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Monday Stairs and Stretch (5/13/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location: Base of the Stairs, near Calgary Curling Club & Sunnside Bank Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, May 13 2019  5:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 13 2019 4:30:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 1 hour
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mélanie
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Need to keep fit during the week? Come join me for an intense workout at the Memorial stairs ANYTIME between 5:30 and 7pm.

We will meet at the bottom of the stairs at 5:55. After one hour of exercise, we can meet again to stretch together.

There are 120 feet, 167 steps, (~40m) of McHugh's Bluff to climb up. Start at the level you are comfortable with and work your way up. Just remember it's supposed to be training, so it ought to be a bit tougher than a hike.

Really, really good training for your hikes/backpacking trips to come in summer or just to improve your overall stamina.

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

Route #2:
Speed walk (aka fast!) up the bike path heading east and come down the stairs. You should feel it in your hips if you go fast enough.

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Memorial Drive & approx 3th St NW (We meet at the Base of the Stairs)

There is a parking lot east of the Curling Club (not the one belonging to the club).

Access from Memorial Drive, the meeting point is located at the bottom of the stairs across from Prince's Island Park, north side of Memorial.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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