Valley Vertikiller

October 19, 2019

 25k. 16k. 16k relay. 

Trail Race

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Course Information

25K

This 25k point-to-point course has 1500m of elevation gain and 1300m of descent. 

*click on the map to view the route details on Trailforks

 

16K

This shorter course starts out with the same killer climb as the 25K, and then rips right down to the finish.  It’s a vertical beast with over 1,100m elevation gain.

*click on the map to view the route details on Trailforks

16K relay

If 1,100m of elevation gain over 16K seems a little too crazy, we now offer a relay option. Leg 1 of the relay will take on the Centennial Trail to the end of Knob Gobbler, for a total of 10kms and 1,000m elevation gain. Leg 2 will continue the 16K route with a quick rip down Squidline, 6kms of flowy downhill. 

Both point to point courses on the spectacular Sumas Mountain Regional Park consist of 90% single track trails weaving up and down the mountain; a killer climb to start, past the serene Chadsey Lake and fast technical descents for an epic view of the Cheam range overlooking the eastern Fraser Valley.  As you wind up and down the mountain there will be many bridges and creeks nestled deep in the forest setting which keep it challenging and picturesque.  Both courses enjoy the final fast and flowy descent on Squid Line, the perfect way to end your race and cross the finish line strong at the lower parking lot.

The 25k course will battle one more climb before the Squid Line final descent, this climb will reward you with a cruise down Time Killer where you may be distracted by the endless views of the Western Valley where the mighty Fraser River weaves its way past the tri-cities.

Aid Station: Two Aid Stations are on the race route:  The main Aid Station is located at the 8km point (stocked with water, electrolytes from F2C Nutrition, fruit and other fuel) on both the 25km and 16km race route.  The second Aid Station is located at the 14km point (ONLY on the 25km race route) with only water and electrolytes.

Marking: The route will be very well marked with flagging tape and custom ATRC signs. These will be removed by the sweeps that follow the last racer.

Trail Maintenance: The Trail Maintenance Day will be held, details will posted on ATRC IG/Facebook. Trail runners can come out to help repair and improve the trails on the trail maintenance day. They learn new skills like building steps. No experience is required. This is a great way for trail runners to give back to the community. They are also able to donate to the FVMBA.

Orientation Run: This year we will host one orientation run of the 16k route on October 5th (details will be sent to registered racers closer to the date).  The extra 9k of the 25k route will remain a “race day mystery” for all you 25k racers!

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Sumas Mountain Regional Park

37777 Taggart Rd

Abbotsford, BC, V3G 2L3