Saturday, December 12, 2015.
12th Annual 10 Mile / 5 Mile Trail Race
Well wasn't that a blast in perfectly wikid conditions!
Regular start at 12:00 noon. Early start at 11:30 a.m. for those expecting to take over 2 hours.
A winter challenge on character trails. Often muddy, wet and slippery. Two distances to choose from, with a classic climb to the summit of Stewart Mountain on the long course.
Returning this year for a small $5 entry fee -- Racers and volunteers are invited to the Six Mile Pub post-race to warm up and enjoy complimentary Driftwood beer and snacks and a chance at draw prizes.
- 2015 Online Registration Form
- 2015 Printable Paper Entry Form - Final
- 2014 Stewart Mountain Course Map - may yet see more new single track sections
- 2015 Stewart Mountain Course Map - so did we deliver?
Thetis Lake Park, Victoria, BC. Start and finish near main beach.
Park in the main lot at the end of Six Mile Road, or cycle the Galloping Goose trail and park at the beach.
Approximately 10 Mile (16 km) Classic Course and 5.5 Mile (8.8 km) Short Course. An early start option of 11:30am is available to all runners who expect to take 2 hours or longer. If you are new to the race, we suggest using your road half marathon time as a guide. This cross country event is sanctioned by BC Athletics.
Main and secondary trails of Thetis Lake Park featuring mud, rocks and water crossings over rolling terrain, with a significant climb to the top of Stewart Mountain for the 10-mile route only.
The 2014 outbound route was largely unchanged from the previous few years, but the return route featured new single track trails: a descent down Scafe Hill (for the long course) and an all-new loop for both distances that includes "Mossy Trail". 2015 may yet see several more kilometres of single track.
The 2015 course saw a reversal of the inbound & outbound segments between "Two Trees" and the aid station at "Dog Bone Junction" saving the big puddle for the return. On the long course this was after the hinted 2+ km of sweet new single track to the west and a short reprise of a double track to the aid station. Unfortunately the later small bridge & "Old Mossy" single track loop had to be sacrificed to keep from adding even more distance & time. Actual 2015 Course Map
Courses will be well-marked and marshalled but participants are responsible for watching for directional indicators at all times.
Please pre-register Online, or by mail with a paper entry form. Do it early (by Sunday Nov. 1st) for the best rates. Note: Online registration will close end of day Thursday, December 10, 2015. In-person registration during Package Pickup on Friday and Saturday is cash or cheque only. Limit of 600 entries.
- $ 25.00 Early registration fee if received by mail or online by November 1, 2015.
- $ 30.00 Late registration fee if received from November 2 to December 11, 2015.
- $ 40.00 Day-of-Race fee for procrastinators registering at the start line.
Men's and Women's:
- 19 and under
- 60 and over
- Friday, December 11, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 2:18 Run Store, 1576 Fairfield Road, Victoria
- Saturday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Thetis Lake, start/finish area.
Limited Feature Shirt
A technical race shirt featuring the raven logo above will be presented to the first 150 who pick up their race package.
Port-a-potties at the start/finish area (but no change rooms). Hot chocolate and coffee at the finish (save a disposable - bring your own cup or mug). More warm food, draw prizes and beer available at the After Party (see below).
Overall and age-group awards will be available for pickup at the beach after the race, but full presentations will be made at the After Party (see below).
Returning this year for a small $5 entry fee - Come on down the hill to the Six Mile Pub from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm to enjoy some Driftwood beer and snacks (at no extra charge!) plus award presentations and draw prizes. Please select item when registering online.
The Harriers Foundation has awarded many bursaries and scholarships since its inception: the Gunner Shaw Athletic Bursary, John Thipthorpe Computer Science Scholarship, Susan Reid Civil Engineering Bursary, Arthur Taylor Track and Field Award, Ken Smythe Cross Country Bursary and Rosamund Dashwood Fine Arts Scholarship. Stewart Mountain is one of four running events that is designated to annually support Harriers Foundation initiatives including new scholarships, bursaries, medical research, athlete travel and charitable projects within the community.