- Coach R
Let me just say that I got a total kick out of coaching you all tonight. I watched you transition from icicles to fire crackers. Reading the motivational words and sayings may not have warmed my hands... But they did warm my soul. I enjoyed seeing you get to it and commit to what the cards instructed. To hear the thrill of pulling the buddy recovery card and how about that "fun" card!? Reverse high fives and cheering. Saving the best for last tonight was indeed the tailgate cheese spread courtesy of Arlana Taylor. #biglove
- Coach R
Hey Nimble Bear fans! The profiles and maps are now updated online. Hope you love steep climbs, long switchback descents, technical single track trails, breathtaking views and a super fun & energetic atmosphere. If so - welcome to the Bear... registration opens Dec. 1st.50km - 7000ft
25k - 3500ft
10k - 1400ft
9:00am to 10:30am
Cash or Cheque donation for the food bank
Prizes for costumes
Tailgate party social to follow
The 2015 Christmas Party details are now posted under "community" on the website. We are heading to The Curious Cafe for dinner, drinks and a night of mingling and celebrating.
Please fill out the RSVP form + don't forget to submit your award nominees.
We look forward to sharing the night with everyone from the PACE family.
It's our 3rd annual Autumn Rush trail race happening on October 10th in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park.
Offering 3 distances to choose from, our race appeals to everyone! We like challenging routes. We like lots of climbing and we love single-track! You'll get this and lots of beautiful scenic views. 42k / 24k / 12k / 1km kids race is free
Autumn Rush is a challenging and fun grass-roots events. Homemade finishers medals, homemade jam. And yes, RD, Rene Unser will have her pom-poms in full action at the finish line!
Hosted at the Myra Adventure Park, spectators can take in the fun of the park while waiting for their loved ones to finish. Ropes course, Frisbee golf, slack lines, BBQ, refreshments and a great overall venue to hang out with friends post-run!
Registrations are coming in like hot potatoes for the fall trail running clinic. One of the most popular in our clinic series, we train Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. This fall we have some new challenging & fun training workouts & locations.
Our 15k distance is great for anyone new to the sport or clinics! The 25k is a great medium distance training group and the 50k distance is for anyone who like to go the long haul.
We are almost half full already! Be sure to register before September 13th when registration closes.
Congratulations to Daryl Chymko on his DF 21k finish in Revelstoke on the weekend. Daryl had a tough first half of the race but didn't give up, pressed on and smoked the 2nd half for strong finish! Way to go Daryl!
Help me "hip hip hooray" Nicole Todosichuk for finishing an epic 6 day MTB stage race in Colorado on August 14th at insane altitude.
"The Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The event is unique in that it employs a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties."
Yea, she's a bit of a big deal. Nice work Nic!
HAUTE ROUTE. Seven day stage road cycling race named "pleasure & pain" through the French Alps.
Our PACE friends, Chris & Ellen are taking on this massive and exciting goal next week! Help me wish them luck and for anyone who wants to follow the race live, here is the link:
23RD TO 29TH AUGUST 2015
855KM | 22150M+ | 20550M-
7 consecutive stages from Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th August
Haute Route Grand Depart Village open on Saturday 22nd August
Non-timed parade on Saturday 22nd August at 4pm
Nearest airports: Nice, Geneva
The Haute Route Alps will traverse the French Alps starting from Nice on the Mediterranean coast, finishing in Geneva’s Jardin Anglais on the shore of the lake. Some of the sport’s most iconic and demanding ascents are included in the route.
Pretty much none stop action and inspiration happening on the PACE scene these days.
Seawheeze half marathon represented, crushed and celebrated! Congrats gals!!
Just a quick update from the FAT DOG Team. Kevin ran well and finished the 70m in an unofficial time of 19hrs. Alana smoked her first 50miler in an unofficial time of 13hrs and had the pleasure & company of her good buddy Jamie Arnett, to pace her the last 30miles and they spent over 9hrs together out there together. Mr. Cory Davis was also out crewing and supporting the troops. The team got back to their rooms after their long journey at approx. 3am.
Sounds like some epic mountain memories were made and will be cherished for a lifetime.
Can't wait to hear ALL about it this Wednesday!!! So proud of you all!
Registration is already over half full for our Mountain Running Camp in Revelstoke this summer! If you are looking for a great running holiday with like-minded people, good food and the big open mountain air... you'll love what our camp has to offer.
