race Week­end will be an excit­ing time. Packet pickup will be avail­able on July 7th & 8th at North Shore Ath­let­ics with a race brief­ing on July 8th (manda­tory for first time run­ners).  July 9th will see the 23rd Annual Knee Knacker start at 6am, and the Ban­quet will com­plete the evening. We’ll keep you posted on details as we get closer to the day.  The count­down is on…

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions

From time to time, we will send e-mail with Knee Knacker spe­cific updates, how­ever we will more often post key info on the site.  We do have a twit­ter feed so you can get real-time updates.

We’re here to put on an extra­or­di­nary event and help you meet your goals.  If you have any com­ments or ques­tions, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact any of the 2011 KKNSTR com­mit­tee mem­bers using our Con­tacts Form or just give me a call.

I look for­ward to seeing you on the trails,

Kelsy Trigg
KKNSTR 2011 Race Direc­tor
604–787-8097.