Team Turtle, What’s Good About Friday?

Hello Turtles & Welcome To Spring!!

What’s so “Good” about Friday March 25th?

Team Turtle thinks it’s great that the Epinette Trail at Spruce Woods Provincial Park is clear of snow & runable!
We will be heading out to run the the full 25 mile loop.

Meet time will be bright & early at 5:30am at the Tim Hortons location at Charleswood Center at 3890 Grant Ave. from there we will carpool out & plan to be at the trail head between 7:30 – 8:00.

Please note that the pump at cabin 3 may not be working, that being said please plan to be able to carry enough fuel & water to get you through the full 25 mile distance. Also please note we do have some runners coming out that have never run the full course & we will be prepared to make sure everyone makes it back to the finish. If you have a specific time constraint you may want to think about bringing your own vehicle.

Most importantly, we will be EATING afterward, please bring something for yourself or to share with the group as Turtle post run potlucks have begun to develop a bit of a reputation!

Please let us know if you plan to come, everyone is welcome!

TURTLE ON!!

turtle

Trails in Motion Film Fest

The 2018 version of the Trails in Motion festival will be announced in mid December 2018 and we will have a screening date set shortly after that. Check back to find out more.

Turtle Trails Saturday February 20th

Hello Everyone,

Firstly just wanted to send out a big shout out to all the athletes who participated in this past weekend’s Actif Epica & a massive THANK YOU to so many of you who we saw out on the course volunteering your time!

Team Turtle will be heading out for our weekly training run Saturday February 20th.

We will be starting from the Forks Market, meet point will be the Pancake House entrance. 
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am. 
Planned mileage of up to 24 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like. 

Sunday some of us are running the Hypo Half, others may want to plan for a run a Birds Hill Park.

Hope to see you there!
TURTLE ON!

turtle

February Fun, Saturday Feb. 6th

Hello Everyone,

Team Turtle will be heading out for our first training run of February this weekend.

Saturday February 6th, meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market. 
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am. 
Planned mileage of up to 24 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like. 

Sunday we will be at Birds Hill Park for a few loops of the Bur Oak trail. Start time for this one will be a little later at 9am.

Hope to see you there!
TURTLE ON!

turtle

Final January Turtle Trails

 Hello Everyone,

Team Turtle will be heading out for our final runs of January  this weekend.

Saturday January 30th, meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market. 
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am. 
Planned mileage of up to 20 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like. 

Sunday we will be at Birds Hill Park for a few loops of the Bur Oak trail. Start time for this one to be confirmed but it will be a little later than the early Saturday.

Hope to see you there!
TURTLE ON!

turtle

Turtle Trails – Saturday January 23rd

 Hello All,

Team Turtle will be heading out for a run on Saturday January 23rd, in what is looking to be a beautiful day!

Meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market. 
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am. 
Planned mileage of up to 20 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like. 

We are also planning  to get back out to Birds Hill Park on Sunday for a few loops of the Bur Oak trail. Start time for this one to be confirmed but it will be a little later than the early Saturday.

Hope to see you there!
TURTLE ON!

turtle

Turtle Trails – January 16th

 Hello Turtles, 

Team Turtle will be heading out for a run on Saturday January 16th.

Meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market. 
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am. 
Planned mileage of up to 14 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like. 

We are hoping to get back out to run some trails in the parks once the current cold snap breaks, but for now are going to continue to do looped trails from the Forks as it offers a place to warm up between loops & indoor plumbing!

Hope to see you there!

TURTLE ON!

turtle

Turtle Trails – Saturday Jan 9th

Hello Turtles,

Team Turtle will be heading out for a run on Saturday January 9th
Meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market.
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with a return trip to the Forks to pick up later starters at 8am.
Planned mileage of up to 20 miles, feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like.

We ask that everyone joining a Turtle run please remember the 1 principle that the group was founded on,
No Turtle left behind.

Recently runners have been left while stopping to fuel or while taking washroom breaks, in one instance an abandoned Turtle was forced to finish their run with another group they happened to meet.
While we understand that everyone has time constraints & different distance/speed goals it has always been our group’s policy to loop back to members at the rear & regroup at meeting points.
We believe this is one of the things that attracts so many new faces to our team, thank you for respecting that.

Don’t forget to check out the Turtle Challenge!

TURTLE ON!

turtle

Happy New Year!

Team Turtle will be heading out for the first  group run of the New Year on Saturday January 2nd, 2016!
Meet point will be the Pancake House entrance at the Forks Market.
Early Turtles will be starting at 6am, with planned mileage of up to 18 miles.

Feel free to run for as long or as short as you would like.

We will start at the Forks Market & loop back from a number of different trails, possible trails may include Churchill Drive, Whittier Park/Gabrielle Roy & Cornish (we will decide based on weather & wind that morning).

Here’s to an awesome 2016 & don’t forget to check out the Turtle Challenge!

TURTLE ON!

turtlenye

Canada 150 Ultra

Join us on the Canada Day weekend (July 1st) in 2017 as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in style. 150 miles of the Trans Canada Trail across the boreal forest of the Canadian Shield. Visit Canada150ultra.com to learn more about this epic adventure and start training now!