THE 2019 RACE DATE IS SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
10 Days until race day! Can you believe it?? Today's reminder topics... Pre-registration... Dogs... Barbecue...
We will once again be offering early check-in on Friday, April 26th at the Heights. We plan on being ready to start checking people in at 1pm and will be there until around 6pm. Be sure to stop by and get your swag and free up your time on race morning. Remember, ID is required for packet pickup.
The Heights has asked us to pass along that unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at the venue. We also do not allow them on the race course so we appreciate you leaving your furry friends at home.
Your race entry entitles you to a barbecue lunch. This includes one burger, veggie burger or hot dog plus salads and a drink (and usually a giant cookie... fingers crossed the giant cookies are back!). If you feel you need more food extra tickets (for family or friends or you) can be purchased from the Heights. Please be considerate of the very hungry 50k runners who will be out there for upwards of 8 hours and are looking forward to the same yummy lunch.
Stay tuned to these posts for an update soon on the trail conditions. Of course, we do our best to keep a bit of snow on the course (because we know how much you love it!) but hopefully we'll get some good melting over the next week.
2 Weeks to Race Day Update...
Here's the start of our race day reminders. Today's topics... Bib placement... aid stations... Accessing private property...
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 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.
We only have access to the Heights for Friday and Saturday of race weekend. Please do not pre-run on any private property surrounding the race venue. This includes parking at the Heights to start your run. Currently the trail is not marked or cleared so plan to do your training runs elsewhere if possible.
Stay tuned for further info...
March 23 update -
5 weeks until race day!! Here's a crazy stat for you... in 2011 we only had 26 people registered at this point. This year we sold out long ago at 375 and have 125 on the wait lists. Amazing!
Many of you are probably wondering when you can get out and explore the trails. Anyone living local knows they are still covered in many feet of snow but it's also important to remember that the Heights is private property. We do not have access to any part of the course on the ski trails. Nor are we permitted to park on site. Last year we had numerous issues of runners on the ski hills during private functions at the venue (weddings, celebrations of life, business functions). We'd really like to avoid that this year. That being said, the Copeland Forest part of the course is public lands and can give you a good idea of terrain - once the snow melts... or most of it anyway. ;) Good luck with your training!!
Registration Update - The 2019 race has officially sold out and all wait list spots are full. We appreciate your interest in our race. If you are not on any lists please join us next year.
If you are on the wait lists please check your email often. Once a spot opens up for you there is a limited time to accept before we move down the list.
Frequently Asked Question...
At this time of year as people are realizing that training is not going as hoped or life gets in the way we get a lot of emails asking about refunds. One of the most common questions we are asked every year is whether one can transfer their entry to a friend. While we appreciate you finding someone to take your spot and trying to save us the work we also feel like it's only fair to those on the wait lists to get the spots. We will gladly refund you a portion of your entry up until 2 weeks before race day if we are able to fill your spot. That being said, we hope everyone will be able to join us on race day as planned.
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Saturday, April 27, 2019
12.5 / 25 / 50 km
The Heights Ski & Country Club, Horseshoe Valley
Pick Your Poison Trail Run