The Knee Knacker photo team is looking for a few veteran (2 years +) Knee Knacker runners to participate in a photo shoot this weekend! Your photos will be used to promote the race. You must be familiar with the BP trail as we’ll use your knowledge to find the best photo spot. There are two photo sessions: Saturday, April 28, 2pm-5pm and Sunday, April 29, 8am-11am. We’re looking for one or two runners per session. If you’re interested, contact Andrew via the Knee Knacker contact page (select Trail Day Coordinator) and let me know which session you want to be in.
I am excited and proud to announce that we have launched our highly anticipated fundraising campaign for 2012! Please check the fundraising main page and join us in creating an even greater community impact and legacy.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support!
Knee Knacker Race Director
In 2010, Ellie Greenwood, set the women’s course record with a top five finish. Here’s a repeat of her article about the event in Running Times magazine.
Over the next three days, our website is moving to a new website hosting service. You shouldn’t notice any change or disruption to the site while the move takes place, and the address won’t be changing. We would like to thank dazil Internet Services for their generosity in hosting our website for many years, and welcome the Werks Hosting as our new provider.
Keith Wakelin is a veteran Knee Knacker runner. Here’s his 2011 experience. It was his 18th run…and yes, he’s going for number 19 this year!
SNOW WONDER THE TIMES WERE SLOW!
When the guy asked if it was too late for a full refund, Kelsy, the Kneeknacker race director, laughed and said that she didn’t mean to terrify everyone. Yes, the stark realities conveyed at the pre-race briefing the night before the race can be alarming. Was it the fact that the runners gain 4,000 feet in the first 5 miles and negotiate a total of 16,000 feet elevation change over the 30 miles on the Baden Powell Trail? Or was it the fact that there was still at least 7 miles of snow on the course and in places was 8 feet thick? Continue reading
Here’s Glenn Pacé’s race day experience, all the way back in 2009. Enjoy!
Not exactly my best run.
I had built this one up as a goal race for 2009. It’s a local 50km that is somewhat the gold standard in these parts. With a fearsome reputation as a very technical run that starts with a rather ominous climb, it is never taken lightly. You will never hear someone say “It’s only a 50km” and “Knee Knacker” in the same sentence. Continue reading
On April 30, Salomon athletes Adam Campbell and Tom Craik will give a talk and hold a Q&A session about running the Knee Knacker race and other North Shore trails. The session will be at the Salomon Store at Park Royal (West Vancouver), and attendance is limited to 30 people. For more information, visit the Salomon Store webpage or you can RSVP for the event by email.