Ruckle Park Trail Runs
3K -10K - 16K - Kids Run - Cultural Celebration
All distances (including kids) start and end in the group campsite where runners check in (here --> https://goo.gl/maps/7ucAAvaWUi52)
Kids 1K Fun Run is fun and just as scenic as the big kids routes! All participants receive a chocolate finishers medal (dark or milk) from generous local candy heros, Harlan’s Chocolates!!
The 3K distance is a great into to trail running and also a great opportunity to get out for a brisk hike with a few friends and explore the parks Oceanside, heritage pasture and deep forest trails.
The 10K course will wind its way around the park, wrapping around its intimate coves, along Merganser Pond and within reach of the waters edge with views of the Southern Gulf Islands and as far south as the San Juan Islands. Finishers end where they began in the Group Camp area with BBQ, refreshments and Raffle draws for prizing donated from incredible local sponsors. This event is fun and as competitive as you make it.
The16K adds another 4K of shoreline single track that connects with 2K of beautiful rolling country road past lush farm fields to Beaver Point Hall where runners tuck back into remote forrest ranging from Garry Oak bluff to Massive fir to the iconic fields of Ruckle Farm finishing at the group campsite for all the same refreshments.
There is a 1K race for the kids before the full race starts with chocolate finishers medals donated by Harlens Chocolates!!! Kids race is free and fun!!
2018 Brings Sannich Teacher and story teller John JB Williams and shares the great honour and joy of teaching cedar weaving as well as his captivating and whimsical story telling. JB and his incredible his partner Michelle will be preparing a traditional Salmon dinner for those who register as well.
All are welcome and all cultural events are open for registration without running any distance.
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE:
June 15th 9:45 AM PDT - Day Of Run Registration (if available)
- 10:00 AM PDT - Registered Runner Check-in
-1030AM Welcome Delivered by Earl Claxton Story shared by John Willliams
- 11:00 AM PDT - Kids Run
- 11:30AM PDT - 16K Start
- 11:45AM PDT - 10K Start
- 12: 15PM PDT - 3K Start
3 Kilometer Trail loop all single track along meadow, oceans side and deep forest. Run starts and finishes at the group campsite.
10 Kilometre trail loop starting and finishing at the group camping. 90% single track with almost 50% along the shoreline and the rest evenly spread across beautiful pasture and lush old forests.
16K Loop Trail along starting and finishing at the group camp area. Almost 7K or single track shoreline and deep forest trail briefly interrupted by 2 Kilometers of country roadside through heritage farm land.
We offer tent camping for 30$/tent that includes both nights (one night stay is the same price so come hang with us and share the fire and laughter!
Cedar Weaver and story teller John Williams will lead participants in a step by step to create a traditional wrist, ankle or head wrap from cedar. Cedar is included in price registration. All Ages encouraged. ***This is not babysitting***
Cedar Weaver and story teller John Williams will lead participants in a step by step to create a traditional wrist, ankle or head wrap from cedar. Cedar is included in price registration. All ages encouraged. *** THIS IS NOT BABYSITTING***
Sannich Botanist and Storytellel John JB Williams will be preparing a traditional salmon dinner, plates can be purchased for 12$
A fun and scenic 1K loop for the young folks that finishes with a chocolate medal ( dark or milk) from Harlan’s Chocolates!