Nakusp 1/2 Marathon 10km Challenge & 5km Fun-Run or Walk
Package Pick-up: Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Shon’s Bike & Ski at 409 Broadway in Nakusp; or Saturday morning 7:30 am – 9:30am at the Registration Booth in Gazebo Park.
Race Start: ** Please report to start line at least 15 minutes prior to you Race Start Time**
Staging Ground at the Gazebo Park in downtown Nakusp, BC
Half Marathon Start Time: 9:00 am
5k Run/Walk & 10k Start Time: 10:00 am
To register, visit the website.
|Before April 1||Before May 26||Race Day|
|Nakusp Half Marathon||$35.00||$45.00||$60.00|
|5 km Fun Run – Adult||$15.00||$20.00||$25.00|
The Half Marathon:
Route Map/Elevation Profile: Nakusp Half Marathon with elev profile
Nakusp Half Marathon – The Half Marathon will be a challenging single-loop course of the surrounding country and hillside of beautiful Nakusp. A combination of Road, Dirt Road and Trail will be used, however, the run is mainly road. It will have a significant elevation gain and loss, as this is typical running in the Kootenays, rarely is it flat! The route will start and finish at the Gazebo Park, include a loop up into the Wells Road area, then over to Alexander Road where it will cross the highway and use a short stretch of the old rail bed trail to connect with Brouse Loop. A significant climb up Billings Road, then around the Crescent Bay area and back into Nakusp along the highway and beautiful Boardwalk along the lake.
The 10K Challenge & 5km Fun Run/Walk
Route Map/Elevation Profile: Nakusp 5k Fun RunWalk
The 5km Fun Run/Walk is a 5km road run around Nakusp. Starting at the GAZEBO PARK in downtown Nakusp, runners will start with an out and back along 8th Ave. towards the Arena, then head west around the campground. Turn left on 10th, then right on the highway and left into the trailer park loop. Exiting the loop turn left on the highway then left after the elementary school. Then right on 2nd, cross Broadway and enter the Boardwalk for the final kilometer back to the finish.
10K Challenge – For runners stepping up their game and ready to tackle a 10K run. Two loops around the 5K route and they’ve reached their goal. Next stop, the Half Marathon!
There are public washrooms located at the Gazebo Park (start/finish line), but only bushes along the route!
The Burton Amazing Relay & Race
PADDLE – Mt BIKE – Trail RUN
LOCATION: Burton Historical Park (Burton is a beautiful lakeside community located 20 minutes South of Nakusp on the shores of Arrow Lakes)
Registration day of: 8;45 am to 9:15 am
Pre-Race Meeting: 9:15 am
Race Starts: 9:30 am
- Short Course 1km paddle / 7km Mt Bike / 2.5km Trail Run
- Long Course 1km paddle / 20 km Mt Bike / 5km Trail run
- Individual races (Short or Long Course) MUST use a kayak. Relay Teams (Short or Long course) preferable to use a canoe. However, teams may use a one-person Kayak or a Stand-up Paddle Board with a 1 minute handicap imposed at the start.
- Racers are responsible for bringing their own watercraft/bike/equipment etc. Kayak / Canoe rentals are available at the race start for: $45.00 limited quantities, must confirm in advance by contacting email@example.com
|Before April 1||Before June 23||Race Day|
|Long Course Relay (Price per team, up to 4 participants)||$15.00||$20.00||$30.00|
|Long Course Individual||$10.00||$15.00||$20.00|
|Short Course Individual||$10.00||$15.00||$20.00|
|Short Course Relay (Price per team, up to 4 participants)||$15.00||$20.00||$30.00|
For complete details visit website.
Don’t feel like going it alone? Visit The Amazing Burton Triathlon & Relay Race Facebook event page to find partners for the race!
Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness
Monashees, British Columbia
The 3rd Canadian HUMM will be happening in the Monashees of British Columbia. A unique 2-day motorcycle orienteering / navigation challenge, the HUMM has also been described as an off-road motorcycle scavenger hunt. There is no set course, so you make your own adventure! Winning demands strategy, teamwork, riding and navigation skills and pure fun! “The best 48 hours of my life! (apologies to my wife!)”
