The Great Camp Adventure Walk

Training

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk is a challenge-by-choice adventure. You can challenge yourself to walk 5 km, 10 km, 15 km or the full 20 km. The further you go, the more fun-filled activities you’ll get to participate in along the way!

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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.

Footwear

  • 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

Clothing

  • 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

Stretching

  • 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

Staying Hydrated

  • 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

Nutrition

  • 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

Most Importantly

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

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