Pick Your Poison Trail Run

2017 Course map available here (copy and paste in your browser): http://www.movescount.cn/moves/move103046844 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

27 Apr - RACE REGISTRATION CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT.  WE WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY MORE CHANGES TO THE RACE LIST.  UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE STILL OVER 70 PEOPLE STILL WAITING FOR SPOTS.  WE DO NOT OFFER RACE DAY REGISTRATION SO PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP HOPING TO GET A SPOT IN THE RACE.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN OUR RACE.

​One week until Race Day!

Hi everyone!  We are super excited for next week’s race and all the planning is really coming together. We wanted to send out message to remind everyone of some important things for race day.

Schedule:
Race starts at 9am and we have a lot of people to get through check in.  We are offering check in on Friday from 1pm until around 6pm at the Heights and again Saturday morning starting at 7am. ID is required to pick up your race kit. Please arrive early so we can get everyone through in time.  There is absolutely no race day registration.

Bib Placement:
Our race is not a chip-timed race.  You get timed because someone reads your bib number.  If your bib number is not in a visible spot we can’t score you.  Please do not pin your bib on your back, your pack or your hat.  It should be on your front and if you put it underneath your jacket be sure to show it as you come through the lap/finish line.  It really throws off the scorers if they have to chase you to get your number.

The Course:
The course is the same as last year.  It is always incredibly well marked with ribbon and black arrows on white background and has been leaf blown which makes the trail pretty obvious in most spots.  If you don’t see flags for more than 100 metres turn around and head back until you get back on the trail.  You should always be able to see the next marker at all times.  We put caution tape across any trails you are not to enter.  Do not step over caution tape or you will be off course.

The Aid Station:
The aid stations are stocked with lots of sweet and salty snacks to help you get through the race.  If you require particular items duing the race you should supply them yourself.  There is also water, Heed, Coke and Gingerale.  We try to minimize our garbage production by asking you to have the volunteers fill your bottles from the jugs instead of using multiple paper cups to fill them.  Drop bags can be left just past the start/finish area in an area marked for drop bags.  Please be very kind to our volunteers.  

Finishing Prizes:
Everyone who completes the race will receive the amazing PYP finishing socks.  These socks are hard earned by everyone who owns a pair and so we are very particular about handing them out.  If you did 3 out of 4 laps you won’t get socks, so don’t ask.  They are for finishing.  The honey and t-shirts are for starting. ;)

There are also prizes for the top three male and female in each distance so please be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony if you are a top three finisher.

The Barbeque:

The barbeque is hosted by the folks at the Heights and it is delicious.  Your ticket entitles you to one burger, hot dog or veggie burgers and the salads and a drink.  If you would like an extra burger or hot dog please purchase a ticket from the Heights.  The barbeque starts early in the day and we need to remember that there will be 50k runners out there for close to 8 hours so please don’t take extra cans of pop or bottles of water so that there are still some left for everyone.

​​12.5 / 25 / 50 km

The Heights Ski & Country Club, Horseshoe Valley