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RUN WILD

100 miles, 5 days

August 28-September 1, 2017

Revelstoke, British Columbia

 

 

5 DAYS.   100 MILES.  Memories for a lifetime.

The Transelkirks Run is a multi day trail running race which allows athletes to access and traverse wild and remote landscapes, while building camaraderie, overcoming adversity and sharing a singular adventure.

The TranSelkirks Run is based in Revelstoke, British Columbia, one of Canada's trail running meccas. Runners may choose to enter the race as a team of two or solo.

what's included?

Race registration includes all transportation to and from each stage, finisher's medals, post race snacks at the finish line of each stage, and dinner each evening at the beautiful Revelation Lodge.  

*PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A CUP FREE EVENT*.  All participants must carry their own water vessels at all times, which can be refilled at the aid stations.

What’s Included?

  • Race Entry
  • Marked race through 5 days of Epic scenery
  • On course aid stations stocked with water, electrolyte drink, fruit, chips, soda, and other treats
  • TranSelkirks Run T-Shirt
     Women's Race Participant T-Shirt

     Women's Race Participant T-Shirt

Men's Race Participant T-Shirt

Men's Race Participant T-Shirt

  • Finisher's Medal
           Custom hand-made finisher medals for each finisher.

           Custom hand-made finisher medals for each finisher.

  • Bib Number
  • Medical Support
  • Catered evening meal at Revelation Lodge
  • Bus transportation to and from stage starts

MANDATORY GEAR for each stage

  • Hydration vessel or pack
  • Beanie, toque or buff
  • Windbreaker or jacket
  • Bear Spray (may be purchased in Revelstoke for those travelling on airlines or across international borders)

Hotel packages are booked separately through the hotel of your choice.

staying at the sutton place hotel

Shuttles pick up from the parking lot at Sutton Place Hotel/ Revelstoke Mountain Resort each morning.  For the most convenience, we highly recommend this beautiful hotel.

Accommodation packages range from $450 - $1300 per person per week (7 nights), depending on occupancy and availability.*

Find a friend, or five, to share in the hotel cost with you.  Or bring your family!  All suites come with kitchens, in suite laundry, access to the pool and hot tubs, and beautiful views.  Simply ride the gondola down from the evening ceremony and climb into bed after a hot shower!

To book at the Sutton Place Hotel, please CALL (do not try to book online as it will tell you the hotel is sold out) tel:1.250.814.5000 and quote 142699 Transelkirks Race 2017 to get our group rate.  These rates are guaranteed until March 31 only.  Book now to secure your room!

Transelkirks Race 2017 Rates

  • Studio Suite (sleeps 2):  $199/night + tax
  • One bedroom Signature Suite (sleeps 4) = $219/night +tax
  • One bedroom Premium suite (includes den w/pullout and a second bathroom, sleeps 4):  $249/night +tax
  • Two bedroom Signature Suite (sleeps 6): $299/night +tax

To book at any other hotel in Revelstoke, please go to the See Revelstoke Website for a variety of options.

 

 

CATEGORIES

Solo:  Open Men, Open Women

Team of 2:  80+ Mixed, 80+ Men, 80+ Women, Open Mixed, Open Women, Open Men.

*80+ is combined age of teammates

*Teams are 2 person only.


TRANSELKIRKS RUN PRICING

There are only 200 entries available for this inaugural event.  Once each level is sold out, we will move onto the next price point.  Registration opens November 15.

50 spots at Phase 1 Super Early Bird: SOLD OUT

50 spots at Phase 2 Early Bird:  SOLD OUT

50 spots at Phase 3:  $1299.00 CAD

50 spots at Phase 4:  $1399.00 CAD

Please review our cancellation policy here.

Now Selling Phase 3 - limited space remains!

Hotel packages are booked separately through the hotel of your choice.

staying at the sutton place hotel

Shuttles pick up from the parking lot at Sutton Place Hotel/ Revelstoke Mountain Resort each morning.  For the most convenience, we highly recommend this beautiful hotel.

Accommodation packages range from $450 - $1300 per person per week (7 nights), depending on occupancy and availability.*

Find a friend, or five, to share in the hotel cost with you.  Or bring your family!  All suites come with kitchens, in suite laundry, access to the pool and hot tubs, and beautiful views.  Simply ride the gondola down from the evening ceremony and climb into bed after a hot shower!

To book at the Sutton Place Hotel, please CALL (do not try to book online as it will tell you the hotel is sold out) tel:1.250.814.5000 and quote 142699 Transelkirks Race 2017 to get our group rate.  These rates are guaranteed until March 31 only.  Book now to secure your room!

