It’s the final day of Early Bird registration for the Bill Nielsen Trail Run that will be held right here in Lacombe at the end of September.
Racers will once again have the choice of racing in a 2k fun run around Cranna Lake, 5k, 10k and 10 miles.
Event Organizer Larry Michielsen says proceeds from the race will be going to the Bill Nielsen Trail Society, who works to maintain the trails, and build on them.
"Our long-term goal is to try and get a trail that goes completely around Elizabeth Lake and Lake Anne. So we are setting money aside right now for possibly a boardwalk, or anything else we can assist the City with to improve our trail system."
Last year 300 runners braved the rain to honour Bill Nielsen and push themselves in the races around Lacombe's beautiful trail system.
Michielsen says the Society is planning to add some additional paths in the coming years as well.
"Burman University and the City got together and they've added more trails near Burman, but hasn't officially been set, but they've approved a trail that goes by Burman U and Highway 2. Additionally the City is putting adding some trails near Westview Park, so that we'll be able to hook the Westview Trail to the Christian School. So we are trying to link the trail system right through Lacombe."
Michielsen says he's very appreciative of the hard work the Society, Burman University, and the City of Lacombe have been able to do.
Adding it's rare for 3 different parties to come together and work so easily with one another.
If you'd like to sign up for Bills Trail Run and save $10 with their early bird deal, or would like to help out and volunteer that day, you can click on the link below.