• Test your ability in the Tacky10k!

  • Family and friends - you'll love this event!

  • Give it your best in the Festive 5k

  • Run if you want...or walk in the Shih tZu 2k Walk

  • The perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season

  • Perfect for that corporate holiday party!

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Grande Prairie

 

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL
GRANDE PRAIRIE GREAT SWEATER RUN!

 

Download Athlete Guide Here

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 , 2017

MUSKOSEEPI PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE

REGISTRATION FEES

 

EVENT  Until
Nov 11
Until
Dec 1
 
 Tacky 10k $40  $50

 

Sign Up

 

 Festive 5k $40  $50
 Shih tZu 2k Walk $20  $25

  *Online registration closes at 10am December 1.
* Register as a team of 6 or more and get $5.00 off per entry!

** The First 100 entrants are guaranteed an awesome Great Sweater Run Toque! 

Sign Up 


COURSE DESCRIPTION & MAP

*Please follow all course signage, arrows and pylons!

The Festive 5kmMAP  

From the start area at Muskoseepi Park, athletes will head (south along the trail system to the turnaround point.  Returning the same way, you will continue along the trail towards the GP Tourism office.  The trail will take you under Hwy 43/108st to do a loop of Maskwotek Park-North Bear Creek and then back.  Once back on the main trail you will loop around the west side of the Resevoir and college and return towards the Pavilion.  Before crossing the finishline you will do a quick loop of the Pavilion area.

The Tacky 10km

The Tacky10k athletes will complete 2 laps of the Festive5k course.

The Shih tZu 2kmMAP 

The 2km event will take dog and owner through the trail system.  Athletes will head north along the trail and turnaround just past the 1k mark.  Athletes will return the same way but travel over the Resevoir Dam and then follow the remainder of the 5k route to the finish!
Please remember that all City of Grande Prairie Pet Bylaws apply. 

Enjoy the scenery and bathe in the glow of all those festive holiday sweaters!



EVENT ITINERARY

Race Package Pickup

Please pickup your race numbers, custom toque, and sponsor goodies at:

Friday, December 1 from 6:00-8:00pm
Ernies Sports (11500 100 St, Grande Prairie)

Race day pickup will occur onsite (Muskoseepi Park) from 1:00pm-1:45pm.
*please try to avoid race day pickup


Race Day - Saturday, December 2

1:00pm - 1:45am Late package pickup (Onsite)

1:45pm Pre-race briefing

2:00pm 10km Start

2:10pm 5km Start

2:15pm 2km Start

3:00pm Draw Prizes

** ALL times subject to change. Times will be confirmed at package pickup



HOW TO LOCATE THE EVENT SITE

MUSKOSEEPI PARK

The event starts and finishes at Ernie Radbourne Pavilion (102 ave & 102st) in Muskoseepi Park.

View the google map here

Ample parking is available next to the Pavilion. 
Please arrive early as parking is 'first come-first serve'. 



RACEDAY REGISTRATION

Registration will take place at the race site in the Pavilion.  
If you have already received your race kit, you do not need to check-in.

This is also the site of the finish line.


BAGGAGE CHECK

A baggage tent will be available next to the registration tent.
Volunteers will place labels with your race # on them. To retrieve your bag after the event, please ensure you have your bib #.   
$2.00 per bag or food donations – funds donated to our charity!



WASHROOMS

Heated washrooms are available in the pavilion.



WATER STATIONS

The course will have refreshments at the 2.5km point and finishline!



THE FINISH LINE

Just past the finish, you will find holiday treats, hot chocolate & more!

Our medical services will also be available here.



RACE ETIQUETTE & INFORMATION

Start – Please seed yourself according to your own pace. Fast runners to the front of each race start. Please heed the ‘rules of the road’ (eg. Stay to the right) unless otherwise stated.

IPods/MP3 players are allowed – BUT you have to be able to hear our volunteers, keep that volume down!

Course - Please follow the instructions of all course marshals. These volunteers are out there to help protect you! The course is open to pedestrian and vehicle traffic (at certain locations).

Please be aware at all times.

Dogs – all pet by-laws are in effect.


CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING 


The Grande Prairie Great Sweater Run is proud to partner with
the Salvation Army of Grande Prairie.

GPSalvationArmy Horiz

 

Please support the foodbank and bring some much needed items to package pickup or on race day:

  • Kraft dinner
  • Peanut butter & jam
  • Crackers
  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta
  • Ichiban noodles
  • Beans
  • Chunky soup
  • Juice boxes
  • Kids snacks

 

SALVATIONARMY FOOD


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