With almost 2600 meters / 9000 feet of climbing and descent through the rough and rugged North Shore Mountains of British Columbia, Buckin' Hell earns its name! The race starts and finishes oceanside in the stunning Panorama Park, Deep Cove and runners ascend Mount Seymour while travelling through remnants of old growth forest before topping out over 4000ft above to enjoy magnificent mountain views. Buckin' Hell is an absolute showcase of some of the best trails and vantage points that Vancouver's North Shore has to offer!
START/FINISH in the stunningly beautiful Deep Cove! Distance options of a 15km short course, with 900 meters of climbing and descent, and a 50k ultra distance and two person relay race. Local favorite trails such as the Baden Powell, Dales, Neds, Severed, Old Buck and Brockton Lookout. This is one of the most challenging and technical 50km races you'll come across!
Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Distances:15km, 50km, two person 50km relay (27km + 23km) Location: Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC Start Time: 50km - 6am - 11hr cutoff Relay - 6am - 11hr cutoff 15km - 8am Kid's Race - 7:30am
Start/Finish: Panorama Park, Deep Cove - **Please note there is no parking allowed in Deep Cove. Read the following note on Parking**
Parking: Event parking is a concern for Deep Cove residents. Please leave extra time to ensure you park in designated areas, and do not cause congestion or park in resident parking zones. We've been through extensive consultations to be able to continue having this event in this beautiful area, please support our efforts in addressing residents' concerns. Parking is NOT ALLOWED at Panorama Park, so we must guide you to use parking at a nearby school: Seycove Secondary School We will provide a free post race shuttle back to your car, but pre-race you must make your way to the start line on your own time. If you are not being dropped off in Deep Cove please allow a solid 25 minutes to park and walk the 700 meters to the starting line. Here's an image of where to park and the quickest way to the starting area.
Aid Stations, Water Stations and Drop Bags: 15km - Two aid stations, one at 5km and one at 11km 50km - Seven aid stations + one water station, access to two separate drop bags including one you'll see twice. All aid stations, water stations and drop bag locations are clearly displayed on the map below. 2 Person Relay - 50km total distance split via 27km and 23km legs. 27km leg is +1850m / -800m 23km leg is +800m / -1850m *Relay teams must provide their own transport up and down Mount Seymour. One runner runs to the top while the teammate drives to the top, and once the first runner completes their leg they drive back down and greet their teammate at the finish line. Package Pickup (ID needed to pick up bib) Friday, July 2nd: 5:00pm - 8:00pm The Run Centre, North Vancouver
OR on race morning Saturday, July 23rd at our race start 50km 5:00am - 5:45am at Panorama Park, Deep Cove Relay 5:00am - 5:45am at Panorama Park, Deep Cove 15km 6:30am - 7:30am at Panorama Park, Deep Cove
Cutoffs, 50k and Relay: TBA Top of Seymour Aid Station, second time through. Approximate km 33 TBA Mushroom Parking Lot Aid Station. Approximate km 38 TBA Old Buck Aid Station, second time through. Approximate km 44