Ambassador Program, Trailstoke, Season Passes, CLIF Bar returns
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Season Passes
Planning to run all 5 races in your region this summer?  Act now to secure your spot, and your exclusive tech shirt for being one of our first 500 Season Pass Holders!  We have less than 50 shirts left, so don't hesitate!  Register now! 

Our brand new event for 2014, a stand alone 60Km solo ultra marathon, or a 3 person relay in beautiful Revelstoke, BC, on July 19.  Registration is picking up steam; make sure to get your entry in and secure your discounted rooms at the Sutton Place Resort!  Prices start at $129/night.  More information here

Ambassador Program
5 Peaks is dedicated to the growth of trail running, and the community behind our events.  For 2014, we have launched an ambassador program that has us partnering with inspiring runners in all of our communities.  Our ambassadors will be present at all of our races and will also be involved in orientation runs of our courses, and be available to help with trail running questions and tips.  One of our ambassadors, from Vancouver,  Solana Klassen has been an avid 5 Peaks runner and supporter for 7+ years and will be heading up the nationwide ambassador program.  

Solana is featured in the latest 5 Peaks film by Pacer Films that showcases the womens only trail running group that she created in Vancouver. 

To learn more about our ambassadors and follow their journeys, check out their bio's here.  

Do you know someone who embodies passion for trail running and 5 Peaks races?  Maybe it's even you that's actively involved in growing the sport and community?  If so, we want to hear from you!  To nominate yourself or someone else, please send us an email with details.

Yeti Snowshoe Races
We only have 4 more Yeti events for the winter season - don't miss out on this great cross-training activity to get the heart pumping! 

Our Yeti races are not only known for the hard workouts, but also the awesome prizing we have for you!  Sign up now!

Did you know the 5 Peaks has a Flickr account showcasing photos from our events across the country? 
Our Flickr account in the past year has had more than 500,000 views!! Wow!  Can you spot yourself in any of the photos?

CLIF Bar and 5 Peaks

CLIF bar & Company is happy to be back sponsoring the 5 Peaks series across Canada for 2014. CLIF is excited to share their sports nutrition products and introduce some of the newest flavours and bars.  CLIF Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods for people on the go. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the employee and family owned company is committed to sustaining it's business, brands, people, community and the planet. They recognize that food matters, as our food choices affect the physical, social and environmental fabric of our lives.  To find out more about CLIF visit their website 

Trail Running Tip from Adam Campbell
"There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing"  I have been spending a lot of time in variable weather this winter. Living in Calgary the weather can seem to shift from -30c one day to positive temperatures the next. This can make knowing how to dress difficult at times. This is made even more complicated on my winter mountain runs. It can often be cool at the start when I step out the door, but I quickly warm up as I climb uphill, often sheltered by the trees, but as I run out of the trees into alpine areas, I feel more exposed to the elements again.

I am reminded how important it is to layer. Increasingly I'm starting out my runs with a merino base layer, a hooded windbreaker of some sort and I'll often tie a second jacket around my waist. I wear a neck gaiter of some sort and a bandana to cover my ears.  I like wearing mitts, as I find they keep my fingers warmer. I'll wear tights in temperatures from about 10C to -5C and then a thicker a pair of windstopper pants in temperatures that are colder than that. I always wear tall socks to stop snow from getting on my ankles or shins. If it's really steep and icy I'll bring a pair of microspikes along (small, light, flexible crampons that go over running shoes) to put on for technical sections. With that setup, I've run in very cold temperatures with fierce winds, in deep snow, on very technical terrain at high altitudes. I have done these runs in relative comfort, allowing me to focus on performance.

In short, the more prepared you can be, with the right equipment for your task, the better you will enjoy your experience and the more likely you are to perform to your potential. There's no reason not to get out there and enjoy the trails in the winter months. I get a great deal of pleasure experiencing the trails and mountains in different seasons. Watching the changes throughout the year, no matter how subtle, allows me to feel more connected to the places I like to enjoy. - Adam

Want your very own 5 Peaks Buff?  Our friends at Buff have some for sale on their website!

Trail Running Camp Offer from Jennifer Fararone - Earlybird deadline to March 31st for the 5 Peaks Family!

Jennifer Faraone is a running coach, competitive athlete, and duathlete. She won the 5 Peaks Sports Series in 2011, won the 5 Peaks Championship race in 2012 and won 4/5 trail races she entered in 2013.  She also competed in the World Mountain Running Championship and last year won her age group in the Worlds Duathlon Championship.  When she is not chasing her two energetic children, she prefers to be out on the trails as much as possible.

Happy Trails!
The 5 Peaks Team

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