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Douglas Fir Trail Run (7/7/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Sport - Run
Event Location: South side of Edworthy Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 7 2018  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 7 2018 9:30:00 AM
Event Duration:45 minutes - 1 hour
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Cheryl :)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

We'll be running the Douglas Fir Trail. "The trail runs along a densely wooded escarpment with dramatic views of the Bow River Valley, particularly from "dead man's drop"... The escarpment is 200 feet high and very steep. Natural springs, plus water draining from the communities above result in a very unstable slope. Continued "creeping" leads to trees leaning at odd angles and bridges are found with tentative connections to the trail. A major slide left a gaping scar on the escarpment. The tipsy condition of the trees has led to an alternative name, the "the drunken forest"." ... as per the City of Calgary website. The trail itself is only 2.5k, but you can extend your run by going to Crowchild and back. This is a great way to try out trail running if you've not done it before.

If you want to stick to the basics, you can run the pathways around Edworthy Park.

Required Items to Bring:
- Proper TRAIL running shoes with good tread
- Clothing appropriate for the weather: rain, snow or shine.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- water
- hiking poles
- timing watch
- best not to wear cotton

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet on the SOUTH side of Edworthy Park between the train tracks and the SOUTH parking lot. If you park on the north side near the ice cream shop, you need to walk across the foot bridge to meet us on the SOUTH side.
For those interested, we'll stop by Angels Cafe for brunch.

The trail may be a bit muddy with all the rain we've had so, don't wear your "church" sneakers!
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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