Check out the 2016 Race Highlight Video!

Once again, a big thank you goes out to Allen Jones and Ace Films for so perfectly capturing the feeling of inspiration and community at last year’s Giants Head Grind.

If you joined us for the 2016 race in Summerland, we hope this will remind you of the incredible fun you had! If you have yet to join us, we hope this short video will inspire you enough to make 2017 your year. You’ll be supporting a great cause and having some amazing fun along the way.

Registration is now open through to May 1, 2017. It will sell out, so register soon!

The 2016 Results are in!

Congratulations to all of the participants and volunteers at the 3rd Annual Giants Head Grind – Christopher Walker Memorial Race. It was an amazing day, and while we were a bit nervous for rain, the sun came out and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. We even hosted our very first “Bike the Grind” event, with 26 racers (19 of whom also “Hiked the Grind” just a few short hours later!).

We are pleased to announce that this year’s race results are now live!

The 2016 First Place Male and Female BIKE Racers are:
  • Andrew Funamoto (M) 23:39
  • Krista Matthews (F) 27:28
The 2016 First Place Male and Female HIKE Racers are:
  • Jason Curran (M) 34:57
  • Erin Trainer (F) 39:59

Congratulations again to everyone who participated. And THANK YOU to all the amazing sponsors and volunteers that make this event the success that it is.

To check out the full list of results: giantsheadgrind.ca/2016-results

Race Day Photos 2015

A special Giants Head Grind thanks goes to husband and wife team, Valdo and Anna, who raced around throughout the day from the Beach to the Peak, and everywhere in between, to capture some outstanding photos of all of our participants.

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the set in Google+

We hope you enjoy re-living the day as you glance through these photos… okay, maybe not the climb itself (ouch!), but definitely the people, the view, the food courtesy of Nester’s Market, Brodo and True Grains, and the beverages from Okanagan Crush Pad and Bad Tattoo.

Of course, let’s not forget all of our amazing Sponsors and volunteers who helped to make the Giants Head Grind – Christopher Walker Memorial Race 2015 a weekend to remember!

See you again in 2016…

Roch Lobster Lunch at Dirty Laundry

After the Giants Head Grind Race has come and gone for another year, you may be looking to do a bit of wine touring on Sunday. Well, have we got good news for you!

On Sunday, May-17 at 12:00 pm, Roch Fortin returns with his fresh lobster lunch specials on the Patio at Dirty Laundry Vineyard. Roch will be there from 12-2 pm serving up his Maritime delights. $34.95 includes lobster, bread, salad & dessert.

And here’s the best part (besides the wine and lobster, of course)… Dirty Laundry is generously donating part of their proceeds that day to the Giants Head Grind! So, thank you once again, Dirty Laundry, for your continued support of our great cause.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call (250) 494-8815 right away to book your table!

This is it! Registration closes today… Mon, May 11.

And, we’ve hit our goal of 300 Racers!

Everyone who has taken the time to register, promote, tweet and Facebook the Giants Head Grind – Christopher Walker Memorial Race has played a huge role in getting us to our goal of 300 Racers. Last year, being the beginner race organizers that we were, that was our capacity. However, with a year under our belt, we’re allowing a few of you late-bloomers to register until Monday, May 11th. But that’s it!

Don’t wait.

For all of you who haven’t registered and keep meaning to, or are yet undecided… this is your last chance! Join a team, race as an individual… or just come for the BBQ. Whatever the case, do not miss out on being part of this very worthwhile and exceptionally fun event.

Click the “Get Involved” button NOW!

Still on the fence about doing the Grind?

Let Westjet make your decision for you..!

westjet-logoThere are still a few days left to sign up for this year’s Giants Head Grind – Christopher Walker Memorial Race, which is taking place on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, and we have some great news!

Thanks to the generosity of the outstanding team at Westjet, we will be giving away two tickets to anywhere Westjet flies!** Each race participant will be provided one entry into the draw as part of their registration, and additional draw entries will be available for purchase on race day. The more you buy the better your chances are to win!

