The 2016 Coast Mountain Trail Series is a collection of quality, challenging, professionally run trail events in world class destinations around Vancouver's North Shore and Sea to Sky Corridor.
Our objective at the Coast Mountain Trail Series is to deliver unforgettable trail experiences in new and diverse locations on trails that take your breath away for a multitude of reasons.
Run Ridge Run 13km or 25kmwill launch us into 2016 on February 27th. Join us on a journey around Sasamat and Buntzen lakes as we retrace much of the Diez Vista route via shorter options. The long course will take in the incredible Diez Vista views while the short course will go Sasamat to Buntzen and back via a mix of old classics and new additions to the trail network.
TheCap Crusheris our annual celebration of Spring on March 20th. This race features 8km or 13km options to explore the incredibly diverse, challenging and somewhat under-appreciated Capilano Canyon trail system. You'll want to bring your big boy / big girl legs out for this one though as we toss in a generous amount of climbing, descending and enough stairs to make you lose count. Don't worry, the scenery will make it all worthwhile.
Survival of the Fittest on May 28th offers 13km or 18km distance options. This will be held on the formidable Squamish trail network and hosted out of the stunningly beautiful Quest University lands. During the race runners will cross two bridges. Revel in the theory of evolution as you cross Darwin's early on, and test your faith above the rapids on Carpenter's Son near the end.
Buckin' Hellon July 23th has 15km, 50km and two person 50km relay options. The race is hosted in the incredibly scenic Deep Cove, North Vancouver with runners enjoying the Mount Seymour trail network. The 50km ultra is quite simply one of the most challenging and technical 50k races you'll find.
Sky Pilot 14km or 23km will happen on Sunday, September 11th and is held in partnership with the Sea to Sky Gondola. Sea to Sky country is blessed with some of the best terrain for trail running anywhere in the world, and the location of the Sea to Sky Gondola is right in the middle of some exceptionally beautiful Coastal Mountain terrain. Big alpine vistas, deep forests, spectacular rocky perches, crystal mountain streams and more await you at the top of your gondola ride. Please note gondola passes are not included in registration.
TBA - Saturday, September 24th There are unconfirmed rumours that the CMTS have submitted permits to bring another 'must do event' to life. Updates will follow as they unfold but you should seriously consider holding the date in your race calendar. Location? Somewhere really cool. Distances? A short distance, a mid distance and a long distance. Scenic? Oh hell yes. Have I been on these trails before!? Very few of you will have experienced what we're attempting to bring to life. Cross your fingers it all comes to fruition and stay tuned for updates!
*Locally owned and operated by Ridgeline Events, who also bring you the Squamish50*