Combo Event (both or either): Run or Stairs to celebrate Mélanie's Birthday!! - Wed, Feb 13 2013

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Combo Event (both or either): Run or Stairs to celebrate Mélanie's Birthday!! (2/13/2013)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Sport - Misc
Event Location:Bottom of stairs
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Feb 13 2013  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 13 2013 4:30:00 PM
Event Duration:~1hr
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Melanie
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 16 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Some of us will go to Molly Malone's Irish Pub (1153 Kensington Crescent NW) after the event. Feel free to join us!

RUNNERS, join us for this run around the Bow River at your own pace.
Starting at the Memorial Drive Stairs (next to the Curling Club), we'll cross the foot bridge to the ramp, turn right, continue along the pathway to cross over the Peace bridge and run the pathway to cross 14th Street bridge - about 5k (or if you have a quick pace, you can run and cross the Crowchild Trail foot bridge - about 8k) and back. You can do intervals (ie 10's and 1's) or run straight through. Please note: dogs must be on leash at all times and be accustomed to running in a group.

HIKERS, it's preferable you bring a pack similar in weight and size to what you would bring on a day hike.

BACKPACKERS, this is an awesome opportunity to get used to the heavy pack weight! Remember the rule of thumb - maximum pack weight should not exceed 30% of your body weight, and you should build up the weight over a number of weeks... Start at the level you are comfortable with and work your way up. Really, really good training for your hikes/backpacking trips to come in summer or just to improve your overall stamina.

There are 120 feet, 167 steps, (~40m) of McHugh's Bluff to climb up.

Route #1:
There are 167 steps up the stairs (works the thighs a lot) and then walk down the bike path to catch our breath.

Route #2:
Speed walk up the bike path heading east and come down the stairs. Should feel it in the hips too if you go fast enough.

Required Items to Bring:
- Appropriate clothing/foorwear
- Cheerfulness :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Backpack
- Poles
- Water
- Timing watch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at the bottom of the stairs, next to the Calgary Curling Club.
Memorial Drive & approx 3rd Street NW
This is the parking lot EAST of the Curling Club (not the one belonging to the club). Accessed from Memorial Drive, the meeting point is located at the stairs across from Prince's Island Park, north side of Memorial.

NOTE: The Prince's Island Park parking lot (off Memorial Drive) is no longer free after 6pm. It costs up to a max of $2 to park there. Parking on the street is free after 6pm (BUT you need to watch out for streets that require a permit).


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: