When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 (the second Saturday in April)
Where: Start & finish at White Pine Beach in Belcarra Regional Park, near Port Moody, BC
- Fri April 12 @ Runners’ Den: 4:00 – 7:00pm
- Sat April 13 @ White Pine Beach (start line): 6:45 – 7:45am
Race Day Schedule:
|6:45 – 7:45||package pickup|
|12:00||first runner expected at finish line|
|2:30||awards at finish line|
|4:30||final runner expected at finish line|
The usual ultra stuff will be available (Coke, water, Hammer gel, Heed electrolytes, fruit, pickles, nuts, chips, cookies). If you prefer something special, we suggest that you carry it with you or leave it in your drop bag.
|#1||DV Saddle (water only)||~ 6 km|
|#2||Buntzen North||~ 15 km|
|#3||Buntzen South Gazebo||~ 23 km|
|#4||Equestrian Lot||~ 31 km|
|#5||Eagle Mtn Rd||~ 37 km||3:00pm (7h00m)|
|#6||Powerhouse Rd||~ 44 km|
|Finish||White Pine Beach||~ 50 km|
Ascent/Descent: over 6000 ft / 1800 m
AS #5: 3:00pm (7h00m)
Runners arriving at AS #5 after 3:00pm will be entered as DNF in the results and offered a ride back to Sasamat Lake.
Drop Bags: will be available at AS #3
Course Record bonus! If either male or female course record is bettered we’ll pay out $500 to the winner who lowers the record. See course records listed on the results page.
UTMB: A Diez Vista 50k finish is worth 3 points toward a UTMB qualification.
Greening Up: We’re going cupless! Disposable cups will not be available at Aid Stations, nor at the start/finish area. Please use your water bottle(s) for fluids on course!
Post Race: BBQ for runners and volunteers at White Pine Beach. Bring your own lawn chair, plate & utensils. Alcohol is not permitted in Belcarra Regional Park.
Volunteers: We are very proud of our committed volunteers. Many volunteers have been involved in this run since its inception 20 years ago! Some volunteers will be on the course longer than the runners. Without volunteers, this run would not exist. Be very kind to them!! If you would like to join our volunteer squad, volunteer registration will open in December.
Washrooms: Right at the start/ finish area at White Pine Beach; Buntzen South Aid Station #3; Pit Toilet at Equestrian Lot (AS #4)
Headphones: Allowed, but only at volume that allows you to remain aware of your surroundings. We prefer that you run with just one ear bud in, but if you use both, be sure you can hear other runners or wildlife behind you.
Poles, Pacers & Pets: Not permitted. No pets, trekking poles, baby joggers or other accessories on course. Spectators with pets must keep them leashed and under control at all times.
Dropping Out: Runners who decide to withdraw from the race must report their decision to the nearest Aid Station Captain. Please do not go home without reporting that you have withdrawn.
There is no mandatory gear list for either distance.
Spectators & Crew
Runners are allowed to see their crew ONLY at the following aid stations:
#3, #4, #5
No outside assistance is allowed at any other aid station – runners will be disqualified for receiving outside assistance at any other point in the race. Due to the complexity of the course, we request that friends and family stay clear of the Water Station and AS #6. Please respect the fact that these are vitally important intersections and it would be far too easy for a runner to miss a critical turn if there are too many people congesting these areas.
Please note that runners may accept outside aid or assistance from spectators, but only within the boundaries of an approved aid station. Please ensure your crew check in at the AS and make themselves known. The AS captain will instruct your crew on where to situate themselves. Crew can ONLY assist runners within 30 meters of an aid station. Do not risk a DNF!
Consult the BC Hydro Buntzen Lake Trails brochure for all roads and trails in the area.
The small blue map on page one of the brochure shows how to get to the Buntzen Lake Park from Lougheed/Hwy 7. If you study the main map inset, you will see the main parking area. The beach area nearby has a “picnic shelter”. This is Aid Station #3 (23km for runners). Runners will be coming through here from 9:25am until 12:00pm.
After you see your runner there, you can simply drive a little way back along the park road (~ 2km) to the ‘Equestrian Staging Area’ parking lot which is the location of Aid Station #4 (shown on the larger map and still within the park boundaries) (30 km for runners)
If you want to see runners at the finish line, you need to drive to Sasamat Lake, which is about a 15-minute drive from Buntzen Lake. Sasamat Lake is shown on the small blue map on the brochure. It is not labelled but the road names are labelled. Sasamat is the small circular lake just southwest of Buntzen on that map.