Saturday, 02 June 2018
Hey There Adventure Runners,
Spring? Summer? Who knows any more. Either way, we're at the tail end of our Spring season, but we're not resting. There's a lot more than usual from Dontgetlost Adventure Running coming up over the next few months, so it's time for some news!
JUNGLE ADVENTURE RUN: JUNE 10
June seems to have come out of nowhere - so it's almost time for our final race of our 'traditional season'. The Jungle Adventure Run on Sunday June 10. This year the race is running out of New City Park in Burlington. Expect the usual 'Choose Your Adventure' format and some areas that haven't been used for Adventure Running in a *VERY* long time for those scouting out the big value checkpoints!
As usual, this race is run in conjuctions with the Adventure Running Kids ARK Fest, so expect 200+ kids out there as well (on a slightly easier course!)
RAID THE CITY: JULY 29
Did someone say traditional season? In the past our three big Raids (Hammer, Rib and Snowshoe) have lined up perfectly with Fall, Spring and Winter. We've finally decided the adjust the annual imbalance but adding a SUMMER race to the calendar: Raid the City.
We're taking it out of the woods at their peak of bugs and thorns and exploring the unique features in the City of Hamilton. The format for this race will mirror the Snowshoe Raid: Teams of 2, with three hours to visit as many checkpoints as possible. We're making this race as inclusive for beginners as possible, in addition to the race map use whatever navigation device you like; phone, GPS watch, locals - as long as it's all on foot.
Check out the race page on our website here, registration is open and early bird fees are in effect for a few more weeks.
URBAN ADVENTURE FUNDRAISER: JUNE 4
Want a primer for Raid the City AND support one of Canadas top juniors competing in the Junior World AND University Championships in Hungary and Finland respectively this summer? Emma Waddington is putting together a fundraiser race this Monday. We'll let Emma explain the rest:
Hey everyone in the Hamilton area! I'm hosting a fundraiser Adventure Run starting at the Churchill Club house on June 4th at 7 pm! All proceeds help fund my travels to Hungary and Finland this summer for the Jr World Champs and World University Champs!
This is a great preparation race for those running the Dontgetlost Adventure Running Jungle Run on June 10th, or a great opportunity to learn! If you would like to learn, stop by at 6:20 for the run-down. If not, race starts at 7pm.
See you there!
Google Doc Sign Up and payment indication: https://docs.google.com/…/1f00RZZVAwrOXAbS2oriyS_A63p…/edit…
If you would like to donate or prepay for your race, check out my GoFundMe page! https://www.gofundme.com/5jcf38o
MORE! SPECIAL NIGHT RACE JUNE 23
When we teased Raid the City on our Facebook page one of the most common requests was for a night race (some of you have Barkley Marathon aspirations it seems) So, we're gonna put one on! You're welcome.
We have an opportunity to squeeze add one June 23 in conjunction with an overnight camp at Camp Manitou near Milton that we are having for our ARX program. This is also a chance to get on a brand new map not used for our races before, so don't expect any familiarity in the dark!
Preliminary details are here and links to sign up.