The 11th annual Perseverance Trail Run takes place Oct. 25 in Cumberland. Registration is limited to 350 entries.

The 11th annual Perseverance Trail Run takes place Oct. 25 in Cumberland. Registration is limited to 350 entries.

Perseverance Trail Run registration filling up

Fundraiser for Cumberland Community Forest Society goes Oct. 25 in Cumberland

Registration is filling up for the 11th annual Perseverance Trail Run, taking place Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Village of Cumberland.

This year’s race will once again feature two classic trail run courses: A 3k Cross Country Romp and an 11k Mountain Run.

The 3k XC Romp showcases the protected Cumberland Community Forest trails including a few ups and downs, twists and turns and maybe even a little water. This course is perfect for those looking to sample cross-country running, including walkers and the little ones.

The 11k Mountain Run is for those looking for a running challenge complete with steep climbs, flowing descents, technical single-track and breathtaking vistas. If you are ready to challenge your trail running stamina, this course will surely take you to new “heights.”

The Perseverance Trail Run is a community driven, grass roots trail running event held in Cumberland every fall. The race has been organized by volunteers and supported by local sponsoring businesses since 2004 with the goal of raising funds to purchase and protect the Cumberland Forest through the CCFS.

Over the past 10 years, the race has raised over $180,000 through racer donations, community partnerships and the Cumberland After Party for the Forest. This year, the race will once again be raising funds for the CCFS, through racer and sponsor donations, WestJet raffle tickets, special Art Hats designed by local painter Tracy Kobus, and another massive After Party for the Forest.

Racers looking to improve their trail racing skills can join the ELM Perseverance Adventure Running Clinic and learn the course inside and out. The eight-week program, coached by Sarah Seads and her team of ELM “Fearless Leaders”, kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9. Go to elmhealth.com for more information and to register for this training clinic.

“This race has sold out four years in a row so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment,” Seads noted. “There is no race day registration and when all 350 spots are gone…they are gone! Sign up for the race at perseverancetrailrun.com.

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