Free Drop Off to the Bow Valley and Calgary
About the GVRAT
"A bit of advice for those who have never done 1,000 kilometers in 4 months before and are just hoping to finish...
This is a long event, and it is not necessary that you are able to begin by averaging over 5 miles a day.
The key is to be patient and consistent. You do not want to begin by pushing yourself to excessive distances and risk injury.
Just start out doing the distance you can comfortably do, and stay motivated to go out every day.
Some days you will not feel like going out, but the hardest part of every run is the first step.
If you just go ahead and put on your running togs and go out the door, you will be amazed how good it feels after you warm up to the day.
On the days that you think you cannot make it, do not get discouraged, or give up. On the days that you think; "this is too far and i will never make it" just realign your goal to getting as far as you can get. Experienced long distance runners will tell you, it can be discouraging to think about a goal that is so far away. Instead focus on something you can reach. Look at the map, and just get to the next city. And when you get there, set your sights on the next one.
One day, you will look, and the next stop is in Buckeye Hollow!
If you get behind pace early, it is not a big deal. As you get in better condition, and acclimate to the mileage, you will be able to go further with the same effort. Once you are able to go further each day than the average miles you need to finish, you will see that number go down and down, until you are finally back on pace to finish!
Just keep your eye on the prize, and you will discover that you can do more than you thought you could do. It is a good feeling to do something that amazes your friends.... but it is a feeling like no other to do something that amazes yourself!
never give up."
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we do, but be mindful that if you are in Europe and you select International Surface as a shipping option the delay will be 6 to 8 weeks. Please select International Air at checkout if you want to receive your items in a timely manner.
Can I put in a request for a piece that is on the US website but not on the Canadian website?
The short answer is no. Since we are not importing the apparel from the US manufacturer (import duties on apparel are 18%), we deal with a manufacturer/decorator based here in Canada. We have access to the items that they carry and there are differences in the products that are available in Canada and in the USA.
What is the ETA to receive my order?
At the moment, we are taking pre-orders. Production will start at the end of June. From there, it'll be between 2 and 3 weeks before we receive the orders.