October 20 , 2018
The original 25k and a new 16k Trail Race
Mountain Beaver 25K
Small but mighty, the endangered mountain beaver lives and plays near water, firm soils and abundant vegetation. This 25k point-to-point course has 1500m of elevation gain and 1300m of descent, is a perfect representation of its namesake.
Red legged Frog 16K
Tiny and quick. The red-legged frog, also an endangered species who inhabits Sumas Mountain, scoots through forest by making long, low hops to outrun its pursuers. 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, but is built for speed.
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: Aid Stations are located throughout the race and will be indicated on the map.
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: Trail Maintenance Days will be posted on ATRC IG/Facebook. Trail runners can come out to help repair and improve the trails on the trail maintenance days. 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, currently scheduled for September 29th (final date and time to be announced 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!
Sumas Mountain Regional Park
37777 Taggart Rd
Abbotsford, BC, V3G 2L3