Brantford Grand Trail 10K

If you look at my 2013 race calendar, you’ll see that I’ve added a mid-summer 10K. I don’t usually do short races, but this one looks good. And, for some time, I’ve been looking for a race I can do in the summer heat. Now I’ve bagged it – I’ll do a couple of half marathons in the spring, a 10K in the summer, and a half and a full marathon in the fall. That sounds ideal!

The Brantford Grand Trail 10K happens on July 28, 2013. As far as I can tell from the event website, it’s a small (100 participants this year) race, the proceeds of which go to support local Habitat for Humanity projects. No medals or t-shirts for this one – but all race finishers get a towel! That’s fine with me, as I have too many medals and t-shirts as it is. The race distance, though, is certified by Athletics Canada/Run Canada.

The course is on paved and hardpack gravel riverside trails, so I’ll probably wear my huaraches. Given the date, the weather’s bound to be hot, so I plan to wear my running kilt/skirt. There’s a nice YouTube video of this year’s race here, which gives a good sense of what the course and event are like. This one’s going to be a hoot!

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