Saturday, Jun 1, 2019

Liminality Endurance Races

Gladney Street

Clarenville, NL 50 Miler, 50 Mile - 6 Person Relay, 50K, 16.6 Miler, 8.3 Miler, 4.4 Miler, Mile

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 1, 2019

Course Details

Liminality: (Def)

from the Latin word limens, which means, "threshold." It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else. It is when you are between your old comfort zone and your new one.

This occurs during the second stage of a Rite of Passage where your decisions dictate who you will become.

This feeling is experienced by both new runners and vets as they simply try something new.


International Trails Day falls on the 1st of June this year. To celebrate, we are kicking off another edition that will hopefully inspire runners to continue challenging themselves while enjoying the outdoors!

There are 6 events which include Newfoundland's longest organized trail race. To add to that, all races will will be exclusively on trails (well, 0.3mi of an 8.3mi loop is road). Check out the races below to see if any interest you!

A New Concept to Newfoundland

This 50mi Race will consist of Timed Laps, a new concept to Newfoundland. Trail Running Pace is quite Slower than Road Running Pace so please do not compare the two!

The 8.3mi Loop will be attempted both CCW (Like the 4.3mi and 8.3mi participants) as well as the CW Loop. Participants will have 2 hours to complete the 8.3mi Loop before the clock resets as well as the direction.

Some runners will find themselves back at the loop finish well in advance of the 2-hour cut-off time. This is fine, however they are not permitted to attempt the next loop until the 2 hours has elapsed. At this time, all returning runners will then be eligible to attempt the next loop. Racers who fail to cross the finish line within the 2 hour limit will be eliminated from the race when/if they return.

The winner of the Liminality Endurance Race will be the Top Male and Female who completes the most Laps. If it is a tie, it will be the Top Male and Female who completes the most Laps in the fastest accumulated run time.

For Example:
Joe is the only competitor to complete 4 laps. The other male competitors failed on their 4th attempt. Joe wins.
Dawn and Maria are the only females to finish 4 laps, Dawn attempts her 5th and fails, Maria does not attempt her 5th. Accumulated Lap time of completed laps will then be considered to determine the winner.

6 Loops will be attempted alternating CW and CCW. To challenge you, I believe it is highly unlikely that anyone can finish this race.

Pacers and Crew teams will be permitted, however Pacers can only enter the race after the 4th Loop. Like other races, pacers will not be permitted to carry supplies for runners.

Local time: 4:43 PM


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