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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.  Each day a shuttle will pick you up in the main parking lot.  Shuttle rides last anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour.  Shuttles will also be running from the resort to downtown Revelstoke on a regular basis throughout the day, and are free for participants.

 
 

Please check back here regularly for updates.  All distances are approximate.  This is trail running.  Everyone's watches will measure differently.  Enjoy the views!

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.  Nightly meetings are very important.  Course maps will be shared with the group at these meetings.

Stage 1 "Mt Mackenzie":  ~35km

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

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

Stage 2 "Macpherson":  ~25km

Give your legs and lungs a break from the ascending and descending of Mt. Mackenzie by running through lush singletrack trails. 

Give your legs and lungs a break from the ascending and descending of Mt. Mackenzie by running through lush singletrack trails. 

Stage 3 "Mt Cartier": ~40km

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.

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.

Stage 4 "Wild Columbia": ~25km

Stage 5 "Mt Revelstoke National Park": ~40km

*Maps with elevation profiles will be posted & updated regularly. Routes are subject to change.

* 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.

The TranSelkirks Run course will be approximately 100 miles (160km) of running, spaced out over 5 days. Distances each day will vary between 25km (15 miles) to 50km (30 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 are working with Parks Canada and the other trail management agencies in and around Revelstoke to access the best views, best trails, and best venues in the area.  

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 will not post the final course until Aug 1, 2017.  

Please 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 climbs and descents to epic lookout points, peaks, and alpine lakes.  Some sections will be difficult to run, while others are very runnable. We promise to take you on some of the most diverse trails Revelstoke has to offer.

Please check back here regularly for the "Course Reveal".  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