Still thinking about getting a 25th anniversary jacket? Well, based on your feedback we’ve added distance and elevation to the back design. Please remember that jacket purchases must be made by March 15; jackets will not be sold after March 15.
West Vancouver, British Columbia – The annual Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run (the “Knee Knacker”) will be running for the 25th time, and it is expected that over 350 eager entrants will be waiting for the results of the lottery drawing starting at 8:00pm on March 5 to see who will be toeing the start line this year. This milestone Knee Knacker event takes place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 starting at Horseshoe Bay and ending at Panorama Park in Deep Cove. Continue reading
The days are counting down to the 2013 entry deadline on February 28. You now have nine days left to register for this year’s lottery!
I’m really pleased to announce we have two new Knee Knacker Committee members this year — Wendy Montgomery and Mark Grist. Many of you will already know Wendy and Mark from their involvement over the years with a number of local races and we are thrilled to have their knowledge and expertise. Wendy is the current Race Director for Diez Vista, and Mark holds the distinction of not only completing the Knee Knacker 16 times, but being the youngest ever to get to that number!
- Enzo Federico — founder, finances & web
- Julie Flynn — Aid Station co-ordinator
- Patricia Jensen — Sponsor & permit co-ordinator, training run leader
- Tim Jones — North Shore Rescue
- Bev McKenna — Banquet co-ordinator
- Dennis Marchant — Volunteer co-ordinator
- Glenn Pace — Course and Runner co-ordinator, training run leader
- Jeff Trigg — Graphics, posters, volunteer & runners’ shirts
- Kelsy Trigg — Race Director
- Andrew Wong — Website, social media & trail work co-ordinator.
I look forward to another exciting year. As always, please be in touch.
As we head full swing into 2013, I want to take a few minutes to sincerely thank Rod Hatfull for his countless volunteer hours and 13 years on the Knee Knacker committee. Rod’s decided to step down from the committee this year, but he’ll continue to be around and involved leading up to race day. I am already going through withdrawal, but Rod assures me we’ll all be fine
Rod’s first Knee Knacker was in 1995 (he’s done 9), and he got involved in the training runs in 1998. Rod’s first official year on the committee was in 1999, so he’s second only to Enzo as longest serving committee member. With Enzo, Ken, Paul, Mike & me as RDs during this time, Rod has been a big part of the continuity and history of our race.
I will miss Rod’s awesome sense of humour, care, deep knowledge and willingness to jump in however needed.
As you run by the Race in Progress signs this year, think of Rod making each one of these by hand — a small example of Rod’s huge contribution over the last 13 years.
Please join me in thanking Rod.
Thinking about getting a 25th anniversary Knee Knacker jacket? Whether you’re a runner, a volunteer, or are family or friends of a runner, everyone can get one as a piece of functional, stylish, and wearable race memorabilia. Make your purchase by February 28 here.
The 2013 Trail Day will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013. As always, we’ll be working with the District of North Vancouver to improve a section of the Baden Powell Trail. More details will be announced in late May.
We are very pleased to announce that we will have Icebreaker shirts again for Knee Knacker runners.