Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Distance: 12km | 24km | Kids’ race (~1km)
A celebration of spring – and a St Paddy’s Day party! Costumes are encouraged and prizes are awarded.
A quad-crushing cruise around the upper Capilano Canyon, staring and finishing alongside Cleveland Dam. If you are unfamiliar with this trail system you will most certainly be surprised at the beauty and challenge of the Cap Canyon network. Your legs might not like us but given a clear day your eyes will be continually darting between the terrain underfoot, the river to your side, and the scenery overhead as The Lions tower up above our start/finish line.
The Kids Race is 1km in length, and most runners are aged between 2 – 7, though we welcome all kids to participate. It’s not timed, is non-competitive and purely for the fun of all involved, but with special kids’ bibs and random draw prizes. Registration is free, and is available online, or on race morning.
|Date:||Saturday, March 16th, 2019|
|Distances:||12km / 24km|
|Location:||Cleveland Dam, Capilano Canyon, North Vancouver|
|Start times:||12km – 8:30am
24km – 9:00am
Kids Race – 8:00am
Friday March 15th: 5pm – 8pm @ Kintec (North Van), with 20% off all but electronics and select apparel
Saturday March 16th: 7am – 8:45am @ race start
ID MUST BE SHOWN TO PICKUP YOUR RACER PACKAGE. BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY ANYONE BUT THE REGISTERED RUNNER. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Parking: Available at the race start & across the street, down Prospect Ave.
12km: one water station at km 7.5
24km: two water stations at kms 7.5 and 17, and one aid station at km 12
Bag Check: There will be a tent at the start/finish line to leave a bag, but it is not monitored so please label your bag and do not leave any valuables.
Cupless: In our effort to reduce waste, all our races are now cup-free, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations and at the finish line. Here are two suggestions: a collapsible cup (available in our merch store), or a homemade version cutting the top off an empty juicebox.
Poles (hiking / trekking / running poles) are NOT ALLOWED in any distances at Cap Crusher.
10 Essentials: We encourage everyone to always carry the 10 Essentials for backcountry safety in your pack – whether you’re out training or adventuring on your own or with friends, or participating in one of our extensively marked races, you can never predict what might happen. Learn more about the 10 Essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.
Pre-Run: PNW Trailrunners (Gareth & Jeanelle) are hosting an independent pre-run of the course. Visit the PNW Trailrunners site for more information and registration. $5 donation to North Shore Rescue to take part.
Race results for 2019 and previous years are available below.
Get a glimpse of the 2018 race in the photos below:
Cap Crusher is SOLD OUT for 2019.
|Distance||Dec 1||Jan 16||Race Cap|
|12 KM||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||175|
|24 KM||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||175|