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LEARN: Trail Running 101 (7/12/2018)

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.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

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:Learn
Event Location: Weaselhead Flats (North Glenmore Park) - 37th Street S.W. entrance
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 12 2018  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 10 2018 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Derek Y
Grant P
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS and PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.

SESSION:

Learn the basics of trail running. Topics to be covered include:

  1. Comparison to road running
  2. Techniques on the trail
  3. Gear
  4. Safety considerations
  5. How to get started

We will begin the evening with a talk on the above topics, followed by an optional 30-60 minute trail run in Weaselhead Flats.

Although this event is best suited for runners coming from a road running background, anyone interested in trail running can join us (it's entirely OK to walk up the hills!). All paces are welcome. Trail running will most definitely be slower than running on pavement.



Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute pls do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Pair of running shoes (preferably trail runners)
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Wind/water proof jacket
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Nutrition during and/or after the run
  • Change of dry clothes and footwear after the run

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Glenmore Trail to the 37th Street West turn-off. Carry on past the Grey Eagle Casino. The parking lot is located on the right hand side just before the entrance into the Glenmore Park (66 Ave S).

Notes:
Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year


Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Event fee of $3
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.