We are pleased to announce to friends and supporters of Blitz Events a new trail running event Sunday September 27, 2015 at the Canmore Nordic Centre!
This race is no ordinary trail running race. TrailCross is a race which brings you back to the most primitive form of competition, beat the person standing next to you. A hybrid between a traditional trail race and the format of a Ski Cross race, TrailCross racers compete in multiple heats, advancing based on their performance. Run well, and you move on.
The Next Evolution in Running
TrailCross is designed to test both physical and mental toughness. The grueling 1-2km course is a combination of single and double track with technical ascents and descents (yes HILLS just like our other events). The speed required to win demands focus, adaptability and a pure drive to lead the pack.
Registration is open!
Only $40 before Jul 15th!
Who can race?
The unique format of a TrailCross race lends itself to all athletes. Traditional races have created a clear advantage to distance runners who primarily train their cardiovascular systems to improve their endurance. TrailCross levels the playing field by decreasing its distance and making speed a factor. Whether you are a hockey player, crossfitter, or intramural all-star; Athletes of all walks of life can compete and win!
How does it work?
Here is a breakdown of how the race will work. Please keep in mind that the number of racers per heat, and racers moving on are approximate, and will depend on the number of males and females who register. The final exact numbers will be posted before race day.
- Participants are split into male/female heats. All participants start together, beginner or advanced.
- Round 1 will consist of 10 heats of ~15 racers, with the top 7 moving on into the advanced division.
- Round 2 will consist of 5 heats from the racers who did not qualify in round 1. This is the last chance to move into the advanced division. Perhaps you tripped on a root and fell behind in heat 1, so this is how you can get back in. You have to earn your spot in the advanced division. The top 3 from these heats move back into the advanced division.
- Rounds 3-5 are now split, and we will run beginner heats before the advanced, working our way towards a final heat for both divisions, and determining champions for each.
What if I don't win?
TrailCross is committed to creating champions. However, the definition of a champion is not always constant. A champion is an individual who stops at nothing to reach their goal. Whether that goal is winning, weight loss, or participation the TrailCross staff and volunteers will be on-site rooting for you to complete that goal.
I'm not fast/fit enough?
Well with that attitude you never will be either! TrailCross features a Champions of 2moro division which will pit racers who do not advance early on against each other. This way as race day progresses racers will find themselves racing more and more athletes of their ability. This creates a great experience for all of our racers.
Still need more info?
Check out www.trailcross.ca for more info and videos from other TrailCross events.
What are you waiting for?