Spray Drag Running Race Returns to Canmore

Alex KochonOctober 6, 2012
October 20th, 2012
Men – 7.5km

Women – 5km

Come challenge World Champion Devon Kershaw along with the entire Alberta World Cup Academy in a running race up the Spray Lakes road! All proceeds go to helping support the team for their upcoming season…

According to AWCA coach and race organizer Stefan Kuhn, “It’s basically all up hill … Starts on the river and we run all the way up then past the nordic center and up to the Spray dam, which looks over Canmore.”


Race Information:

  • Entry Fee $35.00 – registration on Zone4.ca, deadline is October 18th, 2011
  • Bib pick up Friday October 19th between 2 – 6pm at Ultimate Fit Center on Main Street

Last minute pick up can be done at Bill Warren Training Centre between 7:45 – 8:15am on race morning

8:15am briefing at cross country ski stadium at the Canmore Nordic Centre

A van will be at the Nordic Centre parking lot and at each starting point for shuttling clothing to the finish line. Shuttling from the finish line to the Nordic Centre will be available.

There will be 3 Vans to shuttle people down from race finish to Nordic center parking lot.

Awards/snacks/prizes at BWTC – TBD room 12-2pm


Start Times:

  • Women and Junior Boys/Girls 17 and Under – 9:30am – 5km – Rundle view Entrance. 
  • Open M 18+ – 9:40am – 7.5km – Green gate about 400meters from power plant spill way.

Finish at the top of Spray Road by the dam for both men and women


Course Records:

  • Graham Nishikawa – 29:23
  • Madeleine Williams – 25:41


Course maps: Men | Women | Overall Course Layout


Lactate Challenge

Lactate: During power exercises such as sprinting, when the rate of demand for energy is high, lactate is produced faster than the ability of the tissues to remove it, so lactate concentration begins to rise.

Think you have what it takes to have the highest lactate? $50 will enter you in the 50/50 draw which will measure your lactate at the finish line.  The harder your push, the better your chances!

50% of entry goes to AWCA and 50% goes to the winner. Separate draws for men and women. Registration for Lactate Challenge on Zone4.

Hope to see you out!

Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon (alexkochon@gmail.com) is a former FasterSkier editor and roving reporter who never really lost touch with the nordic scene. A freelance writer, editor, and outdoor-loving mom of two, she lives in northeastern New York and enjoys adventuring in the Adirondacks. She shares her passion for sports and recreation as the co-founder of "Ride On! Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and a sales and content contributor at Curated.com. When she's not skiing or chasing her kids around, Alex assists authors as a production and marketing coordinator for iPub Global Connection.

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