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.

Blast from the Past

Enzo Fed­erico, one of the Orig­i­nal Eight, after seeing this banner photo:KneeKnacker_1989_Inaugural_Run_Web

“Brings back great mem­o­ries of a great day on the trails, with absolutely no idea of what this event would become. :) And, pic­tures were taken with my vin­tage Ricoh camera and 35mm slide film!!!”

Yes, Enzo plus another of the Orig­i­nal Eight will be run­ning this year.

Extra, extra — lots of Knee Knacker news!

Hello Every­one! For those of you who are vol­un­teers, THANK YOU. For those of you who are run­ners, I hope your train­ing is going well!

Here are a few key updates and please note that we also post info on our Face­book page:

Train­ing Runs — Start Sunday, May 5th
It’s time to kick off the offi­cial Sunday Train­ing runs. Get to know your fellow Knee Knack­er­ers and the course in a friendly and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment. Every­one is welcome–you don’t need to be a Knee Knacker par­tic­i­pant to join. Check out our train­ing run page  for all of the info. This year your fear­less train­ing run lead­ers are Glenn Pacé, Patri­cia Jensen and Mark Grist. And a thank you also goes to Clive Boness who leads the ‘unof­fi­cial Wednes­day night runs’.

Last chance to order Knee Knacker jack­ets
Great news for run­ners and vol­un­teers who haven’t yet ordered a com­mem­o­ra­tive jacket. After check­ing with our sup­plier, we’ve been able to extend the pur­chase dead­line to mid­night, May 7th. For infor­ma­tion about the jacket or to pur­chase one, go to our 25th Anniver­sary jacket page. If you’d like to see the style in person, there will be men’s and women’s sam­ples includ­ing colour swatches at the Sunday, May 5th train­ing run.

We are excited to offer run­ners and vol­un­teers the abil­ity to raise money for North Shore Rescue through a per­son­al­ized fundrais­ing page. Last year, the Knee Knacker com­mu­nity raised over $20,000 for North Shore Rescue. Our goal for this 25th year is $25,000! We are pleased to once again announce that the person who raises the most money will be given a GUARANTEED ENTRY into Knee Knacker 2014! Last year, Kristin Kopec set the bar high–let’s see who can top that this year!

A sin­cere thank you to all of our awe­some vol­un­teers! For any ques­tions about vol­un­teer­ing, con­tact Dennis through our Con­tact Form. To vol­un­teer, go here.

25th Edi­tion
This is a spe­cial year! If you have pic­tures or sto­ries from the early years, please let us know. We’d love to post these on our site for every­one to enjoy.

Please be in touch if you have any ques­tions or comments.

I look for­ward to seeing you on the trails,