Swamp Donkey Adventure Racing Newsletter - June 1, 2012
2012 Manitoba Runs - Ultra Movie Film Fest
Join us for an evening of films, fun and prizes and find out the age old question... Why do we run?? Is it for the challenge or is it because we are searching for something deeper? From Adventure Racing to Trail Marathons and Ultras, we run because we can... No matter how much it hurts. The thrill of crossing that finish line makes the pain go away!
Mission: to provide a fun and exciting night of movies featuring local and near by trail runs and/or multi sport events; and to inspire runners to take on new and bigger challenges and push their limits while having some fun along the way.
1. Swamp Donkey/ Dirty Donkey
2. Go Death Racer Documentary
3. Bighorn 100 Documentary
4. Unbreakable - The Western States 100
*** Wear your favorite race jersey and be entered to win an additional prize. If you've ever raced before, you probably have a shirt from the event. Wear your best, most epic, most cherished shirt to the movie night and compare your adventures with others. ***
Location: 17 Wing Base Theater - 680 Whytewold (located in the Fit/ Rec Centre)
Cost: $5.00 (portion of proceeds donated to Winnipeg Military Family Resource Center)
Doors Open: 6:30pm... Movies start at 7:00pm
Festival Sponsors: Swamp Donkey Adventure Racing, Trail Run Manitoba, City Park Runners, Wilderness Supply, Showtime Supplements, Aspire Fitness, Crystal Clear Water, GU Energy
The Dirty Donkey Mud Run On The Cover The Metro!
Everybody's talking about The Dirty Donkey Mud Run so you better get registered before it sells out!
Not "On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone".... as the song goes... It's The Metro baby and with a daily circulation of over 40,000, that's huge!
... "The thought of a five kilometre run may not seem intimidating to a seasoned marathon runner, but the Dirty Donkey Mud Run will be like no marathon Manitoba has ever seen. The run, which happens Aug. 18, starts at the Oasis Resort just outside Winnipeg. It will see participants run through off-road terrain, thick mud and some wildly difficult man-made obstacles..." Check out the full article by Dave Baxter and photo credits by Kelly Morton Photography - The Dirty Donkey Mud Run Will Bring "Mud, Sweat & Cheers" to Manitoba
The Dirty Donkey Mud Run August 18, 2012
While similar events in the USA and Canada have sold out, literally thousands upon thousands of people are doing mud run/ obstacle events. This will be the first of it's kind in Manitoba and it will be big! We are expecting a sell-out so avoid the disappointment and register yourself of your team today! Throw down the gauntlet to friends and family, the more the merrier!
So you think your tough and done it all... Think you've seen it all... We'll you ain't seen a "Donkey" like this! This will be the highlight of your summer... your year... maybe your life!! "Whoever thought 5km's could be this tough... this fun... this DIRTY!!!" Part foot race mixed with an insane mud run, plus an obstacle course that will knock you on your "Donkey"!
Aspire Fitness Is Designing a Training Program for Adventure Races
So you want to get ready for The Swamp Donkey Adventure Race? Are you new to "the world of adventure racing"... or have has your team participated before and 2012 you want to "kill the donkey"??
Jason Penner and his great staff at Aspire Fitness located at 3501 McGillivray Blvd will get you ready! Whether its The Swamp Donkey, The Dirty Donkey or "just to get you off your donkey"... they will get you ready.
Check out this great article: "...Adventure races are a new phenomena in the fitness world, the variety in movements throughout the race appeals to many people of different disciplines. Gone are the days of training for one specific movement or task, enter the world of training for the unknown.
Adventure races can be broken down into four main disciplines, anaerobic recovery, muscle strength (peak output), muscle endurance (sustained output) and proprioception. You can excel at one or all of them but to be truly successful in an adventure race you need to have a balance of all four. I will warn you that I like to talk, so if you're not really into hearing what I have to say you can just skip forward to the training program part of this paper. If you're interested in knowing the method to the madness it might be worthwhile reading the whole thing..." READ JAY'S FULL ARTICLE
All Pain In The ASSiniboine Participants: IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ...
*REMINDER* All Teams and solos are required to have a support person (crew) to deliver and drop off Transition Gear and boats at Beaudry Park before 9:15am. Your support person will remain to cheer you on and to remove Transition Gear and bikes after team/ solos arrive. Park permits will be required for your support vehicles or spectators to Beaurdry Provincial Park. After three years of having entrance fees waived, it will once again cost Manitobans to visit provincial parks as fees are back in 2012. If you're caught gallivanting about without that tell-tale tag on your rear-view mirror you could face a hefty fine.
Pick up a daily park permit for $4, a three-day is $8, or the season pass is $30. They must be purchased before for your support vehicle at Wilderness Supply 623 Ferry Rd. or other camping retail locations. No passes will be available for sale the morning of the event.
We hope that you are getting pumped up for the upcoming Pain in the ASSiniboine Race! The river has been open for a few weeks now and the day is shaping up to be a blast! All participants should refresh themselves with mandatory gear list; particularly the paddling section as you must have each of these items to satisfy the legal requirements for paddling on the river.
The Beachcomber restaurant has once again come on board to offer the food and drink for post race. A food voucher will be included in your race bag at registration. If you have any special food requirements (ie. allergies, vegetarian) please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you. Extra meal tickets for support crew or guests can be purchased as well HERE
A pre-registration package will be arriving in your inbox this month. Please watch for that, print and fill the forms out pre-race in order to speed things up for you on race day. Have a great day!
Good luck to all participants in this great event that combines some of the best "scenic cycling" our city has to offer with a "pleasurable paddle" on the Assiniboine. Below is all the important information to check out before race day!
It's All In The Name At Swamp Donkey
With The Swamp Donkey Adventure Race filling up fast there's and the great summer weather in full swing, 2012 will surely be a great year. Our goal this year is to again be the largest adventure race in Canada and with teams already registered from other provinces and the USA, we are on track to exceed that goal.
if there's one thing our racers know it's how to have a good time and it shows with the great team names that they come up with every year. If you need some inspiration just check out the Team Roster and see why our participants race hard but have a fun time! As always there will be a small prize for the most creative team name judged by the race organizers at the event so get creative!
You "LIKE" Us... You Really "LIKE" Us!!
We are going our Swamp Donkey and Dirty Donkey following slow and steady but we need your help. Share our pages with all your Facebook friends and "Tweet" us on Twitter! Our goal is to push those numbers into the 1,000"s and kick some "Donkey"! If you haven't already, LIKE us on FB & Follow us on Twitter and stay up to date on all the Donkeys.
Swamp Donkey Adventure Racing Twitter: @SwampDonkeyAR
Dirty Donkey Mud RunTwitter: @DirtyDonkeyRun