5 Peaks Northern Alberta Race 4
This 5 Peaks event taking place at Rattlesnake Point features a variety of races including a 1K Childrens Challenge, a 3K Timed Kids Race, an 7.3K Sports Course and a 14K Enduro Course.
The Chickakoo course is non technical, and mostly run on wide nordic ski trails. It's also mostly shaded to give you a bit of a break from the summer sun. Expect fast times and everything else that goes along with 5 Peaks events.
Although this course isn't technical there are a number of long gradual climbs on the course.
Runners will begin their race by clearing a band of boulders and then enjoying 1.5km of flat double track. 1.5km marks the beginning of a steep 500m long climb. At the summit of the climb the course descends for 1km and then is followed by a series of rolling hills. This section concludes with a large steep gully before reaching the Aid Station at 4.25km.
Once through the Aid Station runners will tackle a series of large hills until the 6km mark. From 6 km onward the course is flat and fast. Enduros will have a second Aid Station at 7 km before heading out on their second lap. Finishers will GO STRAIGHT and Lap 2 Enduros will turn LEFT shortly after the second aid station.