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Edmonton 10K

Edmonton 10k took place on Sunday 22nd of July 2018. I was lucky enough to win my entry for this race and stay at a friends sisters house the night before so it was quite affordable for me to go 🙂 I had just recently purchased the Calgary Skyline hat and decided to pair it with my YYC Run tank to represent YYC Run Crew who I run with on Sundays!

race outfit

Package pickup took place at the Lululemon store in West Ed Mall. The following times were available for pick up. I found the package pick up times to be very accommodating. Especially for out of towners like myself  having the option to pick up your package before 8pm the night before the race. Our race package included a white Swiftly t shirt with the Edmonton 10k logo on the arm. It’s simple, but i think that’s what makes it so beautiful. In race tradition i am wearing it right now!!!

Tuesday July 17th – Thursday July 19th: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday July 20th: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday July 21st: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The race started at 106th street between 96th avenue and 97th avenue. It was a semi out and back. There was a loop about half way through the course and then you returned back towards the start the same way you came.  We were lucky enough to cross the High level bridge. I was informed by one of the pacers that this is the first time the bridge has been closed to drivers. Unless you were with the yellow corral which had to move across so a police car and ambulance could get through.

EDMONTON-10K-Course-Map-768x551

There was a staggered start for the race and everyone was divided into corrals. I was in the Blue corral which was for estimated finish times of 58 minutes to 1 hour. Although I didn’t quite get my desired time today finishing at 1 hour 2 min and 39 seconds.

7:30 a.m. Red Corral  and Yellow Corral starts
7:34 a.m. Blue Corral starts
7:37 a.m. Green Corral and Purple Corral starts
7:42 a.m. Orange Corral starts (Walkers)

I do like the staggered start because with the larger races the 1st km is can be a slower start due to the weaving around people. However there were quite a few people in the Blue corral so I found it still to be a slower start.

The course was really enjoyable, and there were a lot of cheer stations! Lots of cute and encouraging signs, bubbles, balloons, music.  I recall there being 4 water stations if I remember correctly that offered Nuun and water.

Post race you received a medal, bag with food and drink a doughnut, $20 sage coupons, Nuun Samples and a Gerbras.

There was also post run entertainment including many back drops to take group photos, blow up animals spraying out water so you could cool down and yoga.

yoga

Overall I would have to say that Lululemon and Canada Running Series has put on a very successful event. I am hoping that they decide to run it again next year because I would really love to be apart of the experience

 

For more information please go to http://canadarunningseries.com/edmonton-10k/

Author:

Hello, My name is Bre Gustafson and I have been living in Canada since December 2012. I was born in country Victoria, Australia and lived my entire life. I actually never imagined moving across to the other side of the world until I met my Husband Jacob. Coming from a background in finance I decided I wanted to make a change from the corporate world and pursue my passion in fitness. In 2014 Jacob and I moved to Calgary and I got a job with Spa Lady. I am currently their fitness manager at Westbrook Mall as well as a personal trainer and soon to be a group fitness instructor. I specialise in re-hab clients, but I also get really excited to help clients looking to increase their strength or start or improve their running. My passion is running. I have completed 1 marathon, so many half marathons I can’t keep count as well as 30km, 10km and 5km races. I think the best way to view Calgary is through walking or running, we are very lucky here to have some many running and biking paths. Some of my favourite areas to go are Fish Creek Park, Edworthy Park and Glenmore Reservoir. I look forward to sharing my journey as a runner and trainer with you 🙂

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