RISE UP CHALLENGE
Hosting events in Alberta since 2015, we're passionate about providing runners with a refreshing and challenging experience in the great outdoors
This year we are getting back to our roots. This year’s event will flow along the trails and landscape of the Alberta wilderness and river valley and focus on running wild in the Alberta outback. Choose from a short course (5+ Km), long course (15+ Km), or virtual course to experience Rise Up the way that fits you best. To align with Alberta Health Services measures, we will not be adding obstacles to our course this year, to eliminate physical contact. In-lieu of obstacles we will have 10+ pit stops set up at every mile marker to challenge your endurance in new ways.
This year, we will also introduce something new, consider it a "choose your own adventure" type of race. You have the option of completing the course one of the three ways: Run, Ruck, or Bike. It's your choice. The distance of the course stays the same, but you can travel from start to finish by running it in your best shoes, jumping on your bike and riding the course, or throwing on a ruck pack and hiking the course.
The course will be tough but will be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughs and fresh air. This is the perfect opportunity to give your mind, body and soul health a big dose of medicine by getting outdoors and getting the trails beneath your feet in a safe and adventurous environment.
To keep your health and safety top priority, spots will be limited.
If you want a great reason to get out on the trails this May, sign up now and secure your spot.
When we first started, we wanted to achieve one goal which holds true today.
Our goal was to help people reconnect with the environment and rediscover how much fun and joy they had in the good ol' days playing outside, breathing fresh air, soaking up the sun, climbing and getting dirty. As adults, we might call this exercise. By taking on Rise Up Challenge you are reconnecting with nature and the community, uncovering the beauty and wonders hidden throughout the city. If you look close enough you may learn the only gym you really need is outside your front door.
It was an amazing day, I had a fantastic time, I was challenged and encouraged, had some super “team building” moments, felt very excited and happy to be able to finish.
"Most challenging thing I have ever done!! Great group of people and great way to exercise!"
Rise Up was one of the toughest challenges I’ve ever had to go through! But with the support and encouragement of everyone involved (racers, volunteers, and staff). it was one of the best experiences of my life! A race that will forever be one of my best because it showed me what I’m actually capable of!