Transelkirks Race 2017 Rates

  • Studio Suite (sleeps 2):  $199/night + tax
  • One bedroom Signature Suite (sleeps 4) = $219/night +tax
  • One bedroom Premium suite (includes den w/pullout and a second bathroom, sleeps 4):  $249/night +tax
  • Two bedroom Signature Suite (sleeps 6): $299/night +tax

To book at any other hotel in Revelstoke, please go to the See Revelstoke Website for a variety of options.

 

5 Epic stages

The TranSelkirks Run is based at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort.  

Daily stages will either start and finish at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (Stages 1 & 3) or a shuttle will pick you up in the main parking lot of the resort and transport you to and from the start and finish of the stage (Stages 2,4 & 5).  Shuttle rides should last between 20 and 30 minutes.  

 

The TranSelkirks Run course will be approximately 100 miles (160km) over 5 days or 100K (62 miles) spaced out over 3 days. Distances each day will vary between 21km (13 miles) to 41km (26 miles).  The course will cover a combination of singletrack trails and forest service roads that reach breathtaking views of the Columbia River Valley below.  We have teamed with Parks Canada and the other trail management groups in and around Revelstoke to access the best views, best trails, and best venues for you to enjoy.  

Photo by Bruno Long of some of the ridges we'll climb on Day 1

Photo by Bruno Long of some of the ridges we'll climb on Day 1

THE VIEWS ARE WORTH THE VERT

Be prepared for serious ascents and descents on technical singletrack trails and forest service roads.  Each stage will be different and will provide its own set of challenges.  Some stages are primarily rolling singletrack while others are steep ascents and descents to epic lookout points, peaks, and alpine lakes.  Some sections will be difficult to run, while others are very runnable. Our aim is to take you on some of the most diverse trails Revelstoke has to offer.

Due to ever changing wildlife restrictions, wildfires, and weather related trail closures and other unforeseen limitations, the following information is subject to change up until the day of each stage.  

Stage 1 "Mt. Mackenzie":  ~35.5km

Run from Revelstoke Mountain Resort up the ski hill with the greatest vertical gain in North America to gnarly ridge lines with spectacular views of the Columbia River Valley below.  Finish at Revelstoke Mountain Resort where pools, hot tubs, and a poolside bar will be awaiting you.

Run from Revelstoke Mountain Resort up the ski hill with the greatest vertical gain in North America to gnarly ridge lines with spectacular views of the Columbia River Valley below.  Finish at Revelstoke Mountain Resort where pools, hot tubs, and a poolside bar will be awaiting you.

Photo by Bruno Long

Photo by Bruno Long

Stage 2 "Macpherson Trails":  ~24km

Give your legs and lungs a break from the ascending and descending of Mt. Mackenzie by running through lush singletrack trails based at the Revelstoke Nordic Centre. Runners will be shuttled to and from the start of this stage from Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Give your legs and lungs a break from the ascending and descending of Mt. Mackenzie by running through lush singletrack trails based at the Revelstoke Nordic Centre. Runners will be shuttled to and from the start of this stage from Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Revelstoke is a WILD place with many protected plant and animal species.  The climate and geography of the area make it possible for these species to thrive, but can also pose serious challenges when large groups of people come in contact with them.  Due to ever changing wildlife restrictions, wildfires, and weather related trail closures and other unforeseen limitations we may have to change routes of particular stages up until the day of the stage.

Stage 3 "Mt Cartier": ~38 km

Ascend from Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the saddle of one of the iconic peaks in the area - Mt. Cartier - where you'll get more stunning views of the Columbia River Valley below. Start and finish at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.  No shuttle to start or finish.

Ascend from Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the saddle of one of the iconic peaks in the area - Mt. Cartier - where you'll get more stunning views of the Columbia River Valley below. Start and finish at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.  No shuttle to start or finish.

Stage 4 "Wild Columbia": ~22km

Enjoy another break from the climbing with more singletrack trails at the Revelstoke Nordic Centre. This time we'll access trails along the Mighty Columbia River that starts in British Columbia and meanders through the province to eventually form the border of Oregon and Washington state before flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  The River is still wild and blue up north.

Enjoy another break from the climbing with more singletrack trails at the Revelstoke Nordic Centre. This time we'll access trails along the Mighty Columbia River that starts in British Columbia and meanders through the province to eventually form the border of Oregon and Washington state before flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  The River is still wild and blue up north.

