Trail Run Results 2012
A fun event for runners of all ages
2011 marks the 17th year for the annual trail run at Crimson Lake Provincial Park. This annual event is aimed at offering a fun event for runners of all ages and abilities, promoting an active lifestyle, and an appreciation of our natural spaces. It’s a non-profit event, and any funds raised go toward the maintenance and development of the trail system at Crimson Lake.
To date, the main project funded by the trail run was the construction of two toilet facitlies along the trail — one at the end of the cabin road and the other at the Pioneer Ranch Camp road. This project was completed in 2008.
The first trail run at Crimson Lake in 1995 was hosted by Rocky’s Recreation Department, and was meant to be a one-time event. However, following the race, two neighbors and good friends who were visiting over their back fence decided the race was a worthwhile project which should be carried on. Brian Mazza and Carole Garnick formed the David Thompson 10 k Trail Run Committee.
Brian was the editor of The Mountaineer and an enthusiastic supporter of community events. Carole was an avid runner and a terrific event organizer. Together, they worked diligently, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, to build the race. The trail run has grown steadlily each year, starting with 57 runners in 1995, growing to a record 300 runners in 2009.
Remembering Brian and Carole
In 2007, the David Thompson 10 k Trail Run was renamed the Brian Mazza Memorial Trail Run, following Brian’s sudden and unexpected death from a heart attack at age 45. Sadly, Carole Garnick died in 2009, after a battle with cancer. Following the loss of these two dedicated volunteers, friends, family and fellow runners agreed to get involved and keep the trail run alive.
The trail run is set for the third Saturday of August every year. We encourage runners of all ages to join us for a fun trail run at beautiful Crimson Lake.