In stark contrast to how most of us are going to remember this summer, the 6th Annual Powerhouse Realty Beat the Bugs trail race was relatively cold, really rainy, and pretty darn muddy. Yet that didn’t stop 20 itty-bitty trail runners and over 90 adult-sized trail runners from coming out and showing us what they’re made of. This year’s event also needed a record number of volunteers out on course as marshals as the course took some really odd turns where one usually wouldn’t turn. Who designs these course anyway? So, thanks to everyone who volunteers this year!
This year’s top three finished for the men and women in the 5km and 10km distances, as well as the top two relay teams (there were only two entries) once again received chocolate awards from Ohh Chocolat Cafe. These seem to be quite popular for some reason…
In addition, we had a record number of prizes to give away to random runners this year from Stride & Glide Sports, Ohh Chocolat Cafe, Ruckus, and Cakewalk Desserts. A huge thanks goes out to our sponsors – without them we could not have pulled off this event once again!
If you signed up online, you may have noticed that we were accepting donations for the trail builders at Otway Nordic Centre. We are happy to report that we raised $290 for the singletrack trails! This money will be used by the trail builders to maintain and update trails and the trail builders equipment. The funny thing is, we never told anyone at Otway that we were collecting the money, so they were quite surprised when we told them after! So, from all of us at the PG Road Runners, thank you so much for your generosity!
Finally, remember: If you raced Beat the Bugs, or any of our other events, we have free (gasp, FREE??) race photo’s that can be viewed and downloaded from our regular website (www.pgroadrunners.ca). Chris Budac has been relentless in his pursuit of the perfect race photo, and he really did outdo himself during Beat the Bugs this year, so be sure to go check out all his hard work.
See everyone next year, and happy running!