Birchwood Bender

October 2nd was our one trail running series race of the year.

In the heart of our coveted Fort Mcmurray trail system. We had over 70 runners out and enjoyed our beloved Birchwood Trails and raced their hearts out.

  • Check was open at 9:00am

  • Races started at 10:00am


$20 per runner early bird pricing and $35 per the week of for either distance.

Kids Run and Toddler Dash was free, and had registration prior to the start of the run.


Toddler Dash (0-5 years old) --> 50-100m OR Kids Run - (6-12 years old) --> total of 1-2km

Sport (one loop for a total distance of approximately 6.5km )

Enduro option ( two loops of the same course for a total distance of approximately 13km)


Birchwood Bender 2021


There were delicious cinnamon bun prizes for the adult races for top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each distance donated by Mitchell's Cafe.

As well as many great draw prizes, from

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For racer safety there will be no dogs, strollers or baby joggers, iPods or headphones or Nordic walking poles allowed.

As this is an off road race the terrain will be uneven - please wear appropriate footwear.

We are running in bear country. Be bear aware, bring a bell or whistle, and bring bear spray if you have it.


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Registration

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Kids / Toddler Dash

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adult Race

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Awards and Social


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Volunteer Signup

Thank you to all the volunteers as these events could not take place without you.


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Thank you so much