About Edmonton Trail Community
*NEW* Ten-Pack Trails!
Founded in 2014, ETC is for outdoor explorers of every age and every ability who like to chase adventures together. Every person. Every pace. Not just about the run.
To comply with current COVID restrictions, and also to take care of our community, Edmonton Trail Community is offering sign-up activities during the current lock-down. Safety is first always, but also our mental, social and physical health need TLC during this pandemic. A maximum of ten participants may sign up per activity. Physical distancing is mandatory except among cohorts. Headlamps and trail grips are available to borrow.
See our December 10th blog here to understand current COVID-19 restrictions as they apply to fitness activities.
Scroll down to sign up and for more information! Note that times and locations vary from our usual events.
Ten-Pack Trails: How It Works
- We are Every Person. But you must sign up! The sign-up form will follow a weekly schedule, and will be updated every Friday morning for the upcoming week. If you sign up but cannot attend, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can offer your spot to someone else. If more than ten people sign up, we will start a waiting list. Please do NOT show up if you have not signed up.
- We are Every Pace. We will provide a lead for each activity, and the run activities will include a sweep. This will allow every pace to show up without worry about getting lost or left behind. The leads and sweeps are part of the Max 10 head-count.
- We are No Frills. You don't need special gear to participate. If your forget a headlamp or don't yet have one, we bring extras to each evening activity. Bootcamp Rob provides sandbags and weighted bars (and sometimes tires). Run and Hike participants can borrow trail micro-spikes if your shoes need more traction.
- We are COVID Compliant. All participants must stay six feet apart except in cohorts. This is also a long-standing safety skill, since crowding in the trails makes it hard to see your surroundings. All borrowed gear is sanitized before and after each activity. Participants are asked not to share gear during the activity. If passing in the trails, each person will step off the trail on opposite sides and turn away from each other to avoid close contact. No hugs, no high-fives, no elbow-bumps (six feet folks!). Encouraging words - "good job" "ka-kaw" "way to go" are always welcome and often used. If you are symptomatic, please stay home and get tested.
We'll get through this together, six feet apart. If you are needing support of any kind, contact us and we will help you connect with the right services. All communications are held confidential.
We are advocates for the conservation of the river valley.
Did you know that Edmonton has North America's largest urban natural space,
22 times larger than Central Park?
City Council has voted in favour of a solar project in our protected green river valley instead of somewhere else. See our founder's statement here. Thank you to everyone who wrote in and spoke up, we are truly grateful.