May long weekend for some marks the beginning of the camping season while for others it's Woody's race weekend.
It's grown to a large event and is an official qualifier race for the Boston Marathon. Each May long weekend for years Red Deer has joined Woody and ran a half, or full marathon. This year they also have a 10 km race. The starting point and finishing point is down at Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School. Runners depart on a journey thru Red Deer's trail system.
Running along both sides of the river,
around MacKenzie trail, by the Gaetz lakes and into the cheering crowd of supporters at the school finish line. (Course Map)
If you know some one running next time be sure to find a spot on the route and cheer, they certainly appreciate the boost of energy.
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