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!
CASH PRIZE FOR THE TOP 3 - MALE & FEMALE
Single Track Trail: 85% | Beach: 5%
Dirt Road: 5% | Boardwalk: 5%
* A portion of your entry goes to local trail building & maintenance.
Special thanks to Human Performance Centre for matching our donation!
Fee collected by SJTR.
The Irving Nature Park does not charge for park use.
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.
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
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!
The primary focus of this partnership is to provide a fun and safe event that benefits the community at large.
Merrell exists to share the simple power of being outside. We believe the trail is for everyone. Our goal is to provide thoughtfully designed, rigorously tested products that over-deliver on performance, versatility, and durability.
At Merrell, we believe in sharing the simple power of being outside. No matter who you are, where you came from, who you love or how you move — Everyone should be welcome in the outdoors and wherever life takes us.
We strive to inspire everyone because, together, we can help protect the trail we love.
Photo: Sarah Lamos | Athlete: Reid Burrows
At the Human Performance Centre our vision is to help you “Achieve Your Best” in all aspects of life. We offer physiotherapy, massage therapy, kinesiology, and a public access fitness centre. Our therapists will work with you to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be!
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.
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!
More sponsor details to come...