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BC’s Wildest Trail Running Events.

Professionally run and community driven trail running races in coastal British Columbia

Coast Mountain
Trail Running

Coast Mountain Trail Running (CMTR) hosts a collection of quality, challenging, professionally run trail events in world class destinations around Vancouver's North Shore and Sea to Sky Corridor.

CMTR has donated over $255,000 to local trail, Search and Rescue, and other community organizations, including SORCA, WORCA, NSMBA, ACC, Squamish SAR, Coquitlam SAR and North Shore SAR. Our goal going forward is to contribute over $50,000 annually to these great organizations.

About CMTR

CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt

A Celebration of Movement, Training & Running

July 1 - Sept 1

63 days, 22 challenges…featuring a mix of last summer’s favourites, some new ones to spice things up, and maybe a few hidden ones!

Event Details

Run Ridge Run

February 26, 2022

13 km, 25 km

Join us on a journey around Sasamat and Buntzen lakes as we retrace much of the Diez Vista route via shorter options. The long course will take in the incredible Diez Vistas views while the short course will go Sasamat to Buntzen and back via a mix of old classics and new additions to the trail network.

Event Details


Cap Crusher

March 19, 2022

12 km, 24 km


The Cap Crusher is our annual celebration of Spring.

12km or 24km options to explore the incredibly diverse, challenging and somewhat under-appreciated Capilano Canyon trail system.



Survival of the Fittest

Sept 4 & 5, 2021

18 km, 35 km

Held on the formidable Squamish trail network, with 18km on Sat and 35km on Sun this year only. During the race runners will cross two bridges. Revel in the theory of evolution as you cross Darwin's early on, and test your faith above the rapids on Carpenter's Son near the end.



Buckin’ Hell

July 23, 2022

30 km, 50 km, 50 km relay


Featuring 30km, 50km and two person 50km relay options. The race is hosted in the incredibly scenic Deep Cove, North Vancouver with runners enjoying the Mount Seymour trail network. The 50km ultra is quite simply one of the most technically challenging 50km races you'll find.



Sky Pilot

Postponed indefinitely

16 KM, 40 KM, 25 KM with rappel

Sky Pilot is BACK with all new courses! All courses are now incredibly challenging routes with absolutely monstrous elevation profiles! These courses are GORGEOUS and incorporate NEW alpine trails that have never had an event run on them before. These races are sure to impress even the most seasoned trail enthusiasts.



Whistler Alpine Meadows

September 25-26, 2021

13 km, 25 km, AND 60 km

All new 13 KM and 60 KM courses for 2021. See race details pages. Historical 25 KM race, with minor alteration to start - finish location. Whistler has it all and we're excited to host runners in one of the top trail running destinations in the country!


More Coast Mtn Trail Running Events.

CMTR also includes the Diez Vista and Squamish50 races, which have their own websites.

Diez Vista

Oct 24, 2021

50 km

Diez Vista is one of the most historic ultras in the country, happening since 1997. Founded by local trail runners to showcase the trails and terrain around Port Moody, BC, the race has developed an incredibly loyal following, and has attracted some of the biggest names in ultra running over it’s storied history.



Squamish 50

October 16-17, 2021

23 KM, 50 KM, 50 M, 50/50

The Squamish 50 races are TOUGH, truly unforgettable trail running experiences. With our marquee 50 mile race boasting over 90% singletrack and more than 11,000 feet of climbing and descent, topped off by stunning sweeping vistas across glaciated snow capped peaks that jut straight out of the Pacific Ocean, these courses are sure to take your breath away.