The Monashees are a 400-km-long range in southern BC. Known to hikers and heli-skiers for some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, the Monashees are relatively unknown as an off-road riding destination. We aim to change that! “Couldn’t believe how good the scenery was…”
Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon & 10K Trail Run
This is a cup free event.
Package pick-up Times: Friday 3:30-6:30 pm; Saturday 6:30-8:30 am (Knox Hall)
|Before April 1||Before July 21||Race Day|
|10 km Trail Run||$25.00||$35.00||$40.00|
For full event details, maps, and to register, visit the website.
Idaho Peak Ultra:
A race to the Summit of the iconic and spectacular Idaho Peak and back with 1 mile vertical elevation gain/loss. The race takes place along some of the most enjoyable single track running trails in BC, old mining roads steeped in history, carved out along the Carpenter Creek and New Denver Canyons. This may just be the only mountain marathon in North America which involves using a cable car to cross a creek! Spectacular views of Slocan Lake and the Valhallas await you at the summit rewarding your effort. This route will not disappoint.
The climb out of New Denver is gentle and ‘run-able’, staying on the south side of Carpenter Creek along the old mining road of Old Sandon Road. The road deteriorates into a single track winding its way through former mining artifacts, crossing numerous creeks. Continuing onto Alamo Wagon Road, the climb pops out onto Queen Bess mining road, traversing the slope and then heading straight up to the north summit, where you will find some telecommunication towers. From here, climb your way up the rounded ridge to the fire lookout hut on the summit of Idaho Peak, having climbed a vertical mile from the start line. Stop and enjoy the 360 degree views of snowy mountain peaks, pristine wilderness and the spectacular Slocan Lake 1715m below!
Get your number checked off, and start the long descent down the well defined East Ridge route to the car park P1. Descend the main road for 3km before entering a tributary trail to connect back to Queen Bess, traverse round the northern flank to the trails of H Road, Galena Trail, then a bucket crossing to cross Carpenter Creek and back along the Lower Carpenter Creek Trail to New Denver finish where food, drink and support await you.
Horizons Unlimited will be in Nakusp August 23-26, staying at the Nakusp Municipal Campground.
The 17th Horizons Unlimited Canada West Travellers Meeting will be in Nakusp, BC from Aug 23-26, 2018. Super riding in the area and a very friendly town on a lovely lake.
Mark and Leslie Kuzminski are hosting this event, assisted by Ekke Kok and Audrey Allenspach-Kok, who are back from their travels with stories to tell!
Join us for a few days of great camaraderie, good food, terrific presentations, and a community of people who don’t think you’re crazy for wanting to ride to the middle of nowhere.
Registration is open now with earliest bird rates in effect until Nov 1, so mark your calendars now and plan to be there! http://www.hubb.to/canwest
Nakusp Suffercross CX Bike Race and Duathlon/ Corporate Challenge
The Sufferfest Cyclocross will be a TRADITIONAL or CLASSIC STYLE Cyclocross using a 2.5-3 KM course, and completing multiple loops of the course within a time limit.
A 2.5km – 3km GREAT fun race course will be set up around Nakusp Gazebo Park. The course will be expertly designed using berms, fields, corners, obstacles, winding back and forth etc. with stakes and flagging to mark the course.
Nakusp is located on the shores of the Arrow Lakes with a beautiful sandy beach and all the characteristics to choreograph an outstanding Cyclocross event! A Mountain Bike or Cross bike can be used in the open and junior categories, a CX bike is necessary for the Elite category.
This event is intended for both experienced and non-experienced riders, and can be taken seriously…or not! Fun, challenging and exciting for spectators!
Walk up registration is available.
|Before Aug 1||Before Sept 16||Race Weekend|
|Off Road Duathlon Solo||$20.00||$25.00||$30.00|
|Off Road Duathlon (Relay) (Team Price)||$25.00||$30.00||$35.00|
|Junior off Road Duathlon Solo||$15.00||$18.00||$20.00|
|Junior off Road Duathlon (Relay)||$15.00||$20.00||$25.00|
|The Sufferfest Corporate Challenge (Team Price)||$25.00||$30.00||$35.00|
For complete details and to register, visit the website.