Mud Hero, Canada’s largest obstacle running series, is held in almost every province except Saskatchewan. Regina local Dale Jackson is looking to change that.

 

Jackson attended his first Mud Hero race last August in Red Deer, Alberta. The race involves long distance running combined with challenging obstacles.

 

Jackson explained that the registration fee for the six-kilometre race cost just $25, but he had to spend “over $700 for gas and hotel accommodations.” So, when he returned home from Red Deer, he emailed the event organizers requesting that the race be held somewhere in Saskatchewan. 

 

Jackson said the organizers responded, asking him for location ideas. The runner explained that he thinks the Mission Ridge Winter Park located in Qu’Appelle Valley would be an ideal location for the race.

 

Ted McLeod, co-founder of Crazy Canuck Events, the organization that oversees Mud Hero, said there are many factors that go into finding a new venue for the event.

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For Regina Pats forward Maximilian Kammerer, a trip to Malmö, Sweden not only meant a chance to participate in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, but also an opportunity to return home.

 

Kammerer, who’s from Düsseldorf, Germany, received the invite to try out for his home country’s junior team in early December. He left for Malmö on Dec.12.

 

The German-born player practiced twice a day at the tryout camp before officially being named to the team just before Christmas. After making his country’s squad, Kammerer said many of his teammates texted him to congratulate his accomplishment.

 

“I just said congrats. You’re a good player, you deserve it, and all that hard work is paying off for you,” fellow Pats teammate Austin Wagner said.

 

Kammerer already knew the majority of his German teammates. He said he played with several of them last year while representing Germany in the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championship.

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