WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
We believe strongly in the strength of our running community and in particular the PACE family when it comes to keeping a positive attitude, being kind, encouraging and celebrating one another's accomplishments. This challenge is a fun community piece for our 2020 registered Broken Goat runners and anyone else who is looking for a supportive and encouraging space to help you to stay in touch with your goals and to keep training spirits high as we move through this tough and unprecedented time.
You don't have to run a particular distance to register for the virtual run - anyone registered for the 2020 Broken Goat can participate, however in order to win prizes, earn your finishers t-shirt and finishers medal, you must run one of the official Broken Goat race distances: 12k, 25k, 50k. You have between July 4th and July 20th to log your N.G.YG. run. (we will announce the prizes on July 21st via facebook watch party live)
HOW DO I REGISTER
1. Official registration is through the the No Goat, Yes Goat Google doc HERE.
2. Everyone who registers BEFORE July 1st and completes the race distance they sign up for, earns a finishers t-shirt and hand-made finishers medal which will be mailed after July 20th.
3. Optional: join the private Facebook Group *
4: Optional: join the Strava Group *
Please note that only runners who were originally registered for the Broken Goat in 2020 will be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 event at a 65% discount. Thank you for your cooperation.
*These platforms are being used as a positive and motivating community spaces that are a great way to share training photos, meet new runners and engage with the Broken Goat community for those interested.
1. There is no additional cost to participate in the virtual run if you were registered for the 2020 Broken Goat via Ultra Signup. It's included in the 2020 cancellation policy and is 100% optional.
2. If you weren't registered for Broken Goat this year, but want to participate in the Virtual Run you can complete you registration HERE.
If you log between 35k & 50k, you will still qualify as a Quadzilla finisher and stay in the challenge to earn your Quadzilla finishers t-shirt and a change to win a free entry into the Salomon 4 Trails stage race in Austria or the Trans Rockies Run stage race in Colorado!
TELL ME ABOUT THE PRIZES!
We have decided to allocate our 2020 prizing to all of our virtual challenges this year and we want to thank our sponsors Hammer Nutrition Canada & Salomon for their longtime support, as well as Kitz4Therapy and Red Mountain Resort.
- 3 individual $100 product codes to shop online with Hammer Nutrition Canada.
- Salomon Running pack & clothing (mailed to the winner)
- variety of fun misc. prizes (mailed to the winner)
- rolling tools donated by Kitz4Therapy
- PACE Hoody
- Two 2 day adult lift tickets for RED Mountain Resort for the 2020-2021 winter season. (2 individual prizes for 2 different people that can each bring a guest)
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR PRIZES
Tag a picture of your virtual run with one of the following:
We want to extend our gratitude to everyone for their understanding, kindness and support and we look forward to seeing everyone's online action and connecting virtually soon!
Rene & Team
Questions? Email us
Though these are very challenging and unprecedented times for everyone, PACErs take a moment to share what they're grateful for in this beautiful virtual gratitude journal.
Thank you Hannah & Steve for collaborating on this special project to help spread the spirit of P.A.C.E. xo
Congratulations to all of our NO BEAR, YES BEAR runners. We had 99 people from all over join and complete the No Bear, Yes Bear challenge!
It has been SO inspiring to see all the posts and pictures of runners completing their goal to run the Nimble Bear at all different distances, some on the course itself, others on a variety of trails, and even the treadmill!! For some of you, you ran your longest distance yet!
We want to thank our sponsors Hammer Nutrition Canada, and Salomon for their generous support. Our prize giveaways were as follows:
$100 code for HAMMER NUTRITION
Salomon 5 set Running pack
Salomon women's shirt
Salomon men's shirt
Salomon reusable cup, buff & pen
Free entry into the Nimble Bear
You can watch the summary of our challenge and prize draw video here.
It's really wonderful to see each one of you showing up for yourself and being accountable to your race goal even though we were not able to gather on April 25th as planned (not to mention it’s certainly a lot more fun with a hug and pom pom finish to look forward to!!) We at the PACE scene are incredibly proud of you – however your effort looked to complete this challenge. Congratulations!! 🐻
We hope to see you all this fall on October 17th for the Nimble Bear Trail Race.
With love & gratitude,
The PACE team
We sent an email out to all registered runners of our Wild Horse Charity Run this morning with an update on a potential postponement. Please email me if you didn't receive it. Thank you.
We sent an email out to all registered runners of our August Mountain Running Camp last week to touch base on the progress of COVID-19 and how we will continue to monitor recommendations and how it may effect our camp. Please email me if you didn't receive it. Thank you.
We are a few weeks into our Spring Clinic, and it is so encouraging to see PACErs getting out there on the trails, and posting their accountability photos as we continue our clinic virtually, due to COVID-19. This week I am excited to introduce a new PACEr, welcome to PACE Tracey!
Meet Tracey Kellerman
How did you hear about PACE?
Friends and online. I’ve always wanted to try one of the PACE clinics but didn’t have the trail running time under my belt. Now I do and got the courage to register for the Spring clinic and love it so far!
What is your favorite thing about trail running?
Being able to get away from the craziness and noise of the city. There's so many beautiful and peaceful trails out there. I love the adventures of discovering new places with friends or my husband and our 2 mini Australian Shepherds, Jax and Tucker.
Memorable running, racing or training moment so far:
Definitely the 4 day trip to Yakima to run a half marathon with 10 other women! What a fun weekend :)
What are some of your hobbies outside of running?
