Sulphur Springs Trail Races
Non Profit Event for Runners by Runners
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS
Participants Guide Now Online Here
We will be holding practice runs on the course (20k loop) on Sunday February 7, March 6, April 10 and May 1 - at 8 am. Please bring along a Twoonie donation for the conservation area. The run is "unsupported" so bring any refreshments you require and a copy of the course map.
Aid Stations will be present at roughly 3K, 9K, 12K, 19K of each loop and at the Start/Finish of each 20K lap. All runners are advised to carry fluid and food.
team of 8
Please use this form - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
When you select the 100 mile relay option please note that you need to register your full team at once.
The Sulphur Springs Trail Run takes place in and around the Dundas Valley Conservation Area in the City of Hamilton, Ontario (formerly the Town of Ancaster). This park is managed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority. All race events will take place on a 20K loop consisting of approximately 97% trails and 3% roads within the conservation area. The 10K event will use only the western portion of the loop.
While you are running the Sulphur Springs Trail Run you will be traveling through the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area which is part of the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority park system and includes part of the famous Bruce Trail from Queenston Heights to Tobermory (approximately 900km).
The park is open to the public on race day so be courteous to and aware of other users. This will include runners, bikers, horseback riders and walkers. Bear in mind that you will be running through wilderness and may encounter deer, coyotes, raccoons, skunks and other animals. IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY WILDLIFE, MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH ANY ANIMAL .
Here are some links to videos on YouTube that may help you visualize the course and how some runners experience race day
|Thursday May 26 2016|
|10:00AM - 7:30PM||Kit Pickup @ Runners Den (860 King St W Hamilton) for 10k, 25k, 50k, 50mi, 100mi relay (NOT 100mi solo)|
|12 noon - 6:00PM||Initial course marking. If you are interested in helping out, contact the race directors|
|Friday May 27 2016|
|10:00AM - 11:30AM||Kit Pickup @ Runners Den (860 King St W Hamilton) for 10k, 25k, 50k, 50mi, 100mi relay (NOT 100mi solo)|
|12 noon - 5:00 PM||Final trail marking|
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Race kit pick-up for 100 Mile runners at the Race Start/Finish. Tents located at rear of property. Drop bag drop off location|
|5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Pre-race briefing and dinner for solo 100 mile runners only. MANDATORY for all 100 mile runners. Location at start/finish area under tent cover|
|Saturday May 28 2016|
|5:00 AM - 7:45 AM||Race kit pick-up at the Race Start/Finish area for 10k, 25k, 50k, 50mi, 100mi relay (NOT 100mi solo)|
|5:45AM - 6:00 AM||Pre-race announcements 100 mile / 50 mile / 100 mile relay|
|6:00 AM||START - 100 mile / 50 mile / 100 mile relay|
|7:15AM - 7:30 AM||25K and 50K pre-race announcements|
|7:30 AM||START - 25K / 50K races|
|8:00 AM - 8:15AM||10K pre-race announcements|
|8:15 AM||START - 10K|
|9:00 AM||10K post food and refreshments|
|9:30 AM||10K awards ceremony|
|10:30 AM||25K awards ceremony|
|12:15 PM||10K ultimate CUT-OFF (4 hours)|
|1:30 PM||50K awards ceremony|
|2:00 PM||50 mile awards ceremony|
|3:30 PM||25K ultimate CUT-OFF (8 hours)|
|9:30 PM||50K ultimate CUT-OFF (14 hours)|
|12:00 midnight||50 mile ultimate CUT-OFF (18 hours)|
|Sunday May 29 2016|
|8:00 AM||100 mile loop 7 CUT-OFF - must start loop 8 before this time|
|8:00 AM - 12:00 noon||Continuous light post-race breakfast at start/finish.|
|11:00 AM||100 mile awards ceremony.|
|12:00 noon||100 mile ultimate CUT-OFF. END OF RACE (30 hours)|
|12:01 PM||* Planning for the 2017 event starts *|
Below, the 2013 race director Joe Hewitt is presenting a cheque for $10,000 from the proceeds of the 2013 race. One project this money helped to fund can be seen in the background. This equipment brought in over 20,000 tons of screenings to repair and upgrade many of the low lying areas of the trail.
May 27 4:00 PM EDT - Race Kit Pick up 100 mile (mandatory)
May 27 5:00 PM EDT - Pre-race Dinner (for 100 mile runners)
May 28 5:00 AM EDT - Race Kit Pickup starts (Relay, 50 mile, 50k)
May 28 6:00 AM EDT - Start of 100 mile, 100 mile relay and 50 mile
May 28 7:30 AM EDT - Start of 25K and 50K
May 28 8:15 AM EDT - Start of 10K