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Heights Fiver

Date: Sunday, March 26th, 2017
 
Events: 5km, 5 mile (8km)
Start time: 9:00am
Location: Kool Cats Kids Care, 6989 Gladstone Dr.
Contact: Cam McNamara
Registration: Online Here; Paper Here
Bib pickup Morning of event @ 8:00am inside Kool Cats Kids Care building

The Heights Fiver is a PGRR Club event held every spring, usually in mid to late March. The course itself is a loop in the College Heights area of Prince George. This event is the first event of the year for the Club, and as such also serves as a kicking off point both for the Club, where the event doubles as a Club member sign up venue for new and returning members, as well as for many runners in and around the Prince George area who are usually tuning up for larger events later in the spring.

The route surface is asphalt and concrete (road and sidewalk), although in March there can still be quite a bit of snow and ice on course, so good footwear with decent tread is strongly encouraged.

5 km course (click images to enlarge):

5km Route 5km Elevation

The 5km course winds along a residential two lane Simon Fraser Rd. before a quick left turn and jump over to Domano Blvd. This part up to the 1km mark is relatively flat. For the next 2.5km the course is relatively flat with several really long straight stretches where you can see the competition. Once onto Malispina, the course begins a slight drop in elevation, takes a brief detour through Malispina Crescent. From here it is only a 1km roll towards the finish passing by the park on Gladstone. The finish in the daycare parking lot comes quick and watch out for slick spots at the turn into the parking lot.

5 mile course (click images to enlarge):

5 mile Route 5 mile Elevation

The 5 mile course winds along a residential two lane Simon Fraser Rd. The course then heads up a stiff hill for 400m at the 1 mile mark. It continues a gentle climb winding through the residential streets of College Heights before jumping onto the main Domano 4 lane road at the 2 mile mark. From here, the course gets a wonderful downhill stretch before hitting the flat near the College Heights Secondary School. From here, the stretch is relatively flat with several really long straight sections where you can get a good look at the competition. Once onto Malispina, the course begins a slight drop in elevation, takes a brief detour through Malispina Crescent.  At the crescent exit, it is only a 1km roll towards the finish passing by the park on Gladstone. The finish in the daycare parking lot comes quick and watch out for slick spots at the turn into the parking lot

  • As per PGRR Club policy, both headphones and pets are not permitted on course during the event.
  • Event can be busy with club registration being the first event of the year. Leave plenty of time to warm-up or register early online.
  • Early season road conditions. Watch for slippery spots and pothole.