Slight change to the start times for the run tomorrow. Arrival is 7:00am. ALL groups head out at 7:15am.
As a trail user, it's important and feels good to give back to the community. In 2013 PACE sponsored "Earring Trail" in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park and we have been hosting trail days ever since!
The date for 2015 is Tuesday May 19th. We decided to go with a week day because we know how busy the weekends are and they start to fill up with family vacations, commitments and training :)
We will have two start times to choose from, to help accommodate different work schedules. Kids, spouses and friends are welcome!
We will wrap up with a BBQ for all volunteers.
Thanks for considering and we hope to share our trail maintenance day with you this year.
Those athletes registered in the winter trail running clinic are eligible for a free uphill & downhill running clinic on Saturday March 21st from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Please refer to your newsletter for the sign up link and be sure to RSVP before 6pm tonight!
We are so excited on the PACE scene for the launch of the spring clinic. New locations, time to get higher up in the trails and mountains. Starting our prep for the Broken Goat Trail Race. Social events. Challenges. Adventures. Community. Friendships.
It's going to be memorable...
Just a reminder... Run starts at 8am tomorrow.
(The calendar reads 7am and is defaulting for the time change as I can't change it, sorry)
Bounding. Up. Up. Up. Down. Down. Down. Repeat. Cool to start. Hot to finish. Tonight's PACE session was another one of those nights where I felt so grateful to be a coach. To be surrounded by incredible people. Friends. To witness effort. Emotion. Accomplishments. My job inspires me. The PACE family inspires me. Everyone just out there doing their best. Marching to their own beat. Their music played loud under a full moon...
Thanks to the generous support and warm welcome from Red Mountain Resorts, runners will have exclusive lodging promotion for their stay between July 13th & July 19th. This makes it an easy way to bring your family, mountain bikes, road bikes, golf clubs and make a mid-summer vacation out of it!
1 Bedroom - $150 (Max 2 people)
2 Bedroom - $200 (Max 4 people)
3 Bedroom - $250 (Max 6 people)
4 Bedroom - $325 (Max 10 people)
These rates apply for both Slalom Creek and Copper Creek Condo and are based on the number of bedrooms. Minimum two night stay is required to get these preferred rates.
Simply call Red Mountain Reservations (after November 15th, 2014) at 1-877-969-7669 and
ask for the "Broken Goat" promo.
We have decided to keep the early bird pricing in effect for Spring Rush. With less than 40 spots left, we expect this year's race to (once again) fill up... so register soon so you don't miss out on one of BC's most scenic and most challenging trail running races.
Offering 3 distances to choose from, Spring Rush has something for everyone. We are a grass roots trail series, with a goal to offer challenging & scenic race courses that leave our participants feeling exhausted but overjoyed upon completion. We also support local charities in the process and put our own homemade touch to the events with apple pies, homemade jams and finishers medals.
Spring Rush takes place in Rose Valley Regional Park. Known as the hidden gem of West Kelowna.
Welcome to the P.A.C.E Trail Race Series where we host a variety of grass-roots events in beautiful British Columbia. Our goal is simple. To offer challenging & scenic race courses that leave our participants feeling exhausted but overjoyed upon completion. We also support local charities in the process. We call it the 'share the love' program. Basically what that means is we create outstanding and memorable courses on some of our favorite trails from each community that include as much climbing and single track as we can find. Then we donate a portion of each race entry back to organizations in need. Yea, our races are hard. All of them... But don't let that psych you out. Every year we witness people from all over who cross the finish line with huge smiles, wobbly legs and where we embrace sweaty hugs + reward our racers with handmade finishers medals made with more "love". Plus your participation helps us give back!
Running feels good. Giving back feels good. Doing both feels great!
Our series is all about homemade apple pies, jams and embracing the gift to be able to run and enjoy the journey. Top three finishers in each distance usually get pie, jam or coffee. But don't worry if you don't finish top 3. We always make extra pies or jam to put into the draw prizes, so you'll still have a shot to go home with a tasty morsel.
We also created the "inspiration station" concept in the spring of 2014, where you can head over to the tent on race day and grab a "lifeline" quote or write something motivational on your hand. Sometimes we add "star junctions" where we hang buckets filled with quotes on challenging parts of the course in case you need a little reminder of how awesome you are or if you need a little motivation to keep you moving. Yea, we like to show the love, but don't let that fool you. Our race courses are no joke and you should come prepared. READ MORE...
You can now set up your fundraising page and start your campaign to raise the $150.00 participation fee for this year's charity run. 100% of the proceeds go to CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) Kelowna branch.
The run is a scenic and very beautiful point to point run in Okanagan Mountain Park. Starting in Kelowna, runners will traverse 34-38k & climb 4,000 feet before arriving in Naramata.
