Albion Grind


Albion Grind


July 22, 2018
6 hour race and relay!

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The Albion Hills Conservation area boasts some of the most spectacular trails in Southern Ontario.  With over 50 km of double-track and technical single track trail, Albion is well-known for its great multi-use trails, splash pool, and camping. 


  • Fast, rolling terrain and long down-hills.
  • Situated on 486 hectares (1,200 acres) of beautiful forest in the hills of Caledon.
  • Tons of on-course support
  • Great for spectators
  • Register for Albion Hills race on Saturday to combine it into a double-header weekend
  • Rockin' camping with access to serviced and unserviced sites perfect for tents, trailers and RVs.


For all races and events, please bring your own reusable cup/container. Thank-you for being a part of our commitment to the environment! 


Albion Hills Conservation Area, which boasts some of the most spectacular in southern Ontario. Explore the beauty of Albion Hills on trails designed for every age and skill level. Set in the hills of Caledon on the banks of the Humber River, Albion Hills is only 45 minutes from Toronto!

This event will feature a Trail Half Marathon and a 6 hour race. 2 person relay teams to compete in the 6 hour event as well! This is a looped course.  Complete as many laps of the course as you can in the allotted time.  The loop will be approximately 7 km, with one aid station part way through.  

We will have three categories for awards:

6-hour – 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female

2 person Relay, 6-hour events (regardless of gender) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Category, Fees, & Distances:

  • $75 until Aug 31
  • $85 until Sept 30
  • $95 until Dec 31
  • $125 regular rate
  • *Additional HST and park fees will be applied at checkout for all races.

Complete as many laps of the 13km course as possible during the set time period. The winner is the one with the highest number of laps completed. This event is capped at 350 runners.

Prices are the same whether you run the 3-hour course, the 6-hour course or the relay.  All prices are per person. Spectators must pay park fees at the gate.


*A $5.75 park entry fee will be added to your total at checkout.

What's Included?


Each runner in the 6 hour events will receive a Custom souvenir (TBA) and a Growler.

  • Post-race food
  • Official race souvenir 
  • Fully-stocked food and refreshment table in the finish line area and at checkpoints
  • Well-marked routes (And, did we mention HILLS!!!)
  • Lots of on-course support

Directions to Start:

From Toronto:

401 to 427.
Head north to Highway 7. Go west to Highway 50 and go straight north to Albion Conservation – approximately 20-25 minutes north.




Event Schedule:

6:00am    Packet Pick Up opens

7:00am    Packet Pick Up Ends for 6-hour

7:15am     Pre-race check-in (6-hour) at start chute

7:30am    6-hour start

1:30pm    Course closed

2:00pm    Awards Start


Ontario's first Conservation Area, Albion Hills is set in the Caledon Hills on the banks of the Humber River. The 446-hectare park is the outdoor enthusiast's dream! Beautiful single track, well groomed trails, and spectacular scenery!


Elevation Gain:



First Aid & Water Stations:

Two Water/Aid Stations at approx 2.5Km and 5.5Km (Sport runners pass by each station once, Enduro runners pass by each station twice). We are a cup-free event so you will need to bring your own reusable cup. There is no Aid Station on the Kids 3Km course. Water table available at start/finish area to store your personal water bottle. First Aid attendants at the Start/Finish area and aid stations with radio communication.



Washroom facilities and outhouses available at Start / Finish area.



At the front gate identify yourself as a 5 Peaks runner and you will be waived in. Spectators will need to pay the park entry fee. Once you enter Albion Hills follow the "Lakeview Splashpad and Pool" signs to the large parking lot near the pool area. Do NOT attempt to drive all the way to the start/finish area - it is just a quick walk from the designated parking area to the start/finish area. We recommend you arrive at the front gate BEFORE 9 AM - this will ensure speedy passage through the front gates.


Important Notes:

In the interest of racer safety and because of the size of our attendance and the technicality of our course, it’s dangerous! 


  • No dogs
  • No headphones
  • No strollers or baby joggers
  • No nordic walking poles



Spectators are welcome. Spectators who cheer will be rewarded with smiles. There is plenty of parking, so come out and cheer your favourite racers. Just a reminder that there are a fair number of single-track trails, so be careful of the participants racing if you are spectating along the course.


Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 2:30pm). Medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each category.  Medals to be given to top 3 men, top 3 women and top 3 relay teams in both races.