BIG WHITE... Adventure & TRAIL RACes

AUGUST 29, 2020

AUGUST 22, 2020

This new multi-sport adventure event at Big White Ski Resort will take you to the breath-taking scenery by foot, bike and through some exciting surprise challenges that will test you mentally and physically.  All you need is a pair of runners and mountain bike gear; we’ll provide the rest! 

Participants will find check points along the way using maps (gps is allowed).

Recreation and competitive categories of solos to teams of up to 3 people will take on this alpine course.  We will keep participants safe by following all ‘return to sport regulations’, limiting registration numbers, keeping groups small and extremely spread out throughout the event/day and not having any gatherings at the start or finish. 

Adapted to follow all physical distancing and safety protocols, we are excited to offer this amazing event this 2020 season!

Course:
The route will be released the day of the race.  A week prior you will receive instructions with your race and check in times.  Please respect these times and do not arrive before your allocated time to ensure we can follow all Covid Guidelines for everyone’s safety.

Distance:
Recreational 15K-20Kms
Competitive 30-40Kms

Fees:
Recreational $70 adult, $55 under 18
Competitive $80 adult, $55 under 18

Includes: 
An awesome race, maps, 2 surprise challenges (with equipment provided), transport of equipment around the course and chance to win sweet prizes

Cash Prizes for competitive men/women
1st, 2nd, 3rd : $150, $100 and $50

Swag draw prizes available to all!

Racers must have: 
Appropriate footwear (running shoes), mountain bike (limited rentals available), helmet and additional nutrition if needed.  

This new trail running race covers either 1 or 3 stunning peaks of beautiful Big White Ski Resort. 

The one peak course covers approximately 11kms of trail with 635′ of elevation gain while the 3 peaks cover 32kms and 1940’of elevation gain!  From village to dirt road, single track to lakes, ridges and amazing mountain views, this event has it all. 

We will keep participants safe by following all ‘return to sport regulations’, limiting registration numbers, keeping groups small and extremely spread out throughout the event/day and not having any gatherings at the start or finish. 

Adapted to follow all physical distancing and safety protocols, we are excited to offer this amazing event this 2020 season!

Fees: One Peak $45, 3 peak $65

Include:  The race entry, chance to win prizes

Prizes: 3 Peaks men/women 1st Place $200 cash each
Swag draw prize chances for all.  Special Prize for best costume.

1 Peak 
Starting from Happy Valley, runners make their way through the village to a dirt road that leads to the stunning Rhonda Lake.  From there technical trail takes you to the peak where to enjoy breath-taking mountain views before returning to Rhonda Lake to another single track trail leading to the bottom of Black Forest and back to Happy Valley. 
The course will be flagged and marshaled where needed.  You will have one aid station at Rhonda Lake that you will pass twice.

3 Peaks
Starting in Happy Valley competitors will run towards the village and follow the trail leading above the fire hall before running on the road towards the “Village to Snowpines” trail and onto the old Bumble Bee to Paul’s Lake.  From here you go down to the bottom of Gem chairlift via Ogoslow and then up CanCan to Kalina Rainbow all way to Gem Lake.  There will be a little trail marked there to lead you to the very top of Peak 1, where you will receive your 1st bracelet.

From here you will come back down the same way to Gem Lake and take the dirt road (Village Way) back down to Paul’s Lake.  From Paul’s lake you ascend another dirt road to the top of Snowghost, follow Falcon ridge trail to the top of Falcon Ridge (Falcon Ridge Hut) and to the top of Peak 2 for your 2nd bracelet. 

Here you will turn around and go down the entire Falcon Ridge Trail to the firehall and onto another dirt road taking you to the stunning Rhonda Lake where you will hit some technical trail taking you to enjoy breath-taking mountain views at Peak 3 to collect your 3rd bracelet before returning to Rhonda Lake to another single track trail leading to the bottom of Black Forest and back to Happy Valley. 

The course will be flagged and marshaled where needed.  You will pass aid stations 4 times.  One at Paul’s Lake (you will go through this aid station twice) and one at Rhonda Lake (you will pass twice).