Team Turtle – Super Duper Fun Run!!

Would you rather do your long run in the company of other like minded crazies?
Does the thought of pounding the pavement for hours on end leave you feeling ill?
Are you done with winter running & itching for spring?
Are you afraid of the dark??
If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have an event for you!!Team Turtle presents, our first ever group training night run!
Many of our SWU training plans are hitting the top of their pyramid this upcoming weekend & call for some long miles, which got us to thinking: how can we make this more fun & still get valuable training miles in?Here’s the plan:Meet other eager Turtles at the main parking lot of the Assiniboine Forest trails at (Grant Avenue at Chalfont) for a brief course overview at 11:45 pm on  Friday April 1st and plan to start running at 12 midnight.

Run through the night & watch the sun come up, run for an hour & go home to bed or stop by anytime between the start & anticipated finish of 1 – 2pm Saturday April 2nd to log your miles.A course distance of just under 4.5 miles has been mapped & will be marked with reflective flagging, courtesy of our other nutty buddies at Trail Run Manitoba – thank you!!
Course map to follow.Please note:

 ~ This is a self sufficient run. Bring whatever you will need: food, hydration, change of clothes etc.
~ Headlamps will be REQUIRED during the night
~ There are no toilet facilities on site, you will have to make like a bear or head over to Tim Hortons at Grant Avenue & Laxdal which is 24 hours. While there you can also get warm beverages & food.
~ Please do NOT litter, there is a great deal of wildlife in the Forest and we do not want to impact that by leaving any garbage behind.
 ~ Trail conditions may vary between icy, wet, muddy, or any combination of the above.
 ~ Be aware that there are a large number of dog-walkers in the Forest during daylight hours.

We hope you are as eager as we are to get in some valuable night training & have a ton of fun along the way.
Please let us know if you can make it.

TURTLE ON!

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