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The Bad Thing 2016
25K/50K Maitland Trail Race

Race Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Registration Opens: Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Race Info:

The Bad Thing trail race is the ONLY point to point trail race in Ontario. It takes place in Huron County, Ontario along the stunning Maitland Trail.

The 50K option starts in Goderich and ends in Auburn. The 25K portion starts roughly at the half way point of the 50K race course (see route details below).

The race consists mainly of single track, highly technical trail with a small amount of road and groomed trail along the way. Participants should be prepared for very technical, potentially muddy, tough terrain. This race is not for inexperienced trail runners.

Because this a point-to-point  race, runners will be transported from the meeting point in Auburn (the Auburn Memorial Hall), via bus to the starting point in Goderich. Please meet at the Auburn Memorial Hall no later than 6:00am to check-in. The bus will leave Auburn at 6:15am sharp for the 50K option and 8:30am sharp for the 25K option.

The bus ride is mandatory for all participants, as race brief, and rules will be gone over on the ride. No one will be permitted to race unless they meet in Auburn to check in first, and ride the bus to the start.  

**Minimum age for participants is 18 years old.

Registration fees

25K Closed

25K Option

  1. $75.00
    May 1 - Oct 21

50K Closed

50K Option

  1. $85.00
    May 1 - Oct 21

25K Waitlist Closed

- Waitlist for the 25K

  1. Free
    May 1 - Oct 21

50K Waitlist Closed

- Waitlist for the 50K

  1. Free
    May 1 - Oct 21

Event Schedule

  • October 22 6:00 AM EDT - 50K Meet at Auburn Hall (No later than)

  • October 22 6:15 AM EDT - 50K - Bus Departs

  • October 22 7:00 AM EDT - 50K - Race Start

  • October 22 8:00 AM EDT - 25K Meet at Auburn Hall

  • October 22 8:30 AM EDT - 25K - Bus Departure

  • October 22 9:00 AM EDT - 25K - Race Start

  • October 22 12:00 PM EDT - Post Race Food & Festivities - Start

  • October 22 2:00 PM EDT - 25K Cutoff

  • October 22 5:00 PM EDT - 50K Cutoff

Contact Information

Event Location

Huron County, ON, Canada

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