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!
The ultra distance course is one of the more technical courses you'll find and there are long stretches where all but the lead few runners will be unable to run the terrain. Finish times for the BH50 are slower than other local races such as the Squamish50 and the Knee Knacker. This is not a fast course, it is very much a burly course that will favour strong mountain runners and people with a lot of experience on the toughest of North Shore terrain.
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 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) Thurs, July 21st: 5:00pm - 8:00pm TBA
OR on race morning Sat, 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: XXXpm Top of Seymour Aid Station, second time through. Approximate km 33 XXXpm Mushroom Parking Lot Aid Station. Approximate km 38 XXXpm Old Buck Aid Station, second time through. Approximate km 44