WELCOME TO THE THIRD ANNUAL GREAT SWEATER RUN!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2016
EMILY MURPHY PARK, EDMONTON
|Shih tZu 2k Walk||$20||$25||$30||$35|
** 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!
COURSE DESCRIPTION & MAP
The Festive 5km - MAP
From the start area at Emily Murphy Park, athletes will head West along the roadway, under Groat Road Bridge and onto the trail system next to the North Saskatchewan River. Athletes will follow the trail to the 2.5km turnaround (west side of Hawrelak Park) and return the same way along the snowy (will there be snow?!) path back to Emily Murphy Park and the finish!
The Tacky 10km
The Tacky10k athletes will complete 2 laps of the Festive5k course.
The Shih tZu 2km
The 2km event will take dog and owner through the trail system in the same direction at the 5k.
Please remember that all City of Edmonton Pet Bylaws apply. Enjoy the scenery and bathe in the glow of all those festive holiday sweaters!
Race Package Pickup
The distribution of race numbers and toques (for the first 100 entrants)
United Cycle (7620 Gateway Blvd) on Friday, November 25 from 6-8pm
Race day pickup will occur onsite (Emily Murphy Park) from 12:45pm-1:45pm.
Race Day - Saturday, November 26
12:45pm - 1:45am Late package pickup (Onsite)
1:45pm Pre-race briefing
2:00pm 10km Start
2:15pm 5km Start
2:30pm 2km Start
3:00pm Draw Prizes
** ALL times subject to change. Times will be confirmed at package pickup
HOW TO LOCATE THE EVENT SITE
EMILY MURPHY PARK
The event starts and finishes at Emily Murphy Park.
Access is off of Groat Road. Simple landmark (if you’re not familiar with the area) – Hawyrlak Park! Emily Murphy Park is on the East side of Groat Road and Hawryluk Park.
Parking is available in Emily Murphy Park. If that fills, there is ample space available in Hawrylak Park. Please arrive early as parking is 'first come-first serve'.
Registration will take place at the race site @ Emily Murphy Park. If you have already received your race kit, you do not need to check-in.
This is also the site of the finish line.
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!
Every runner’ biggest concern! The washrooms at Emily Murphy Park are heated!
The 10km start is at 2pm. The 5km start is 15 minutes later. The 2k starts at 2:3p0m.
The course will have refreshments at the 2.5km point and finishline!
THE FINISH LINE
Just past the finish, you will find muffins, 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 Edmonton Great Sweater Run is proud to partner with the Campus Food Bank!
Please bring out non-perishable donations to package pickup and/or at the event site before the run begins!
Here's a suggested list, each line-item is approximately 3 pounds!
3 Cans of fruit
6 boxes of KD
7 Cans of Tuna
4 Cans of Soup
18 Instant Noodles
7 Juice Boxes
3 Cans of beans
2 Jar of Peanut butter
- 3 Cans of vegetables