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          (Race HQ or Canadian Death Race Grande Cache -AB) 

  New Leg 3 Trail
  Registration Deadlines
  Team Line-Up Change Form
  Transfer to 2018
  Call for Volunteers
  Volunteers' Meeting

Congratulations DEATH RACERS!

Whether a successful finisher or not, incredible athleticism was shown by all. The weather was beautiful despite being on the hot side for those running!

Special kudos to Brandon Miller of Grande Prairie (14:26:25), soloist, for his first place Men's time. Rhonda Backman-Loo, (16:58:47) laid claim to the first place women's title in the solo category shortly after. Congrats to team “In Memory of Trevor Nickel” (14:15:23), for their first place team performance. Also, in it's second year, the Near Death Marathon was a resounding success with tremendous performances by Kimberly Patterson (05:49:38) and Tony McWhannel (06:04:24), capturing top marathon title in the women's and men’s categories respectively.

Do check out the Race Results tab on the website to reflect upon the challenges you have faced and the accomplishments achieved.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, the Town of Grande Cache, and to the racers, for making this year's Death Race a truly amazing celebration of human spirit and the limits of human potential.

Each year the race also does a draw for 2 free racer entries. One goes to a volunteer, and the other to a volunteer that also ran the race... so congratulations to Jordon Chan (the winner of our racer volunteer draw), and Kelly Jackel (the winner of our volunteer draw), your help in putting on this event is immensely appreciated.


So again thank you to everyone who participated in this event, and congratulations to all our runners!


New Leg 3 Trail
We have made a small change to the trail at the end of leg 3. Designed to get you out of the ditch and back up to some beautiful views, we are now using a trail adjacent to the highway as opposed to the highway ditch. While the changes pose no significant change in distance, the trail is more technical so we have extended the leg 3 cut off from 7 pm to 7:15 pm. The trail is well marked should anyone want to check it out before race day, and you can click HERE to check out a video of the new section. 

If you are currently registered as a team, soloist, marathoner or kid racer, please Please PLEASE check the rosters to make sure all your information is accurate and spelled correctly. If you notice any errors please email: so we can get them fixed :)

Registration Deadlines
August 5th (Race Day) is rapidly approaching.  Registration closes for Adult Racers July 5th, 2017 and Kid Racers July 20th, 2017. 

Team Line-Up Change Form
Hey Team Captains!  If you need to rearrange your leg assignments, substitute a runner, or have a team member take on an additional leg, our team lineup change form is available.

  • If you are looking for someone to serve as a substitute on your team, check out our Facebook group: Canadian Death Race Substitutions to post your interest in a new team member and see if anyone is looking to join a team.
  • Teams unable to find a substitute may have an existing runner take on additional legs, however, there are no refunds for this decrease in team size.
  • Teams can change which leg is assigned to which runner ONLY through the Team Line-Up Change Form

Click 'REGISTER NOW' on the right side panel and follow the links to the 'Team Line-Up Change Form' when you are ready to make the changes. Team Substitutions are permissible until Race Kit Pick-Up the Friday before the Race, but the price goes up exponentially as the Race approaches, so please make your changes as soon as possible. We also cannot guarantee the correct t-shirt size for changes made after July 12 (when we order the shirts), but we do order extras.

Transfer to 2018
If you are a solo racer or marathon racer and need to transfer your registration over to 2018, you can do so by selecting the 'Register Now' tab and following the links to the "Solo/Marathon Roll Forward" form. This form will reserve you a spot in the 2018 event for 100$ and in the new year, you will receive instructions to register for 2018 while bypassing the payment. This form is available until the day before the race.

Call For Volunteers
For more details please visit the 'Volunteers' tab
We could use more volunteers on Race Weekend. As always we are pleased to offer a transferable discount of 50$ towards the 2018 race to volunteers (over the age of 18) who help out for 4+ hours. If you are a racer and wish to join us we have lots of positions available during Friday's Race Kit pIck Up, Sunday's Kids Race, and Monday's Awards Ceremony. As an added bonus, Volunteers are entered into draws for free (transferrable) 2018 race entries. There will be one draw for all volunteers and another for racer volunteers.

If you, or anyone among your friends/family, can spare some time this weekend, we would love to have you join us! All the jobs are fun and it's a great way to see the race from the inside. Have multiple people volunteer in your name and you can even combine 50$ discounts to run in 2018 for free!

ACT NOW: this offer closes July 20th and is limited to the first 200 volunteers!

Ps. volunteers also get: a race bag full of goodies, a meal coupon accepted at 2 locations all weekend, a t-shirt ... and Monday (August 7th) at 2 pm, in the Curling Rink Lounge of the Recreation Center we will be hosting a volunteer appreciation banquet with free food and prizes (10450 Hoppe Ave, Grande Cache - same place as the mandatory volunteer meeting on Friday).

Registered Volunteers - Meeting
Be sure to attend the mandatory volunteer meeting Friday (August 4th) at 5 pm in the Recreation Center Curling Rink (10450 Hoppe Ave, Grande Cache). If you cannot attend please send someone in your place to receive all your equipment and instructions for your volunteer post, or call Anita at 780-827-8482 to make alternate arrangments. Monday afternoon (Agust 7th) at 2 pm will be a volunteer appreciation banquet with free food and cool prizes (Also in the Recreation Center Curling Rink -10450 Hoppe Ave, Grande Cache).

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