October 9, 2021
Valley Vertikiller is a challenging race showcasing the beautiful trail network on Teq’qéyex (Sumas Mountain), which stands on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sema:th (Sumas) First Nation. All the Valley Vertikiller race distances feature single track trails of varied technicality through towering forest and over raging creeks offering stunning views of the Fraser Valley.
New for 2021, we are offering three loop courses, making the race faster and more flowy. With the majority of the course on single-track trails, this race will definitely test your skills.
The 30K is a killer with +1,700m of elevation gain, while the 20K is a vertical beast with 1,100m of gain. Both distances feature a grueling ascent up to the peak of Sumas Mountain, a nice meander past picturesque Chadsey Lake and a quick rip back down the mountain to finish line festivities.
If you are wanting to dabble in the Vertikiller lore but are looking for something a little more fluffy, try our fast and furious 10k Vericuddler. The Verticuddler has all the fun and flow without the killer climb to the peak (but don’t worry, you still get to climb a few times!)
*** As of September 28, 2021, all participants and volunteers must check in with documentation showing double vaccination to participate on race day. Email us if your circumstances mean you need a deferral.