Just another great reason to join us for this year’s race. And, thank you again to Westjet for their generous support! 

**please note some flight restrictions apply

Race Day Results

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The Race Day Results are in! Congratulations to all participants that made it to the top of the Grind!

Our Inaugural Race First Place Male and Female racers were:

  • Ken Meyers            – 32:28
  • Kalie McCrystal     – 39:05

There following is a list of times for our finishers:

 

Time Last Name First Name
32:38:00 344 Myers Ken
34:44:00 170 Curran Jason
35:10:00 343 Musselman Bell Tim
37:10:00 253 Wright Shayne
37:21:00 399 Stevens Kyle
37:34:00 103 Agur Lee
37:36:00 217 Gregory Jesse
38:05:00 238 Isaak Bob
39:05:00 123 Berrisford Michael
39:05:00 324 McCrystal Kalie
39:34:00 178 Dober Mathew
39:49:00 339 Morrison Adam
40:28:00 172 Czerpak Jake
40:44:00 120 Bartier Michael
40:57:00 139 Buckingham Colin
41:28:00 397 Stenberg Chris
41:55:00 373 Reikie Barbara
42:09:00 376 Sawchyn Donna
42:15:00 589 Webb Kevin
42:30:00 171 Currie Lauren
42:43:00 150 Cameron Sam
42:55:00 342 Musselman Bell Ingrid
43:01:00 132 Braid Mike
43:31:00 586 Walker Don
43:39:00 353 Nosworthy Ryan
43:58:00 167 Corbett Brian
44:06:00 264 Keller Justin
44:20:00 359 Persson Kristina
44:48:00 360 Peters Joe
45:12:00 331 Mcmanuis Jeff
45:18:00 157 chadwick sophia
45:43:00 378 Scholefield Julian
45:58:00 383 Shute Brodie
46:14:00 214 Gowler Cheryl
46:18:00 313 Maddock Roger
46:34:00 396 Stein Walter
46:41:00 596 Weston Chantel
46:45:00 169 Curran Nathan
46:57:00 261 Kellen Mike
47:15:00 118 Ayers Jenny
48:05:00 391 Spalding Lisa
48:30:00 216 Grant Ellen
48:33:00 594 West Mike
48:47:00 302 Lougheed Deb
48:52:00 194 Evans Sam
49:07:00 294 Langford Ross
49:11:00 226 Harrold Chloe
49:52:00 249 Johnson Lori
49:53:00 275 Kitchen Justin
50:02:00 692 Ramadan Naveed
50:04:00 227 Harrold Olivia
50:08:00 308 MacIntosh Madeline
50:17:00 305 Lyle Graham
50:24:00 309 MacIntosh Elisabeth
50:25:00 225 Harrold Cathy
50:30:00 109 Amundsen Patrick
50:31:00 122 Bell Jared
50:40:00 158 Chadwick Deborah
50:41:00 144 Burgart Dennis
50:44:00 290 Krusky Brad
51:05:00 400 Stewart Mason
51:10:00 159 Clark Tracy
51:12:00 321 Matthews Krista
51:12:00 398 Stevens Gillian
51:19:00 153 Campbell Bob
51:19:00 243 Jakob Franzi
51:34:00 581 Van Den Brink Erin
51:51:00 386 Smirle James
52:05:00 196 Finlay Rich
52:17:00 365 Porter Monique
52:24:00 351 Nicolson Scott
52:32:00 262 Keller Jennifer
52:32:00 263 Keller Dean
52:42:00 252 Johnston Shaun
53:18:00 244 James Brandy
53:45:00 691 Rogeis Will
54:03:00 198 Floe Katie
54:11:00 177 Dober Holly
54:44:00 306 MacIntosh Peter
54:44:00 310 MacIntosh Jack
54:48:00 140 Buckingham Koen
54:58:00 395 Steiger Michelle
55:00:00 115 Arendt John
55:12:00 328 Mckenzie Tricia
55:12:00 669 Wright Jenn
55:32:00 152 Campbell Trudy
55:46:00 307 MacIntosh Jeannette
56:01:00 200 Freeman Ashley
56:12:00 138 Buckingham Alana
56:12:00 141 Buckingham Ryann
56:18:00 285 Kosmack Mike
56:21:00 234 Hornillos Monica
56:27:00 256 Jones Brody
57:21:00 235 Horton Patricia
57:38:00 241 Jagger Brigham
57:44:00 323 McCaig Al
57:47:00 337 Mollo Dino
