Sea to Sky country is blessed with some of the best terrain for trail running anywhere in the world, and the location of the Sea to Sky Gondola is right in the middle of some exceptionally beautiful Coastal Mountain terrain. Big alpine vistas, deep forests, spectacular rocky perches, crystal mountain streams and more.
We'd also like to acknowledge and thank the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh for their stewardship of these lands and for granting us permission to share them with you. The Sea to Sky Gondola, Adventure By Nature.
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*The 25km route is an incredibly challenging mountain run. There are eight questions during the registration process that you must answer yes to to be allowed to enter into the 25km distance. Here is a link to those questions pertaining to the 25km mountain run. You must be comfortable on class 2.5 mountain terrain.
*The 14km race is an incredibly scenic and still VERY challenging loop. You will encounter stream crossings, steep terrain and a few sections where you'll need to use ropes to assist you going both up and down, but check out this video of the views!The majority of the back half of the 14km route is not technical, though overall it is still a very challenging trail race with the first 5kms being the most technically challenging.
Both distances have a bit of a grunt off the start that will take you up the Al's Habrich Trail and onto the rock slab that presents the views above (shown in the video).
Date: Sunday, Sept 10th, 2017 Distances: 14km 25km 25km with 30 meter rappel Kids Race Location:Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, BC *The Basecamp Cafe, which serves Galileo coffee will be opening early for all your caffeine purchasing needs*
Gondola Upload: Starting at 9:15am. 9:15am upload is an hour before the official opening at 10am and only available to runners. Start Time: 9:45am: Kids Race 10:15am: 25km + 25km rappel 11:15am: 14km
25km Cutoff Times: KM 8 at the aid station outbound. 2h15m / 12:45pm KM 18 at the aid station inbound. 5h30m / 3:45pm KM 25 at the finish line. 6h30m / 4:45pm If a runner does not cover the first eight kilometers in under two hours and fifteen minutes they will be directed onto the 14km course and will be recognized as a 14km race finisher. If a runner comes down off the ridge into the aid station for the second time, at approximate kilometer eighteen after 3:45pm they will be directed / short coursed straight back to the gondola via the service road and considered a DNF. Runners who clear the aid station for the second time, at approximate kilometer seventeen, will have until 4:45pm to complete the race as an official finisher. Anyone crossing the line after 4:45pm will be considered a DNF.
Start/Finish:Sea to Sky Gondolaupper lodge. Awards: 14km 2:00pm 25km + rappel 3:45pm *Lift tickets are not included in race registration fees*
Gondola Lift Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE OF RACE MORNING: Lift tickets will be available for purchase at a discount for racers & family shortly before race weekend. Tickets must be purchased on the Sea to Sky Gondola website, and you'll receive a receipt to claim your lift ticket on race morning. NOTE: tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only valid for Sun, Sept 10.
Parking: EVERYONE MUST PARK at the Darrell Bay overflow parking lot, located ocean side, just before the gondola parking lot. Please allow for ten minutes to park and walk across to the gondola. Drivers can drop off runners at the gondola in advance of parking BUT NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO PARK IN THE GONDOLA PARKING LOT. There is a strictly enforced three hour parking limit so anyone who attempts to park in the gondola parking lot can expect a parking ticket upon their return.
Parking Shuttle From Darrel Bay to STSG: A complimentary shuttle service is provided to transport runners from the overflow parking at Darrel Bay up to the racer check in at the STSG base lodge. Walking times are about ten minutes. The shuttle will operate as of 7:30am and will be on a constant loop as it fills seats.
Aid Stations: One aid station will be located where the two courses split at approximately 8km. Short course aid station = 1 at kilometer 8 Long course aid station = 1 that you'll hit twice at kilometers 8 and 18. **Please note that 25km runners MUST carry ample fluids with them while departing the aid station at kilometer eight before heading up to run the ridge.** There is only one creek beyond here as a water source while completing the ridge loop.
Cupless: All CMTS races are now cup free events, meaning you'll need to pack along your own source 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 kids juicebox. Package Pickup: ID MUST BE SHOWN TO PICKUP YOUR RACER PACKAGE. BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY ANYONE BUT THE REGISTERED RUNNER. NO EXCEPTIONS.
25km Rappel Course Mandatory Gear List: PLUS the mandatory gear listed below this for 25km runners. Here is the rappel gear list that has to carried with you from start to finish: harness, helmet, 2 locking carabiners, 1 belay device, and 1 sling
25km Mandatory Gear List: This is mandatory gear and there are no exceptions. We will have volunteers checking one random item per person, prior to getting into the ridge area of the race. If you do not possess the one item you are asked to provide you will be turned around and not allowed to proceed. This will be non-negotiable and is for everyone's safety.
1) Whistle 2) Space blanket 3) Buff or toque 4) Gloves 5) Long sleeve wind jacket 6) Cell phone 7) Lighter or matches 8) Headlamp or flashlight (no the light on your phone will not suffice) 9) Printed course map (please print your own copy) 10) 600 calories 11) Ability to carry two litres of water.
Entry Fee (plus GST and processing fee):
Dec 5 - 31
Jan 1 - Aug 31
Aug 31 - Race Day
25km with rappel
*Lift tickets are not included in race registration fees*
Gondola Lift Tickets: Lift tickets will be available to purchase at a discount closer to race weekend - scroll up for full details at "Gondola Lift Tickets" .
*There is also an option to run up and down the mountain on an existing trail at no additional cost. If you start early enough you could consider it your warm up and cool down run :) *