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On Tap: Registration deadlines for St. Albert Road Race and Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild

Registration deadlines for St. Albert Road Race and Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild
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KING OF THE ROAD – Matt Hope of Red Deer waves near the halfway point as the lead runner in last year’s 10-miler in the St. Albert Road Race. Hope finished with a winning time of 53 minutes and 46 seconds as 90 runners (47 males and 43 females) completed the race. This year’s road race, presented by Active Physio Works, is April 28 and the online registration deadline for the 34th annual 10-miler, fifth annual 10- and five-kilometre races and third annual one-km fun run for kids is April 25 at midnight. Visit www.zone4.ca to register. For more information, visit www.stalbertroadrace.com. DAN RIEDLHUBER/St. Albert Gazette

Road race entries

Online registrations for the St. Albert Road Race end April 25 at midnight.

Visit www.zone4.ca to enter the 34th annual 10-miler, fifth annual 10- and five-kilometre races and third annual one-km fun run for kids on April 28.

The latest totals were 205 registrants – 98 for the 10-miler, 37 for the 10 km, 43 for the five km and 27 for the one km.

Race times are 9 a.m. for the 10-miler, 9:05 a.m. for the 10 km, 9:10 a.m. for the five km and 11 a.m. for the one km at the start/finish line in front of the St. Albert Curling Club on Sir Winston Churchill Avenue.

Proceeds from the event, presented by Active Physio Works, will support all participating local elementary, junior high and high schools in the greater Edmonton area.

For more information, including course maps, visit www.stalbertroadrace.com.

Volunteers can also sign up by contacting Bobby McGugan or Tyler Gamblin at stalbertroadrace@activephysioworks.com.

Last year’s 10-miler winner was Matt Hope of Red Deer in 53 minutes and 46 seconds and the fastest female was Alexandra Gordichuk of Edmonton in one hour, three minutes and four seconds for eighth place out of 90 finishers. Gordichuk was also the female winner in 2013 at 1:02:47.

The 2018 turnout included 59 in the 10 km, 44 in the five km and 46 in the one km.

Garrett Cooke of Edmonton was the top 10-km runner at 36 minutes and 45 seconds, Aidan Comeau placed first in the five km at 17:08 and Easton Herman of St. Albert was the runaway winner in the one km at 3:23.

RunWild entries

As of Monday morning, the ninth annual Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild had 702 spots left out of a maximum of 2,200 for the May 5 races designed for every level of runner and walker.

The online registration deadline is April 27 at midnight through www.zone4.ca for the Leading Edge five-kilometre, FenceLine Rentals 10-km, Priority Printing 21.1-km half-marathon and Cybertech Automation WildOnes Kids MaraFun for youths four to 12 years old on race day.

The five-km, 10-km and half-marathon race distances are certified by Athletics Canada.

Last year’s RunWild set a registration record of 1,691 runners and walkers, including 620 youths in the MaraFun.

Race times are 8 a.m. for the half-marathon, 8:50 a.m. for the 10 km and 9 a.m. for the five km in front of St. Albert Place on St. Anne Street and 11:30 a.m. for the MaraFun at the race village in Lions Park, which is also the Victory Lane finish line for the half-marathon, 10 km and five km.

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Zebra Child Protection Centre, St. Albert Seniors Association and St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association.

In the first eight years, RunWild has raised more than $450,000.

Donations are also accepted through the race website at www.runwild.ca.




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