The Presidents’ Cup senior B lacrosse nationals, hosted by the St. Albert Miners, starts Sunday night at Leduc Recreation Centre.
In pool play the Alberta champion Miners (20-0-1), winners of 20 games in a row, are grouped with the Calgary Mountaineers (11-9-2 as provincial finalists), Saskatoon Brewers and Brooklin (Ont.) Merchants.
The Native Suns (Can/Am Lacrosse League), Kahnawake (Que.) Mohawks, Tyendinaga Thunderbirds (Three Nations Senior Lacrosse League) and Langley Warriors form the other pool.
The schedule is as follows.
Miners vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
Native Suns vs. Tyendinaga, 10:30 a.m.
Mohawks vs. Warriors, 1:30 p.m.
Merchants vs. Calgary, 4:30 p.m.
Miners vs. Brewers, 7:30 p.m.
Merchants vs. Brewers, 1:30 p.m.
Mohawks vs. Tyendinaga, 4:30 p.m.
Native Sons vs. Warriors, 7:30 p.m.
Mohawks vs. Native Suns, 10:30 a.m.
Warriors vs. Tyendinaga, 1:30 p.m.
Brewers vs. Calgary, 4:30 p.m.
Miners vs. Merchants, 7:30 p.m.
2nd vs. 3rd, 4:30 p.m.
2nd vs. 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
7th vs. 8th, 1:30 p.m.
1st vs. Thursday winner, 4:30 p.m.
1st vs. Thursday winner, 7:30 p.m.
3rd vs. 4th, 1:30 p.m.
1st vs. 2nd, 4:30 p.m.
Visit www.presidentscup.pointstreaksites.com for results.
The online registration deadline for the 14th annual St. Albert Fall Challenge is Sept. 9 at www.events.runningroom.com.
As of Wednesday, 68 runners and walkers had registered for the 21.1-kilometre half-marathon and the 10 km and five km races on the Red Willow trails Sept. 11.
Kingswood Park is the event venue and the start times are 8 a.m. for the half-marathon walk and 9 a.m. for the half-marathon run, 10-km run/walk and five-km run/walk.
Pre-registration is not required for the .5-km kids’ loop at 11:30 a.m.
Last year 66 runners completed the half-marathon. The winner was Paul Mason of Red Deer in one hour, 25 minutes and 21 second and the fastest female for the second year in a row was Reina Ainsworth of Edmonton at 1:27:56 for third place overall.
There were also 50 finishers in the 10-km run/walk and 49 in the five-km run/walk.
Sean Seville of St. Albert was the 10-km winner at 36:08 and Mary Stewart of Winnipeg was the top five-km runner at 24:09.
The Fall Challenge is hosted by the Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club.
Visit www.sva-club.com for more information or to volunteer.