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New twist for the Month of Pain

Pique Newsmagazine providing trophies, prizes to top male and female

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Registration starts at the entrance to Function Junction at 10 a.m., and the race gets underway at noon. The cost is $25, including food, refreshments, and a raffle ticket to a draw that includes a Whistler-Blackcomb seasons pass, stays at local hotels, vouchers for local restaurants, and gear donated by local stores. WORCA will also be on hand to sell registrations.

Loop the Lakes — Sept. 7

This trail run takes place around Alice Lake Provincial Park trails in Squamish, with eight and 15 km courses available.

>This is the fourth year for the event, which raises money for the Squamish Emergency Program, Squamish Off Road Cycing Association, and Squamish Trails Society.

The shorter race takes place mainly on park roads and wider trails, while the long course includes some singletrack mountain bike trails and is more technical. Registration is $25 for the short course or $30 for the long course. More information and registration is available online at www.loopthelakes.com.

It’s also the fourth event in the Sea to Sky Trail Running Series (www.s2srun.com).

Soo Valley Rumble — Sept. 13

Hosted by the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association to fill the gap left by the Samurai of Singletrack, this is the second year for this event. Details are still coming together, but participants can count on a challenging point-to-point mountain bike race that involves roads and trails in the Soo Valley. Registration is at 9 a.m. in the northern entrance to the Soo Valley, and the race gets underway at 10 a.m. The cost is $20, including food and refreshments. The course will be different than last year’s, and a map will be posted online a week before the race. For more information, visit www.worca.com.

Terry Fox Run — Sept. 14

The Whistler edition of the 2008 Terry Fox Run will be similar to last year, with the race starting and finishing at Meadow Park. Registration is by donation, and all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation to fund cancer research and support people with cancer.

There are 5 km and 10 km courses along the paved Valley Trail, and participants can choose to run, walk or ride. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m.

Only athletes that run will be counted in the Month of Pain. All participants are eligible to win draw prizes, including hotel stays donated by event hosts at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

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