A ROUTE LIKE NO OTHER
The Irving Nature Park is a 600-acre site created and maintained by J.D. Irving Limited (JDI) to help protect an environmentally significant area. This special part of the Fundy Coast, minutes from a major urban centre, is now a place where the public can enjoy and experience the various ecosystems of Southern New Brunswick’s coastline. Offering 11km of rugged Bay of Fundy coastline, footbridges, a boardwalk extending 300 meters onto a marsh, and eight scenic hiking trails that take you through a bog, tidal pools, one of the largest salt marshes on the Bay of Fundy’s north shore, Acadian forest, a kilometer long barrier beach, and mudflats, the Irving Nature Park provides trail runners with some of the best backdrops and terrain that this province has to offer!
Single Track Trail: 85% | Beach: 5% | Dirt Road: 5% | Boardwalk: 5%
CASH PRIZE FOR THE TOP 3 - MALE & FEMALE
* $10 goes to local trail building & maintenance.
(Max $1000 - first 100 entrants)
Thanks to River and Trail Outdoor Co. and Loyalist City Brewing Co.
Strava Segment: Bootstrap Boogie*
Start at Sheldon Point Trail parking lot.
Run the Sheldon Point Trail, through the pit, to the Beach.
Run the beach to the dirt road
Run the dirt road to the INP
Run the Coastal Loop (clockwise) around the INP (Includes the boardwalk, and the Frog Trail)
Run back on the Dirt Road, and along the Beach
Run back on the Sheldon Point Trail to roughly the 16km point
Turn left and run the field for the final 1km
Finish at Sheldon Point Parking Lot
One Aid station with water and snacks will be available in the parking lot to the Irving Nature Park. Access to the aid station will happen two times during the race at ~4km and ~12km.
* Subject to Covid19 Restrictions
2021 RACE PHOTO'S
Special thanks to Sarah Lamos
2021 RACE DAY VIDEO
Special thanks to Scott Smith
A special thank you to our Sponsors!
plus tax and fees
The Bootstrap Boogie presented by
J.D. Irving Limited is our host for the Bootstrap Boogie trail run at The Irving Nature Park and Sheldon Point Trails. This is some of the most beautiful terrain in the Maritimes, and we are beyond excited!
As hosts, JDI will also supply the hydration and nutrition for the aid station at roughly 4km & 12km.
The primary focus of this partnership is to provide a fun and safe event that benefits the community at large.
At River & Trail, we want to help you live life outdoors. Sometimes you know exactly what you want and other times, you don’t know where to start. We get it! We are outdoor people and are committed to ensuring you are ready for your adventure.
River & Trail has committed a cash donation to local trail building and maintenance, has offered products for door prizes, and race day support.
Loyalist City Brewing Co. are brewers of consistent, top quality local craft beer made from only the finest ingredients available. Significant investments are made each year in research, development, and innovation.
Owner, Mark McGraw is involved in Saint John Trail Running community, and understands the importance of a nice cold craft beer at the end of a big adventure. He has spent many years perfecting his craft, and from personal experience, he has NAILED IT!
Loyalist City Brewing has committed a cash donation to local trail building and maintenance, and has offered products for door prizes.
Paris Crew Gallery is a one-of-a-kind experience for art lovers everywhere. Owned and operated by celebrated artist and photographer Jennifer Irving, Paris Crew is an upmarket art gallery and creative space in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Paris Crew Gallery has graciously offered to create custom-made pottery items for the top three male/female winners, and a few more lucky participants.
So excited to show you what they've got cookin'.