10 Quirky Summer Trail Races (+ Win NATHAN pack!) - Page 2
2. Try "Heli-Running"
Photos by Raven Eye Photography
- Canadian Rockies Heli-Run
- Sept. 20, 2014
- Cline River, Alberta, Canada
Touting itself as the “first race of its kind in the world,” this dare-devil two-person team marathon or solo half-marathon race includes running to a mountain lake and back–and then getting on a helicopter. If done as a relay, Team Member #1 will run from the heliport to the lake and fly out by helicopter, while Team Member #2 will helicopter to the lake and then run to the heliport. Partnering with Icefields Helicopter, every participant, including solo runners, no matter their time, will have the chance to take a six-minute helicopter ride during their race. Friends and family can even purchase a helicopter flight during the race and watch their runners from above!