Lunch will be held at a local winery. Participants responsible for their own food/drinks. Snacks will be provided immediately following the run, however.
Looking for a MTB this season? Well, you're in luck! I am selling my beauty of a bike. My Ibis Mojo SL. Purchased in 2011, I am embarrassed to say, I haven't put many miles on her as I have running my legs off the last 4yrs and just not riding as much. So... this girl is looking for a new home. She has been very well maintained and is in mint condition.
Carbon frame - 23lbs total weight
140mm (5.5") suspension with Fox Racing Fork and Shock
XTR Drivetrain (Front/Rear derailleur and shifters)
Carbon Formula 1 hydraulic brakes
XTR crankset (3x10)
Crank Brothers Cobalt tubeless 26" wheelset
New Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 x 26" tubeless tires
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I caught up with PACER Marja Fipke after her race yesterday and I hope you'll help me in congratulating her on this awesome achievment!
Q: What made you want to run a half marathon this time of year?
A: The reason why I wanted to do a race in February is because there aren't many races between fall and spring. I signed up to keep me motivated and to have something to work towards. Also I wanted to test myself and see how my fitness level is. And I really liked the metals they gave out as well.
Q What did you do to prepare for this event? Training through the winter months can be tough.
A: To tell you the truth I didn’t really prepare for the race as I should have. My intentions were there but it just didn’t come together. I basically just ran with PACE Wednesdays, Sundays and I did a few 8/9 km runs with my friend.
Q: So how did the race go?
A: The race went actually surprisingly well. I was feeling good throughout the whole race and I didn’t have any issues with my hips, ankles or hamstrings. It’s the first time that I ran a race without any friends and I decided to listen to music instead. I have to say that that really helped me mentally.
Q: What was the best part of your experience?
A: The best experience of the race was feeling good while I was doing it and having confidence in myself and to realize that you can actually do more than you think you can. I think doing all the training with PACE has helped me to be more confident in myself as a runner. Meeting a bunch of new great people and of course finishing the race.
Today's training day was all about practicing our vertical ascents and descents. Oh! And beer...
Athletes training in the Winter Trail Running Clinic have a specific workout challenge to complete. Upon completion, they simply tag PACE & Tree Brewery or use hashtag #WinterVerticalChallenge on Twitter/Facebook for a chance to win 1/3 six-packs!
The registration for the 2015 Mountain Running Camp in Revelstoke, BC is now open. The second camp in the PACE Series, runners will enjoy exiting a variety of terrain over three days + sleep easy at the luxurious Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain. Please visit the Camps Tabs on the website for full details!
New routes for 2015!
Sunday February 8th will mark the first annual Tree Brewery Vertical Winter Ale Challenge. Athletes will be given a vertical running challenge... read more.
The first mountain camp in our series is now open for registration. We have new routes to explore and we have added some technique workshops complete with video analysis. Click here to see the daily schedules and complete camp outline.
If you are someone who is looking for a fun mountain running holiday, curious about stage racing or multi-day running or training for a challenging event this year, this camp will be perfect for you. It's a great mix of exploring, adventure, coaching and lots of wonderful social moments that help compliment the weekend.
3 meals + accommodations in the luxurious Red Mountain Resorts are included in the camp fees.
This camp sold out in the first year so register soon to reserve your spot.
Come explore with us and build some sweet mountain memories and strong mountain fitness.
And that is how you turn lemonade out of lemons folks! Thx for everyone upbeat and positive attitude towards the slightly less convenient meeting place this AM. As it turned out, it sounds like all groups had a stellar run!
PACE is place to feel good. Even on the days you're tired, stressed or feeling down. It's the camrodere of the group. The knowing someone's always got your back and the celebration of every mile we accomplish.
Sharing stories. Makinging friendships. And I am talking the longasting kind. Speed is often secondary and instead we aim to run steady and keep it conversational. Unless it's a performance day and the "coach" turns is loose to run our faces into the ground.
We honor our leaders and the often difficult task they have of keeping the group together. Trying to meet the different fitness levels while keeping it safe and fun. We appreciate the little things they do for us that often go unnoticed and don't need to be said. We feel it. We know they would piggyback us to the moon of we needed them.
As we complete week three of the January clinic and settle into our training environment, I can see people progressing. Gaining confidence. Speed and strength already in a short period of time. A very well earned rest week is ahead and information on this topic and more will be included in the weekly newsletter. Keep up the great work everyone and thanks to the ever so dedicated PACE Team for sharing their awesome trail spirit!
PACE TRAIL RACE SERIES
Spring Rush 27k/16k/5k
Broken Goat 50k/25k/12k
Autumn Rush 42k/24k/12k