Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park

Roots & Ruts VIRTUAL Challenge – 2020

Let’s get active
for the month of September with the 
2020 “Roots & Ruts”
VIRTUAL Challenge

with 3km, 5km, 10km, 20km, 30km & 50km distances,
this Virtual event has something for all fitness ability levels!
Run, Walk or Hike!


The Roots & Ruts Trail Race is a staple in the NW Alberta trail running scene. Restrictions on gatherings and sporting events won’t stop us from keeping you active and engaged this year.

Our Roots & Ruts course is known for it’s rooty and rutty terrain so this virtual challenge will be all about time on the trails!

Sign up for ANY or ALL of the distances offered. You may run/walk/hike the distances you select as many times as you wish. Placement in each category will be awarded based on the fastest times posted in each distance category at month-end.

We will be using the Free Activity Tracker App STRAVA. A great way to track your trail runs and watch progress among the entire group.

Whether you submit your run, walk or hike of 3km or 118km (all 6 distances) during the month of September, ALL PARTICIPANTS will receive a limited edition, one-of-a-kind Roots & Ruts Virtual Challenge finishers Medal/Woodal and commemorative bib. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun!

1. For every distance completed you will receive a “leaf” tag. The tags will be added to your Woodal to celebrate your accomplishments.

2. Complete three of the 6 distances of those available and receive a special Roots & Ruts “TREE-O” Woodal.

Complete the 50k plus two additional distances, and you will receive a Roots & Ruts “ULTRA TREE-O” Woodal.

4. Complete ALL 6 distances, and you will receive both the “TREE-O” and the “ULTRA TREE-O” Woodals.

Top 3 male/female finishers in each distance will receive awards.

Your registration for the Roots & Ruts Virtual Challenge will also provide you an invitation to our PRIVATE Roots & Ruts Facebook Community where we share Daily Conversation, Weekly Challenges, Facebook Live and Prizes! You’ll also be invited to our PRIVATE Roots & Ruts Virtual Challenge STRAVA Club.


One distance ADULT: $40
Adult Additional distances:  $20/distance
One distance CHILD (12 & Under): $25
Child Additional Distances $15

All participants will receive a Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park Day Lift Pass.


*Registration online only. For questions call our office at 780-532-6637.

Optional Add-on:

Race Package Mail-out………………..$10.00/ea

Local Package Pickup:

All race entries are non-refundable but may be transferred to another participant up until race day.

Challenge Guidelines:

Every participant will receive ONE entry into the prize draws for simply registering for the challenge.

Track your TRAIL KMS and join our Strava Club – Roots & Ruts Virtual Challenge 2020 to follow along with the fun! The link to the Strava Event Club will be emailed to you in your registration confirmation email.

Submit your chosen Time per Distance by 10:00pm on September 30th, 2020. Distance category submission guidelines will be provided upon registration.

Grand Prize Draw will be done following the conclusion of this Month Long event on October 1st.

Weekly Bonus Prizes and giveaways based on social media and fitness challenges.

Get Virtually Social:
Roots & Ruts Virtual Challenge 2020
Private Participants Group
@nitehawktrailtraining #rootsandrutsvirtualchallenge

Our “WAXWING WEDNESDAY” TRAINING GROUP will start on Wednesday, August 19th and will continue every Wednesday until September 30th!
We will meet in the BEAR PAW Par 3 Golf Course & RV Park parking lot at 6pm each week. We ask that you arrive a few minutes early, bring hydration, wear trail shoes, and pack bear spray if you have it. *Please park in the parking lot next to the bike park.

Please follow physical distancing protocols and follow Alberta Health Services Regulations at all times during this entire challenge.

For more information about Province of Alberta Guidelines visit:


Thank you for your interest. We hope you will join us in 2021!