Golden Ears - Race 2

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Golden Ears - Race 2

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Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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Description:

Golden Ears Provincial Park is a Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada at 555.9 km². It is named after the prominent twin peaks which are commonly referred to as Golden Ears.


This race is the regional qualifying race for the 2016 Canadian Regional Mountain Running Qualifying Series (link: http://www.mountainrunning.ca/series.php). If you finish in the top three in your age group in either the Sports Course or the Enduro Course, you will automatically qualify for the Canadian Mountain Running Championships to be held at the Squamish Sea to Sky Scramble Trail Run on June 25, 2016. For more information about the Regional Qualifying Series and the Canadian Mountain Running Championships, go to: www.mountainrunning.ca


Directions:

Golden Ears Provincial Park lies in the Coast Mountains 11 km north of Maple Ridge on the north side of the Fraser River. Access to the park is by vehicle via Highway 7 or Dewdney Trunk Road through the Municipality of Maple Ridge. If heading west, turn right onto 232nd and if heading east, turn left onto 232nd; then turn right onto Fern Crescent and follow road into park.

 

Categories, Fees & Distances:

Sports Course: 
8.5 km

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

Enduro Course:
13 km

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

Children's Challenge:
1 km

FREE
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY

Timed Kids' Race: 
3 km

Early Bird Fee: $15
Regular Fee: $20
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 the Enduro Event
9:15 AM - Start for the Sport
9:30 AM - Post race food & beverage available in race compound
11:30 AM - Awards Ceremony: time is approximate


Package Pick-Up

Friday, May 6th at Distance Runwear from 4pm-8pm.

1328 Main St, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1C3 - click link for exact location

You will be able to pick up your bib and race swag - a custom 5 Peaks Buff from Buff Canada, do a little last minute shopping, check out some snazzy new clothes and shoes.  This does save you time on race day.  Dave Cressman, owner of Distance Runwear is also accepting old bibs and medals for their race wall if you'd like to donate any. 

Yes, you can pick-up for friends, just know the name that they're racing under. 

otherwise, package pick-up is:

Saturday, May 7th, at race start/finish from 7am-8:45am (sharp).


Terrain:

Combination of single / double track terrain. Moderate technical difficulty.


Elevation Gain:

Enduro Course: 550m
Sport Course: 324m
 

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:

Washroom facilities and outhouses available at Start / Finish area.

 

Parking:

Parking Lot 2 near the Start / Finish area. 2 minute walk to check in, car pool to minimize our impact.

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

 

Spectators:

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

Awards & Prizes:

Awards ceremony will be held following completion of all competitors. (Approximately 11:30 am). Awards 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:

May 5, 2016 at midnight

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