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Get Your Training Schedule
- Click Here to download our easy-to-follow 10k training schedule.
- Click Here to download our easy-to-follow 20k training schedule.
You can also download our training schedules from your Participant Centre.
- Comfortable, proper-fitting shoes are a must for this event
Train in the shoes you intend to wear on event day
- If you don’t break in your shoes ahead of time, you may be very uncomfortable on event day
- Weather at the end of September can be warm and sunny or cool and cloudy
Layering your clothing on event day prepares you for all weather conditions
- Breathable layers are ideal
- This is one of the best things you can do for your body
- Stretching can help you prevent injury during training, as well as on event day
- Be sure to stop and stretch for at least 5 minutes every hour that you are walking
- Walking may seem like a low impact activity, but you’re still using energy and hydration is important
Bring a bottle with you to refill throughout the day
- Water will be available at Main Camp and at each campsite
- Staying hydrated will help keep your energy up
- Good choices about what you eat go a long way towards maintaining your energy level, and assists with physical activity
- Canada’s Food Guide has excellent nutrition and physical activity guidelines for all ages, so you and your family can work as a group to prepare for our event
Training with Others
- It is safer and a lot more enjoyable
- Training is recommended as a regular family or team activity
Get started today! You can gradually increase your distance over time, so it’s a great idea to grab your teammates, strap on your comfiest shoes, and hit the streets as soon as you can