This year's race is done. Many thanks to all registrants and volunteers!
Deadfall 50 is a trail running event that takes place in the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley at Echo Valley Provincial Park in Saskatchewan.
The course twists through trails up and down the coulees of the Qu'Appelle Valley and features narrow deer trails and wide open grassy pastures. Be prepared to jump over deadfall, duck under limbs, wade through mud and scoot across grass. In other words, just another day in the dirt.
Deadfall 50 offers runners the following events: 5km Run/Walk, 12.5km, 25km and 50km. The 50km race can be run either as solo or as a relay team (you may have two, three or four members on your relay team).
The courses use one of two basic loops: one is 5km (GREEN) and the other is 12.5km (RED). Both these loops start from the park's Visitor Centre. These form the basis for the four events. Obviously, people registered in the 5km Run/Walk do the Green loop. All other racers run the Red loop. Which event they've entered determines the number of times they run the loop (i.e., 12.5km racers do it once; 25km racers do it twice; 50km racers do it 4 times).
Deadfall 50 is designed to challenge you while allowing you to room to experience the joy of trail running. The course varies from tough hills to fast flats; from prairie grassland to treed trails; from hardpack single track trails to wide open grassy knolls. The varied terrain offers something for every level of runner. Choose your distance and your pace to make it your own. There is a challenging 2,200 m of elevation change in the 50km event. A one mile long gradual uphill early in the course gets your heart pumping and an exhilarating descent into the valley gets you ready for your final sprint to the finish.
Proceeds from the race are donated to the All Nations Healing Hospital and Community Outreach in Fort Qu'Appelle. The hospital provides acute, palliative care, emergency services, women's health and midwife services, and laboratory and radiology services. Community Outreach provides food hampers to families in need.
This race is organized through and affiliated with the Regina Road Runners Club. The purpose of the club is to:
Each of the 4 events starts at a different time. Start times are as follows:
Race check-in starts at 7:00am and ends at 10:45. Racers must check in at least 15 minutes prior to start of their race.
Pre-race instructions will be done 10 minutes prior to start of each race.
Lunch will begin at 11:30, and food will continue to be served until 4:30.
Awards presentation and draws for door prizes will begin at 12:30.