Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pilot Bay Trail Running Race Info

When: Sunday May 6th, 2012


What: 10km and 22km trail run
Start times: 10am for the 22km race and 10:30am for the 10km race

Where: Pilot Bay Provincial Park. The park is located on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, really close to the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminal at Kootenay Bay.

Directions: After exiting the Kootenay lake ferry from Balfour to Kootenay Bay drive ONLY 50 meters and turn right onto Pilot Bay Road. Drive 3.4km down Pilot Bay Road and turn left into the parking area for the trail head and race start. Although the ferry is free, you might want to park at the ferry and walk on with your bicycle to ride to the race start for a nice warm up!

VERY IMPORTANT: To make the race start you will have to be on the 8:10am ferry in Balfour. This will put you to the start at around 9am. If the ferry is full for any reason (I doubt it will) then walk on and get a ride from other racers that will be on the same ferry as it is only a 2 minute car ride to the start.

Aid Stations: there will only be one aid station for both races. For the 10km race it is at approx 5km. For the 22km race it is at 14km, so please make sure you are running with a camelback or other device to hold some water and food. There will be water, cookies and bananas at the aid stations as well as gels and Cliff blocks in you race package.
There will also be free hamburgers, vegi burgers, and pop/juice at the finish for those that register online!!!!

Registration: The cost for the race is $35 if you register online before May 4th. For Online registry please click on the following link: Online registration
If you have not registered online by May 4th, then you must register on May 6th at the race start by 9:30am. The cost is $45 on race day. (We're really trying to get everyone to preregister as it really makes our life a lot easier!)

Race Course Info: The 10km route is all trail with many nice vistas of kootenay lake. It is approx 3.5km out on a relatively flattish trail with some small rolling climbs, followed by a 3km loop with a nice climb and descent and then back 3.5km to the finish. Anyone who even can run a few Km's can do the 10km route, as you can always hike the hilly sections.
The 22km course is approx 3.5km out on a relatively flattish trail with some small rolling climbs, followed by a 15km big loop which takes you up to the height of land with a nice 1,100' climb and back down through some really nice forest and meadows to the lake. Then back along the water to the finish. The total elevation gain is 2600'. Although it is only 22km, I wouldn't call this course a quick trail, so assume you will be out there having fun for 2:30hrs for the faster runners to 4hrs for the slowest.

Fundraiser: ALL funds raised go directly to the "Tipi Camp" Please go to the following link to find out more about this awesome non-profit organization and the different types of events they hold. http://www.tipicamp.bc.ca/


Ingrid said...

Love it! I'm sure that there are plenty of East Shore residents who would love to take part in this. Trying to get the word out for you, Sandra and Tipi Camp. Check www.eshore.ca for a calendar with the listing. I'd also be happy to see something put into The Mainstreet (East Shore newspaper). It's just kind of tight since the deadline is Wednesday (April 25) and the paper will be in stores locally on May 5, not leaving a lot of time. Anyway, I'm happy to help promote events like this in the future. Thanks! Ingrid Baetzel, editor The East Shore Mainstreet.

Ingrid said...

Also... sorry to nag, but is the registration link coming up anytime soon?

Anonymous said...

We hope to have the online registration up and running today. Sorry for the delay!

Randy, Liz and Bill said...

Registration is up and running..yahoo!!