Now that the 2012 race registration has opened up, here’s your chance to fulfill your volunteer hours months in advance. The snow on Black Mt. is (mostly) gone now, so the Black Mt. Trail Day is planned for the end of August. The exact date is still TBA but we’ll post it as soon as we know. If you’re interested in the Black Mt. Trail Day, contact Andrew (Trail Day Coordinator) through the Contact Form. Also, BC Parks has volunteer trail maintenance days planned for the Stawamus Chief trail in Squamish at the end of September. If you’re interested in the BC Parks Stawamus Chief trail days, email Katy.Chambers@gov.bc.ca to add your name to their volunteer list.
We have now opened registration for the 24th annual edition of the Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run, set for Saturday July 14, 2012. Complete details can be found here.
We’re excited to announce that this year’s Knee Knacker donation to North Shore Search and Rescue is $4,400. This is the largest amount we’ve ever raised and it includes the purchase of almost $400 in photographs from our SmugMug site. The volunteers at the North Shore Search and Rescue team do an incredible job helping people in distress so we’d like to thank you, the Knee Knacker community, for your generosity and participation in the race which made the donation possible.
It’s been a month since race day and while things are fairly quiet in the Knee Knacker office, the trail running community continues to hum along. So throughout the rest of this year, we’ll post interesting trail-running news that we find for you. And if you have something of interest to share, you can email it to us or post it on our Facebook community page.
The Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Lab at UBC (http://educ.ubc.ca/faculty/warburtoncardio/) needs runners to participate in a 75km trail run on August 20 and 21. This will take place at the Pacific Spirit Park and UBC Endowment Lands. There is no entry fee for this race but you must be capable of running the entire race.
The race involves five laps on a pre-set 15km course. Runners will be tested at the end of lap 3 for cognitive and cardiovascular measures, as well as after the race at three separate intervals (race finish, 60 minutes post race, 90 minutes post race). On course water, sports drinks, granola bars and energy gels will be supplied.
Prior to the race, runners will be invited to the lab for a free baseline health and fitness assessment, including a VO2max test.
This research may have applications for the health and training practices of ultra-marathon runners, and is the first study of its kind. If you are interested but cannot make the August 20/21 weekend, the lab would still like to hear from you.
For more details, contact the lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.822.6881.