Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 06:00 am
A record number of runners and walkers will navigate St. Albert’s streets and trail system Sunday during the fourth annual Leading Edge RunWild Marathon.
The online registration total of 1,940 exceeded last year’s 1,850 turnout for the 42.2-kilometre marathon, 21.1-km half-marathon run/walk, 10-km run/walk, five-km run/walk and the WildOnes Kids MaraFun for six- to 12-year-olds.
The start times on St. Anne Street in front of St. Albert Place are 7 a.m. for the marathon, 7:05 a.m. for the half-marathon run/walk, 7:20 a.m. for the 10-km run/walk and 7:30 a.m. for the five-km run/walk.
The finish line is on Taché Street.
The Marafun starts at 12 noon from the event stage in the Celebration Village at Lions Park.
Last year’s RunWild winners were Caine Warburton of Mudgeeraba, Australia in the marathon (2:44:10), Robert Brunelle of Edmonton for the second-straight year in the half-marathon (1:22:02), Corey Halabi of Edmonton in the 10 km (37:22) and William Lampe of Edmonton in the five km (19:42).
The fastest females were Cassandra Fennell of Edmonton in the marathon (3:27:08), Melanie Muise of Edmonton in the half-marathon (1:36:28), Kelly Stott of St. Albert in the 10 km (44:33) and Melina Kuerschner of Edmonton in the five km (19:40).
Last year’s marathon featured 102 finishers, including 42 females.
The RunWild is hosted by Leading Edge Physiotherapy in support of Edmonton’s Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert 50+ Club.
Visit www.runwild.ca for more information.
Drillers at home
The junior B female St. Albert Drillers host the Edmonton Senior Bandits tonight in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.
Game time is 9 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.
Both teams are 1-0 to start the season.
The junior B Tier 1 St. Albert Crude make their season debut this weekend in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.
Last year’s provincial finalists host the Red Deer Rampage (0-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday and the Okotoks Marauders at 2 p.m. Sunday at Akinsdale Arena.
Last year the Crude made team history by finishing first in the north at 14-5-1 and then won their first playoff series en route to the final, only to be swept by the Calgary Mountaineers, the top team in the south at 16-3-1, in the best-of-five championship to determine the Alberta rep at the Founders’ Cup national tournament.