Updates — May 21

Hello fellow trail runners!

I hope your training’s going well and you’re find­ing your Knee Knacker train­ing groove.  Please note the change below to this week’s train­ing run.


Train­ing runs are now under­way and we’ve had a great turn-out so far. It’s always fun to see every­one out, push­ing them­selves and enjoy­ing the jour­ney towards the start line.

Impor­tant Note – This week, Sunday, May 24th, we’ll be meet­ing in DEEP COVE to shut­tle to Cleve­land Dam and do the last 1/2. Offi­cial meet­ing time is 8:00am, but please get there early to ensure every­one gets rides sorted and on their way. This is due to another race, next week, that is start­ing at Grouse and going along a sim­i­lar route.

Next week, May 31st, we’ll meet at Cleve­land Dam at 7:30am to go towards Cypress. (Note ear­lier start time next week). Please bring an extra layer — it may be chilly as we get up towards Cypress.


With­out our vol­un­teers, we wouldn’t have our run. We have over 1 vol­un­teer for every runner, and still have some very key posi­tions open. Please encour­age your friends and family mem­bers to come out and sup­port you and the other run­ners through vol­un­teer­ing. Check out the Vol­un­teer Pro­gram for more info.


Trail Day is Sat­ur­day, May 30th at 8:45am. This year’s Knee Knacker Trail Work Party will be along the Baden-Powell Trail in North Van­cou­ver. The exact loca­tion is cur­rently a closely guarded secret (well, ok, we actu­ally just don’t know yet), but we’ll announce it as soon as we do. Once again, we’ll be work­ing under the guid­ance of North Van­cou­ver Dis­trict Trail and Habi­tat Coor­di­na­tor Graham Knell. We’ll be ready to go about 9:00am, but please come early. Many vol­un­teers make for light work so we hope you can come out to help for a few hours. There will be coffee and treats from Delaney’s Coffee. No spe­cial skills required, and all tools will be sup­plied by the District.

To vol­un­teer for Trail Day, please email our Vol­un­teer Co-ordinator by Wednes­day, May 27th. You can come and help at the last minute, but an early reply will help us plan for the good­ies and orga­nize the amount of work we can do on the trail. Hope to see you there… Andrew Wong, and Craig Moore — Knee Knacker 2009 Trail Work Party Co-ordinators.


Do you have some extra stor­age space? A garage or base­ment that can house our Knee Knacker sup­plies? We need to find our ban­ners, con­tain­ers and signs a new home and we would love (and need!) to hear from you. Please email me at rd@kneeknacker.com or via our feed­back form.


We are excited to announce that we will be launch­ing our new site in the next month. Look for a clean, fresh look and feel, and over time, more stream­lined and inter­ac­tive content.

Please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact me or any of the 2009 Com­mit­tee Mem­bers. We appre­ci­ate your feed­back, thoughts and comments.

I look for­ward to seeing you on the trails,

Kelsy Trigg
KKNSTR 2009 Race Direc­tor