Alice Lake - Race 1

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Alice Lake - Race 1

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - date TBC

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WE ARE PROUDLY A CUP-FREE EVENT!

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


Description:

Alice Lake is one of Squamish's sweetspots, surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and grassy areas. There are four fresh water lakes that dominate the landscape and make swimming and fishing very enjoyable pastimes.


Directions:

Drive north on Highway 99 from downtown Squamish. After Brackendale (the last residential area) the well-marked Alice Lake turn off is on your right, a few kilometers north of town. 

Alice Lake Provincial Park, Brackendale, BC

 

Categories, Fees & Distances:

Sports Course: 
8.5 km

Early Bird: $55 plus fees only until April 15, 2019

Full Price: $60 plus fees
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Enduro Course:
13 km

Early Bird: $55 plus fees only until April 15, 2019

Full Price: $60 plus fees
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

Early Bird: $20 plus fees only until April 15, 2019

Full Price: $25 plus fees
NO RACE DAY ENTRY


Event Schedule:

7:00 AM - Packet Pickup for all Events (No Race Day Registration)
8:15 AM - Start of the 3km Kids Timed Event
8:45 AM - Start of the Children's Challenge (Free Kids Event)
8:45 AM - Packet Pickup Closes
9:00 AM - Start for Enduro Event
9:15 AM - Start for Sport Event
9:30 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
11:30 AM - Awards Ceremony: time is approximate

Package Pick-Up:

Package pick-up FRIDAY 10am - 8pm at Capra Running. Capra is located at #4 - 40437 Tantalus Road, in Squamish. You will be able to pick up your bib, race swag, and if you're a season pass holder, your t-shirt! Included in your swag goodies for this race is a Little Big Shot natural energy drink, and a KIND snack bar.
Capra is also offering 10% off all purchases for 5 Peaks racers this weekend - simply show your bib.

Yes, you can pick up for someone else at this time. 

You can also pick up on race day:  SATURDAY 7am - 8:45am at the South Beach of Alice Lake.

Remember, parking is limited and between 800M & 2.25KMs from the check-in/start line, so arrive early and give yourself enough time to pick up your package.



Terrain:

Squamish is an endless outdoor playground and we're proud to present you with one of our absolute highlight courses.

We start and finish in the beautiful Alice Lake Provincial Park, where you can even go for a cool down dip post race, as well as have a BBQ at one of the many picnic tables. Please note, no dogs are allowed on the beach, or in the picnic areas, so dogs are best left at home for this event.

Enduro:

The enduro course starts off by heading around the East side of Alice Lake, through the road in the campgroup, and crosses the road onto the aptly named Four Lakes Trail. During the race you will cruise past Stump Lake, Fawn Lake, Edith Lake and finish up right on Alice Lake.

After looping around the Four Lakes Trail, you'll head past the aid station for the first time, climbing up Mike's to 50 Shades More, where you'll be taking a hard left onto some flowy, runnable, lush switchbacks.  You'll pop out on Entrails, turning right, and heading slightly uphill for about 1km, before taking a hard left into the entrance of Rupert & Tazer.  Wave Hi to Rupert the dog, enter the trail, and take an immediate right onto Tazer's Alternate.  Tazer & Rupert are two of the most fun and unique trails around, featuring a human sized doghouse, a crazy wave bridge, and some really crazy tight corners that will have you screaming "weeeeee!" all the way down.  You'll pop out onto Mashiter, take a left around the corner, and left up onto Tracks From Hell.  Stay on the narrow bridge or risk running through a swamp.  Connect back up to the trail, and be greeted by MUD!  Don't worry, it'll be over soon, and it won't kill you.  Trail runners look better dirty anyways..You'll pop back out right past the aid station, and if you need a quick sip, grab it, it's time to bomb downhill.  You'll run past the turn off to 50 Shades More, heading straight this time, until you reach one of the premiere descents in all of Squamish, Credit Line. Though slightly technical it is a wonderful piece of trail that will bring you down onto the buffed out Jack's Trail. If you're interested, half-way down, there's a beautiful look-out, and the perfect place to stop for a mid-race selfie. Onto Jack's and it's 1.5km at a slight incline, as soon as you spy pavement, pump those legs your finish line is just 200meters away!

