Valley Vertikiller

October 17, 2020

 25k . 16k 

Trail Race

Registration Opens April 1, 2020!

Pre Race Information

Registration – Opens April 1, 2020

25K:

Early Bird Price (until June 26th): $60
Regular Price (until Oct 14th): $70

16K:

Early Bird Price (until June 26th): $50
Regular Price (until Oct 14th): $60

Minimun age for both distances is 13 years old (as of Race Day).  All racers under 18 required parental/gardiun consent; with a wiaver to be completed and signed prior to race day or at package pick up.

There is a cap of 200 racers

Included with every race registration:

  •    Finish line Food and Snacks
  •    Swag bag full of goodies!
  •    Podium Finisher Prizes
  •    Awesome Draw Prizes!

Package Pick-up

October 19th: 7:30am – 8:00am @ Race Day Parking/Finish Line

ID must be shown to pick up your racer package. Bibs cannot be picked up by anyone but the registered runner. No Exceptions.

Deferral Policy and Wait List

Before Oct 1st we can offer a 100% deferral of fees to next year’s race. Between Oct 1st – 13th we can offer a 50% deferral of fees.

There will be no deferrals given during race week.

Wait List participants will be notified by Oct 15th, 2019 of any openings.

Bibs are non-transferable.

In the event of cancellation of the event for reasons including, but not limited to, weather, forest fires, acts of nature or other circumstances, Abbotsford Trail Running Club will provide a limited refund and discount towards the same event in the following year. 

Race Day Information

 Race Times

October 17, 2020

7:30 am – Racer Check-in

8:45 am – 25k Pre-Race Briefing

9:00 am – 25k Race Start

9:15 am – 16k Pre-Race Briefing

9:30 am – 16k Race Start

Cut off: 6 hours

Race Location

Sumas Mountain Regional Park

37799 Taggart Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2L3

Washrooms are located at the Parking Lot / Finish Line and at the Start Line.  There is also one washroom located at the upper parking lot which is around the 12Km point in the route.

Bag Drop available at the Parking / Finish Line.

 Parking

There is limited parking at location (please carpool).

Due to parking regulations and permits, all racers and spectators must park at the finish line (Sumas Mountain lower parking lot) and take the complimentary bus to the start line.

All cars will be directed where to park on on a Bakstad Rd and Taggart Rd before the lower parking lot.

Racers will get first priority on the bus followed by the spectators and support crew.

Pre-race Briefing Highlights

  • Stay on the designated trails
  • Leave no trace
  • Take care of each other
  • No earphones
  • No dogs, for safety reasons
  • Racers must sign in so we know they are on the course

Please review the Full Race Regulations prior to the Race.

The Valley Vertikiller is a challenging point-to-point trail race offering both 16K and 25K distances. The 25K is a killer with nearly 1,500m of elevation gain and the 16K is a vertical beast with over 1,100m. Both distances feature a grueling ascent up the peak of Sumas Mountain, raging creeks and picturesque Chadsey Lake, with beautiful views of the Fraser Valley throughout the flowy descent. With the majority of the course on single-track trails, this race is will definitely test your skills.

First Aid

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue will be on site along with multiple First Aid attendants.

Two aid stations are located throughout the race as marked on the map. Each station will have water and fuel including gels, fruit and other snacks and drinks.

For full details, see course information

Cupless

This is a cup free event, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own source for fluids at aid stations and at the finish line.

Here are two suggestions: A packable style bottle, or a homemade version in which you simply lop the top off of an empty kids juice box.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at the race please click the link below to sign up.

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Sumas Mountain Regional Park

37777 Taggart Rd

Abbotsford, BC, V3G 2L3