Back for a second year, the King of the Castle Vertical Climb & Trails in Motion Film Festival, presented by Stag Leap Running Co. and Elevation Showcase, in Fernie, BC.


Racers challenge themselves with a vert filled adventure, climbing up to Castle Rocks. High fives, gorgeous views and ultimate glory awaits.

Start: Park at River Extension Road, off Coal Creek Road. Start line short walk from there.

Finish: Castle Rocks! Once all racers have finish, racers can make their way back down to the start line for snack and a cold beer!

Route: Roots Extension - Hyper Extension - Castle Rocks

Course: 5km, 677m climb

Bib pick up: 8.30-9.30AM, at the start line.

Race start: 10AM.

Costs: Adult $25, Youth $15 (discount applied in cart)

Race Entry includes an Elevation Showcase Racer Giveaway, Fernie Brewing Co. Finish Line Beer, snacks & $5 racer donation to Fernie Trails Alliance.

Awards: New this year! Taking place at 6.30pm at the Fernie Arts Station, before the 7pm screening of the 2017 Trails in Motion Film Fesival. Doors open 6pm for cash bar and awards. Separate ticket required for film festival - max 100 seats for film fest!


The Trails In Motion Film Festival is a global annual trail and ultra running film tour creating an annual outlet for aspiring international film makers in this genre, but also to create a global community of like minded people who share a passion for the sport.

Enjoyed last year's reel? This year might be even better! A fun evening of inspiring films, draw prizes and beer awaits you! Fun for the whole family.

Where: The Fernie Arts Station

When: Doors open 6PM. Awards for King of the Castle take place at 6.30PM. Films start at 7PM.

Costs: Adult $20, Youth $10 (discount applied in cart). Max 100 seats for film fest!

Racing then heading to TIM? Use code RACEFILM at checkout, for online discount.

We look forward to seeing you for a fun day of all things trail running!

Registration Fees

King of the Castle Vertical Climb

Youth Pricing ($15) applied in cart

Apr 22 - Jul 1 Current Price $25.00

Trails in Motion Film Festival

Youth Pricing ($10) applied in cart

Apr 22 - Jul 1 Current Price $20.00

Race Details

CLICK HERE to head to our Strava Club to see the route!

5km race, from the River Extension Road (off Coal Creek), to the top of Castle Rocks, via Hyperventilation. Race finishes at the top, but you'll still need to get yourself back down - but that's the easy part and can be run at a leisurely pace!

Please note, there is no water or fuel on course or at the top! Despite being 5km, it's a tough climb, so please carry your provisions for the up...and the down! There will be water, electrolytes and snacks at the base.

Anyone under 14 is welcome to race, but MUST race with an adult.

2017 Trails in Motion Trailer

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors...

As ever, we thank all our amazing sponsors for supporting this year's Stag Leap Running Co. events. Hugest of thanks goes to this year's King of the Castle Lead Sponsor, Elevation Showcase - providing racer swag and draw prizes.

Thanks also goes to Fernie Brewing Co., Fernie Chiropractic, Fernie Physio, The North Face, CrossFit Fernie, Evolution Health & Fitness, Altra, Giv'Er Shirtworks, Spry, Swiftwick, Big Bang Bagels and Fernie Fix...with lots more to come!

Event Schedule

  • July 2 08:30 AM MDT - Bib Pickup - River Extension Road

  • July 2 10:00 AM MDT - Race Start - River Extension Road

  • July 2 06:00 PM MDT - Doors Open - The Fernie Arts Station

  • July 2 06:30 PM MDT - Awards - The Fernie Arts Station

  • July 2 07:00 PM MDT - Trails in Motion Film Festival - The Fernie Arts Station

Contact Information

Event Location

Fernie, BC, Canada

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