April 18, 2016
The Towerrunning World Association (TWA) holds tower climbing races throughout the world. This year, one of the races is being hosted in Calgary by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Calgary Tower as part of AWA’s annual Earth Day celebration. This is the only Canadian stop on the world circuit for elite athletes competing in TWA races around the world and is part of the 25th annual Climb and Run for Wilderness.
Five elite international athletes, (U.S., Slovakia and Mexico) have been invited by TWA to challenge local racers as they run one kilometer around the base of the tower, then sprint up 802 steps to the top where they will cool down and enjoy a well-earned 360 degree view of Alberta’s magnificent landscapes and help celebrate Earth Day. The international athletes will join local competitors challenging themselves for the best time and some outstanding cash prizes. The race begins at 8:00am.
At the event, others will participate in a test of endurance to see how many times they can scale the stairs in three hours on April 23, 2016. The endurance climb runs from 9:00 am to noon.
The TWA race, supported by Gord’s Running Store is a great racing season warm-up for a great cause, our wilderness and wildlife. Registration is open and all runners are invited to challenge themselves with these elite athletes.
The Run for Wilderness at the Calgary Tower is part of the 25th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness, Calgary’s biggest Earth Day event, hosted by the AWA , Saturday, April 23, 2016.
What: Run for Wilderness;
Register: online now www.climbforwilderness.ca
Where: Calgary Tower
When: April 23, 2016, 0800
Who: Racers of all ages and abilities challenging invited international elite athletes
Andrea Johancsik, AWA, 403 283-2025
Gord Hobbins, Gord’s Running Store 403 270-8606
For more information: www.climbforwilderness.ca