Each year, there are more than 1,600 search and rescue incidences in BC alone. Our local terrain presents unique challenges and yet is so accessible, leading to an increase in these incidences year after year. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers to skiers, and increasingly trail runners as the sport continues to grow.
Fundraising to support SAR is important, but prevention is key! That’s why we’re excited to have worked with AdventureSmart to develop a unique version of their Survive Outside program specifically tailored to trail runners.
Survive Outside for Trail Runners
Are you new to trail running? Maybe you’re experienced, but looking to push your limits a little and explore further and higher. Does your bucket list include local routes like Hanes Valley and the Howe Sound Crest Trail?
In our presentation, you’ll hear from seasoned trail runners with first hand experience who will share personal stories and practical tips to help you play safe on the trails when traveling fast and light. You’ll also learn: ways to manage the (often unexpected) dynamics of running in a group, leadership skills and things to consider when adventuring with less experienced runners.
We recently held our first pilot presentation at MEC North Vancouver in order to gather feedback from members of the trail running community. We’re now in the process of lining up workshops at locations around the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky Corridor.
Dates are currently being finalized for throughout the summer in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for complete details, and get in touch if you’d like to arrange for us to present at a specific location near you.
You can play safe AND have fun on the trails.