Unchaga is the Cree word for Peace. Unchaga: Run in Peace, begins at the Shaftesbury Ferry and follows the scenic and historic Shaftesbury Trail along the Peace River. The history of the Trail begins with the Beaver and Cree Nations and continues through Alexander Mackenzie on to settlement in more recent times.
As with past races, a First Nations blessing will be received prior to the race/walk.
All distances are out and back and hills are involved. The 5K turns at the bottom of the first hill. The 10K turns at the Brick’s Hill turn-off. The 20K proceeds up (and down) a 600-foot gain over 3.5K. This makes this choice a challenge. Those who completed the 20K indicate it rivals many of the tough and technical half marathons in Alberta. The payback for climbing Brick’s Hill is turning around to a downhill run where one has a great view of the Mighty Peace.
Awards consist of participant medallion dog tags: Gold for completing the 20K; Silver for the 10K; and Bronze for the 5K. Other awards will depend on donations.
Profits, if any, will be donated to the Peace Regional Outreach Campus.
Past groups to have received donations were: Grimshaw and District Agricultural Society (2008); the Weekend to End Breast Cancer (2009); and the Peace River Women’s Shelter (2010).
Registration Fee: $25/runner, payable to: Wolves Athletic Club
Contacts: whyteOf@telus.net 780-332 -1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org 780- 263-2667
Information from the Fourth Annual Unchaga: Run in Peace brochure (used with permission).