Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
The Gathering Prediction Run has moved! The event will now take place at the Band Shell at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park, and will be the weekend before the May long weekend.
2014 was the first year that The Gathering became a prediction run, and it was incredibly fun for those that participated. Prizes are handed out for the person that best predicts their time, along with other, very random, reasons for giving out prizes.
There are different ways to organize prediction runs. Below is a description of how the PGRR version is operated:
At 9am, we will start the clock in countdown mode from 1 hour. As a runner, your responsibility is to keep a close eye on that clock. When the clock gets down to the time that you think you can run the route in, you start running the course. The winner of this event is the person who is closest to "0" on the clock at the finish line, after the clock has reached "0" and has starting counting back up. In other words, to win the event, you cannot be faster than your predicted time.
Example: Kevin leaves to run the course when the clock is at 18:30 since he knows he runs a 5km around that time. Cam had already left to run the course when the clock was at 32:45. Kevin gets to the finish line and the clock is still counting down with 3 seconds left. Cam is right behind Kevin but the clock has hit "0" and is now starting to count up when Cam crosses the finish line. Other people come in after Cam, but Cam is closest to "0" (let's say 5 seconds) after the clock struck "0", so Cam wins the event. Yay Cam!
This event will NOT be won by the fastest runner, but by the runner who knows themselves the best on this course. Watches and other timing devices such as cell phones are not worn for events such as this, so in the spirit of fair play we ask that you also leave your watches and cell phones behind.
For More Information Visit: http://pgroadrunners.ca/index.php/event-info/pgrr-events/the-gathering