Camp dates are August 6th to 9th and we will be staying at the luxurious Sutton Inn on Revelstoke Mountain.
For full details & registrations costs, please click HERE.
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and donors of this year's PACE Charity run from Kelowna to Naramata on the trails in OK MTN Park. I will post a more details run report soon. In the meantime, if was a most memorable day, spent with a very special group of people. I am so proud to be part of this community. xo
Please check into your fundraising pages and ensure you have raised or topped up your $150 participation donation amount. Everyone has been doing a fabulous job! Thank you so much for all your hard work and support.
I have updated the website and you are required to sign up for the 6am or 7am start time. Details can be found on the web.
We did a course recon on Sunday. We ran 27.5k of the 32-35k that you guys will run this Sunday. There is a lot of overgrown bushes and we will be walking a lot of the sections, so you can expect it to take a little longer. Here are some things we learned that we can pass along to you for this weekend:
1. Wear a full cap/hat. You will have twigs and branches all over your head.
2. Wear a short sleeve and not tank top. The rose bushes can be mean and attack you out there!
3. Apply sunscreen. We are remote and it will be a long way to walk out if you get sunstroke or heatstroke. Don't risk it.
4. Apply bug spray + bring a small container with you. Trust me. You don't want to forget this step unless you want to run irritated, itchy and waste your running energy on smacking your skin for 5+hrs.
5. Bring a soft flask or water bottle along to refill at the 16k or 20k creeks. They are small creeks & refilling your bladders will not be convenient or time efficient with a large group. Be sure to drink from your flasks or water bottles first, so they are ready to be refilled at the half way mark.
6. Bring purification tablets. Once you add a tablet, it requires 30-40min before you can drink from it.
7. Bring a small first aid kit with blister kit, tums, tensor bandage etc... in the case of an emergency.
8. Poles will be handy for more than helping you up the hills. They block the bushes/twigs, help you bushwhack over logs, through mud etc... recommended if you have them.
Our charity runs are known to be challenging beyond the physical sense. They often have elements in them are really difficult, like heat, trail obstacles or annoyances like a bazillion trees to climb over on the High Rim Trail or a lot of overgrown bush and technical terrain like this weekend.
We are strong. We will work together. We will run proud, knowing we are supporting those in need and have a truly memorable, wonderful and rewarding experience!
Thank you to everyone who has registered for the PACE Sports Fitness MTN Running Camp in Rossland. This camp is now full and registration is closed.
If you missed out on this camp, you can always join us for our Revelstoke Camp happening Aug 6 to 9th. This camp will take runners into beautiful alpine areas such as Rogers Pass to run part of the Glacier Grind, Revelstoke Mountain to run part of the 5Peaks TrailStoke Course & another local alpine gems!
This weekend PACE has a whole slew of people out there racing in a variety of events. We want to wish everyone a strong and happy race!
Calgary Half Marathon
Gran Fondo Leavenworth
Dirty Feet Kelowna
Blackfoot Ultra in Edmonton
Armstrong Century Ride
It's with great excitement and gratitude that we welcome Touch Organic Certified Organic Teas to the sponsorship family for Broken Goat. Touch Organic has been supporting PACE events for the past two years and they have recently stepped up big time to supply every Broken Goat racer with their own tasty, comforting box of tea.
Touch Organic's farmland is operated by tea experts with more than 30 years experience in harvesting a wide range of organic teas using traditional Chinese tea preparation methods and they service retailers world-wide. Providing quality organic tea for a great value is their common goal. Yep. It's brands, like Touch Organic, that we like to partner up with. Good people, with good values, trying to support community and give back. Feeling the love. Click the image below to visit the Touch Organic website...
It's part of our philosophy. To give back and show appreciation for the things that enhance our lives. This is why we sponsor a local trail in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park, called Earring Trail and recently, we have sponsored the K.C.T.S. (Kootenay Columbia Trails Society) in Rossland.
As many of you know, we are hosting a trail running race in Rossland called The Broken Goat. We are beyond excited for the opportunity to bring this unique and challenging race to the stunning and friendly town of Rossland. Therefore, we feel it is also important to give back and support the people who are helping make it possible and maintain the trails we are going to be using in the race.
Thanks for your support K.C.T.S. For more information and how you can make a donation, please visit their website.