Yes, it’s a bummer we have to have them written down, but rules are design to keep everyone safe and to ensure everyone has a great time!
Runners must stay on designated route. The designated route will be marked with pink surveyor’s ribbon, flour arrows, and black arrows on yellow signs on stakes/posts.
No Pacers. You cannot have someone assist/run with you for parts or all of the race. There is an exception to this rule for those requiring a guide runner for visual impairments. Please email the race director to advise of the guide runner.
Runners may only receive aid at designated aid stations and/or within 50 meters of the designated aid stations. Yes, you can fill up your water bottles at creeks and other water sources but you should always treat your water as we cannot guarantee it will be safe to drink. Also, being that we’re going through a drought right now, water source other than aid stations might be sparse. Aid station water is from Old Victoria Water Company. Crews are allowed to assist athletes at aid stations; however, pacing is not permitted anywhere along the course.
Pacing is defined as any runner who accompanies an entrant for a distance of greater than 100m at one time.
Hiking poles are not permitted for 28k athletes. 100k/50k athletes may use poles but only after the first aid station. Poles either need to be collapsed and stored in a runners pack or in drops bags awaiting a runner at the first aid station. Runners cannot run with extended poles until after the first aid station.
100k/50k Runners are required to carry at least 2 (two) handheld water bottles carrying a minimum of 1.2L (2-20oz or a standard bike bottle) or 1.2L hydration bladder that contains water or hydration product of their choosing. 28k Runners are required to carry at least 1 (one) handheld water bottle or 650ml hydration bladder that contains water or hydration product of their choosing. There are many dry spots along the course and on a hot day, you will run out of water well before the next aid station which could wreck your race or put you in the hospital or worse. We suggest you carry more than the minimum requirement. You will be required to show you have this at bib check in.
Many athletes in the 50k ran out of water during their return trip through Gowlland Tod from Durrance Aid to Rowntree Aid due to the length between aid stations and the remoteness of the area.
Runners must check in at all aid stations and the Jocelyn Hill check point. 50k runners will check in at Jocelyn Hill only on the way out to the Munn Road Turnaround.
Cut-offs. All runners must leave the aid stations by the designated cut-offs.
No littering. Any athlete caught maliciously littering will be disqualified. This is a pack-in-pack-out race.
Drop bags must be retrieved at the end of the race from the start/finish area. Any drop bags left behind will be donated to local drop-in centres.
Parking is available within the Goldstream group campsite (start/finish) area; however it is extremely limited. Please do not park in non-parking areas or make your own. We have arrangements for overflow parking at Sysco Victoria Corporate office off Westshore Parkway and $10 Pay Parking has been arranged at Ice Cream Mountain. With both Sysco and Ice Cream Mountain, please park as far away from the buildings as possible. Crews and runners must park in designated areas as follows:
Start/Finish line. Parking is available within the campground (No parking in non-parking stalls) and near Westshore Parkway. Do not park along Hwy 1.
Rowntree Aid Station. Parking is available at the Caleb Pike trail head in Gowlland Tod Park. There is no Parking available along Highland Park Terrace or Skyview Place.
Ross-Durrance Aid Station. Parking is available in the Parking lot at Mt. Work and along Ross-Durrance Road and Willis Point Road. Runners cross Ross-Durrance Road so please watch for runners crossing the road.
Munn Road. Parking is available in the Munn Road trail head parking lot and a few spots along the road.
Please, car pool to start / finish area!
Please note: Many of the gated parking lots at the parks get locked after hours. This is especially important for 100k runners and their crews. Please ensure you park outside the gated areas to avoid getting locked in on Friday evening.
Crews and Spectators. Ross-Durrance Road is for local traffic only. Please use an alternate route to get from the Rowntree Aid station to the Durrance Aid station and vice versa. Munn Rd to Prospect Lake Road is a viable alternative.
Runners and crews must yield to emergency vehicles at all times. Runners must yield to vehicles on the roadway at all times. All roadways are open to vehicle traffic.
Sorry, dogs are NOT allowed to run with participants. Dogs can be at the event, but must be on leash at all times. This is in accordance with BC Parks regulations.
No smoking allowed. This is an athletic event and we want to keep it healthy. Not to mention we don’t want cigarette butts starting any fires.
One ear bud in only please. You can run the race with music but you can only have one earbud in at all times. This is for your safety!
No being an arse! Being rude to race staff, volunteers, other trail users and/or Park Staff can get you disqualified from this race and future races!
Being intoxicated will get you kicked out and banned from future races. We take safety seriously and don’t want to create any liability for us or anyone involved in the event. This goes for both runners and volunteers!
Race entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and no credits will be given. We’re a small race and every penny is accounted for to ensure we put on an amazingly epic and safe event. Many things are pre-paid months in advance (such as permits, insurance and various other deposits) and we don’t have the capacity to issue refunds. Entries are non-transferable – meaning you cannot sell, give or trade your entry to anyone else and we cannot transfer them to the next years event.
The Race Director has the final say in all matters and any issues that arise that are not outlined are to be resolved by the Race Director. The Race Director may need to make up a rule on the spot for any reason.