Vancouver Island Peeps...
ARE YOU READY TO PERSEVERE??
Registration is filling up for the 13th annual Perseverance Trail Run, taking place on Sunday, October 29th in the Village of Cumberland! This years race will once again feature two classic trail run courses: A 3k Cross Country Romp and an 11k Mountain Run. The 3k XC Romp showcases the protected Cumberland Community Forest trails including a few ups and downs, twists and turns and maybe even a little water. This course is perfect for those looking to sample cross country running, including walkers and the little ones. The 11k Mountain Run is for those looking for a running challenge complete with steep climbs, flowing descents, technical single-track and breathtaking vistas. If you are ready to challenge your trail running stamina, this course will surely take you to new 'heights'.
The Perseverance Trail Run is a community driven, grass roots trail running event held in Cumberland, BC every fall. The race has been organized by volunteers and supported by local sponsoring businesses, since 2004, with the goal of raising funds to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest through the CCFS. Over the past 12 years, the race has raised over $550,000 for the CCFS through racer donations, generous community sponsors and the CCFS Perseverance Party for the Forest events.
Racers looking to improve their trail racing skills can join the ELM Perseverance Adventure Running Clinic and learn the course inside and out. The 8 session program, coached by Perseverance race director Sarah Seads and her team of ELM 'Fearless Leaders', kicks off on Thursday, September 14th. Go to www.elmhealth.com for more information and to register for this training clinic.
This race has sold out for many years in a row so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment. There is no race day registration, no transfers and no wait list and when all of the spots are gone...they are really gone! Sign up to race or volunteer at www.perseverancetrailrun.com .