A Thanksgiving Celebration!
We are TRULY GRATEFUL & THANKFUL for so much here in Idaho! But honestly, these past two years have thrown us all a curveball or two, and the Treasure Valley running community is no exception. Several traditional runs in Boise and the surrounding area have been cancelled again this year, but here in a rural setting west of Caldwell, we are going to celebrate with a nice, flat, smooth 4K run on Saturday the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we invite you to join us! (You are also welcome to run the event virtually if you prefer--we can mail your shirt to you. Just send your time on the honor system by 30 November.) If you run LIVE, Age Group Award and refreshments will follow, along with a few special prizes!
Packet Pickup will be on the morning of the event, SAT 20 NOV, beginning at 9:00am. The race begins at 10:00am.
LIVE or VIRTUAL
In consideration of COVID-19 challenges, this run can be either LIVE or VIRTUAL. Those who run with us live are eligible for prizes and awards. Those who run virtual will receive a unique Pilgrim Pacer Run T-Shirt. If you choose to run LIVE, please be aware of social distance when around others, except when running/walking the event. Also, please respect a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your family or close friend unit. Masks are optional. Thanks!
Start/Finish and Course
The Pilgrim Pacer is a 4,000 Meter course, and will start at the athletic field on the north side of Vallivue High School (at 1407 Homedale Road), where there is plenty of free parking available. (The school has opened up the use of their indoor restroom facilities in the athletic complex for our event as well. Thank you so much, Vallivue High School!!!) The entire course runs through mostly grass on the Vallivue Athletic Complex with an exciting 300 Meter finish on the Vallivue Track!
Canyon Track Club--Our Purpose
The purpose of Canyon Track Club is to serve the people of Canyon County and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Our goal is to promote a positive environment where students of all ages can compete in Track and Field, growing not only in their physical abilities but growing confidence. Coaches for Canyon Track Club try to make a strong, lasting impact for each athlete. We encourage our athletes to give their best each and every day not only to get better for themselves but to positively influence other athletes.
Canyon Track Club members and participants have included athletes from Caldwell, Vallivue, Skyview, Homedale, Ontario, Greenleaf, Middleton, Emmett, Parma, Kuna, and Ridgevue schools, as well as numerous private schools, charter schools, and home school associations. Many former club members have gone on to compete at the collegiate level this decade--some winning All-Conference Events, competing in Finals at National Events, and some winning All-American Academic Awards as well.
Canyon Track Club--Our Story
Canyon Track Club was founded in 2005 by Brian Faulks and Jim Trapp. It started out with just a hand-full of runners, but in a few short years grew into over 50 athletes. We have had athletes achieve many different accolades through running at Canyon Track Club such as All-State and All-American Honors as well as significant Academic Achievement Honors in the classroom.
Event's current local time: 7:29 AM MT
There are no paid coaches for Canyon Track Club, Inc. Coaches for the Club have a combined 100+ seasons of coaching experience in all aspects of Track and Field. Coaches offer their time and effort, working with athletes to develop and improve their fitness and overall technique. Coaches share expertise in distance, sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, and throwing. We strive to promote excellence by challenging our athletes to become the best that they can be, yet at the same time, we encourage them to develop running as a lifestyle habit so that they may enjoy the many health benefits of running for years to come.