“We are excited to move the Rough Runner to Castle” said Alecia Williams, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Owner of WildR. “It feels like we have found a home for the event. Moving the event to one of Alberta’s most beloved and vertically notorious destinations will challenge and reward participants like never before. We look forward to organizing an event that showcases the mountains of the Westcastle Valley, and the history of this spot. ”
“We are so happy to host a locally organized event such as the Rough Runner”, said Jason Crawford, Sales and Marketing Manager, “This is the perfect event to complement our facility and summer activities here at the Resort.”
The event will consist of 3 events over two days on June 1st & 2nd, 2018.
On Friday evening the Wild Vertical 100M Sprint, which will not be for the faint of heart. This event will be a great test of competitors and amazing for spectators as runners will sprint upward 100m of vertical rise and 400m of distance. There will be a fire, music and fun at the T-Bar Pub and Grub.
On Saturday there will be 2 events. First the Rough Run which is a trail run that will cover roughly 9kms of trails. Competitors can expect Snow, Mud, and Stunning Views.
The Main Event is the Rough Runner Obstacle Course Race which starts in the afternoon. There will be 16-20 obstacles over the 5kms course. Obstacles will combine heavy lifting, hill sprinting, rope climbs and more.
There is currently and a BOOSTR Campaign setup for racers to enter before April 20th. Cost of all three events is $85. Registration can be found here. http://bit.ly/WILDBOOST
There will be onsite Accommodations (403-627-5121) and Camping (403-627-5101 x 221) available onsite.
WildR believes that fitness is your ability to interact with the world around you. That means taking your fitness outside, away from the built environment. We mix farm-style strength training with scientifically back principles. We never hesitate to try and climb a tree, summit a mountain, take a walk a little further from home. Train for the adventures in your lift, and hit the trails. However you chose to experience the world, be ready for it!
About Castle Mountain Resort:
Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth; Castle Mountain Resort is the second largest mountain resort, in Alberta, by acreage. Nestled in the southern Alberta Rockies, adjacent to the communities of Pincher Creek and the Crowsnest Pass, Castle Mountain Resort boasts 94+ runs across 3592 acres of terrain. Included in this is Castle’s Powder Stagecoach Cat-Skiing operation; one of the only resort-based cat-skiing operations in western Canada. Known for its abundant snowfall and short lift lines, Castle Mountain Resort remains one of the last affordable, down-to-earth, and authentic Rocky Mountain winter experiences.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Alecia Williams, Strength and Conditions Coach, Owner
Jason Crawford, Sales and Marketing Manager
Castle Mountain Resort
403-627-5101 x 223