Pretty much game for any outdoor adventure! Kayaking, paddleboarding, camping, hiking, biking, snowshoeing.
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you?
I look forward to Wednesdays and Sundays now!! I hope we’ll be able to run together before the clinic is over so I can meet you all! Thankful Rene was creative and still offered the Spring clinic!!
Information is changing daily with the current pandemic around COVID-19. We have gone from groups of 250, to groups of 50, to social distancing, to physical distancing, to stay home and only recreate with family members... all within a week.
We want to strongly encourage everyone to consider the following when planning their workouts, whether they are PACE recommended or individual, moving forward:
1. Run solo or with those members of your immediate family only. Recommendations have changed as of Saturday and contact with anyone outside of your house is only if necessary, at which time you're to stay 6 feet away. This no longer means running with a buddy and "social distancing".
2. The trails are seeing an influx of traffic, which is awesome as it shows families are choosing fresh air and nature as a way to cope and support mental health. If possible, try to train outside of peak times.
3. As you train more on your own be sure to familiarize yourself with KNOW BEFORE YOU GO trip planning
4. If you are on the trail and see others,
Our local parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever. While there are lots of things we can't control right now, how we choose to move outdoors is something we can.
Thank you for your cooperation and leading by example so we can all contribute to setting a new standard within our community. Together, we are helping keep one another and our community healthy and safe.
We are doing our best to stay up-to-date with the latest information, announcements, and recommendations from Health Canada in regards to all things COVID-19. Right now, things seem to be changing daily and there is a lot of information out there. The World Health Organization is recommending everyone to prioritize social distancing in an effort to help slow the viral spread.
Further to that, our doctors here in BC are asking that the public self-isolate and maintain social distancing as it will save lives. We all know how important community and staying active is for our mental health and that social distancing may be one of the most challenging things we have to do, however there is no higher priority for us than the health and safety of the PACE family and our community as a whole.
It has been wonderful to see photos of the PACE family getting outside on their own this last week. We have been excited about the ways in which we can still inspire, motivate, and hold our athletes accountable. In a time where races and events are being cancelled, there are bans on large gatherings, and there is uncertainty for some with work, our mental health matters more than ever.
When I feel overwhelmed or anxious I try writing, reaching out to my friends or family by phone, distancing myself a bit from media use, and getting some fresh air - even if it’s just a walk around the block. At PACE we not only believe that Positive Attitude Changes Everything, we also know the power of community and are here for you if you need any encouragement, or even just someone to talk to. Please know you can always reach out to us.
We hope you can continue to cultivate kindness for yourself and for others during this time. May we continue to be brave and vulnerable together.
With much love,
Hannah & Coach R ♥
Today on the blog I'd like to share a delicious recipe from Lucy Tuplin. Sweet Lucy brings delicious treats to share with everyone in the clinic every.single. Wednesday night. We are lucky to have her!
Lucy's Rules of Baking:
Rule #1 of baking, there are no mistakes, even burnt cookies teach us something.
Rule #2 of baking: you will always wish you had started with a bigger bowl.
Rule #3 of baking: you will always end up with more dirty dishes than anticipated, even if you anticipate it.
Rule #4 of baking: flour (of any kind) will end up on you, the floor, and in one or more spots to be discovered at a later date.
Nut Butter Crispy Squares - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
These treats are best kept cool and can be stored in the freezer. When they crumble, as they are destined to do especially bouncing around in a pack on the trails, they can be reshaped into ball form or simply scooped up and munched as is.
Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment/wax paper
5 Cups Crisp Rice Cereal (use gluten free if needed)
1 1/2 Cups Nut or Seed Butter, natural unsweetened varieties work best
2/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (or Butter if that's your jam)
2 Tbsp. Toasted Sesame Seeds (Optional) plus more for topping
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (use dairy free if needed)
Coarse Salt for sprinkling
In a large bowl (see rule #2) combine rice cereal and toasted sesame seeds together.
Gently heat nut/seed butter, maple syrup, fine salt, and coconut oil until well combined and smooth.
Pour heated mixture over cereal and gently mix until well coated.
Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan and press firmly so that mixture gets packed down. Wet hands or spatula when pressing mixture down to prevent it from sticking to you, the spatula, your clothes, cupboard handles, and faucet.
Gently melt chocolate and pour over set cereal mixture. Spread and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and coarse sea salt if desired. Allow bars to chill before cutting and nom nomming.
Thanks for keeping up well fuelled Lucy! We love you!!
Last weekend I participated in my first Skimo race in the Elite division. I have never been so proud to come last in a race. I am not a good downhill skier and I went down my first chute/double black a few weeks back and it wasn’t pretty. The day before the race it snowed a fair bit and I did the race on very skinny skis which I didn’t practice on. Going down my first chute I realized quickly that I wouldn’t make a turn on those skis in those steep chutes and had to use my very own bum sliding technique.
I spent most of the race with a few girls but two of them cut it short going in the recreational course and I was left with another girl at the back. With one more big ascent to go I decided to stick with her. Her energy level was a little low but I preferred going slower and having good company than trying to “race” for second last. We took that last bit of the race slow, I took some pictures, and we past the finish line together in 4h30. We climbed 1350m on our skis with three sections of boot packing, one being straight up a chute. It was an amazing race and as I said I am super proud for overcoming my fears and making the cut off time. I had a blast and I will be back!!