57:48:00 336 Mitchell Alex
58:08:00 296 Lawrenson Drew
58:32:00 299 Lewis Nancy
58:33:00 281 Lewis Delaney
58:34:00 128 Bird Jacquie
59:02:00 233 Hodge Colleen
59:07:00 297 Leardo Kristi
59:08:00 149 Bushuk Maddie
59:08:00 291 Kubek Jordan
59:32:00 102 Adam Frank
59:34:00 300 Lewis Stephen
59:34:00 301 Lewis Syd
59:41:00 371 Raitt Joel
60:07:00 242 Jagger Joanna
60:32:00 582 Van Den Brink Lisa
60:42:00 258 Kain Susan
60:43:00 250 Johnson Jack
60:44:00 180 Dolan Jeff
61:05:00 174 DaCosta Hillary
61:20:00 116 Aujla Sunny
61:44:00 375 Sanders Jody
61:55:00 571 Strom Kajsa
62:01:00 189 Eid Gloria
62:01:00 572 Strom Ã…sa
62:04:00 670 Wright Brody
62:11:00 671 Wright Max
62:22:00 257 Jung Angela
62:50:00 583 Varchol sandra
62:56:00 387 Smirle Allison
63:06:00 355 Obee Christine
63:35:00 130 Boland Keith
64:07:00 187 Eden Jen
64:08:00 229 Hawk Ryan
64:16:00 119 Baker Naomi
64:25:00 311 MacPherson Peter
64:25:00 312 MacPherson Isla
65:01:00 591 Webster Ralph
65:38:00 340 Murphy Patrick
65:40:00 341 Murphy Arlene
65:44:00 678 Zloty Maria
65:44:00 679 Zloty Jack
66:02:00 675 Zailo Angie
66:05:00 674 Zailo Deryk
66:07:00 240 Jaeger Devon
66:09:00 104 Agur Jessica
66:37:00 345 Myketyn Kyle
66:51:00 207 Gayler Patrick
66:55:00 237 Isaak Caroline
66:55:00 239 Isaak Lindsey
67:07:00 288 Krieger Marcus
67:22:00 316 Marshall Shayna
67:24:00 587 Waterman Geoff
67:26:00 385 Sielmann Henry
68:07:00 681 McCallim Julie
68:14:00 676 Zamecnik Martina
68:14:00 677 Zamecnik Anna
68:22:00 688 Felker Steph
69:05:00 598 Wiebe Christopher
69:13:00 272 Kerr Daniel
69:42:00 380 Huston Don
70:28:00 279 Kohan Kim
70:29:00 154 Campbell Tanya
70:33:00 347 Myketyn Eric
70:53:00 156 Cassidy Daniel
71:07:00 232 Hinchliffe Pamela
71:18:00 298 Lewis Robert
71:19:00 270 Kerr Alicia
71:20:00 135 Brookman Jennifer
71:21:00 271 Kerr Christopher
71:24:00 137 Bruneski Kurtis
71:28:00 361 Peterson Shelly
71:36:00 185 Eden Ryan
71:40:00 276 kitchen Ryley
71:41:00 575 Tamimi Dzaleh
71:50:00 213 Gove Patricia
72:00:00 191 Ethier Sheena
72:01:00 131 Borba Kevin
72:04:00 212 Gouldsborough Kaylan
72:07:00 584 Vogt Twyla
72:09:00 121 Barton Carol
72:14:00 362 Peterson Jeff
72:19:00 136 Brown spencer
72:20:00 164 Cook Chris
72:21:00 265 Keller Michael
72:24:00 322 Matthews Stephen
72:27:00 590 Webster Joanne
72:35:00 146 Bursinger Marie
72:35:00 186 Eden Sue
72:55:00 393 Stansfield Kim
72:57:00 210 Gordon John
73:05:00 129 Bloor Dylana
73:56:00 370 Racine Meaghan
73:56:00 694 Peek Maggie
74:10:00 699 Schurian Leah
74:20:00 280 Kappel Frank
74:22:00 593 Welsh Maureen
74:26:00 349 Nawata Denise
74:27:00 600 Wise Kim
74:29:00 278 Knowlton Trevor
74:36:00 176 de Marcos Terren
74:51:00 268 Kerr Brian
74:51:00 269 Kerr Kim
75:16:00 168 Curley Jonathan
75:18:00 161 Cogill Tully
75:25:00 247 Johnson Belinda
75:25:00 578 Truman Marla
75:36:00 326 McDonald Hannah
75:42:00 327 McDonald Christian
75:48:00 698 Bentley Scott
76:12:00 363 Petraroia Dom
76:15:00 173 Czerpak Megan
76:18:00 221 Guiry Caitlin
76:21:00 259 Kappel James
76:26:00 289 Kristensen Cori
76:27:00 108 Ainslie Jason
76:43:00 246 Jell Janine
76:44:00 260 Kappel Karen
76:45:00 201 Gartrell Pat
76:50:00 202 Gartrell Alexis
77:05:00 266 Kelly Deborah
