THE EIGTH ANNUAL LOOK MATTERS GOPHER ATTACK
MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON
What is Gopher Attack? It is the Western Canada International Marathon. It is the first event in the Saskatchewan Timex Road Race Series. It is the first in the series of three Saskatchewan marathons that are the key races for all dedicated marathoners.
As the Marathon Matters committee prepared for the 2013 Gopher held on 29 March, the cold, snowy winter motivated us to prepare for the worst and expect the best. As it turned out, the (for Saskatchewan) unusually cold, blustery morning nevertheless provided good running surface and everything proceeded smoothly with the help of a wonderful team of volunteers. However, the early spring date did force a slower average pace and no course records were broken. Yet there was no shortage of Boston qualified finishers.
We are confident that our accumulated experience from the last seven years will assure the best ever Gopher Attack on 18 April 2013. The Gopher will remain the event that provides the participants with perks of a major marathon at a cost well below the usual.
Watch this site or www.marathonmatter.ca for announcement of the Gopher 2014 registration.
Royal Road Race
The Jaleta Pacers partner with the RCMP each year to hold the Royal Road Race on Mother’s Day weekend in May. This year it will be held on Saturday 11 May. The Royal Road Race is a family event that promotes wellness and the sport of running. The race is designed for everyone from walkers to competitive runners. The race distances are 10 km Timex series, 5 km and 1km Mini Mountie Run. The course is fast and flat with a 5 km loop run twice for the 10 km distance. The proceeds raised from this race go toward local charities.
For further information and race details please visit www.jaletapacers.com