Sport:

The course starts off by heading around the East side of Alice Lake, through the road in the campgroup, and crosses the road onto the aptly named Four Lakes Trail. During the race you will cruise past Stump Lake, Fawn Lake, Edith Lake and finish up right on Alice Lake. After looping around the Four Lakes Trail we'll climb up Mike's Loop to one of the premiere descents in all of Squamish, Credit Line. Though slightly technical it is a wonderful piece of trail that will bring you down onto the buffed out Jack's Trail. Turn right and laugh at all the Enduro racers having to turn left and continue climbing. Jack's is a beautiful rolling trail, and once you past the Enduro course Mid-Life Crisis trail, know that you're in the home stretch. A 1km slight incline up will spit you out at Alice Lake Parking Lot, as soon as you spy pavement, pump those legs your finish line is just 200meters away! Sport has 1 water station approx 4kms into the course.


Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: 400m
Sport Course: 270m 

 

First Aid & Water Stations:
 

2 Water/Aid Stations(1 at start / finish area, and 1 mid way through course). First Aid attendants at the Start/Finish area, at aid station and throughout course with radio communication. Course sweep will travel behind last racer.

 


Washrooms:
 

There is a large bathroom building near the main parking lot, and we will have portable toilets, as well as the existing outhouse near the start/finish line. Please consider stopping to use the bathroom as you walk to the start/finish to avoid huge lineups. 

 

 

Parking:
 

 Saturday Alice Lake - Parking Details & Carpooling Post:

Carpools of 4+ people will get directed to the Main lot, whereas, cars of 1-3 will have to park out near the highway. Regardless of when you arrive, so PLEASE CARPOOL! Feel free to use this post to arrange carpooling, or post your own.

There's VERY limited parking, and NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD INSIDE THE PARK. Please pay attention to the parking attendants, and only park where you are advised to park. THANK YOU ahead of time.

The main reason we moved the race date to April in 2016 was to alleviate the parking issues of a June race with the public wanting to visit the lake.

There are 3 main places to park. 

#1 - The PRIME SPOTS.  Right next to the race start, which has limited spots, and it will be filled by 7:15am latest. 

#2 - The main parking lots at Alice Lake, for racers arriving between 7 & 830am.  All racers HAVE TO ARRIVE AND BE PARKED BY 8:30AM, as check-in CLOSES at 8:45am, and check-in/race start is at the South end of the lake, approx 800M from the main lot. This parking lot is great because it's located next to the main washrooms and there's less likely to be bathroom line-ups.

#3 - Just off the highway, in the overflow lot, and down BOTH sides of the North no exit lane.  Yes, we're allowed to park on the sides of this road, and this road only.  Parking in this overflow lot/road, is 2.25KMs from the race start.  Pro tip: This is an excellent warm-up, and you can visit the main bathrooms in the main parking lot on your way to avoid the portables line-ups!

Cars of 3 or less people will be directed to park the farthest away, in our 3rd option parking areas. Sorry - but that's just the way it is. In this day and age with the technology we have, there's no excuses for not being able to find a friend or random to ride-share with. Pro tip - you don't have to ride share from home, you can always meet up in Squamish, at the Capra Running parking lot, or at the Canadian Tire, where there's plenty of spots.

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!

NONE OF THESE THINGS BELONG ON THE TRAIL DURING THE RACE.

  • No dogs

  • No headphones

  • No strollers or baby joggers

  • No nordic walking poles


Drop Bags: There will be a tent set up where you can leave a bag for after the race. We do not have a full drop bag system in place, and we ask that you do not leave any valuables in your bags.  

Race Swag: TBA

Music: This year we are not allowed to have any amplified music in Alice Lake to disturb campers and other guests. Yes, this is not as much fun, but we'll make do. Please keep other park users in mind when arriving early, and keep your volume to a minimum.  

 

Spectators:

Spectators Welcome...best viewing from start/finish area.

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:30am). Medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age category in all distances, as well as top three male and female finishers overall. All awards must be picked up at the race and will not be mailed.


Registration Deadline and Fee:

Individual registration is open for this race. Registration fees for this race is $55 and available until April 15th, 2019 -or- until sold out. This race sells out each year.*

*Registration fees, park fees (where applicable) & GST not included.