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Racer/Participant Information

(FAQ)

Where should I stay?

We have found a great place in Sherwood Park only 3.5km away from the track: 

Park Centre Hotel, 2016 Sherwood Drive

Please call them directly 780-467-1234 to get our racer discount.

DO NOT GO THROUGH A THIRD PARTY!

 

We will also be making a draw Friday, June 7 @ 3pm for a registered guest to win a free night stay in their premium king room (value $150)

When do the races start?

24 Hour and 12 Hour events start @ 9am on Saturday.

 

The 6 Hour events have 3 different start times:

 Saturday @ 10am, 6pm, Sunday @ 2am

Can you participate as a team or is this strictly solo?

It is an individual event only. We might add a relay and kids' races in the future.

Are we allowed to set up a shelter and/or tent along the side of the track or can we only use designated areas?

There are designated areas for runners & their crew on the east side of the track. Please refer to the map (sent in the update emails & posted on this website) Unfortunately due to irrigation systems & the high quality of the surfaces, there can be nothing put below the surface. So no pegs or spikes are allowed. 
We are allowed to have 10x10 tents with proper tent weights.

E.g no concrete blocks or milk jugs filled with sand 

What are the rules?

I can't wear headphones for

24 hours!  How will I stay pumped?

You can wear headphones if you want but we ask that you wear only one earbud or if you're able, wear bone conducting headphones. If it is deemed that wearing headphones is making you unaware or disruptive to other runners, we may ask you to remove them. That being said, your own music might get drowned out by the 16 hours of DJ music!!

We have SOUNDfonix confirmed to provide 11 hours of non stop music on Saturday and Sunday. We’re reaching out to more DJs to keep the tunes going so runners and spectators in our cheer zone will be partying hard!

Unfortunately due to noise bylaws, we’ll have no music between 11am - 7am  but we are hoping to have some other form of entertainment!

Is that a fox for your mascot? or a furry?

Our mascot is a wolf called Timber. It was created by our race directors 14 year old daughter, Gwen, who loves drawing and wolves. It "ties in" with the Survivor print done for me by Earthgroove Activewear. 10% from the Survivor print is donated to Saffron Centre & will be for sale at Survivorfest to order or purchase

Is there free wifi?

Technically yes but unfortunately it is not very reliable.

Will there be a live stream of the timing?

Yes. A link from Zone4 will be posted on our website on June 8th

Can I have "The Final Countdown" by Europe played at 8:55/8:56am on June 9th?

Yes! Keep the requests coming!

How will the races be timed?

We will be utilizing GoChip technology provided by Zone4 Timing Systems. We did our research because we wanted a reliable, accurate, weatherproof , and lightweight  

 

Zone 4 believes "Every second counts. Honor the work. Capture it." They have built "solutions accurate to 1/1000th of the second. We understand, and honour, the blood, sweat, and tears that go into shaving minutes, seconds, and fractions of a second off your time. We capture the work, so you (athletes) can celebrate it" 

Will there be food?

Yes! We will have lots of food available for our racers. Honey Stinger has jumped on board as a sponsor so we will have LOTS of goodies from them, including gluten free. Our organizing committee is knowledgeable with the experience of +100 races but we are still open to suggestions. We also have a few food sponsors who want to show their appreciation & may surprise our racers with their specialities

Food Items:

GF=Gluten Free

Regular Aid Fare : Coke, Gingerale, coffee tea hot cocoa and water.

 

Snacks: chips (GF) , Rice Krispie Squares, Dad's Cookies, GF salty crackers , fruit gummies, GF jujubes, gummy bears, sour candy, PB &J on white and also GF bread, Freezies GF,.

 

Hot Foods: afternoon and night time : vegetable broth with GF noodles, chicken broth with noodles, mashed potatoes (contains wheat) , bean quesadillas and cheese quesadillas - GF options available , grilled cheese -white or GF bread.

 

Pizza for racers at 6:30pm -donated by Boston Pizza

I have dietary restrictions, will  there still be something for me?

Yes. We want all our racers to feel included which is why we will be offering a HUGE variety of option for our friends with dietary needs. (See above)

What if I get hurt?

We hope this will be an injury free event but in the case someone does get hurt, there will be a first aid station staffed by certified first aid responders from Production Paramedics. We will certified chiropractors and physiotherapists available during certain times of the event.

Do I need to wear a headlamp during the night portion?

We will have some lighting around the track during the evening so you won't require it 

What kind of surface will we be running on?

Soft, gentle, and flat!

Will there be a place to charge my cell phone?

It's probably best to bring a personal charger. There are lots of power outlets but no guarantee we won't be using them for stoves, heaters and all other things to make the race run smoothly

Will there be a belt buckle if I run 100 miles?

Yes! but we will be personalizing them so they will be mailed to you at a later date.

As a runner, do I have to get pledges or fundraise?

No. We do have prizes for each division - 6 hour, 12 hour and 24 hour. If you receive the most donations/pledges in your division, you receive your race entry FREE!!! We have tried to keep our registration prices competitive with local races but we want all profits from the race to go to Saffron Centre, our local sexual assault centre.

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