Buntzen Lake - Race 6 - Grande Finale

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Buntzen Lake - Race 6 - Grande Finale

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Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Due to trail closures for upgrades to bridges at Buntzen Lake, the 5 Peaks routes are not finalized, and will not run as they have in past years. Never fear, we are working with all agencies involved to create an alternative route for 2016 that is safe for everyone! Thank you for your patience as we finalize our courses.

 

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:

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


Terrain:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to trail closures for upgrades to bridges at Buntzen Lake, the 5 Peaks routes are not finalized, and will not run as they have in past years. Never fear, we are working with all agencies involved to create an alternative route for 2016 that is safe for everyone! Thank you for your patience as we finalize our courses


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:

September 29, 2016 at midnight.

Early Bird Deadline and Fees: March 31, 2016 at midnight.