TransRockies Events Announces Launch of Heli Run Relay

TransRockies Events, a leader in running, mountain biking and cycling events, to offer a trail running relay event with a twist: a ride over the Canadian Rockies in a helicopter.

Calgary, Canada, February 23, 2012 --( Transrockies Events is excited to offer a trail running event like no other. Teammates will run in a relay format from the Cline River Heliport to a remote alpine lake and back again, but there’s a twist. The twist is: the first runner runs in from the heliport to the lake and flies out by helicopter, the second choppers in to the lake and runs out to the heliport. They have partnered with Kananaskis Mountain Helicopters and Icefields Helitours to offer each participant the spectacular six minute helicopter ride as part of this trail running adventure.

Just outside of Banff National Park, located in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, the Cline River Heliport is situated on the banks of Abraham Lake. From here, the run is approximately 19 km for each runner with a net elevation change of 780 m. Runners can look forward to an incredible and scenic adventure with two vantage points: in the air and on the trail.

More information and registration can be found at For a complete list of Transrockies Events, including the world famous TransRockies Run and Trail Striders Running Vacations, vist

Transrockies Events maintains its offices in Calgary, Alberta and on the web at They are recognized worldwide as a leader in sporting event management and hosting.

Contact Information:
Jonathan McLeod
Manager of Marketing and Communications
TransRockies Inc.

TransRockies Inc.
Jonathan McLeod