March 31, 2017
Hello Runners of Wood Buffalo! Registration for all three 2017 races is now live. Head over to the Registration page to sign-up now!
We're BACK!! Happy New Years to all the WBTRunners out there!
Hopefully you had a great holiday season and are ready to set some goals for 2017!
Tentative dates for the 3 WBTR races this year are:
RACE 1 - May 27th (Location TBD)
RACE 2 - July 22nd, BIRCHWOOD BENDER (Birchwood Trails)
RACE 3 - September 30th (Location TBD)
All races will be on Saturdays. There will be two adult distances to choose from: 6-8km or 12-16km; as well as kids races (a 50m toddler dash for the younger ones and a 1-2km loop for the older kids).
Adult Cost per race: $35 (includes race package with WBTR swag)
Sign up for all 3 races by May 24th and save $15!
Kids are FREE
Registration will be opening soon, so stay tuned!
The one and only race of 2016 has been rescheduled to Saturday September 24th in the Birchwood Trails. It will occur on the Birchwood Bender course. The race that was to be held at the Silin Forest Bike Park on October 1st has been cancelled as the course is currently unrecognizable due to the wildfires. If you already registered for the Oct 1 race your registration has automatically transferred over to the Sept 24 race in the Birchwood Trails. If you are unable to now attend due to the date change please email us and we will refund you.
The 2016 race season has been impacted by the wildfires of Fort McMurray. See here for more details.
The 2016 series dates have now been posted:
GREGOIRE GRIND - May 28 (Gregoire Lake Provincial Park)
BIRCHWOOD BENDER - July 23 (BirchwoodTrails)
FELL CROSS - October 1 (Silin Forest Bike Park)
Registration will open soon, so stay tuned!
Thanks everyone for making the 2015 Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series an overwhelming success! Have a great winter and see everyone back in 2016 for another fun filled season!
June 24, 2015
The BIRCHWOOD BENDER is taking place on Saturday July 25th in the Birchwood Trails in Thickwood. The HARDCORE distance is 5.8km and the INSANITY distance is 11.6km. There will also be a toddler dash and a kids fun run that are FREE!
Only ONE MONTH left to register - registration closes at midnight on July 22nd.
There are lots of awesome draw prizes from Higher Health, Bowman's, Jugo Juice, Freshii, Knots Kneaded Massage and lots more running/fitness/outdoorsy draw prizes too!
Don't delay and sign up today!
March 10, 2015
Registration is NOW OPEN!! Click here to register
March 8, 2015
WBTR is having a poster design contest for the GREGOIRE GRIND. Submissions due March 31, 2015. We will choose the top 3 and put it back to YOU to vote on which one you like best. Your design will be posted around town to advertise the upcoming race.
Please include the following information:
Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series logo** and text
Name of Race: Gregoire Grind
Date & Location: Saturday May 23rd, 2015, Gregoire Lake Provincial Park
Race Distances: Kids Race (12 and under) - 2km, HARDCORE 5.7km, INSANITY 11.4km
Also include the following text:
Awards for Top 3 finishers
Adults $35 (includes piece of WBTR swag)
Kids are free!
More details & Registration @ www.wbtrailrunning.com
Join our Facebook group Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series
** logos and last year's poster are available for reference in the "Files" section of the Facebook group
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to what you come up with!
February 3, 2015
The 2015 race dates are as follows:
Saturday May 23, 2015 - GREGOIRE GRIND - Gregoire Lake Provincial Park
Saturday July 25, 2015 - BIRCHWOOD BENDER - Birchwood Trails
Saturday September 26, 2015 - TBD
July 15, 2014
The BIRCHWOOD BENDER is taking place on Saturday July 26th in the Birchwood Trails in Thickwood. The HARDCORE distance is 5.8km and the INSANITY distance is 11.6km. There will also be a kids fun run that is FREE!
Only ONE WEEK left to register - registration closes at midnight on July 23rd.
There are lots of awesome draw prizes from Outdoor Essentials, Lululemon, massages, and more!
Don't delay and sign up today!
May 14, 2014
We have solidified the location of the Run the Ridge Race - it will be held at Vista Ridge! The only change is that now the July 26 Race will be held in the afternoon in the Birchwood Trails (Birchwood Bender) and the September 27th Race will be held at Vista Ridge (Run the Ridge).
April 13, 2014
HOT NEWS! Register for all 3 races before May 21st and get a FREE WBTR BUFF and $15 off your third race registration fee! That's like getting $125 worth of stuff for $90! Boomshakalaka! Email email@example.com to get your Discount Code BEFORE registering for the 3rd race to get the $15 off.
April 7, 2014
We are excited to announce the 2014 Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series races! Time to get ready for spring, dust off the old running shoes, and mark your calendars!
GREGOIRE GRIND - Saturday May 24, 2014 - on the cross country ski trails at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park
BIRCHWOOD BENDER - Saturday July 26, 2014 - in the Birchwood Trails (same course as last year's Fall Hustle)
RUN THE RIDGE - Saturday September 27, 2014 - at Vista Ridge ski hill
Registration is now open - register for all 3 races in the series and get $15 off (just email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we will give you a discount code to register for the third race).
You can register by clicking on the following 3 links:
There will also be a FREE Kids Race at each event - email your kids name and age to email@example.com to register.
As always we are looking for volunteers for race day as well as donations for food and prizes - so let us know :)
~ Darci, Kim, Alex & Jill