Do you see that? Yes, that new selection on our website’s menu bar. “25th Anniversary”. It’s where we’re putting everything to celebrate our quarter century, starting with the sale of limited edition commemorative jackets. Check it out!
The 2013 personal fundraising site for North Shore Search and Rescue is now open. Go here for the details.
Registration for the 25th Knee Knacker race is now open. You have until February 28, 2013 to register. For all the details, go here.
Hello, Knee Knacker Community.
Welcome to the 25th Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run! It’s
almost a ‘reverse hibernation’ that happens around this time…the
weather changes and the Knee Knacker Committee starts to gear up with
planning for the next edition. This year is a particularly special
milestone, so mark your calendar for July 13, 2013!
Over the next few weeks, we will update the website to reflect 2013
dates, plans and info. We are targeting the registration to be open
by November 1st and to commemorate this milestone year, we will have a
very cool, custom KKNSTR jacket for purchase through the online entry
form. If you are not entering this year, there will still be an option
for you to purchase a jacket — keep your eye on our Facebook page and
website for more info.
A few key dates to note:
- Registration — will close February 28, 2013
- Lottery Draw — will happen live on Facebook, first week of March (date TBD)
- Race Briefing — July 12, 2013
- Race Day — July 13, 2013
Please be in touch — I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you
on the trails.
We didn’t have time to finish everything, but what we did finish will keep you from getting sucked into a bog next year. Yes, there are new bog bridges on Black Mountain, courtesy of the trail work party on September 15. To see what happened on that wonderfully sunny day, here are some photos by Enzo and Andrew. (And to answer the question: yes, you can walk on mud…as long as there’s a bridge over it!)
Trail elves: Enzo Federico, Patricia Jensen, David Jensen, Hannah Jensen, Bruce McArthur (Friends of Cypress Provincial Park), Jan Snow, Rob Wilson (BC Parks), Andrew Wong, Jeff Young (BC Parks)
Six volunteers. That’s all we need for the Saturday, September 15 trail day at Cypress Provincial Park, where we’ll work with BC Parks to build boardwalks and make trail repairs in the Black Mt. area. The group will be split into two crews to cover the multiple sites that BC Parks has identified for repairs and upgrades.
The workday will be 9am-3pm (approx.) No special skills are needed for this event, just enthusiasm — no matter what the weather!
Please RSVP to Andrew by Friday, September 14.
[September 13 update: One spot has opened up for this Saturday’s work party!]
The Black Mt. boardwalks we helped build last year do more than just keep your feet dry or reduce the odds of you being photographed, half buried in a mud hole. Their main purpose, of course, is to protect the bog from being trampled into submission by everyone looking for the driest route through the area. Yesterday, BC Parks found dragonfly larvae crawling around the peat right next to the boardwalks. Without those bridges, the dragonflies could have been stomped by wayward feet.
With that little segue, we’re announcing that another trail day is planned for Saturday, September 15 to build more boardwalks on Black Mountain. This is a continuation of last year’s efforts. We’ll be working with BC Parks and the Friends of Cypress Park, and we hope to see a dozen Knee Knacker folks volunteer for this great project. More details will be posted in early September.
Here is our last set of Race Day photos taken by the various photographers. This is a photo collection of some of the 250+ Knee Knacker Volunteers making it happen.
Thank you runners and volunteers! Until next year.
Volunteer Knee Knacker Photography Team
Some runners trotted by drenched from head to toe. Was it due to the sauna-like condition around the Seymour Grind or the Cold Sponge Spa treatment at Hyannis Aid Station? To find out, check out Karen Chow’s photos from Seymour Grind to Hyannis Aid Station.
Escaping the heat, humidity and especially the mozzies at Hyannis, the photo shoot continued at the relatively “cooler” temperatures around the Seymour Aid Station.
- A Volunteer Transport Crew — dropping off and picking up supplies from the Start line to the Finish line. Photos by Andrew Wong
- A Knee Knackerer from the Start line to the Banquet. Photos by Lori Wong