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The Valley Vertikiller is a challenging point-to-point trail race offering both 16K and 25K distances.

The 25K, named in honor of the endangered Mountain Beaver, is a killer race with nearly 1,500m of elevation gain.  The 16K, named after the Red-legged Frog, also an endangered species who inhabits Sumas Mountain, is a vertical beast with over 1,100m.  

Both distances feature a grueling ascent up the peak of Sumas Mountain, raging creeks and the picturesque Chadsey Lake; and beautiful views of the Fraser Valley throughout the flowy descent.  With the majority of the course on single-track trails, this race is will definitely test your skills.

This race is brought to you by those dirtbags at Abbotsford Trail Running Club.


Partial Proceeds from this race will go to Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue and other local charities.

Registration fees

Mountain Beaver - 25K Closed

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  • Small but mighty, the endangered mountain beaver lives and plays near water, firm soils and abundant vegetation. This 25k point-to-point course has 1500m of elevation gain and 1300m of descent, is a perfect representation of its namesake.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Price

      Apr 1 – Jun 30
    2. $60.00

      Regular Price

      Jul 1 – Oct 15

Red-legged Frog - 16K Closed

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  • Tiny and quick. The red-legged frog, also an endangered species who inhabits Sumas Mountain, scoots through forest by making long, low hops to outrun its pursuers. This shorter course starts out with the same killer climb as the 25K, and then rips right down to the finish. It’s a vertical beast with over 1,100m elevation gain, but is built for speed.

    1. $40.00

      Early Bird Price

      Apr 1 – Jun 30
    2. $50.00

      Regular Price

      Jul 1 – Oct 15

Fee Notes

1. Online registration will close at midnight on October 15th, 2018

2. An online processing fee will be applied to your registration at checkout.

3. All funds payable in Canadian Dollars.

4. VISA, MC, Amex, and Discover Card accepted.

5. The charge on your credit card will appear from Race Roster.

6. No refunds, deferrals or transferring of registration

7. Included with every race registration:
       Finish line Soup & Buns and other Snacks
       Swag bag full of goodies!
       Podium Finisher Prizes
       Awesome Draw Prizes!

Deferral Policy and Wait List

Before Oct 15th we can offer a 100% deferral of fees to next year's race.

There will be no deferrals given during race week.

Wait List participants will be notified by Oct 17th, 2018 of any openings.

Bibs are non-transferable.

In the event of cancellation of the event for reasons including, but not limited to, weather, forest fires, acts of nature or other circumstances, Abbotsford Trail Running Club will provide a limited refund and discount towards the same event in the following year. See full details on our website.

Event Schedule

  • October 20 7:30 AM PDT - Racer Check-in

  • October 20 8:00 AM PDT - Bus Transport Starts

  • October 20 8:45 AM PDT - 25K Pre-Race Briefing

  • October 20 9:00 AM PDT - 25K Race Start

  • October 20 9:15 AM PDT - 16K Pre-Race Briefing

  • October 20 9:30 AM PDT - 16K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

37777 Taggart Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2L3

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