A marathon event in Fernie

Runners are gearing up for the Fernie Half Marathon this weekend.

Runners are gearing up for the Fernie Half Marathon this weekend.

The event starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Annex Park and will see a full schedule of activities for this year’s version of the Fernie Half Marathon.

“This year we’ve had more registrations, both locally and from out of town, than any year in the past,” said organizer Lori Bradish. “We’ve tried to offer other running-related activities so everyone can get in the race spirit.”

She said runners can still register in person at 9 a.m. Sunday morning at the Start/Finish area in Annex Park

“We are still accepting registrations up to 9 a.m. the morning of the race. Just come to the Registration Tent and fill out the forms with us,” she said

 

For more information about the run go to

www.ferniehalfmarathon.com.

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

Registration Package Pick – Up          Park Place Lodge, 742 Hwy. 3 Fernie

Noon- 4 pm River Rock Room      PACKAGES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE BEFORE Noon.

NEW – Runners Symposium    Park Place Lodge

Is your running program getting old? Need some new tactics and inspiration? Check out our info sessions throughout Saturday afternoon right at the Park Place when you pick up your package.

12:30 Athletic therapist Kayla Neufeld – Injuries – when to seek treatment? when it’s ok to self treat; when to get help.

1:30 Kinesiologist Kevin Nizi – Resistance and Aerobic Endurance Training – Sample Programs for the Half Marathoner

2:30 Nancy Parks – Can a Personal Trainer up your game and down your time?

3:30 Nutrition Talk

NEW – FHM Townie Course Tour

Are you new to our run? Concerned about not knowing the course? Where the transitions are?

Bring your bike along with you and join our FHM Host Jean Boyd for a bike tour of the course – an easy ride that will ease your mind!

Meet at the Park Place Lodge at 4:30 for this 30-45 minute ride – Promises not to wear you out for race day!

You can also rent bikes for this short tour from the following (call ahead):

Straight Line – 250.423.3532

Ski Base –250.423.6464

Gear Hub –250.423.5555

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 – RACE DAY

Race Day Schedule:

8:30-9:30 am Late Registration – REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 9:30 AM

NEW – 9:30 am– Stretch to a Successful Run – Join local Pilates expert Carolyn Acason for a warm up stretch right at the Start Line – limber up for your race

10 am – Race begins

1 pm – Winners’ Circle – Presentations of flowers and prizes.

 

AMENITIES ON SITE –

Power Oatmeal and Runner’s Breakfast – Don’t fuss with breakkie this year – a concession right at the Start/Finish area will be serving everything you need to get you through the race.

Lunchtime Celebration/Commiseration – There will be a full concession on site for lunch which will feature a variety of BBQ Spolumbo’s sausages, soups and a range of drinks and desserts.

Warming Tents/Storage – We will be prepared for any weather with heating tents as well as a space to store your bags and clothing during your run.

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