77:07:00 356 Omichinski Alexis
77:39:00 179 Doell Jacqueline
77:40:00 318 Martens Justin
77:41:00 317 Martens Jenna
77:49:00 230 Hewer Jamie
77:52:00 222 Hague Charly
78:02:00 133 Breithaupt Trish
78:18:00 142 Buddingh Erik
78:22:00 162 Cogill Basil
78:23:00 203 Gay Bryan
78:25:00 206 Gay Sadie
78:56:00 283 Koot Eda
78:59:00 325 McDermid Linnaea
79:08:00 273 Kirbyson Linda
79:11:00 576 Thompson Sylvia
79:12:00 693 Smith Dwayne
79:41:00 155 Carleton Alison
79:47:00 205 Gay Janet
79:50:00 236 Ingram Anne
79:52:00 204 Gay Rick
80:03:00 211 Gosselin Kim
80:38:00 579 Turcotte Tracy
80:58:00 126 biggs patti
81:04:00 358 Penny Kathi
81:05:00 287 Krabbe Margie
81:16:00 392 Stahl Felicity
81:18:00 314 Mandziuk Glenn
81:18:00 315 Mandziuk Emma
81:33:00 292 Lafond Danyele
82:07:00 248 Johnson Kristen
82:08:00 394 Stead Jane
83:03:00 348 Myketyn Lauren
83:05:00 175 Daudlin Cara
83:14:00 673 Yonkers Brenda
83:16:00 374 Renyard Lorraine
83:17:00 369 Rabie Jennifer
83:18:00 597 Wickett Laurel
83:43:00 251 Johnston Tom
83:43:00 334 Micallef Christine
83:53:00 106 Agur Robin
83:56:00 105 Agur Andrea
83:59:00 254 Jones Ron
83:59:00 255 Jones Linda
84:33:00 151 Campbell Kathryn
84:52:00 181 Dougan Barbara
84:54:00 304 Lyle Bill
84:57:00 114 Archer Melanie
84:59:00 188 Edge Debbie
85:19:00 224 Harrison Libby
85:40:00 686 Guillemet Marcel
85:42:00 687 Guillemet Maggie
85:44:00 354 Wright Dianne
86:01:00 209 Goluboff Vanessa
86:03:00 208 Goluboff Dan
86:10:00 350 Neely Ryan
86:24:00 223 Hancharyk Jim
86:25:00 192 Evans Donna
86:33:00 690 Hofer Sam
87:24:00 685 Rasmussen Heidi
87:28:00 684 Rasmussen Nancy
88:23:00 577 Tremblay Cindy
88:27:00 190 Ellis Kyle
88:31:00 330 McKinley Kimber
88:32:00 319 Marth Holley
90:00:00 332 McNabb Sonja
90:15:00 580 Turk Cari
91:21:00 366 Powell Allison
91:22:00 117 Austin Susy
91:23:00 377 Schaerer Fontaine
92:01:00 163 Collis Dawn
92:03:00 293 Laidman Sandy
92:05:00 346 Myketyn Kathy
94:43:00 127 Binggeli Linda
95:01:00 218 Grieve Howard
95:01:00 219 Grieve Karen
96:50:00 320 Zorn Linsey
96:51:00 570 Zorn Lester
96:57:00 667 Fortin Roch
96:57:00 680 Fortin Luc
97:03:00 231 Hillock Susan
97:54:00 165 Coombe Gordon
97:56:00 357 Parr Sheryl
97:58:00 329 McKenzie Rhena
98:00:00 573 Szabo Michou
98:05:00 574 Szabo David
98:07:00 599 Wilson Susan
98:39:00 124 Bhatt Victor
98:54:00 193 Evans Sasha
98:57:00 697 Evans Brandy
98:59:00 695 Evans Patti
99:12:00 696 Evans Doug
99:14:00 384 Sibley Jennifer
100:59:00 286 Kovitz Jeff
101:57:00 368 Price Irene
101:58:00 284 Koppang Shauna
101:59:00 183 Dunn Patricia
103:50:00 220 Stewart Frank
103:59:00 125 Biagioni Glennie
105:38:00 333 Mealey Ken
105:49:00 282 Kolmatiski Michael
112:47:00 110 Anderson Cindy
112:50:00 585 Walker Wendy
112:53:00 338 Morgenstern Cheryl
114:40:00 197 Finley Donna
118:59:00 166 Coombe Karen
122:54:00 143 Burgart Gail
123:05:00 303 Lucier Heather
123:58:00 389 Somerton Nicole
124:07:00 112 Andrews Marci
124:07:00 147 Busch Bob
124:07:00 148 Busch Ujia
124:18:00 107 Agur Janice
124:18:00 388 Smith Dawn
124:18:00 245 Matthews Ellen
125:07:00 113 Andrews-Busch Hilary
127:42:00 215 Grant Beth
147:12:00 352 Nixon Christina
147:12:00 367 Prevost Sharon

