Meet some of your fellow runners at the first official training run this Sunday, May 1. (For the entire training run schedule, click here.) Chat, run, have fun and ignore all the fresh snow that fell on the North Shore mountains last night!
As a newbie on the Knee Knacker Race Committee, I am delighted to announce that the banquet menu has been finalized. As in previous years, Tommy’s Catering will be providing us with their excellent service and delicious food. This year’s menu includes three different salads, barbequed chicken, vegetarian options and vegetables. I’m sure all runners will leave the banquet satisfied and delighted with the meal! I look forward to providing you with a wonderful banquet dinner on July 9!
New to aid stations this year: mini grab bags filled with a choice of your favorite chips, pretzels or cookies!
As a blast-from-the-past, Karen Chow posted her final set of 2010 race photographs from the Hollyburn Chute and Deep Cove sections of the race route. When viewing the photos, you should use the ‘Slideshow’ setting at its fastest possible speed for the best experience as the images are organized in motion-capture like sequences. Enjoy!
Over the next 3 months as we move towards race day, we’ll keep you posted with updates along the way. I’m very pleased to announce we have 3 additional committee members for this year – Dennis Marchant, Julie Flynn and Bev McKenna. Dennis will be helping with a number of the planning, permits and operational tasks, Julie will be leading our Aid Station co-ordination and Bev will be leading our Banquet crew this year. Welcome Dennis, Julie & Bev!
With the flurry of the lottery behind us, this is the time of year when our key planning really starts to kick in to full gear. This includes permits, sponsors, insurance, training runs, banquet, runners and volunteer shirts, posters, aid stations, trail work parties and contacting all of our volunteers. We had some great feedback from last year’s runner & volunteer survey, so you’ll see a lot of the same things as last year with some tweaking along the way. For those of you who asked for the Knee Knacker elevation profile to be back on the runners’ shirts this year, it will be… and for all of you who waited patiently for the single porta-pottie last year, I have the company owner’s personal guarantee he will ensure we get all that we ordered this year.
I’ve already had questions about the ‘unofficial’ Wednesday night training runs, and it looks like these may be starting sooner than usual. As for the ‘official’ training runs, these will start the first weekend in May & you can check out the schedule here.
As always, please keep in touch & happy training,