A local running team completed the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache over the August long weekend in very muddy conditions.
The Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache was on a local runner's bucket list.
Running enthusiast Carol Burk from Olds completed the race with her team that she met through the Running Room in Red Deer.
She says the race has to be completed in 24 hours and they finished in 19 hours. It includes 5 legs of various distances and challenges. According to Burk, she completed her 19 kilometer leg in 2 hours, 34 minutes.
Burk says last year her team was 5 minutes late of the cut off time and they could not finish the race.
She says this time around they were 42nd out of 79 relay teams and 24th out of 42 in the mixed relay teams.
Burk will be 68 years old in 2 weeks and she tells new runners to hang in there.
Burk says she slipped and broke her little toe and needed 5 stitches in her elbow on the Tuesday before the race on the Heritage Day long weekend.
Up next she will be running the 50 Ultra Grizzly Relay in October and a few more races in September including the 5 Peaks in Canmore.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire Canadian Death Race conversation with Carol Burk.
The weather was beautiful on Saturday, October 20th. However, the scoreboard at Normie Kwong Park was not for the Olds High School Spartans. The Big Sky Football Conference regular season concluded for OHS with a 51 to 7 loss to the Canmore Wolverines. That sets the stage for a playoff rematch in the mountains on Friday, October 26th.
On Thursday, October 18th at approximately 9:30am the Sundre RCMP detachment received a complaint from the Sundre Hospital advising that an adult male victim had attended the hospital suffering from a gun shot wound to his lower extremities.
Agriculture for Life is launching its 2nd annual education symposium next month. Ag for Life CEO Luree Williamson says it will be held in Red Deer this year and it is open to students as well as teachers across the province.
Some late third period heroics allowed the Olds College Bronocs to beat the Red Deer College Queens 3-2. It was the front end of a pink in the rink challenge between the two teams and the lone women's hockey game on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule for Thursday, October 18th.
On Tuesday, October 16th at approximately 2:30 pm Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a robbery that had just occurred on a rural property north east of Innisfail in Red Deer County. Innisfail RCMP with the assistance of Innisfail integrated Freeway Patrol responded immediately.
It is pink in the rink night on Thursday, October 18th at the Olds SportsComplex as Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team faces off with Red Deer College. Admission to the game at 7 o'clock is $10 which will also get you a pink toque at the door. This year the Broncos are also challenging the RDC Queens to see who can collect the most money for a good cause this year at their pink in the rink game.