2013 helicopter videos and race interviews

Before the year ends in mere hours, we’re releas­ing the long awaited heli­copter footage of this year’s race around Eagle Bluffs and Black Moun­tain. We delayed releas­ing it because we orig­i­nally wanted to use the videos as part of a bigger project, but that became more com­plex and time con­sum­ing than expected. So what you’ll see instead are the raw, unedited heli­copter videos and pre-race inter­views with sev­eral race participants.

There are three videos:

  • Video 1: Pre-race inter­views (Kelsy, Mar­i­anne, Ron) and the race start.
  • Video 2: Aerial footage of run­ners going to Cypress Bowl aid sta­tion (00:00 — 02:48) and on-the-ground cov­er­age at Cypress Bowl aid sta­tion (02:48 onwards).
  • Video 3: Aerial footage of the race at Eagle Bluffs and Black Mountain.

We would like to acknowl­edge and thank:

North Shore Rescue
Talon Heli­copters
Pat Bell (video­g­ra­pher & interviews)

To view the videos, visit our Smug­Mug page here.

Registration for KKNSTR 2014 is open!

Hello and Happy New Year!  Plan­ning for the 26th edi­tion of the Knee Knacker has started and reg­is­tra­tion for 2014 is now open at the Ultra­Signup web­site.  Please note the improved process — you will only be charged a $10 fee to enter the lot­tery and if your name is drawn, the remain­der of the entry fee will be charged at that time.  This reduces the work with refunds and we hope it works better for you too.  Note: the entry dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 28th, 11:59pm and the lot­tery draw will be live on FB on March 3rd.

I’m excited to wel­come back our return­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers this year and also a spe­cial wel­come to our newest member, Tom Craik.  Many of you will already know Tom through his involve­ment in our com­mu­nity and I’m thrilled that he has joined our team.  Our 2014 com­mit­tee is:  Tom Craik, Enzo Fed­erico, Julie Flynn, Patri­cia Jensen, Tim Jones, Mark Grist, Bev McKenna, Dennis Marchant, Wendy Mont­gomery, Glenn Pace, Jeff Trigg and Andrew Wong.

As we embark on a new year, it is hard not to smile at the energy, enthu­si­asm and care of our 200+ vol­un­teers.  We already have people who have reached out to offer their time and expe­ri­ence, and we have vol­un­teers who have come back for over 20 years!  Thank you to all of you who commit count­less hours. 

Over the coming weeks, we will con­tinue to post info on our site, FB page & twit­ter.  As always, please don’t hes­i­tate to reach out to me at any time.

Happy Train­ing & see you on the trails,

Kelsy Trigg
Race Director.

KKNSTR 2014 registration opens Jan. 1st

Season’s Greet­ings Everyone,

Reg­is­tra­tion for the 2014 run­ning of the Knee Knack­er­ing North Shore Trail Run (26th annual) will open on New Year’s Day.

Please note that only online reg­is­tra­tions will be accepted through the Ultra Signup web­page and reg­is­tra­tion will close on Feb­ru­ary 28th, 2014 at midnight.

The lot­tery to deter­mine the entrants will take place in early March - please feel free to follow the results live on our Face­book page.

Happy trails and safe trav­els during the Hol­i­day Season,

KKNSTR 2014 Race Committee

Race Day Photos of 2013 Knee Knacker Volunteers

Here is our last set of Race Day Photos taken by the photog­ra­phy crew. It’s a photo col­lec­tion of some of the 250+ Knee Knacker Vol­un­teers as they:

  • Donned mozzie hats to battle bugs through­out Cypress and Hollyburn;
  • Pro­vided Hawai­ian atmos­phere at Hyan­nis Aid Sta­tion along with Mr. Freezies;
  • Dressed up in white dinner jacket and cowboy hat for Black Mtn Aid Sta­tion duties;
  • Played a guitar to the run­ners as they ran into Cypress Aid Station;
  • Recorded the race from the ground and the air;
  • Pro­vided safety sup­port (North Shore Search and Rescue);
  • Pre-and-post swept the race course with enthuasism;
  • Set-up, chopped, recorded, timed and cleaned up at the aid stations;
  • Set-up, dec­o­rated, served and cleaned up at the banquet;
  • Mar­shalled, directed and cheered run­ners through­out the course;
  • Trans­ported supplies;
  • Cap­tured mem­o­rable moments on digital;
  • Made sure you had a great Knee Knacker experience!

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!  Check out the photos here.

Thank you Knee Knack­er­ers for your smiles even when your bodies may be hurt­ing.
Until next year.

Knee Knacker Vol­un­teer Photog­ra­phy Crew