2016 St. Albert Fall Challenge
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids 1/2K loop
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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2016 Race Information
We are proud to announce that we will be partnering again with the Running Room again. We have jumped forward a week for 2016 so there is no conflict with the Terry Fox event (was the same day in 2015).
Is online via the Running Room website.
Cut off dates are as follows:
Early Bird: Ends > July 31, 2016 @ 11:55pm
Regular Fee: Ends > August 31, 2016 @ 11:55pm
Late Entry: Sept 1st - 9th (online registration closes @ 11:55pm; if you miss the online deadline you can register at Race Package Pick up in person or on Race Day before 8:00am. Cash or cheque only).
Finishers medal + customized Fall Challenge race item.
Race Package Pick Up
Is at the St. Albert Running Room (17 St. Anne Street by the 7-11 before the bridge on St. Albert Trail) on:
- Friday, Sept 9th, 2016 = 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Saturday, Sept 10th, 2016 = 9:30am - 1:00pm
- Race day Sept 11th at Kingswood Park = 7:00am - 8:00am
No race package pick up at SVAC. Why not stay in St. Albert on Sat 10th and visit St. Albert's famous Farmers Market - the largest outdoor
market in Western Canada!! Within walking distance of the St. Albert
Running Room. For more St. Albert attractions and tourist information click here
Start Times8:00am : Half Marathon WALK
9:00am : Half Marathon RUN + 10K + 5K
11:30am: Kids 1/2 K loop (FREE & no pre-registration required)
Route Map (Half Marathon = 2 laps; 10 K = 1 lap)Same general course as 2015 on St. Albert's Red Willow paved trail network. Check your race package for final route details. Start is at Kingswood Park, head west on paved trail, go under the Boudreau bridge, then around, up and over the bridge. Stay on the north side of river all the way to the red Children's foot bridge, follow signs up a short hill towards the grain elevators, come back down and across the red foot bridge, then return to Kingswood on the south side of river, following the course via the ravine trail to Sturgeon Road, turning north on Boudreau Road, cross under the bridge and follow the path east back to Kingswood Park. There will be water stations at Kingswood, Woodlands waterpark and at St. Albert Place. Washrooms and First Aid at the same locations. Note: The trail will be open to recreational users also - please use caution and courtesy!
Directions to Kingswood Park, St. Albert
Travelling North on St. Albert Trail from Edmonton, turn right on
Sturgeon Road (before crossing bridge at bottom of first hill). Continue
Eastbound on Sturgeon Road, across Boudreau Road at the traffic lights,
stopping at the T intersection with Sir Winston Churchill Avenue. Turn
left and proceed 400m approximately taking a left turn into Kingswood
Park (limited parking). Alternative parking avaialble at Lions Park or
the Kingswood neighbourhood (please respect resident's driveways - thank
you). St. Albert residents are encouraged to cycle to the event or get
Google Maps Address for Kingswood Park:
53.655863,-113.596579 (Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert, AB T8N 5M1, Canada)
Has been confirmed for 2016 = CHIP TIMING again by Results Canada!
BBQ & Prize DrawsWill be available after the event. Prizes will be drawn during the event and posted at the Kingswood pavillion. Participants must be present to win. Sorry, no additional food available for spectators or family members - please have them pack a lunch.
Our 2016 sponsors will include:
- Dairy Queen, St. Albert
- Horse Racing Alberta
- Claysmore Spring Water, St. Albert
- Running Room
- Edge Promotional Group
- City of St. Albert
- St. Albert Gazette
- Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club
- True Balance
Please support these local businesses in appreciation for their participation in making the 2016 St. Albert Fall Challenge a success!
Charity DonationPlease bring a donation for the St. Albert Food Bank to Kingswood Park on the morning of the event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
VolunteersPlease contact Christine @ 780 904 4114 or email if you would like to volunteer for this event.
2015 Race RESULTS
View all race results on the Results Canada page here!
FAQYes! - Strollers are permitted but please seed yourself towards the back of the pack at the start line. Same for dogs who must be on leash at all times in Red Willow trails and Kingswood Park.
Yes! - You may wear headphones during this event, although they are not recommended for your safety or those of other participants. If you must run to music, consider wearing one ear bud only. Please heed all directions given by course marshalls. Note: The Red Willow Trail system will be open to other recreational participants and local residents throughout this event.
Yes! - We can switch you from one event to the other but you must submit your change by September 8th, 2016. Email the Race Director here.
Got a coupon from our 2015 event? Please use a hard copy registration form (not online registration)coming soon HERE, or by calling 780-904-4114 and we will email a copy to you. Note: Cheques payable to St. Albert Fall Challenge. Cash acceptable in person at SVAC. Sorry no debit, Visa or Mastercard transactions.
Don't see your name on the Running Room website confirmation list? Your name will only show on this list if you registered online via the Running Room website.
Race DirectorsIf you have questions regarding this event, please contact Christine Rawlins @ 780 904 4114 (email) or Brett White