Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Fourth Annual Unchaga: Run in Peace, May 1, 2011

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: 780-332 -1102 or 780- 263-2667

Information from the Fourth Annual Unchaga: Run in Peace brochure (used with permission).


lynn e said...

My husband and I had the privledge of watching our daughter, Elaine and grandson,Luke run in this Race. It was spectacular to see all of the runners and walkers participate for this worthy cause.
We have many friends and family members here in New Brunswick with whom to share the details,enthusiasum and preserverance of these athletes.
"Way to GO", Peace River. BTW: I just love your Misery Mountain;I made it to the"TOP" (66 year-old- not bad,eh!??)

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre said...

Thank you for your comment. It is always neat to hear about our community member's involvement in local events!
And it is indeed a challenge to climb our mountain and despite its name, the view is certainly not miserable. :) Congratulations on your successful climb!