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2019 Rundle's Revenge Tech Guide

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Rundle's Revenge Technical Guide Wondering if the Rundle's Revenge is for you? Do you lay awake at night dreaming of world-class single-track? Do you live to run or bike technical trails that traverse rocky outcroppings and flowing streams—trails that barrel under wooded canopies only to break through to cobalt Rocky Mountain skies? And do you believe that fun with friends and a little pain are essentials for athletic pleasure? If you answered yes to those questions, then this is the event for you! Rundle's Revenge has all those things and more! The Rundle's Revenge is a two-day funfest that includes mountain biking and trail running. No, it's not a duathlon. Rundle's Revenge is so much more than that! Where duathlons combine the two events into one day, Rundle's Revenge gives you a full day for each event. The distances are longer and more challenging. And if you only want to do the mountain biking on Saturday or just the trail running on Sunday, then you can. There are shorter courses and longer courses, and for you competitive masochists that both bike and run, you can participate in both long courses (aka: The Full Donkey) for maximum pleasure. Bring your A-game to the full donkey and you just might qualify for The Iron Donkey award. Really… who wouldn't want to be an iron donkey? By now you're probably wondering, "What's with all this 'donkey' stuff? The Canmore Nordic Centre is home to many world-renowned mountain biking events, Rundle's Revenge included. The Nordic center itself was built on the slopes of Mount Rundle, more specifically a peak named East End of Rundle. Locals just call it EEOR—like Disney's Eeyore, the endearing donkey from Winnie-the-Pooh, known for his persistent but lovable pessimism. Since the names are the same, Rundle's Revenge adopted a donkey as its mascot. But our EEOR is an ornery donkey. He's a competitor who likes to kick-ass and take names! EEOR isn't afraid to pound the trails all day, and then come back for more.

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