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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.

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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.

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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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