Thursday, August 1, 2019

Inaugural Kaien Trails Trail Blazer Run set for August 24th

A chance to explore some of the city's reborn walking and running trails is coming up later this month as Kaien Trails debuts the first of what they hope will be a long running event, with a a number of race event options through the city's developing trail network.

The event to take place on Saturday, August 24th will feature three different runs, the 10K, a 5K and a Kid's Run.

The still to be refurbished
McClymont Trail
One of the features of the new
Rushbrook Trail

The course starts at the bridge over the Seal Cove Lagoon and then will take runners first along the newly reconstructed Rushbrook Trail, then following the length of Hays Creek along the somewhat more rugged McClymont Park Trail.

Runners then make their way towards Rotary Waterfront Park, Cow Bay and then on to the finish at Rushbrook Floats.

Following the race, the Post Race celebrations will take place at the nearby Seal Cove Pub.

The focus of the run is to highlight the work already done on the city's trail network and to feature the next one up on the improvement list, the McClymont Park Trail, which Kaien Trails has plans for redevelopment almost ready to go.

To register for the event, you have a number of options available,

Online registration will be open until 5pm on Friday, August 23rd. 

In-person registration will be accepted up until 9:30am on race day, with a $10 surcharge. 

Registered racers will be able to pick up their packages at SeaSport Marine (295 1st Ave East, Prince Rupert) from 6pm to 9pm on Friday August 23rd, or Saturday from 9-9:30am at the Seal Cove parking lot.

Find our more about the Kaien Trailblazer run from the Facebook page they have created for the event.

Earlier this month, we made note of another project that they are looking towards developing, as Kaein Trails took some curious Rupertites and their friends to the Seal Cove area, where they explored points east along the old CN Rail line that ran east of the city.

The group explored what could one day be the next large scale project to add to the growing list of trail infrastructure in the region.

Learn more about Kaien Trails here, as well as from their website, which provides a glimpse at the master plan for future trail development in the Prince Rupert area.

For a look at some of our past notes on the work of Kaien Trails around the region see our archive page here.

Further notes on community events in Prince Rupert can be found here.

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