Buntzen Lake - Race 6 - Grande Finale

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Buntzen Lake - Race 6 - Grande Finale

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Saturday, September 30, 2017. 

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Description:

Buntzen Lake is a 5 Peaks favourite, but with limited registration don't plan on running this one until you've paid your registration fee. The park sets a low limit of 200 participants, so you must register early to guarantee a spot. This race does not count towards series points, but series points that have been accumulated throughout the first 5 races will be tallied and prizes awarded at Buntzen.


Directions:

Buntzen Reservoir Recreation Area is located approximately 30 km from Vancouver in the village of Anmore. 


Directions from Vancouver:
- Go east on Hastings, which becomes Barnet Highway (No.7A)
- Turn left onto St Johns Street
- Turn left onto Ioco Road, which becomes Heritage Mountain Boulevard
- Turn right at onto David Avenue at the roundabout
- Turn left onto Forest Park Way
- Turn left onto Apsenwood Drive, which becomes East Road. Follow East Road to its end
- Turn right onto Sunnyside Road, and continue to the entrance gate

Directions from Port Mann Bridge:
- Go west on Highway 1 and take Exit 44, the first exit after the Port Mann Bridge
- Follow signs to Lougheed Highway (No.7), heading east
- Turn left onto Barnet Highway (No.7A) at a major intersection
- Turn right onto Ioco Road, which becomes Heritage Mountain Boulevard
- Turn right at onto David Avenue at the roundabout
- Turn left onto Forest Park Way
- Turn left onto Apsenwood Drive, which becomes East Road. Follow East Road to its end
- Turn right onto Sunnyside Road, and continue to the entrance gate 

 

Where:

Buntzen Lake
Buntzen Reservoir Recreation Area, End of Sunyside Road - Anmore, British Columbia

 

Category, Fees, & Distances:

Sports Course: 
10 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

 

Enduro Course:
15 km

Early Bird Fee: $45
Regular Fee: $55
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

Early Bird Fee: $15
Regular Fee: $20
NO RACE DAY ENTRY

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY


Event Schedule:

7:00 AM - Packet Pickup for All Events
8:15  AM - Start of the 3km Kids Timed Event
8:45 AM - Start of the Children's Challenge ( Free Kids Event )
8:30 AM - Package Pickup and Registration Closes
9:00 AM - Start for the Enduro Event
9:15 AM - Start for the Sport Event
9:30 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
11:00 AM - Awards Ceremony


Terrain:

3K: The kids will start the same way as the adults, and they will be doing an out & back on the Energy Trail.  It’s almost exactly 1.5km out to the turnaround, where Ed & Chase will be, with tunes.  The course has no huge climbs, but there’s lots of rolling hills for the kids to conquer.  

Sport: Sport course starts off on the Energy Trail, and when you go over the floating bridge, you’ll be taking a hard right onto the Buntzen Lake Trail, where you’ll be running clockwise around the lake.  You’ll hit the aid station about 6km into your run, right after going across the suspension bridge.  Careful on this bridge, it can bounce like crazy if you run across it.  Right after the aid you’ll be climbing up and back onto the Buntzen Lake trail, following the trail another 4kms back to the start.  The finish has slightly changed from previous years, as Buntzen has moved their dog park fences.  You’ll cross a bridge, take a hard left up and around the fence, hard right past the washrooms and towards the finish.  Once you see the dog park you know it’s time to crank up the speed and finish strong.  

Enduro:  Enduro course starts off on the Energy Trail, and when you go over the floating bridge, you’ll be going straight up onto the Diez Vistas course.  Ed will be making sure you take the right path at this junction.  Once you head into the trail, brace yourself, you’re in for a heck of a lot of climbing from here on out.  The next 5kms is majority climbing with small sections of runnable terrain.  You’ll pass by Mike at the saddle, head back into the trail, and climb up to the first lookout, which is a bit of a tease, but pretty nonetheless.  The trail will start to lead you down and you’ll wonder where the views are, but don’t worry, they are still coming.  At the main viewpoint, Suzanne will be waiting for you, and she’s happy to take your photo for you as well.  It’s technical with lots of roots and rocks all along this trail, and the downhill is equal parts scary and super fun.  You’ll head downhill for quite a while, with a few little ups, and you’ll come out on a connector trail where you’ll run into Audree and Jordi marshalling you along.  From here, you’ll head back towards the lake, and re-join the Sport course, where Alaia is waiting to show you the way to the suspension bridge.  Over the suspension bridge you’ll find the aid station, and from here it’s about 4km of rolling and undulating hills all the way back to the finish.  The finish has slightly changed from previous years, as Buntzen has moved their dog park fences.  You’ll cross a bridge, take a hard left up and around the fence, hard right past the washrooms and towards the finish.  Once you see the dog park you know it’s time to crank up the speed and finish strong.  

 


Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: TBD
Sport Course: TBD

 

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. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is recommended you run with water on this course.

 

Washrooms:

Washroom Pavilion near beach.

 

Parking:

There is VERY limited parking at Buntzen Lake for 5 Peaks runners. Our ability to host an event at this venue is dependent on complying to their rules and we must only fill 1 of the 3 parking lots as the park is open to the public. This means that we appreciate and encourage carpooling and ride sharing to this race. A great place to find a ride would be on our Vancouver region Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/699350116791204/

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


NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE START/FINISH AREA. Please leave your dog at home for this particular venue. Anyone that has a dog in the start/finish area will be asked to leave the park. It's better for everyone if Fido stays at home for this one!

 

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome: best viewing from Start/Finish area with a great beach and a huge grassy area. Bring the family, spouses, children, fan club!

 

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:00am). 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:

To register early for this race, purchase a 5 Peaks Season Pass. 

Season Passes are available for purchase until November 30th, 2016. With a season pass, you are automatically registered for the entire race series in one region (at the very best price of the season) and you'll also receive a BONUS custom 5 Peaks T-shirt for FREE!

Just want to register for one or two races? 
On December 1st, 2016 all individual races will be released for single race registration.