There are good reasons why those planning to register for the Footstock races should sign up by Feb. 28.

Its early bird offer not only saves you an average of $10 on your registration but guarantees you'll receive some great race swag.

"We're pretty excited about the registrations coming in, and at the same time, we're hearing from local businesses, who are volunteering to contribute some fantastic draw prizes for both participants and volunteers," says Meredith McMorran, of Footstock.

"We're always looking to make sure the package is another part of what makes our event a great one."

Since 1999, Footstock has been encouraging people to stay active and is a rallying point for Cochrane's rich community spirit.

This year's races are on June 4 and include 5, 10, and 18k foot races, a unique relay challenge plus the ever-popular kids' triathlon.

Cup winnerA Garmin team won last year's Barnett Orthodontics 18k Corporate/Family Relay Cup, shown here being presented the trophy by Meredith McMorran. (photo/Footstock)

The Barnett Orthodontics 18k corporate/family relay has been part of Footstock for two years and so far only Garmin teams have raised the cup.

"They have won it the first two years, and so we'd love to see somebody else give them a run for the money."

Each member of a team runs a different distance: 10k, 5k, or 3k.

There are several age categories in the kids' triathlon, and the distance they run, bike, and swim is geared to their age. Last year, two-year-old Colbie Burman became the youngest person ever to complete it.

Virtual monthly races have resumed

Footstock has resumed its monthly virtual runs to provide an opportunity to tune up for the June race and win some great prizes.

There are still a few days to complete the February virtual run. Up for grabs is a 4iiii heart rate monitor and a water bottle.

"That's a great reason to get out for a run, maybe not today, but when it warms up," says McMorran.

The virtual races started when Footstock was forced to go virtual during the pandemic. McMorran says it was a way to practice how to manage the virtual races.

"Since then, some participants asked to see them back, and we delivered."

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