Hard Core XC Winter Race Series

XC Race Series in Calgary (Warning, this is October to March, i.e. WINTER!!, but these hard core runners rarely cancel due to weather)

This is an awesome race series of 4 km and 8 km through the city’s parks. There is usually great conditions for cross-country – mud, snow, ice, wind, river crossings.

Makes for a great start to a weekend.

Every 2 or 3 Saturdays, at noon.

$12 (“cheap like borscht”) – includes potluck lunch

NEXT UP: November 8th in Okotoks (the only one outside city limits)

Organizer: Calgary Road Runners Club

More info: http://www.calgaryroadrunners.com/grand-prix-series-cross-country-races

Calgary Trail Running

Calgary Trail Running

Calgary Trail Running
It’s not pretty, but you got to get across somehow!

Calgary Trail Running

Calgary Trail Running

From University to the Cemetery (and back again)

The tunnels can get a little spooky at dusk with the dim lights but good thing they are no more than 50 strides long.

Confederation Park is a very popular paved pathway heading along the creek. My route starts at the highschool near the university, goes under 14th and 10th Street, and then loops back on the other side of the creek once you get to the cemetery.

At least you get to run from the graves for half the run.

water along Calgary trails

water along Calgary trails

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bridge along Calgary trails

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14th St Crossing

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10th St Crossing
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Running from West to East along the creek and back on the other side of the creek

Bowmont Park

You almost never lose sight of the River. From gnarly single track to well maintained paved path options. Situated between Silver Springs and Bowness. Park beside Maranatha Church or in Silver Springs

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