Survival of the Fittest
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 18km / 35km
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Distance: 18km | 35km | Kids Race (~1km)
A fantastic loop from the incredibly scenic Quest University lands in Squamish, BC. A sustained climb off the start will bring you to a waterfall within the first few kilometers. As you continue to ascend the views become ever more impressive as you gaze across the valley at the dominant Tantalus Mountain Range. Once you top out on The Climb Trail you’ll have predominantly sweet singletrack all the way home.
Local classics such as STP, Somewhere Over There, Hoods In The Woods, and Blaine’s Connector are all hemmed in between our two bridge crossings over Darwin’s and Carpenter’s Son. 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.
|Date:||Saturday, May 26th, 2018|
|Distances:||18km / 35km|
8:00am – 35km
|Start/Finish:||Quest University, upper campus area, click here to open Google Maps|
Friday May 25th: 4pm – 6pm at Escape Route Squamish
Saturday May 26th: 7am – 845am at our race start
ID MUST BE SHOWN TO PICKUP YOUR RACER PACKAGE. BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY ANYONE BUT THE REGISTERED RUNNER. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Lower parking areas surrounding sports fields.
18 km – 1 Aid Station @ 9km
35 km – 3 Aid Stations @ 5, 17 and 28km (2 AS with one AS visited twice)
All CMTS races are now cup free events, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own container for fluids at aid stations and at the finish line. Here are two suggestions: A packable style bottle, or a homemade version in which you simply lop the top off of an empty juicebox.
Poles (hiking / trekking / running poles) are NOT ALLOWED in any distances at SOTF.
Cutoffs (35km only):
11:15am / 3.25hrs into your run. AS 2 (Garibaldi Park Rd crossing, second time). KM 16.
2:15pm / 6.25hrs into your run. AS3 (Rig Creek FSR crossing). KM 27
3:30pm / 7.5hrs into your run. Finish Line.
Although all our courses are excellently marked, you can never predict what can happen during a race. We recommend learning about the 10 essentials for backcountry safety and bringing them in your running pack. Learn more about the 10 essentials in this article by North Shore Rescue.
PNW Trailrunners (Gareth & Jeanelle) are hosting an independent pre-run of the course on Sun, April 29 based out of Quest University. Visit the PNW Trailrunners site for more information and registration. Suggested $5 donation to Squamish SAR.
Race results for 2018 and previous years are available using the buttons below.
2018 race day photos galleries are now posted, and are available to download and share:
Get a glimpse of the 2017 race in the photos below:
Registration for Survival of the Fittest 2019 will open on November 30, 2018 @ 7am PST.