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Trail races get the heart pumping

Some of Alberta’s best trail runners — along with the recreational types —  will be in the Bragg Creek area this summer.

The popular Powderface42 – a half marathon and full marathon — will go July 1 in Bragg Creek.

This is an Alberta favourite, a classic, and a ‘must-do’ for any trail runner.  The Powderface42 serves up 44.4km (bonus!) and 1671m of elevation gain on some wickedly beautiful Kananaskis Country single-track.

The half-marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. while the full gets going at 7:30 a.m. Both races start and finish near the Station Flats parking lot, which is located approximately 11 km west of the turnoff into Bragg Creek from Highway 22.

For more information go to www.5peaks.com/powderface

Of, course it’s always great to run the Moose.

The  24nd Annual Moose Mountain Trail Race is Aug. 26, offers a trio of challenging but fun runs There are 16km, 29km  and a 44km courses.  Bragg Creek is located 45 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

All three courses are starting at the West Bragg Creek parking lot.

For more information go to www.moosetrailraces.com

Proceeds from the race will go towards the Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association. The association has helped to establish some of the finest mountain biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails in Alberta.

Bragg Creek is in Mother Nature’s backyard. Remember to take proper preparations for changes in the weather and for wildlife.

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