Jason Webb, Managing Director / Founder of Downunder Travel Ltd & Martin “Marathon Man” Parnell from Cochrane are excited to announce that we are expanding our Back to School Fun Run to include Vancouver and Toronto! have announced a new 10k/5k Annual Run to be staged in Calgary later this year.
The Back to School Fun Run will be held at the Edgemont Entrance to Nose Hill Park in Calgary. Downunder Travel Ltd are working in association with Right To Play Canada. This event is open to the public. Downunder Travel Ltd are working in association with Right To Play Canada. This event is open to the public.
Date: 25th August 2013
Start Time: 9.00am
Entry Cost: $25 early bird
or $30 after June 1, 2013
All participants who register for this run, will be entered into a draw to win a fabulous trip for 2 to the Cook Islands in September 2014 and represent Canada in the Round Rarotonga Road Race. For every unit of $50 that is raised for Right to Play another entry into the draw will be awarded. Prize will be awarded to a participant over the age of 18 years only (or to the parent of a child aged under 18 years of age).
Entrants will also receive a Race Pack including vouchers for local Calgary Vendors/Race Bib & T-Shirt.
Right To Play is a worldwide organisation which aims at improving the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. Remember to set up your fundraising page! “It’s all about the kids!”
The Round Rarotonga Road Race has been going for nearly 4 decades. A 31km or 10k run around Rarotonga which brings people from all over the world. The Round Rarotonga Road Race is the featured main event which kicks off a week of running events in the Cook Islands.
Downunder Travel Ltd started in Calgary in 2004. With an office now in Toronto & Vancouver, Downunder Travel Ltd is one of the largest supplier of Canadian passengers to the South Pacific every year. Dedicated Destination Specialists who assist thousands of Canadians each year turn their dream vacation into a reality by implementing unparalleled destination knowledge along with very competitive pricing.
In 2010 Martin Parnell overcame many obstacles to run 250 complete Marathon distances of 42.2km. Martin raised over $320k for Right To Play during his quest in 2010. Today he continues to work tirelessly to support Right To Play.
Sustainability:- Nose Hill Park is a beautiful natural park in the midst of our City. To help protect this fragile environment, there will only be water stations based at the half way point for the 10km runners and the finish line for all runners. It is important that all runners who feel they will require more water bring along their own water bottle. It is also requested that Gels are not consumed while participating in this run, in order to keep littering from being a result of our event.
To register please click here
Your Race Kit will contain a T-Shirt, Bib and some other goodies which will be available for collection from Eau Claire Running Room at:
Eau Claire Market MAP
Unit A01, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4R5
Ph: (403) 264-4095
Race Kit Pickup:
Thursday, August 22 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 23 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Race Kits will NOT be available for pick up at the event.
Both the Start & Finish Line is located at the Edgemont Boulevard/Shaganappi Trail NW entrance to Nose Hill Park as per below.
Surprisingly for those of you who have not yet ran through this part of Nose Hill, this run is really quite flat. The 5k runners will enjoy a very flat run the entire way. The 10k runners will endure a downhill portion of around 450 metres leading into the turnaround…..that’s the good news….the bad news is the 450 metres up hill again on the way back, but then it is all flat smooth running.
Get behind Right To Play and support children through sport & play. Right To Play offer children from some of the most disadvantaged places around the world to grow through sport & play. That is good enough reason alone to Raise Sponsorship funds, but there is another really good reason. For every unit of $50 you raise for Right To Play from this event, you will receive an extra entry into the draw for our main prize of a trip for two to the beautiful Cook Islands. (see terms & conditions for full details).
Parking is available at the Edgemont Entrance (off Shaganappi Trail) for up to 80 vehicles.
Further parking is available for up to 100 vehicles at the strip mall located 400 metres away at the corner of Edgemont Boulevard NW & Edenwold Drive NW.
We encourage as many participants as possible to “Go Green” and utilise Calgary Transit. Bus Route 77 will stop at the Strip Mall close to the start/finish line at the corner of Edgemont Boulevard NW & Edenwold Drive NW. It is just a 400 metre walk to the Edgemont Boulevard / Shaganappi Trail entrance of Nose Hill Park from here.
Terms & Conditions:
All participants enter at own risk. Adults will need to consent to any child under the age of 18 years entering this event and excluding Downunder Travel Ltd, Right To Play, Martin Parnell and any sponsors from liability from injuries/damages caused before/during or after the event. It is highly recommended that all entrants consult a physician before taking part in this event. A certain level of fitness is required to participate. Due to the narrow width of the path system in Nose Hill Park and to ensure the safety of all entrants, this event is not recommended for wheelchair entrants. The prize winners will win a trip for 2 people to The Cook Islands in September 2014. This prize can only be used for the winners to attend the Round Rarotonga Road Race which is in September 2014. Prize is for Airfares/5 nights accommodations at the Edgewater Resort including breakfasts & airport transfers. Taxes/Fuel Surcharges/Insurance/Passports and any items of a personal nature are at the winners expense. The prize will be facilitated through Downunder Travel Ltd. The prize is non transferrable nor redeemable for cash. In the event of a child under the age of 18 years being the winner, the prize will be awarded to the child’s parent/s which have legal custody over the child. Every entrant from each location (Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto) in the Back To School Run will receive ONE entry into the draw for the Cook Islands Trip Prize. Every unit of $50 raised for Right To Play will receive another entry into draw for the Cook islands Trip Prize. The Competition will be closed as of 6.00pm on the 25th August 2013. Prize will be drawn at the office of Downunder Travel Ltd in Calgary at 10.00am on the 28th August 2013. The winner will be announced immediately after the draw and published on the Downunder Travel Ltd web site. The judges decision is final.