 

We’ve Hit 200 Registrations!

200 wonderful people have registered.

Just 100 more to reach our goal…

200Is there any way to be able to say how appreciative we are for the 200 people who have now registered for the first annual Giants Head Grind?  Somehow, we went from 150 to 200 almost overnight.  Thank you so much for everyone that has taken the time to register so far. We will have a  great prize draw this weekend for the first 200 and will let you know who the lucky winner is and what they have won on Easter Monday! Just like the Easter Bunny…the gift is a surprise….!

It isn’t too late to register  for the Giants Head Grind. Registration cut off is May 1st, so you still have two weeks left to be part of this wonderful day. There will also be another amazing prize draw for all of those registered if we hit our goal of 300!

Can’t wait for May 17th…

Early Bird Price extended… to April 15th

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We are really building momentum and have now surpassed 130 registrations! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to register thus far.

Good news for those of you that have not yet registered! We are extending the early bird price deadline to April 15th so you have a few more days to get signed up at the great price of $49.00.

Looking forward to hitting the next milestone of 200 registrations, which I am sure will happen soon! Watch later this week as we announce the prize draw that we will be giving away when we achieve 200 registrations. Just putting the final touches on the what that prize will look like!

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Thanks for Registering!

Registration is just a few people short of hitting the first 100 participants. When we  reach that number we will draw for a 2 night stay at the Summerland Waterfront Resort and Spa.  Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to sign up so far and if you haven’t had a chance to get your name in as yet we hope you will soon.  This year our goal is to have 300 participants so a big thanks to all of you that have helped to get us  almost 1/3 of the way to the goal.   We also have another two  teams signed up :

  • M.O.M.S – aka Mind over Mountains! Now that is positive thinking
  • Wandering Soles – looking foward to the Giants Head Grind adding to their wandering!

Thanks for following!