Join them at the end of August for the Annual Moose Mountain Trail Races. They offer 16K, 29K and 42K marathons. Visit their web site to learn more and register.

Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

The Moose Mountain trail races is held in beautiful Bragg Creek, Alberta. Known for it’s extensive trail network and endless scenery, Kananaskis Country provides an amazing backdrop for these races. All proceeds benefit the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association.

Moose Mountain is 7,995 ft (2,437m) tall. It is on the leading edge of the Rocky Mountain range. When viewed from Springbank, it bears a striking resemblance to the head and back of a moose.

Web Site: www.moosetrailraces.com

In 2009 the event organizers now offer a full 42K Marathon

Check their web site for details on the course

Moose Mountain – 29K

The course is a rugged, challenging 29 km mountain trail starting at the West Bragg Creek Parking Lot at 9:00 am. From start to the ½ way point turn around just below the Moose Mountain fire watch station, an elevation gain of 3000 feet takes you just under 8000 feet above sea level.

This is an out and back course with logging roads, switchbacks and mountain valleys. It is challenging – prepare yourself with specific training on trails!

Telephone Loop – 16K

The course is a 16 km alternative, challenging, circular, forest trail run starting at the West Bragg Creek Parking Lot at 11:00 a.m. Be ready for boggy sections and mud in some areas!

Moose Mountain Marathon – 42K

This course takes you up to Moose Mountain alongside the 29K runners.  Upon your decent to Moose Mountain road, the course marshall will direct you to turn left towards the Telephone Loop.  The course winds around Telephone Loop in the clockwise direction.

The course is a rugged, challenging 42 km trail run starting at the West Bragg Creek Parking Lot at 8:30 am. From start to the turn around point just below the Moose Mountain fire watch station, an elevation gain of 3000 feet takes you just under 8000 feet above sea level.

Water/aid stations are available at 9K, 13K, 16K, 20K, 27K and 32K.