WHEN: Saturday Oct. 12, 2019
WHERE: Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, NS - https://goo.gl/maps/vVTunGk7TR22
Trail Half (24km)
Sport (6km) and Enduro (12km)
A beautiful course along the Bay of Fundy with plenty of technical and climbing to satisfy most trail runners. Spectacular views of The Bay of Fundy as you head out and back along the course are breathtaking and well worth the stops to take in the awesomeness and take some pictures (just be careful of the edges). The 12k, 24k and 48k courses will all include the ~800m climb at an average of 16 - 20% grade (with points at 27%) out of Millbrook Canyon - some say it's easier to crawl up then walk! The 48k loop around Cape Chignecto Park, has roughly 2600m of elevation! The loop may also include water crossings depending on the weather leading up to race day - so be prepared for possible wet feet. The 24k out and back has ~1500m of elevation, the 12k has ~ 800m and the 6k has ~ 300m.
***The 24k and 48k are not recommended as beginner courses - there is plenty of elevation with narrow and technical trails.
The course will be closed by 6:30pm for the 24k and 48k participants. This allows 12 hours for the 48k and 9.5 hours for the 24k participants.
MANDATORY GEAR FOR 24K & 48K:
Toque or beanie
Cell phone with backup charger and race director's phone number
Headlamp for start and finish (48k only)
There will be 3 fully stocked aid stations located at various points on the course (TBD). There will also be a couple of water only points (TBD). The full aid stations will be stocked with sports nutrition, electrolytes, chips, pop, cookies etc.
TRAVEL TO THE RACE:
The closest airports are in Moncton, New Brunswick (1.5 hrs away), and Halifax, Nova Scotia (about 2 hours away). Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is located in West Advocate Harbour NS, 45 km (28 miles) west of Parrsboro and 80 km (50 miles) from Amherst. From Halifax on Hwy 104, take Exit 12. At Parrsboro take Hwy 209 to the park. From New Brunswick on Hwy 104, take Exit 4 to Hwy 302 to Hwy 242. Then follow Hwy 209 to the park. Meet at the Red Rocks Visitor Centre near the park entrance.
ABOUT CAPE CHIGNECTO: Park info here.
RACE KIT PICK UP: Registration/Kit Pick up opens at 5:30am on Oct. 12 at the park entrance near the Visitor Centre.
PARKING: Parking is free. Also, as space is limited, please do your best to carpool.
AWARDS AND GIVEAWAYS: Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female in each event. Giveaways for the 6k and 12k will be a Crazy Cat toque.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that once you register, if you are unable to participate for ANY reason, you will not be refunded your race registration fee. Transfers will be allowed for a $10 fee.
SAFETY: No dogs on course, but allowed in the park on a leash. No headphones and no strollers allowed on course. This is predominately single track with lots of technical sections - you want to be able to hear people coming up on you and any possible warnings or issues.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD SHOPPING: There is limited camping on site. Plenty of AirBnB in the area, but make sure you book early. Parrsboro is 45 minute drive from the park and has a few lodging options. You can stop in at the Advocate Country Store RiteStop for food, freshly prepared meals, breakfast, coffee and it has an Irving Gas Station too - 3554 Hwy 209 Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
POST RACE FOOD: We will have post race food on site, that will include pie, pizza and other goodies from our friends at Advocate Country Store RiteStop
48k loop around Cape Chignecto with over 2500m of elevation on beautiful single track with epic views.
A beautiful out and back along that runs along the ridge of the Bay of Fundy. From Red Rocks to Refugee Cove.
You will run 6k out to Millbrook Canyon, turn around at the bottom, only to go back up 800m at 16-27% grade and make your way back to the start along the same route.
An out and back out to McGahey Brook (3k out) and back.
October 12 5:30 AM ADT - Registration/Packet Pick Up
October 12 6:30 AM ADT - 48k Race Start
October 12 9:00 AM ADT - 24k Race Start
October 12 10:00 AM ADT - 6k/12k Start
October 12 10:15 AM ADT - 3k Start
October 12 12:00 PM ADT - 6k/12k Awards
October 12 2:00 PM ADT - 24k Awards
October 12 3:00 PM ADT - 48k Awards
October 12 6:30 PM ADT - Course Closes