October 8, 2022
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 singletrack trails of varied technicality through towering forest and over raging creeks offering stunning views of the Fraser Valley.
Valley Vertikiller offers three loop courses, making the race fast and flowy. With the majority of the course on singletrack trails, this race will definitely test your skills.
The 30k is a killer with over 1,700 m of elevation gain, while the 20k is a vertical beast with 1,100 m 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. To experience a smaller dose of Vertikiller lore, try our fast and furious 10k Verticuddler. The Verticuddler has all the fun and flow of the longer distances without the killer climb to the peak (but don’t worry, you still get to climb a few times!)