Stage 5 "Mt Revelstoke National Park": ~41km

Join us in the only permitted trail running event in a Canadian National Park.  Thanks to Parks Canada we will start and finish this stage at the Nels Nelson Chalet and traverse through various ecosystems as we ascent Mt. Revelstoke. 

Join us in the only permitted trail running event in a Canadian National Park.  Thanks to Parks Canada we will start and finish this stage at the Nels Nelson Chalet and traverse through various ecosystems as we ascent Mt. Revelstoke. 

All distances are approximates.  Individual watches will measure differently.  Enjoy the views!

* All routes are subject to change due to wildlife and weather concerns.

Nightly meetings after dinner at Revelation Lodge are very important.  Updated course maps will be shared at these meetings.

Photo from Mt. Revelstoke National Park by Bruno Long

Photo from Mt. Revelstoke National Park by Bruno Long

* Mount Revelstoke National Park is a natural wilderness environment which is subject to public access closures during emergency conditions, such as wildfires (including brushfires and lightning-caused canopy fires), flooding events and windstorms. Areas of the park may also, on occasion be closed due to the active management of grizzly bears. During the 2016 event, the race course was shortened due to the presence of unpredictable juvenile grizzly bears on the course. The safety of the public (including event participants) and protection of the park's bear population are Parks Canada's priorities, and the race may be postponed, shortened, re-routed or cancelled on short notice if circumstances require it.

See below for images of views and terrain from sections of the course.

 
 
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coaching & training

Training for a stage race like the TranSelkirks Run requires very specific training.  Coach Jacob Puzey of Peak Run Performance is the official coach for TranSelkirks Run.  Jacob is an internationally certified, bilingual running coach who helps athletes from all over the world of all ages and abilities to prepare themselves for challenges like the TranSelkirks Run. Jacob has run and won multiple ultra marathons and stage races and has been part of the course planning for TranSelkirks Run. He knows the course intimately and can help you prepare for the challenges ahead.  

Get a training plan tailored to you for less than $25 a week (USD) or one-on-one coaching for less than $40 a week (USD).  Please visit www.peakrunperformance.com to sign up.

Peak Run Performance coach Jacob Puzey with brother, Tommy Rivers, leading TransRockies Run.

Peak Run Performance coach Jacob Puzey with brother, Tommy Rivers, leading TransRockies Run.

 
 

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2017 Run3 Info

August 28th – 30th, 2017
Approximatey 100km (60 miles)
Field Limit – 50 Runners
Categories: Open Men, Open Women

Welcome to the RUN3 at the 2017 TransSelkirks Run!  Be our guest for 3 days of trail running through the spectacular mountains in Revelstoke! Registration includes all your race essentials along the way, just like the 5 day event, except for 3 days only: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Run3 Pricing:

First 25 entrants:  $799.00CAD (approximately $600USD)

Next 25 entrants:  $899.00CAD (approximately $685USD)

Please review our cancellation policy here.

What's Included:

  • Race Entry
  • Marked race through 3 days of Epic scenery
  • On course aid stations stocked with water, electrolyte drink, fruit, chips, soda, and other treats
  • TranSelkirks Run T-Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bib Number
  • Medical Support
  • Catered evening meal at Revelation Lodge
  • Bus transportation to and from race starts

 

 

Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Packet Pick-up 2:00 to 5:00 pm - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Welcome Meeting & Stage 1 Preview - 6:00 pm - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Stage 1 Start - 9:00 am - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Dinner, awards & stage 2 preview - 6:00 pm - Revelation Lodge - RMR

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Shuttles depart for Stage 2 - 7:00 am - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Stage 2 Start - 9:00 am - Revelstoke Nordic Centre

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Dinner, awards & stage 3 preview - 6:00 pm - Revelation Lodge - RMR

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Stage 3 Start - 9:00 am - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Dinner, awards & stage 4 preview - 6:00 pm -Revelation Lodge - RMR

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Shuttles depart for Stage 4 - 7:00 am - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Stage 4 Start - 9:00 am - Revelstoke Nordic Centre

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Dinner, award & stage 5 preview - 6:00 pm - Revelation Lodge - RMR

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Shuttles depart for Stage 5 - 7:00 am - Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Stage 5 Start - 9:00 am - Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Semi-formal awards banquet - 7:00 pm - Revelation Lodge - RMR

* All stages are tentatively scheduled to start at 9:00 am

* Dinner, awards and course previews each night will be at the Revelation Lodge based at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort