Saturday, Aug 27, 2011

Moose Mountain Trail Races

Bragg Creek, AB 42K, 29K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 27, 2011

History of Moose

Moose Mountain Trail Races (MMTR) was founded by Bruce McKay and Roger Davies in 1992. Moose Mountain Trail Races has strong ties to the Calgary running community and Roger Davies was also one of the co-founders of the Calgary Roadrunners (CRR) Club in 1976. All present and past MMTR Race Directors are also members of CRR. MMTR is sanctioned by the CRR.

Moose and Bragg Creek

MMTR is a proud supporter of the Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association & the volunteers who build and maintain the trails in the Bragg Creek area.

Bragg Creek is located 45 minutes West of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The race is staged from the West Bragg Creek Recreational area parking lot. (Coordinates for navigation system/Google Map: 50.948329, -114.691772)

The Race

Registration includes swag, lunch (soup & dessert) and entry for draw prizes. 42km finishers will be awarded a finisher medal. In addition, awards will be presented to the top three male and female racers in each distance. WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS

MMTR offers 3 distances: 16km, 29km and 42km.
16km runs clockwise on mostly single track trails, following the Telephone Loop trail. This is an ideal distance on a rolling hill course for beginner trail runners. However, with over 460m of elevation gain over 16km, this course will be a challenge. There is one aid station for the 16km & there is a 3.5 hour cut off time.
29km is on an out-and-back course, with a mix of single and double track trails. Runners will be rewarded with the breathtaking view of the Canadian Rockies, turning around just below the Moose Mountain summit at nearly 2300m (7500ft) above sea level. Runners will gain over 1220m in elevation, in the FIRST HALF! After that, like they say, “it’s all downhill from here.” How tough is this race you ask? If you normally run a 4 hour marathon on flat paved roads, at sea level, expect to take 4 hours to finish this 29km rugged mountain race. There are 2 aid stations along the out-and-back course that you access twice. Please visit the website for cut off time details.
42km course is by first running the 29km and followed by completing the Telephone loop. There will be 6 aid stations along the 42km course. Please visit the website for cut off time details.

For course maps, elevation profiles and aid station details, as well as cut off times, please visit the website

Local time: 5:35 AM


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