Friday, September 5, 2008

Canmore is calling...

...so I am driving there tomorrow! I have a room booked for the night with a kitchenette where I can pop my spaghetti in a microwave for dinner and make my power breakfast in the morning. Instead of getting up at an inhumanly hour and having a 90 minute drive to the race, I will now have a 10 minute drive and I can sleep in longer. Besides, I really like Canmore and I can enjoy the area in the afternoon.

Here is the shirt! Ooops, I’m so use to saying that, I mean, here is the sack! The race is going green this year! Instead of a shirt, they gave out a reusable, environmentally friendly grocery bag.

Other going green initiatives they advertise are:
  • a paperless registration, you can still register on Sunday, they will have a computer set up
  • cups at the water stations will be composted
  • human powered rickshaws to make deliveries to the volunteers instead of a van
  • they are suggesting car pooling to the event and have set up a site to arrange that
  • bring your own coffee mugs for this race’s pre race coffee tradition

These are a few, there are more, but what a great idea!

I plan to tuck my camera in my pack along with my gels, it’s small and there’s lots of room. I hope to have some along the route photos to share with you.

So here’s to having a fun time Running in the Rockies!

4 comments:

  1. Good luck at the race! The grocery bag looks really neat, and some of those green ideas sound good too. Not sure about those human powered rickshaws though! Have a great time!!

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  2. Good Luck at the race. Love the bag idea. More races should think of using these ideas!

    Can't wait for race report!

    R x

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  3. Awesome!!! We're expecting hurricane weather here in N.S.!!! What are "two Bite Brownies"? You mention them in your blogs. I. H. and A. say Hello.

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  4. I love that the race is doing all these green steps!! The compoted cups is very impressive and should be use in all races...

    GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!

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