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Harvest Hustle & Post Run Feast · Saturday, October 10th

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Organized by: Hannah Jensen.

Start: Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2:00 pm

Description:

TL;DR - this event features a hilly-as-heck North Shore trail run, followed by a potluck chez moi. This event is NOT beginner-friendly, and experience running on technical, steep trails would be preferable!


Part 1: Run

- runners will meet at Old Buck Trailhead, near the base of Seymour in North Vancouver

 - before starting, we will split into 2 pace groups. I will lead a fast-ish group, and my super cool mom (a seasoned ultrarunner) will take a slightly slower group.

- I have been using strava maps of my own runs to estimate the distance... I'm guessing that it will be about 18.5+ km. Sounds short, but trust me, it'll be a toughie!

For anyone who knows the North Shore trails well, the tentative route is as follows:

Old Buck --> Bridle Path --> Sticks & Stones --> Bridle Path --> Mary Kirk --> Baden Powell (Seymour Grind) --> Good Sir Martin --> Penny Lane, Rapid Transit, etc. --> Baden Powell (down through Hyannis) --> Fisherman's Trail --> Mystery Creek Climb --> Ridgerunner --> Greenland --> NS High School League Trail --> Forever After --> Dale's Trail --> through Mushroom Parking Lot to Incline Trail (then cross Mt Seymour Rd) --> Old Buck Connector --> Old Buck to parking lot

Don't worry, you don't have to memorize this because you will have a leader :)

 

Part 2: Feast

If there is sufficient interest, I'd love to host a potluck feast at my house after the race! Sadly, I can only have a max of 10 runners over because our house is pretty small. Bring something to share, and I'll pop it in a cooler in my car while we run. There are showers at Parkgate Rec Centre (right near Old Buck Trailhead) if you feel like washing up after the run. 

NOTE: there will be NO pretrip meeting for this event. The cutoff for entry is Oct. 3 (one week in advance). After that date, all details will be provided in emails and such.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP AS "COMMITTED": please specify "Run" or "Run & Feast"!

Email me if you have any questions!

Happy Trails!

Posted: 2015-09-19 20:14:24
Last modified: 2015-10-06 17:42:19