The 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.
TheCap Crusherkicks off the season as a celebration of Spring on March 23rd. This race features an 8km or 13km option 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're straight up calling this one THE TOUGHEST 8KM TRAIL RACE IN CANADA! and a pretty badass 13km race as well :)
Survival of the Fittest on May 31st offers 13km or 18km distance options. This will be held on the formidable Squamish trail network and 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' Hellhappens on June 21st as a 20km solo or relay ass-kicker on the Old Buck and Seymour Mountain trail system. The race ascends from the base of Mt Seymour all the way up to Mt Seymour Resort, where there's a brief break before we run you right back down the mountain. The split nature of this run makes it very unique and runners seemed to love the idea on race day. We have multiple race options here including a) just climbing 10km b) just descending 10km c) solo, as in running up and down, and d) relay. Pick your poison.
Squamish 23kmrace is part of the Squamish 50 Trail Running Festival, and will officially be a Coast Mountain Trail Series race going forward and as such we'll see an increase in our race cap. The race date will be on Sunday August 17th this year.
Sky Pilot 12km or 25km will happen on Sunday, September 21st and will be held on 100% brand new trails thanks to our 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.
Rubble Creek 25km. We are very proud to work hand in hand with race director James Retty on this historic Sea To Sky trail running event. Race date is Sunday, September 28th. This race has very limited entries at just 80 and sells out as soon as registration opens in September and as such registration will be external to our CMTS series registration. Our long distance course winners of each and every CMTS race will receive a free and guaranteed entry into this long standing classic race.
*Locally owned and operated by Ridgeline Events, who also bring you the Squamish50*